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Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.10.2017
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
Until recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each year since 1957 at South Cascade Glacier in Washington state; or tracking glacier area using photographs from airplanes and satellites.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
20.10.2017
Renovated physics research center to study the mysteries of the universe
The University of Chicago officially opened its renovated Physics Research Center, which boasts new labs to pursue research on the mysteries of the universe, including dark matter, high-energy cosmic rays and ghostly particles called neutrinos.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.10.2017
Mine Craft for Mars
Mine Craft for Mars
If there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to live on other planets by venturing a kilometre beneath the surface in a UK mine.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.10.2017
Nobel laureate to lead 'a night in the deep beyond'
Nobel laureate to lead ’a night in the deep beyond’
Gravitational waves, black holes and a possible ninth planet beyond Pluto will be discussed at a free public event at The University of Queensland on November 7.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
19.10.2017
Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in U-M's College of Literature. and the Arts
Leinweber Foundation gives $8M for physics center in U-M’s College of Literature. and the Arts
ANN ARBOR-An $8 million gift from the Leinweber Foundation will expand opportunities for students and faculty from the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics in the University of Michigan's College of Literature.
Computer Science/Telecom - Astronomy
18.10.2017
Driven to discover
Before she arrived on campus this fall, Harvard freshman Maya Burhanpurkar already had a notch in her belt typically reserved for Ph.D.
Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
17.10.2017
First ever sight of a ripple in space time
First ever sight of a ripple in space time
An artist's impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova.; Credit: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser A Lancaster professor is part of an international collaboration which has detected an astronomical phenomenon never before observed.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
17.10.2017
Astronomy
17.10.2017
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA's Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet. The low-resolution camera was originally installed on Mars Express for visual confirmation that the Beagle-2 lander had separated in 2003.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
17.10.2017
How telescope technology is helping treat heart disease
How telescope technology is helping treat heart disease
Research using space telescope technology that has ultimately led to better treatments for heart patients has won international recognition. Professor of Physics and Director of Durham University's Biophysical Sciences Institute , John Girkin , has been elected as a fellow of The Optical Society for his work using adaptive optics - normally used to observe far of stars - to study biophysical applications.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
17.10.2017
ESA role in Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite
ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite
Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean.
Astronomy - Computer Science/Telecom
17.10.2017
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Researchers defy the limits of streaming
Given the growing number of users and the widening range of devices, streaming is no longer viable in its current form owing to the substantial amount of power and storage capacity it requires.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
17.10.2017
Gravitational waves detected from colliding stars for the first time
100 million years ago two super-dense neutron stars violently merged into one, sending out a burst of radiation and gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, that have been travelling through the Universe ever since. Now, in a first, an international team which includes researchers from the University of Melbourne has detected this stellar collision as gravitational waves, and also observed it as a 'fireball' of electromagnetic waves.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event
Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event
Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event - a pair of neutron stars exploding - have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers. The outburst took place in a nearby galaxy called NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years away in the direction of constellation Hydra.
Astronomy
16.10.2017
Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite - the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe - is in excellent health.
