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Possible Dark Matter Detected at Milky Way's Core Could Hint at New Force of Nature — NOVA Next | PBS

Possible Dark Matter Detected at Milky Way's Core Could Hint at New Force of Nature — NOVA Next | PBS | Physics | Scoop.it
Excess gamma-ray light coming from the center of our galaxy could be scientists' first-ever indirect evidence of dark matter.
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Ultrasound Physics 3 - Beam Formation and Transducers - YouTube

This video describes some of the basics of beam formation and ultrasound transducer mechanics.
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Discovery! Possible Dwarf Planet Found Far Beyond Pluto’s Orbit

Discovery! Possible Dwarf Planet Found Far Beyond Pluto’s Orbit | Physics | Scoop.it
Artist’s conception of Sedna, a dwarf planet in the solar system that only gets within 76 astronomical units (Earth-sun distances) of our sun. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech What is a dwarf planet?
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Buoyant Airborne Turbine to harness winds in Alaska

Buoyant Airborne Turbine to harness winds in Alaska | Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Call it a power-transmitter in the sky. Better still, call it by its official name, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT ) which a company called Altaeros Energies will be launching soon in Alaska to be used in an 18-month test.
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Setting a trap for gravity waves

Setting a trap for gravity waves | Physics | Scoop.it
In 1996 Uros Seljak was a postdoc at Harvard, contemplating ways to extract information from the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
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Gravitational waves explained with a towel and apple

Gravitational waves explained with a towel and apple | Physics | Scoop.it
Need a giant IQ to understand the announcement about gravitational waves? Nonsense. Our video explains the basics using nothing but everyday objects
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Flex Your BICEP

Flex Your BICEP | Physics | Scoop.it
... or in this case, BICEP2. The recent BICEP2 results seem to have caught a lot of media attention. News coverage ranges from NY Times to CNN, etc.
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Astronomy Cast Ep. 338: Copernicus

Astronomy Cast Ep. 338: Copernicus | Physics | Scoop.it
It’s safe to say that the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus shook up the whole Universe. Well, our understanding of our place in the Universe.
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Van Allen Probes spacecraft reveal 'zebra stripe' structure in Earth's inner radiation belt

Van Allen Probes spacecraft reveal 'zebra stripe' structure in Earth's inner radiation belt | Physics | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in Earth's inner radiation belt using data from the twin NASA Van Allen Probes spacecraft.
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Quantum Superrotor - Physics

Quantum Superrotor - Physics | Physics | Scoop.it
Quantum Superrotor Physics ... these vortices clearly. Coherent control started in isolated systems almost 30 years ago, and is now moving on to many-body interacting systems [10].
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Energy efficient building in the public eye

Energy efficient building in the public eye | Physics | Scoop.it
Building showcase projects must guide public building to become more energy efficient.
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You can listen about the photoelectric effect in this podcast (you can download...

You can listen about the photoelectric effect in this podcast (you can download... | Physics | Scoop.it
You can listen about the photoelectric effect in this podcast (you can download it):
http://www.astronomycast.com/2014/02/ep-335-photoelectric-effect/
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New technique takes cues from astronomy and ophthalmology to sharpen microscope images

New technique takes cues from astronomy and ophthalmology to sharpen microscope images | Physics | Scoop.it
The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image.
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Scientists track 3-D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation

Scientists track 3-D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation | Physics | Scoop.it
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges.
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What happens in the real battery's anode material during the initial charge/discharge cycles? For the first time structural evolution could be observed by in situ at nanoscale resolution (~30 nm) in 3D. 

 

Measurements with transmission x-ray microscope at Brookhaven National Synchrotron Light Source.

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First ring system around asteroid: Chariklo found to have two rings

First ring system around asteroid: Chariklo found to have two rings | Physics | Scoop.it
Observations at many sites in South America have made the discovery that the asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings.
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Simple, like a neutron star: How neutron stars are like (and unlike) black holes

Simple, like a neutron star: How neutron stars are like (and unlike) black holes | Physics | Scoop.it
For astrophysicists neutron stars are extremely complex astronomical objects. Research has demonstrated that in certain respects these stars can instead be described very simply and that they show similarities with black holes.
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First joint result from LHC and Tevatron experiments

First joint result from LHC and Tevatron experiments | Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists working on the world's leading particle collider experiments have joined forces, combined their data and produced the first joint result from Fermilab's Tevatron and CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), past and current...
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Graphene Light Detector Has the Potential to Put Heat Vision Technology into a Contact Lens

Graphene Light Detector Has the Potential to Put Heat Vision Technology into a Contact Lens | Physics | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Michigan used an insulating barrier layer between two graphene sheets to develop the first graphene photodetectors with ultra-broadband and high responsivity at room temperature.
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New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient

New technique makes LEDs brighter, more resilient | Physics | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient by coating the semiconductor material gallium nitride (GaN) with a layer of...
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Scientists detect water around a hot Jupiter

Scientists detect water around a hot Jupiter | Physics | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.
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Podcast: Truth From the Skies

Podcast: Truth From the Skies | Physics | Scoop.it
On this week's podcast, John Amos, founder of SkyTruth, shares just how satellite images help tell some of Earth's most important stories.
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Discovery in magnetic behavior can impulse nuclear fusion

Discovery in magnetic behavior can impulse nuclear fusion | Physics | Scoop.it
The top of this image shows how early in the heating, magnetic fields, drawn as black lines, prevent heat from flowing easily between the two yellow laser spots.
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How Big is the Universe? | ripetungi

How Big is the Universe? | ripetungi | Physics | Scoop.it
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Small scale, large potential: An expert weighs in on the future of microfluidics

Small scale, large potential: An expert weighs in on the future of microfluidics | Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —More than a decade ago, David Beebe wrote that the field of microfluidics had the potential to significantly change modern biology.
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