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Detector at the South Pole explores the mysterious neutrinos

16 April 2015

The Earth is constantly bombarded by billions of neutrinos, which zip right through the entire globe. The giant IceCube experiment at the South Pole can detect when there is a collision between neutrinos and atoms in the ice.

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Mars might have liquid water

13 April 2015

Mars might have liquid water Researchers have long known that there was water in the form of ice on Mars. Now, new research from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there is liquid water close to the surface of Mars.

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Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water

07 April 2015

Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water Mars has distinct polar ice caps, but Mars also has belts of glaciers at its central latitudes in both the southern and northern hemispheres. A thick layer of dust covers the glaciers, so they appear as surface of the ground, but radar

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Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fields in swinging atoms

30 March 2015

Super sensitive measurement of magnetic fieldsThere are electrical signals in the nervous system, the brain and throughout the human body and there are tiny magnetic fields associated with these signals that could be important for medical science.

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Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers

18 March 2015

Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, the Milky Way. By analysing these planetary systems, researchers from the Australian National University and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen have calculated

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Quantum link between QDev in Denmark and QuTech in Holland

17 March 2015

Quantum link between QDev in Denmark and QuTech in HollandThe Center for Quantum Devices, QDev at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and QuTech at Delft University of Technology in Holland have therefore entered into an international partnership in the research

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CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteries

12 March 2015

CERN starting the LHC accelerator up again to solve new mysteriesThe 27 km long subterranean particle accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) at CERN is ready to start up again. The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. After a break of two years, which was a

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New research into materials for tooth fillings

10 March 2015

New research into materials for tooth fillings Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour of the teeth and is reasonably strong

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Quantum mechanic frequency filter for atomic clocks

06 March 2015

Quantum mechanic frequency filter for atomic clocks In an atomic clock, electrons jumping from one orbit to another decides the clock’s frequency. To get the electrons to jump, researchers shine light on the atoms using stabilised laser light. However, the laser light has to have a very

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Astronomers observe four images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens

05 March 2015

Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing. The light from the supernova is seen in four different images due to a cosmic phenomenon that causes light to be deflected by the

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