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Photovoltaic nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  nanowerk · 8 hours
Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. more
Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Physicists have discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could... more
A forest of nano-mushroom structures keep this plastic clean and stain-free  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Technologies like solar panels and LEDs require a cover material that repels water, dirt and oil while still letting plenty of light through. There is also... more
Oldest Known Galactic Get-Together Occurred Shortly After Big Bang  SPACE.COM · 12 hours
Signals written in elements from the early universe have revealed the oldest known merger between two galaxies, taking place less than a billion years after the Big Bang. more
Researchers find quantum gravity has no symmetry  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Using holography, researchers have found when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible. more
The secret of platinum deposits revealed by field observations in South Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
There are two competing ideas of how platinum deposits formed: the first involves gravity-induced settling of crystals on the chamber floor, while the second... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Good fortune and cutting-edge scientific equipment have allowed scientists to observe a Gamma Ray Burst jet with a radio telescope and detect... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarized radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Astronomers detect polarized radio waves from a gamma-ray burst for the first time. Polarization signature reveals magnetic fields in explosions to be... more
Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets  nanowerk · 13 hours
The polarisation signature reveals magnetic fields in the universe's most powerful explosions to be much more patchy and tangled than first thought. more
Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. more
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 14 hours
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Observations reveal gas stripping and enhanced star formation in the galaxy JO206  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Using the Very Large Array (VLA), astronomers have conducted observations of neutral gas in the galaxy JO206. Results of these observations provide important information... more
Largest data set in SETI history released to the public  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Breakthrough Listen—the astronomical program searching for signs of intelligent life in the Universe—has submitted two publications to leading astrophysics journals, describing the analysis of its first three years... more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
Fermi Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s most luminous explosions. A new catalog... more
Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
A group of astronomers led by Crystal Martin and Stephanie Ho of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered a dizzying cosmic choreography among typical star-forming galaxies; their cool halo gas... more
Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers have discovered cool halo gas spinning in the same direction as galactic disks in typical star-forming galaxies. Their findings suggest that the whirling gas halo will eventually spiral in towards the... more
Hubble Observes Tiny Galaxy with Big Heart  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be... more
Does the gas in galaxy clusters flow like honey?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
We have seen intricate patterns that milk makes in coffee and much smoother ones that honey makes when stirred with a spoon. Which of these cases best describes the behavior... more
Gold-Prospecting Astronomers Trawl Universe's Oldest Stars  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Astronomers are on the hunt for traces of gold on the surfaces of some of the oldest stars in the universe in order to find the origins of heavy metals in the cosmos. more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
Milky Way Collided with Dark-Matter Dominated Galaxy Less Than Billion Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
According to new research led by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the collision of the recently-discovered dwarf galaxy Antlia 2 with our Milky Way... more
Astronomers Need a (Steady) Hand Tracing Spiral Galaxies to Find Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A citizen-science project is asking people to trace spiral galaxies to help astronomers find intermediate-mass black holes. more
Inexpensive plastic lenses increase efficiency of solar desalination  nanowerk · 2 days
A solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. more
New Earth-like exoplanets discovered around red dwarf Teegarden star  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team led by the University of Göttingen (Germany) with participation by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered, using the CARMENES high-resolution spectrograph at... more
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into 'hot spots.' more
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Rice University's solar-powered approach for purifying salt water with sunlight and nanoparticles is even more efficient than its creators first believed. more
Closer look at supernova dust suggests there's more of it than previously assumed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of researchers with the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry dust from a supernova have found evidence that suggests it is... more
New mapping application visualizes costs of developing renewable energy resources  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new report, "Exploring Renewable Energy Opportunities in Select Southeast Asian Countries: A Geospatial Analysis of the LCOE of Utility-Scale Wind and Solar PV," finds that there is... more
ALMA finds earliest example of merging galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers using ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early Universe 13 billion years ago. This is the earliest galaxy where this useful combination... more
Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While intense magnetic fields are naturally generated by neutron stars, researchers have been striving to achieve similar results for many years. UC San Diego mechanical and aerospace engineering... more
Sun's history found buried in Moon's crust  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Sun's rotation rate in its first billion years is unknown. Yet, this spin rate affected solar eruptions, influencing the evolution of life. Scientists think they've figured it out by using the Moon as... more
Benchmarks to better catch the sun  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Simulations unveil efficiency targets and design rules to maximize the conversion of light into electricity using organic solar cells. more
Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The transition from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The SUN-to-LIQUID project takes on this challenge by producing renewable transportation fuels from water and... more
Astrophysicist Announces Her Discovery that Could Rewrite Story of How Galaxies Die  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University... more
Rare ‘Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the... more
Diamond detectors could aid the search for dark matter  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Elusive dark matter particles could be spotted when they slam into electrons or atomic nuclei within diamond, scientists say. more
Hubble Space Telescope Sees IC 10  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the irregular galaxy IC 10. IC 10 is a member of the... more