Astronomy
16.10.2017
Sentinel-5P: health satellite in excellent health
Sentinel-5P: health satellite in excellent health
Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite - the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe - is in excellent health.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
16.10.2017
Doubling the power of the world's most intense laser
Doubling the power of the world’s most intense laser
ANN ARBOR-The most intense laser in the world is about to get a power upgrade with $2 million from the National Science Foundation.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Binary neutron star discovery sends shockwaves through University of Glasgow
‌The first gravitational wave signals from the spectacular collision of two collapsed stars are providing astrophysicists with an extraordinary and unprecedented wealth of data about our universe, 130 million years after the stars met their violent end. An exciting new era of multi-messenger gravitational astrophysics has started with a bang.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.10.2017
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting
Origin of gold confirmed after gravitational waves seen and heard for the first time by international researchers, with University of Warwick astronomers playing leading role Much-anticipated sighting of light from gravitational wave caused by two neutron stars - as heavy as our Sun - colliding 130 million light years away Collision created large amounts of the heaviest elements, such as gold, platinum and uranium, pumping them into space and un
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
LIGO announces detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars
About 130 million years ago, two incredibly heavy, dense neutron stars spiraled around each other. Their dance brought them closer to one another and made them spin faster, until they were circling more than 100 times per second.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
UW researchers mark first detection of gravitational waves from collision of two neutron stars
UW researchers mark first detection of gravitational waves from collision of two neutron stars
About 130 million years ago in the distant galaxy, two neutron stars spiraled toward each other and merged. This violent event initiated ripples in the fabric of spacetime - gravitational waves - which propagated through space at the speed of light. On Aug. 17, 2017, at 5:41 a.m. Pacific Time, those waves arrived at Earth and were picked up by three intricate, kilometers-long gravitational wave detectors, one of which is in Washington state.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Astronomers strike cosmic gold
Astronomers strike cosmic gold
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be placed between the The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the observation of visible light in the aftermath of that merger, finally answer a long-standing question in astrophysics: Where do the heaviest elements, ranging from silver and other precious metals to uranium, come from?
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Stanford experts on LIGO’s binary neutron star milestone
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence. On August 17, 2017, the two detectors of Advanced LIGO, along with VIRGO, zeroed in on what appeared to be gravitational waves emanating from a pair of neutron stars spinning together - a long-held goal for the LIGO team.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars
LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves-ripples in space and time-in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF); the Europe-based Virgo detector; and some 70 groundand space-based observatories.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold
Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold
On August 17, 2017 scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves as well as light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. Neutron stars, formed when massive stars explode in supernovas, are the smallest, densest stars known to exist, with a teaspoon of neutron star material having a mass of about a billion tons.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves - ripples in space-time - in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO); the Europe-based Virgo detector; and some 70 groundand space-based observatories.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2017
Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe's Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger
Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger
Sometimes - even in matters of science - you have to be lucky. On Aug. 17, scientists around the globe were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.10.2017
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel-5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) today. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing and second stage at 3 min 3 sec and 5 min 19 sec, respectively.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2017
Penn Physicists Help Spot Explosive Counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's Latest Gravitational Waves
Penn Physicists Help Spot Explosive Counterpart of LIGO/Virgo’s Latest Gravitational Waves
Masao Sako of the University of Pennsylvania was on vacation with his family when he got the news. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory , or LIGO, had made a fifth detection of gravitational waves, which expand and contract space time.
Astronomy
12.10.2017
Asteroid Luca
Asteroid Luca
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but "Lucaparmitano" is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
12.10.2017
Imperial hosts two-day celebration of Cassini mission success
Imperial hosts two-day celebration of Cassini mission success
To commemorate the mission, the College welcomed guests from NASA and ESA as well as the public to events celebrating all things space.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
12.10.2017
Von R. Eshleman, Stanford electrical engineer and pioneer in planetary and radio sciences, dies at 93
Von Russel Eshleman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, developed methods of studying distant planets with radio waves and oversaw experiments between the Stanford Dish and Pioneer space probes.
Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.10.2017
Take two: McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars
Landing your first faculty position isn't easy, but the work has only just begun. Two McGill researchers have been chosen as CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars , a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators in the first five years of their careers.
Astronomy
11.10.2017
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
11.10.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
11.10.2017
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
11.10.2017
Gravitational waves: Oxford scientists offer exciting insights
Today's announcement by the LIGO/Virgo collaboration marks the first time gravitational waves have been detected from the merger of two neutron stars - as well as the first detection of electromagnetic radiation from the same cosmic event. The scientists behind the original observation two years ago were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.
Astronomy
10.10.2017
Ready to assume control of Sentinel-5P
Ready to assume control of Sentinel-5P
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space.
Astronomy
10.10.2017
Event - Astronomy
10.10.2017
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