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University of Tokyo's Takaaki Kajita and Yoichiro Suzuki to share Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
University of Tokyo Professor Takaaki Kajita, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, and Kavli IPMU Project Professor Yoichiro Suzuki are among seven researchers awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. (2015-11-08)
GMRT discovers a dying, giant radio galaxy 9 billion light years away!
An international team of astronomers has discovered an extremely rare radio galaxy -- a giant, with an extent of 4 million light years caught in its dying phase at an incredible distance of 9 billion light years. (2015-11-06)
Research shows Cuba's Internet issues
Measurements find that Internet traffic bypasses the faster marine cable in at least one direction to or from the island, making connections three-and-a-half times slower. (2015-10-30)
UNH-led study solves mysteries of Voyager 1's journey into interstellar space
In a study published today in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists from the University of New Hampshire and colleagues answer the question of why NASA's Voyager 1, when it became the first probe to enter interstellar space in mid-2012, observed a magnetic field that was inconsistent with that derived from other spacecraft observations. (2015-10-28)
One hundred cancer patients a year in Manchester benefit from new scan technology
Researchers in Manchester have used recent advances in PET scanning technology to reduce the radiation dose for both patients and staff by up to 30 percent, allowing an addition of an annual 100 scans a year at Central Manchester University Hospitals. (2015-10-27)
Suzaku finds common chemical makeup at largest cosmic scales
A new survey of hot, X-ray-emitting gas in the Virgo galaxy cluster shows that the elements needed to make stars, planets and people were evenly distributed across millions of light-years early in cosmic history, more than 10 billion years ago. (2015-10-26)
Virginia Tech researchers take cue from spider glue in efforts to create new materials
Researchers found that the webs of sun-soaked spiders were far more resistant to UVB rays than the webs of those that hunt in the dark or shade, perhaps indicating an important adaptive trait. (2015-10-26)
Looking at the earliest galaxies
An international team of astronomers led by EPFL have discovered over 250 of the universe's earliest galaxies. (2015-10-22)
Berkeley Lab scientists to help build world's first total-body PET scanner
Scientists from Berkeley Lab have set out to help build the world's first total-body positron emission tomography scanner, a medical imaging device that could change the way cancers and other diseases are diagnosed and treated. (2015-10-21)
Scientists find link between comet and asteroid showers and mass extinctions
Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists conclude in a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015-10-20)
Satellite with UNH components sheds new light on solar system boundary
A team of scientists, including seven from the University of New Hampshire, present findings from six years of direct observations made by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission of the interstellar wind that blows through our solar system in 14 papers published today in an Astrophysical Journal Supplement Special Issue. (2015-10-20)
Restrictive approach to chest X-rays provides positive outcomes for ICU
Researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, New York, created a quality improvement initiative in 2012, recommending a restrictive approach to ordering chest X-rays compared with ordering them routinely. (2015-10-19)
VLA reveals spectacular 'halos' of spiral galaxies
Using the capabilities of the upgraded VLA, astronomers have found the true extent of 'halos' consisting of cosmic rays and magnetic fields surrounding spiral galaxies. (2015-10-13)
Researchers discover distant galactic halos
A study of spiral galaxies seen edge-on has revealed that halos of cosmic rays and magnetic fields above and below the galaxies' disks are much more common than previously thought. (2015-10-13)
Caution: Shrinks when warm
Most materials swell when warm, and shrink when cool. But some weird materials do the opposite. (2015-10-08)
On fusion, the isotope program, the HIFU, the cosmic web, particle beam imaging, and more
The following articles are freely available online from Physics Today), the world's most influential and closely followed magazine devoted to physics and the physical science community. (2015-10-02)
Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials
Researchers have measured the behavior of specific atoms in dielectric materials when exposed to an electric field. (2015-10-01)
Measuring X-rays created by lightning strikes on an aircraft in-flight
Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a thundercloud. (2015-09-30)
How do atoms alter during a supernova explosion?
