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Image: Dark Matter May be Smoother than Expected
Dark Matter May be Smoother than Expected
Source: ESO   Posted: 12/13/16
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought.

Image: Holograms from Neutrons Created
Holograms from Neutrons Created
Source: NIST   Posted: 10/27/16
For the first time, scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot.

Image: Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Found
Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk Found
Source: Carnegie   Posted: 10/23/16
Scientists find a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk—a primordial ring of gas and dust that orbits around a young star and from which planets can form.

Image: New Technique May Help Detect Martian Life
New Technique May Help Detect Martian Life
Source: MIT   Posted: 9/29/16
A novel interpretation of Raman spectra will help the 2020 Mars rover select rocks to study for signs of life.

Image: Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers
Stable Propagation of Light in Nano-Photonic Fibers
Source: IBS   Posted: 9/29/16
New model on how to achieve a more stable propagation of light for future optical technologies was published.

Image: Quantum Effects Observed in ‘One-Dimensional’ Wires
Quantum Effects Observed in ‘One-Dimensional’ Wires
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 9/26/16
Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional ‘quantum wires’ and observing the interactions between them.

Image: Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars Found
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 9/23/16
Astronomers now have new insights into tidal disruption flares, thanks to data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).

Image: Individual Atoms Behavior Observed
Individual Atoms Behavior Observed
Source: MIT   Posted: 9/21/16
For first time, researchers see individual atoms keep away from each other or bunch up as pairs.

Image: Gaia’s First Sky Map
Gaia’s First Sky Map
Source: ESA   Posted: 9/19/16
The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.

Image: Attosecond Science opens new Avenues in Femtochemistry
Attosecond Science opens new Avenues in Femtochemistry
Source: FVBerlin   Posted: 8/26/16
Attosecond Science is a new exciting frontier in contemporary physics, aimed at time-resolving the motion of electrons in atoms, molecules and solids on their natural timescale.

Image: Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature
Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature
Source: UCI   Posted: 8/19/16
Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature.

Image: Vortex Laser Offers Hope For Moore’s Law
Vortex Laser Offers Hope For Moore’s Law
Source: UBuffalo   Posted: 8/16/16
The optics advancement may solve an approaching data bottleneck by helping to boost computing power and information transfer rates tenfold

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