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Portable 'battlefield MRI' comes out of the lab

Physics World - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:07
Ultralow-field device could aid soldiers and developing-world field hospitals
Categories: Conventional Science

NuSTAR captures possible “screams” from zombie stars

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:00
The space telescope has observed a baffling X-ray glow at the heart of the Milky Way that could involve different classes of stellar corpses.
Categories: Astronomy

The Pillars of Creation revealed in 3-D

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:00
New observations demonstrate how the different dusty pillars of this iconic object are distributed in space and reveal many new details, including a previously unseen jet from a young star.
Categories: Astronomy

MESSENGER mission to impact Mercury today

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:00
After a mission of nearly 11 years, the spacecraft has run out of fuel and will smash into the planet's surface at about 3:26 p.m. EDT.
Categories: Astronomy

Cosmic rays illuminate the electric fields that cause lightning

Physics World - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 09:58
"Throwaway data" from radio telescopes help physicists peer into clouds
Categories: Conventional Science

Astronomers discover three super-Earths orbiting nearby star

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 04:00
The team discovered the planets by detecting a wobble of the star HD 7924 as a result of the gravitational pull of the planets orbiting around it.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA's New Horizons detects Pluto surface features, including possible polar cap

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 04:00
Scientists interpreted the latest image data to reveal that the dwarf planet has broad surface markings – some bright, some dark – including a bright area at one pole that may be a polar cap.
Categories: Astronomy

Water could have been abundant in the first billion years

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 04:00
Despite young molecular clouds containing far less oxygen than the Sun, theorists still found as much water vapor in the early universe as we see in the Milky Way today.
Categories: Astronomy

Trail runs cold on alien hotspots, for now

Physics World - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:14
Search of 100,000 galaxies fails to find waste heat of advanced civilizations
Categories: Conventional Science

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