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Monday, September 22, 2014

The Biggest Cosmological Problem Is…

The 2MASS survey of tens of thousands of 'nearby' galaxies, plotted in Galactic coordinates, where the Milky Way lies across the horizontal. (Credit ESA, NASA)

The 2MASS survey of tens of thousands of ‘nearby’ galaxies, plotted in Galactic coordinates, where the Milky Way lies across the horizontal. (Credit ESA, NASA)

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‘Big Bang Signal’ Could All Be Dust

The BICEP2 telescope detected a swirl pattern resembling an expected signal from the Big Bang, but was it all cosmic dust? (Credit: Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine)

The BICEP2 telescope detected a swirl pattern resembling an expected signal from the Big Bang, but was it all cosmic dust? (Credit: Olena Shmahalo/Quanta Magazine)

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US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next

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Cosmic smash-up: BICEP2′s big bang discovery getting dusted by new satellite data

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Major breakthrough in carbon material could have broad DOD applications

Lt. Will Curtin, a student in the mechanical engineering program, demonstrates the carbon nano-fiber foam (CFF) following its creation in the NPS Functional Materials Laboratory. For the first time, NPS researchers have developed a CFF that behaves as a viscoelastic solid with stable mechanical properties without the need of a polymeric component. (Credit: Javier Chagoya)

Lt. Will Curtin, a student in the mechanical engineering program, demonstrates the carbon nano-fiber foam (CFF) following its creation in the NPS Functional Materials Laboratory. For the first time, NPS researchers have developed a CFF that behaves as a viscoelastic solid with stable mechanical properties without the need of a polymeric component. (Credit: Javier Chagoya)

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 Physical constant is constant even in strong gravitational fields

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A breakthrough in electron microscopy: Scientists reconstruct third dimension from a single image

From the electron microscope image of nanocrystals – here a magnesium oxide nanocrystal (below) – the three-dimensional structure is reconstructed with atomic precision using a new method developed by researchers from Jülich and Xi’an. The red spheres represent magnesium, the blue, oxygen. (Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich)

From the electron microscope image of nanocrystals – here a magnesium oxide nanocrystal (below) – the three-dimensional structure is reconstructed with atomic precision using a new method developed by researchers from Jülich and Xi’an. The red spheres represent magnesium, the blue, oxygen. (Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich)

via sciencedaily

“Seeing” Gravitational Waves Using an Overlooked Prediction of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

The image at the top of the page shows open star clusters M35 and NGC 2158.  M35, on the upper left, is relatively nearby at 2800 light years distant, relatively young at 150 million years old, and relatively diffuse, with about 2500 stars spread out over a volume 30 light years across. (Credit: http://asterisk.apod.com)

The image at the top of the page shows open star clusters M35 and NGC 2158. M35, on the upper left, is relatively nearby at 2800 light years distant, relatively young at 150 million years old, and relatively diffuse, with about 2500 stars spread out over a volume 30 light years across. (Credit: http://asterisk.apod.com)

via dailygalaxy

Physicists teleport quantum state of photon to crystal over 25 kilometers

Crystals which contain photonic information after the teleportation. (Credit: Copyright GAP, University of Geneva (UNIGE))

Crystals which contain photonic information after the teleportation.  (Credit: Copyright GAP, University of Geneva (UNIGE))

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 Japanese Construction Company Plans To Have Space Elevator Working By 2050

Japanese construction giant Obayashi believe that carbon nanotechnology is developing quickly enough that a space elevator may be a reality as early as 2050, and they plan to be the first to make one. (Credit: ABC News Australia)

Japanese construction giant Obayashi believe that carbon nanotechnology is developing quickly enough that a space elevator may be a reality as early as 2050, and they plan to be the first to make one. (Credit: ABC News Australia)

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Anisotropic Properties of Particles Deform Fermi Surface in Quantum Gas

The Erbium Team (from left): Kiyotaka Aikawa, Albert Frisch, Simon Baier, Michael Mark, and Francesca Ferlaino (not pictured: Cornelis Ravensbergen) (Credit: University of Innsbruck)

The Erbium Team (from left): Kiyotaka Aikawa, Albert Frisch, Simon Baier, Michael Mark, and Francesca Ferlaino (not pictured: Cornelis Ravensbergen) (Credit: University of Innsbruck)

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Rosetta’s Philae Lander: A Swiss Army Knife of Scientific Instruments

Rosetta’s Philae lander includes a carefully selected set of instruments and is being prepared for a November 11th dispatch to analyze a comet’s surface. (Credit: ESA, Composite – T.Reyes)

Rosetta’s Philae lander includes a carefully selected set of instruments and is being prepared for a November 11th dispatch to analyze a comet’s surface. (Credit: ESA, Composite – T.Reyes)

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