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Existence of Interacting Parallel Worlds Proposed
Source: EurekAlert   Posted: 10/31/14
Many Interacting Worlds theory challenges foundations of quantum science
Universe May Face a darker future
Source: UoP UK   Posted: 10/31/14
New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be.
Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System
Source: NRAO   Posted: 10/29/14
Scientists have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system.
Supersonic Laser-Propelled Rockets
Source: OSA   Posted: 10/29/14
New hybrid approach may help power rockets, launch satellites, enable future aircraft to exceed Mach 10.
Physicists Closer to Understanding Balance of Matter, Antimatter
Source: Syracuse   Posted: 10/27/14
Physicists at Syracuse University have made important discoveries regarding Bs meson particles—something that may explain why the universe contains more matter than antimatter.
POLARBEAR Detects Curls in the Universe’s Oldest Light
Source: UCSD   Posted: 10/27/14
Cosmologists have made the most sensitive and precise measurements yet of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background.
Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
Source: FermiLab   Posted: 8/29/14
A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.
Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Source: NRAO   Posted: 8/29/14
Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict.
The 'Serpent' Star-forming Cloud Hatches New Stars
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 5/28/14
Stars that are just beginning to coalesce out of cool swaths of dust and gas are captured by the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite
Source: NASA/JPL   Posted: 3/2/14
A team of NASA and JPL scientists has found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate in the scientific community over life on Mars.
Physicists Discover ‘Quantum Droplet’ in Semiconductor
Source: Colorado   Posted: 3/2/14
JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a handful of smaller particles that briefly condense into a liquid-like droplet.
Astronomers Discover Planet That Shouldn't Be There
Source: UA   Posted: 12/8/13
The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.

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