Computers create recipe for two new magnetic materials

Material scientists have predicted and built two new magnetic materials, atom-by-atom, using high-throughput computational models. The success marks a new era for the large-scale design of new magnetic materials at unprecedented speed.

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Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo

Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished. …

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New insights into ‘ocean worlds’ in our solar system

Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other “ocean worlds” in our solar system and beyond. Scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus, and researchers also report additional evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa. …

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A quantum low pass for photons

Physicists have observed a novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons, outlines a new report.

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New method for 3-D printing extraterrestrial materials

3-D printing with lunar and Martian dust-based inks presents a new, sustainable method for extraterrestrial manufacturing of soft and hard structures and objects. …

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Meet ‘DeeDee,’ a distant, dim member of our solar system

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee. …

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Collisions generate gas in debris disks

By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems — 49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris — researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at sub-millimeter wavelength, hinting that the gas in debris disks is not primordial, but rather is generated from some process of collisions taking place in the debris disk. …

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First ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Researchers have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. …

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A New Path to Equal-Angle Lines

Equiangular lines are an elemental part of geometry. Mathematicians have discovered a tighter limit on the number of such lines that exist in every dimension. …

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Research group works toward devising topological superconductor

A new topological superconductor made from an ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide is a step toward quantum computing, suggests a new research report.

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