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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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Comet headed for Mars

17 October 2014

Comet headed for MarsOn Sunday evening, 19 October 2014 at 20:30, a comet will come closer to colliding with Mars than we have ever seen. When the comet, Siding Spring, was discovered in January 2013 it initially appeared that it might be on a direct collision

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Rising sea levels of 1.8 meters in worst-case scenario

13 October 2014

Rising sea levels of 1.8 meters in worst-case scenarioThe climate is getting warmer, the ice sheets are melting and sea levels are rising – but how much?  Now researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and their colleagues have calculated the risk for a worst-case scenario. The results indicate that

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CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science

29 September 2014

CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for scienceFounded in 1954, CERN is today the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and a prime example of international collaboration, bringing together scientists of almost 100 nationalities.

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Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected

10 September 2014

Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected New research from the Niels Bohr Institute now shows that two colliding nerve impulses simply pass through each other and continue unaffected. This supports the theory that nerves function as sound pulses.

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Past temperature in Greenland adjusted

04 September 2014

During a period of several thousand years up until the last ice age ended approximately 12,000 years ago, the climate pattern in Greenland did not fit and this was a mystery to researchers. Now researchers from the Niels Bohr

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Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology

29 August 2014

Future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. Now scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time and in a

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NBI researchers part of new NASA Mars mission

08 August 2014

NBI researchers part of new NASA Mars mission Has there been life on Mars? – and when a manned mission is ever sent to Mars, how will the astronauts get oxygen to breathe when they are out there? That is what the next mission, Mars-2020, will try to find out

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Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion

09 July 2014

Cosmic grains of dust formed in supernova explosion New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University shows that not only can grains of dust form in gigantic supernova explosions, they can also survive the subsequent shockwaves they are exposed to

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New insights into gamma-ray Burst afterglows

30 April 2014

New insights into gamma-ray Burst afterglowsGamma-ray bursts are powerful bursts of gamma radiation in connection with the explosive death of massive stars. The bursts themselves are short lived – typically less than a few minutes, but is followed by an afterglow that can be

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