A new study takes a new approach to killing cancer: Why not fry it into oblivion with vibrating gold nanoparticles? “But what about the frickin’ lasers?” you may ask. Don’t worry. There are lasers. And bioluminescence too. […]
Researchers use gold nanoparticles to enhance the accuracy of biomedical tests, thereby eliminating false positive results. […]
Black holes may have punctured darkened galaxies, allowing light to escape. […]Read More
A team led by Edith Falgarone (Ecole Normale Supérieure and Observatoire de Paris, France) has used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect signatures of the carbon hydride CH+ in distant starburst galaxies. The group identified strong signals of CH+ in five out of the six galaxies studied, including the Cosmic Eyelash (eso1012). This research provides new information that helps astronomers understand the growth of galaxies and how a galaxy’s surroundings fuel star formation. […]Read More
Soon after the Big Bang, the universe went completely dark. The intense, seminal event that created the cosmos churned up so much hot, thick gas that light was completely trapped. Much later—perhaps as many as one billion years after the Big Bang—the universe expanded, became more transparent, and eventually filled up with galaxies, planets, stars, and other objects that give off visible light. That’s the universe we know today. […]Read More
On a cold March night in Seoul almost 600 years ago, Korean astrologers spotted a bright new star in the tail of the constellation Scorpius. It was seen for just 14 days before fading from view. From these ancient records, modern astronomers determined that what the Royal Imperial Astrologers saw was a nova explosion, but they had been unable to find the binary star system that caused it—until now. A new study published today by the journal Nature pinpoints the location of the old nova, which now undergoes smaller-scale “dwarf nova” eruptions. The work supports that idea that novae go through a very long-term life cycle after erupting, fading to obscurity for thousands of years, and then building back up to become full-fledged novae once more. […]Read More
The second Hyperloop Pod Design Competition was a success, with teams from all over the world testing their pod car designs at SpaceX test track in California.
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Astronomers have measured magnetic fields in a galaxy 4.6 billion light-years away – a big clue to understanding how magnetic fields formed and evolved over cosmic time. […]Read More
Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected 15 brief but powerful radio pulses emanating from a mysterious and repeating source – FRB 121102 – far across the universe. […]Read More
Using the Green Bank Telescope, researchers with Breakthrough Listen recently detected repeating fast radio bursts coming from a distant galaxy.
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