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Cambridge Study Reveals How Life Could Have Started From Nothing

By Matt Essert  April 26, 2014 One of the most challenging questions in basic biology and the history of evolution and life stems from the unknown origin of the first … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

255 Terabits/s: Researchers demonstrate record data transmission over new type of fiber

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL), report in the journal Nature Photonics the successful transmission of a record high … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Splashdown! SpaceX’s Dragon Cargo Spaceship Returns to Earth

By Megan Gannon, News Editor   |   October 25, 2014 A private SpaceX Dragon capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean today (Oct. 25), returning almost 2 tons of cargo and science … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

New evidence for an exotic, predicted superconducting state

Superconductors and magnetic fields do not usually get along. But a research team led by a Brown University physicist has produced new evidence for an exotic superconducting state, first predicted … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mercury News – Messenger Spacecraft

Mercury. Imaged on: Tuesday 22nd and 29th July 2014. Two views of the 152 KM / 94 mile wide Alver Crater within the Bach Quadrangle in the south polar region … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hundreds of ‘Exocomets’ Around Nearby Star Come in Two Flavors

By Charles Q. Choi   |   October 22, 2014 The best look yet at nearly 500 comets around a distant star reveals these alien snowballs come in very different flavors, just … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Exoskeleton will carry closer touch with digital world

By: Nancy Owano A team of roboticists in China is behind Dexmo, a hand-capturing device that uses a mechanical exoskeleton. The exoskeleton is designed for the user to touch the digital … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter: The Majorana fermion

October 12, 2014 There are a number of things that we still don’t understand about our universe. Case in point, since the 1930s, scientists have been searching for particles that … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission

OCT 3, 2014 12:00 PM ET // BY IRENE KLOTZ A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars — put … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector (for real?)

by ELIZABETH HOWELL | OCTOBER 7, 2014 Quick, do you have an Android phone in your pocket? A few small changes and you could help physicists probe more of the curious nature … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 6 Comments

Excerpts from Particle Physics, The standard model – [Gluons]

Gluons are the exchange particles for the color force between quarks, analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two charged particles. The gluon can be considered … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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