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Cosmic jets recreated in a lab

Physicists have recreated in a lab the plasma jets that erupt from young stars and black holes.

Thu 16 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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Cómo borran las plantas la memoria del invierno

Un estudio publicado en 'Nature', cuyo autor principal es el investigador del CBGP (UMM-INIA) Pedro Crevillén, descubre los mecanismos genéticos que facilitan la floración en el momento adecuado.

23 minutes ago from AlphaGalileo

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Probing the past: Most reliable remote distance measurement yet

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have made what may be the most reliable distance measurement yet of an object that existed in the Universe's formative years. The galaxy ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Physicists see potential dark matter from the Sun

X-ray data hinting at axion particles draw interest and cautionary warnings.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Nature News

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First evidence of a hydrogen-deficient supernova progenitor

A group of researchers led by Melina Bersten of Kavli IPMU recently presented a model that provides the first characterization of the progenitor for a hydrogen-deficient supernova. Their model ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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X-ray machine used to disappoint 'Star Wars' fan

Back in the day, British Star Wars fans could send off for a figurine enclosed in an opaque white box. Of course, if you wanted to peek at whatever was hidden inside, you'd have to open the ...

Sat 18 Oct 14 from Engadget

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A $45,000 Lounger That Automatically Turns to Track the Sun

It's often said the world isn't fair, and nowhere is that more obvious than when you're sprawled out on a lounger trying to soak up a little sun, and it won't stop moving across the afternoon ...

Fri 17 Oct 14 from Gizmodo

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Milky Way ransacks nearby dwarf galaxies, stripping all traces of star-forming gas

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, along with data from other large radio telescopes, have discovered that our nearest galactic ...

Wed 15 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Earth's magnetic field could reverse in just one lifetime

A new study by a team of scientists from Italy, France, Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, demonstrates that the Earth's magnetic field could change polarity in ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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