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Mysterious flashing star seems destined for an explosive end

Added: 18.09.2017 8:58 | 0 views | 0 comments


A detective story that began in the 1950s when a star seemed to go supernova but survived ended this month when someone figured out what was going on

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Ultrafast lasers catch electrons relaxing after brief excitement

Added: 14.09.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Pulses of light that last billionths of a billionth of a second have helped unravel a mystery inside solid objects and could help us build  better X-ray lasers

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If NYC subways obeyed quantum maths trains wouldn’t be delayed

Added: 13.09.2017 13:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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New York's notoriously unreliable subway system isn’t all bad. Some lines follow statistical patterns seen in quantum systems, and run better for it

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Mysterious lights in the sky seen after Mexico’s huge earthquake

Added: 13.09.2017 13:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Magnitude isn’t the only demonstration of an earthquake’s power. For centuries, mysterious lights have popped up in the wake of strong quakes

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Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphere

Added: 13.09.2017 9:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Before the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission by disintegrating in Saturn’s atmosphere, we have one last chance for new information on the gas giant

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Source: www.newscientist.com

The NYC subway is most efficient when it follows quantum maths

Added: 11.09.2017 12:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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New York's notoriously unreliable subway system isn’t all bad. Some lines follow statistical patterns seen in quantum systems, and run better for it

Source: www.newscientist.com

Gel-like ice is the lightest form of water ever discovered

Added: 08.09.2017 12:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A type of simulated water ice has a molecular structure so sparse it’s like frozen candy floss, making it the lightest type of ice we’ve ever seen

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Source: www.newscientist.com

Bats crash into windows because of a glitch with their ‘sonar’

Added: 07.09.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Until bats get very close, their echolocation makes them “see” smooth surfaces like windows as gaps rather than as a solid material – with impactful results

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Baffling ABC maths proof now has impenetrable 300-page ‘summary’

Added: 07.09.2017 8:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Mathematicians have struggled to understand a 500-page-long proof of the ABC conjecture for half a decade. A new explainer might be able to shed some light

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Jupiter’s powerful aurora is surprisingly different from Earth’s

Added: 06.09.2017 14:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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We always assumed that auroras on Jupiter were caused by the same process that bring the swirling light shows to Earth. New observations show that they aren’t

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This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

Added: 06.09.2017 10:58 | 0 views | 0 comments


Revamping the qubit to allow it to communicate across greater distances makes room for the electronics needed to power a quantum computer

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What if the diminutive electron isn’t as small as it gets?

Added: 06.09.2017 8:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

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We thought electrons and their two mysterious siblings were fundamental particles. Now there are hints that we need to go smaller still to understand matter

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Why am I rubbish at maths? And other curious questions answered

Added: 30.08.2017 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Mathematics is like marmite, people tend to love it or hate it. Find out why it can make us nervous, why we struggle at it and whether animals can do it too

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Fraudulent figures: The numbers that say when things are fishy

Added: 25.08.2017 11:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Use the quirks of mathematics and you can spot basic mistakes as well as dubious dealings, including freaky voting patterns

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Figures of fun: The quirkiest numbers we know

Added: 25.08.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Meet some real mind-bogglers, from the impossible square root to the number too big to fit in the universe

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Twisted carbon nanotubes harness waste energy and put it to work

Added: 24.08.2017 15:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The “twistron harvester” generates power at the highest rates for energy harvesting yet, so may finally live up to the technique’s century-long promise

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Calming figures: The numbers that maintain harmony around us

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From architecture to planetary orbits, these numbers play a vital role in keeping order

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Authority figures: The numbers that rule them all

Added: 23.08.2017 8:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Zero and infinity cast long shadows in mathematics, making and breaking equations. But these strange beasts can also explain what numbers really are

Source: www.newscientist.com

First underwater entanglement could lead to unhackable comms

Added: 23.08.2017 6:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A Chinese experiment suggests submarines could use quantum communication to send messages secured by the laws of physics

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Solar eclipse will reveal the roiling fog of plasma we call home

Added: 17.08.2017 17:00 | 0 views | 0 comments


The 21 August solar eclipse gives scientists and the public alike a chance to observe the sun’s corona, a ring of plasma that stretches as far as Earth

Source: www.newscientist.com

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