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Space probe may be equipped with holographic imaging to detect alien life.

With the remarkable explorations that have occurred over the past few decades it has become increasingly evident that the solar system’s planetary denizens are dynamic, fascinating worlds. Perhaps one of the most exciting revelations has been the discovery that many of the satellites of the outer planets are subterranean ocean worlds.

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Big Bang gravitational effect observed in lab crystal

An exotic effect in particle physics that’s theorized to occur in immense gravitational fields — near a black hole, or in conditions just after the Big Bang — has been seen in a lump of material in a laboratory, physicists report.
A team led by physicist Johannes Gooth at IBM Research near Zurich, Switzerland, say they have seen evidence for a long-predicted effect called the axial–gravitational anomaly.

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Sound waves in space: listening in on the harmony of the plasma spheres.

Just as pressure gradients traveling through air are acoustic waves and result in sound, density gradients traveling through plasma in outer space give rise to unique harmonies and sounds. Known as plasma-whistler modes, distinct plasma regions around the Earth each have their own characteristic sounds.

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Gerard ’t Hooft on the Future of Quantum Mechanics

There is no doubt that quantum mechanics is extremely successful and although not complete it has been able to make extremely precise predictions, notably the g-factor – a dimensionless constant of proportionality that characterizes the gyromagnetic ratio of an atom – which is known with a precision of 26 ppt (parts per trillion).

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Weighing a Star with Light

Stellar mass along with other parameters such as radius, temperature and luminosity allow scientists to infer the nature and evolution of a particular star. This information is then fed into the overall story of stellar formation, growth and evolution.

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New measurements exceed Heisenberg uncertainty limit; is this experimental evidence for non-orthodox quantum theories?

A recent experiment is throwing inherent quantum indeterminacy into question as a new technique has been developed that can make measurements of complementary variables with precision exceeding the limit of Heisenberg indeterminacy. Researchers used laser light to link caesium atoms and a vibrating membrane. The research, the first of its kind, points to sensors capable of measuring movement with unseen precision beyond Heisenberg limits.

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Earth-to-Satellite Quantum Teleportation Achieved

Last year Chinese researchers launched a satellite, named Micius—after an ancient Chinese philosopher of the 4th century B.C.E.—that contains a highly sensitive photon receiver that can detect single photons transmitted from Earth. If detection of single photons from up to 1400 kilometers away was not enough, Micius has the capability to measure quantum states of the photons so that entanglement can be accomplished over record-breaking distances. Now the Chinese research team has used the Earth-to-satellite transfer of entangled photons to perform an information transmission technique known as quantum teleportation.

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First observation of orbiting supermassive black holes

After more than 20 years of intense research, scientists from the U.S. Naval Observatory and the Gemini Observatory have succeeded to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes resulting from the merge of two galaxies. And this beautiful spectacle was happening hundreds of millions of light years from Earth.

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Measurements with Record Precision Reveal a Smaller Atomic Mass of the Proton

A major endeavor and achievement within science is the measurement and determination of the properties of the basic building blocks of matter. Such fundamental constants shape a network of integral parameters that underlie the structure and order of nature. Understanding these elemental parameters is therefore crucial to developing a precise and unified description of nature and all of its interconnected relationships and symmetries.

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Does the future influence the past? Physicists propose retrocausality must be valid

The postulation of retrocausal interactions is not generally well accepted among conventional scientists, and all the fundamental physics equations that describe “backwards” interactions in time have been largely neglected or ignored. Yet, in a recent report published in Proceedings of The Royal Society A, physicists Matthew S. Leifer at Chapman University and Matthew F. Pusey at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics lend new theoretical support to retrocausality, arguing that in order for a time-symmetric interpretation of quantum theory to be valid, it must admit retrocausal interactions.

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Scientists get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating Atoms

The vibrational energy due to oscillating atoms in a crystal lattice is known as a phonon. These vibrations – or phonons – are determined by the specific atom and its associated atomic bond, generating heat and sound as this quantum of vibrational energy propagates though the material.

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Neuroscientists call for more comprehensive view of how brain forms memories

A new study, published this week in the journal Neuron, examines the limitations of synaptic plasticity in the learning and memory operations of the neurocomputational model. The publication argues that while synaptic plasticity establishes the map of connectivity between individual neurons correlating with the formation of a memory, it is not enough to account for all aspects of learning. A second process called “intrinsic plasticity,” or changes in the intensity of activity of neurons within a connectivity circuit, plays an important role as well.

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“Bright as a Billion Suns,” New Laser Alters Matter

Science NewsCurated by RSF Research Staff Home > Science News > The brightest light ever produced on Earth was created by Physicists at the...
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NIST ‘Noise Thermometry’ Yields Accurate New Measurements of Boltzmann Constant

By measuring the random jiggling motion of electrons in a resistor, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have contributed to accurate new measurements of the Boltzmann constant, a fundamental scientific value that relates the energy of a system to its temperature. NIST made one measurement in its Boulder, Colorado, laboratory and collaborated on another in China.

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