A research group from Osaka University, in collaboration with an international research team, successfully realized in laboratory the world of exotic atoms under extreme state through high - brightness X-ray sources, typically realized in supernova explosions. (2015-09-29)
Launch of Astrosat first Indian astronomy satellite
The first Indian astronomy satellite Astrosat, was launched on Sept. (2015-09-28)
NSF supports Caltech-led global project to study cosmic flashes
An international project led by Caltech astrophysicist Mansi M. Kasliwal has been selected to receive $4.5 million over five years by the NSF through its Partnership for International Research and Education program. (2015-09-28)
'Fossils' of galaxies reveal the formation and evolution of massive galaxies
An international team observed massive dead galaxies in the universe four billion years after the Big Bang with NAOJ's Subaru Telescope. (2015-09-25)
The rise of X-ray beam chemistry
By using powerful photon beams generated by the Advanced Photon Source, a DOE User Facility, researchers have shown that they can now control the chemical environment and provide nanoscale structural detail while simultaneously imaging the mineral calcite as it is pushed to its extremes. (2015-09-24)
Hot, dense material surrounds O-type star with largest magnetic field known
Observations using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed that the unusually large magnetosphere around an O-type star called NGC 1624-2 contains a raging storm of extreme stellar winds and dense plasma that gobbles up X-rays before they can escape into space. (2015-09-23)
A cosmic rose with many names
This new image of the rose-colored star forming region Messier 17 was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. (2015-09-23)
Radio telescopes could spot stars hidden in the galactic center
The center of our Milky Way galaxy is a mysterious place. (2015-09-22)
New approach to mammograms could improve reliability
Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice. (2015-09-16)
Parsing photons in the infrared, UCI-led astronomers uncover signs of earliest galaxies
Astronomers from the University of California, Irvine and Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute have generated the most accurate statistical description yet of faint, early galaxies as they existed in the universe 500 million years after the Big Bang. (2015-09-08)
Dark matter: CRESST searches for 'lightweights'
Scientists have searched for the particles of dark matter in numerous experiments - so far, in vain. (2015-09-08)
Computer graphics: Less computing time for sand
Computer graphics today can produce amazingly photorealistic images. Many motives, however, require very long computation times. (2015-09-04)
Using stellar 'twins' to reach the outer limits of the galaxy
A new method of measuring the distances between stars enables astronomers to climb the 'cosmic ladder' and understand the processes at work in the outer reaches of the galaxy. (2015-09-03)
First global antineutrino emission map highlights Earth's energy budget
A team of geologists and physicists has generated the world's first global map of antineutrino emissions. (2015-09-01)
Team harnesses intense X-ray beam, observes unusual phenomenon for the first time
Physicists led by Fuchs used an X-ray free-electron laser -- one of two in the world -- to induce two X-ray photons to simultaneously collide with an atom, converting them into a single, higher-energy photon. (2015-08-31)
Historic 2013 Colorado Front Range storm accomplished up to 1,000 years of erosion
The historic September 2013 storm that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado's Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds, or even as much as 1,000 years worth of accumulated sediment from the foothills west of Boulder, researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered. (2015-08-27)
Fertilization discovery: Do sperm wield tiny harpoons?
Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That's the intriguing possibility raised by the University of Virginia School of Medicine's discovery that a protein within the head of the sperm forms spiky filaments, potentially used to lash together the sperm and its target. (2015-08-26)
How zebrafish rebuild the skeleton of amputated fins
Researchers from the University of Bayreuth uncover mechanisms that allow bone-forming cells to regenerate a correctly shaped new fin skeleton. (2015-08-24)
Greenhouse gases caused glacial retreat during last Ice Age
A recalculation of the dates at which boulders were uncovered by melting glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age has conclusively shown that the glacial retreat was due to rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as opposed to other types of forces. (2015-08-21)
New data from Antarctic detector firms up cosmic neutrino sighting
Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new evidence in support of 2013 observations confirming the existence of cosmic neutrinos. (2015-08-20)
Mystery of exploding stars yields to astrophysicists
By combining theory and observation, astrophysicists may have solved one of the ultimate mysteries about stars: what causes Type 1a supernovae, stellar explosions that can outshine whole galaxies. (2015-08-19)
Detection of gamma rays from a newly discovered dwarf galaxy may point to dark matter
A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise -- it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according to an analysis by physicists at Carnegie Mellon, Brown, and Cambridge universities. (2015-08-18)
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