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Image: Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found
Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found
Source: ESO   Posted: 5/7/16
Astronomers have discovered three potentially habitable planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth.

Image: Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist
Planet Nine: A World That Shouldn't Exist
Source: Harvard   Posted: 5/6/16
Researchers examines a number of scenarios for Planet Nine existence and find that most of them have low probabilities.

Image: Little ANTs
Little ANTs
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 5/5/16
Researchers have built a nano-engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living cells.

Image: Winds at 0.25c spotted leaving mysterious binary systems
Winds at 0.25c spotted leaving mysterious binary systems
Source: Cambridge   Posted: 5/3/16
Astronomers have observed two black holes in nearby galaxies devouring their companion stars at an extremely high rate, and spitting out matter at a quarter the speed of light.

Image: Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles
Dark matter does not contain certain axion-like particles
Source: SU   Posted: 5/2/16
Researches are getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark matter.

Image: The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
The Universe, where space - time becomes discrete
Source: Sissa   Posted: 5/1/16
It time continuous or discrete? Scientists propose a non-local union of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Image: New state of water molecule discovered
New state of water molecule discovered
Source: ORNL   Posted: 4/29/16
Researchers have discovered a new state of water molecule using neutron scattering & computational modeling.

Image: A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
A brand-new way to produce electron spin currents
Source: ColoState   Posted: 4/28/16
For the first time, scientists have used non-polarized light to produce what’s called a spin voltage – a unit of power produced from the quantum spinning of an individual electron.

Image: Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Mars surface revealed in unprecedented detail
Source: UCL   Posted: 4/27/16
The surface of Mars – including the location of Beagle-2 – has been shown in unprecedented detail by scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique.

Image: Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon
Team builds first quantum cascade laser on silicon
Source: Eurekalert   Posted: 4/21/16
The advance may have applications that span from chemical bond spectroscopy and gas sensing, to astronomy and free-space communications.

Image: A New Way To Get Electricity From Magnetism
A New Way To Get Electricity From Magnetism
Source: UUtah   Posted: 4/20/16
By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including carbon-60 buckyballs - physicists changed magnetic “spin current” into electric current.

Image: New state of matter detected in a 2D material
New state of matter detected in a 2D material
Source: UCam   Posted: 4/9/16
Researchers have observed the ‘fingerprint’ of a mysterious new quantum state of matter in a two-dimensional material, in which electrons break apart.

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