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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

19 January 2015

Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening – a ‘fast radio burst’. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in the universe.

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New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen

12 January 2015

New superconducting hybrid crystals developed at the University of Copenhagen  A new type of ‘nanowire’ crystals that fuses semiconducting and metallic materials on the atomic scale could lay the foundation for future semiconducting electronics. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen are behind

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Atoms queue up for quantum computer networks

24 December 2014

Atoms queue up for quantum computer networksIn order to develop future quantum computer networks, it is necessary to hold a known number of atoms. To do this, researchers from NBI have developed a method with a trap that captures the atoms along an ultra thin glass fiber

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Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structures

22 December 2014

Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structuresCells have finger-like projections that they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings with using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from NBI shows how the structures, called filopodia can extend themselves, contract and bend in dynamic...

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Celldivision induces tissue ordering

08 December 2014

Celldivision induces tissue ordering If there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the endothelial cells, they begin to divide actively. New research from NBI demonstrates that cell division is very ordered and create a dynamic movement with eddies in a

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Green light for construction of the E-ELT

04 December 2014

Green light for construction of the E-ELTThe ESO Council has now decided to start building the new large European telescope E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) on 1 January 2015. This begins the first phase of construction of the world’s largest telescope – with Danish

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Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

26 November 2014

Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distancesOne of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common methods measure relative distances, but now research from the Niels Bohr Institute demonstrates that precise distances

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Mystery of dwarf galaxy could be ejected black hole

19 November 2014

Mystery of dwarf galaxy could be ejected black hole Astronomers have observed a mysterious phenomenon, which could be a massive black hole that has been ejected into space in connection with two galaxies colliding. This may be due to gravitational waves from the collision.

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Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-General

04 November 2014

Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti is next CERN Director-GeneralAt its 173rd Closed Session today, CERN Council selected the Italian physicist, Dr Fabiola Gianotti, as the Organization’s next Director-General. She will begin on 1 January 2016 and run for a period of five years.

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New Danish telescope for researching stars and Earth-like exoplanets

21 October 2014

New Danish telescope for researching stars and Earth-like exoplanets The first telescope in the Danish led telescope network will be officially opened on 25 October, 2014 on Tenerife. This will launch a worldwide stellar research project that will bring us even closer to the stars and closer to finding earth-like

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