Migrating Baby Exoplanet Sculpts Disk Around Newborn Star (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Intricate ring structures in the outer portion of the disk of dust and gas that surrounds the young star HD 169142 were likely carved by a newborn planet on the... more
Saturn’s Moon Mimas, a Snowplough in the Planet’s Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The Solar System’s second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings.... more
As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com more
Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding... more
Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Moon rocks look rather nondescript—they are often gray in color—but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the "most precious materials on Earth." more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
A New Candidate for Dark Matter and a Way to Detect It  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two theoretical physicists at the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter, and a possible way to detect it. They... more
Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s... more
Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness — the subjective ‘stuff’ of thoughts and sensations inside our minds.... more
Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. A supernova event is incredibly energetic and... more
Dwarf Starburst Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A starburst galaxy called ESO 495-21 is just 3,000 light-years across, but it harbors a black hole of about one million solar masses... more
Space agencies come together  ESA · 6 days
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282nd meeting of the ESA Council – the Agency’s governing body – held at ESA’s Operations Centre... more
NASA Wants to Build a 'Starshade' to Hunt Alien Planets. Here's How It Would Work  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Starshade exoplanet-hunting missions may be technologically daunting, but they're not beyond NASA's reach, recent research suggests. more
Magnetic Fields May Muzzle Milky Way's Monster Black Hole  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The mysteriously quiet behavior of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole may be influenced by magnetic field lines. more
New Study Dramatically Narrows the Search for Advanced Life in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. In a... more
Muscle loss in space travelers could be reduced finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston explain that space travellers often face muscle loss that is caused due to reduced gravity during their flight... more
Researchers learned how to better combat muscle loss during space flights  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has further documented how muscles are affected by reduced gravity conditions during space flight missions and uncovered how exercise and hormone treatments can... more
Breathing new life into dye-sensitized solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers are poised to reboot the field of aromatic-fused porphyrin sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, the most efficient solar efficient solar technology available at present. more
Yes, Saturn's Rings Are Awesome — NASA's Cassini Showed Us Just HOW Awesome.  SPACE.COM · 6 days
When the solar system decided it liked Saturn and wanted to put a ring on it, it put together the most stunning,... more
NASA's Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh... more
Space Gifts 2019: Best Father's Day Gifts in the Universe  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Father's Day is right around the corner, and there's still time to get your dad something out of this world! Here are Space.com's picks for the best last-minute... more
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion, research reveals  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapsar. more
Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into... more
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
That gold on your ring finger is stellar—and not just in a complimentary way. more
Dark Monopoles: Theoretical Physicists Propose New Candidate for Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Professor John Terning and Dr. Christopher Verhaaren from the University of California, Davis, have a new... more
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not stopping the galaxy from... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field... more
Breathing new life into dye-sensitized solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University have made a popular type of dye-sensitized solar cell more efficient by adjusting and updating its structure. Published in the Journal of the... more
Solar activity forecast for next decade favorable for exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The last astronauts of the Apollo program were lucky. Not just because they were chosen to fly to the moon, but because they missed some really bad weather en route.... more
ESA Impact June  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
ESA Impact June Council  ESA · 7 days
This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights. more
Astrophysicist announces her discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A breakthrough finding overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until... more
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system. more
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large, Jupiter-like gas giants congregate,... more
Astrophysicists announce discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas,... more
Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study suggests that this same combination could... more
Giant Telescope in Chile Could Be Named for Pioneering Astronomer Vera Rubin  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomer Vera Rubin — best known for her pioneering research about dark matter — will lend her name to a new telescope if a... more
Uncovering the hidden history of a giant asteroid  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A massive 'hit-and-run' collision profoundly impacted the evolutionary history of Vesta, the brightest asteroid visible from Earth. The finding deepens our understanding of protoplanet formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, in... more
Hybrid nanostructure steps up light-harvesting efficiency  nanowerk · 1 week
A stepwise transfer of energy through the different components of the nanostructure boosts its response to light, showing promise for solar cell applications. more
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Astronomers make first detection of polarised radio waves in Gamma Ray Burst jets
PHYS.ORG
Engineers boost output of solar desalination system by 50%
PHYS.ORG
Renewable transportation fuels from water and carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
PHYS.ORG
Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air
PHYS.ORG
Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
PHYS.ORG
The Big Bang Theory: How the Universe Began
LIVE SCIENCE
Starshade would take formation flying to extremes
PHYS.ORG
Cementing our place in space
PHYS.ORG
Here's How Colossal Galaxy Clusters Reveal Dark Matter Secrets
SPACE.COM
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
PHYS.ORG
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
PHYS.ORG
What Is the Black Hole Information Paradox?
SPACE.COM
Solving the sun's super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe
PHYS.ORG
Heart of lonesome galaxy is brimming with dark matter
PHYS.ORG
3 Ways Fundamental Particles Travel at (Nearly) the Speed of Light
SPACE.COM
Solar energy expert shares blueprint for a carbon-free future in PV-tech power
PHYS.ORG
Listen to the Void: Why Cosmic Nothingness Has So Much to Say
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First ever solar eclipse film brought back to life
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A new view of exoplanets with NASA's upcoming Webb Telescope
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