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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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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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