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.
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.
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.
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).
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