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Dramatic climate change is unpredictable

30 August 2010

Dramatic climate change is unpredictableThe fear that global temperature can change very quickly and cause dramatic climate changes that may have a disastrous impact on many countries and populations is great around the world. But what causes climate change...

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Star with planet system and possible super-Earth found

26 August 2010

Star with planet system and possible super-Earth found The first Sun-like star with a planet system consisting of two large planets the size of Saturn, has been observed by NASA’s Kepler Mission, which includes researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute.

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Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'

10 August 2010

Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'The universe consists of a large amount of invisible matter – dark matter. We do not know what it is, but we know that it is there and that without dark matter there would be no galaxies, and hence stars, planets and life as we know it...

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Important step towards quantum communication

05 August 2010

Important step towards quantum communicationFor the first time, researchers from Harvard University and the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in connecting information from light to a solid state atom. It is an important step towards quantum communication over...

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Bedrock of Greenland Ice Sheet reached

29 July 2010

Bedrock of Greenland Ice Sheet reachedBedrock has been reached Tuesday July 27 2010 at the deep ice core drilling site NEEM on the Greenland Ice Sheet at the depth 2537.36 m. The Eemian is the last interglacial period, when climate was warmer than today...

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Improvement of superconductors within reach

08 July 2010

Improvement of superconductors within reachAn international group of physicists from the University of Augsburg in Germany, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a theoretical...

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Supernovae mystery solved

30 June 2010

Supernovae mystery solvedType Ia supernovae are a relatively homogeneous class of stellar explosions, which researchers use as 'standard candles' to observe the acceleration of the universe. It has long been known, however, that they exhibit considerable...

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Carbon sequestration: Boon or burden

27 June 2010

Carbon sequestration: Boon or burdenThe idea to sequester carbon is gaining support as a way to avoid global warming. For example, the European Union plans to invest billions of Euros within the next ten years to develop carbon capture and storage whereby CO2 will be...

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The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thought

07 June 2010

The Earth and Moon formed later than previously thoughtThe Earth and Moon were created as the result of a giant collision between two planets the size of Mars and Venus. Until now it was thought to have happened when the solar system was 30 million years old...

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Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe

18 May 2010

Planck satellite on a mission to the beginning of the Universe”The mission is going perfectly and we are getting very good data which might explain what happened during the creation of the Universe and how and why the world looks as it does”, explains a happy but enigmatic researcher...

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