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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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Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings

26 March 2014

Cosmic collision creates mini-planet with rings Until now, rings of material in a disc have only been observed around giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn, which is known for its spectacular rings. Now astronomers from NBI, have observed the first

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Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

23 March 2014

Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser Researchers at NBI have discovered that imperfect nanostructures can offer entirely new functionalities. They have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce ‘nanolasers’, which is an ultimately compact and

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Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers

05 March 2014

Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers When detecting radio waves ‘noise’ in the instrument limits how sensitive and precise the measurements can be. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new method where they can avoid noise by means of

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Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collision

23 February 2014

Stream of stars in Andromeda satellite galaxy shows cosmic collisionThe Andromeda Galaxy is surrounded by a swarm of small satellite galaxies. Researchers from NBI, among others, have detected a stream of stars in one of the Galaxy’s outer satellite galaxies, called Andromeda II.

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First images of star cluster from the Gaia Satellite

07 February 2014

First images of star cluster from the Gaia SatelliteThe Gaia Satellite has already sent its first images down to Earth approximately 40 days after its launch on the 19th of December. They show a dense collection of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud at a distance of 170,000 light years.

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Early galaxies grew massive through collisions

29 January 2014

Early galaxies grew massive through collisions New research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that massive galaxies were formed by explosive star formation that was set in motion by the collision of galaxies a few billion years after the Big Bang

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