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A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A particle accelerator that just ignited could reveal rare forms of matter

A few hundred yards from where we are sitting is a large metal chamber devoid of air and covered with the cables needed to control the instruments within. A particle beam silently passes through the interior of the chamber at about half the speed of light until it strikes a piece of solid material, resulting …

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Astronaut in Outer Space

Is it safe for humans to go into space? ISS experiments reveal risks for future spaceflight

Astronauts may be exposed to high-energy charged particles from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events, as well as secondary protons and neutrons after leaving Earth’s protective atmosphere. Since biomolecules, cells and tissues have different ionization patterns than terrestrial radiation, the associated biological consequences are poorly understood and the degree of hazard involved is subject …

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Astronaut in Outer Space

Is it safe for humans to go into space? ISS experiments reveal risks for future spaceflight

Astronauts may be exposed to high-energy charged particles from galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events, as well as secondary protons and neutrons after leaving Earth’s protective atmosphere. Since biomolecules, cells and tissues have different ionization patterns than terrestrial radiation, the associated biological consequences are poorly understood and the degree of hazard involved is subject …

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A grid of quantum islands could reveal the secrets of powerful technologies

A grid of quantum islands could reveal the secrets of powerful technologies

The researchers created a grid of quantum dots (center) ranging from one to three phosphorus atoms deposited on a plane embedded in silicon and studied the properties of electrons injected into the grid. Credit: Wang et al/NIST Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created grids of tiny clusters of atoms …

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84% more success: scientists reveal the most effective treatment for back pain

Nearly 65 million Americans say they have recently suffered from back pain. A study from Goethe University Frankfurt found that a combined approach works best. Back pain is a common condition that has many causes, including poor posture, overexertion, constant stress at work or home, lack of exercise, and poor posture. For a considerable number …

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JWST's infrared capabilities reveal early galaxies in young universe

JWST’s infrared capabilities reveal early galaxies in young universe

Four distant galaxies in SMACS 0723. Analysis of the very first image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows that the infrared telescope is revealing details of galaxies from when the universe was only about 1 billion years old. Left: The first image with four galaxies highlighted. On the right, the four galaxies each seen …

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A powerful linear accelerator begins to smash atoms - how it could reveal rare forms of matter

A powerful linear accelerator begins to smash atoms – how it could reveal rare forms of matter

A new particle accelerator at Michigan State University is about to discover thousands of isotopes never seen before. Credit: Rare Isotope Beam Facility, CC BY-ND A few hundred yards from where we are sitting is a large metal chamber devoid of air and covered with the cables needed to control the instruments within. A particle …

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Tentacle of a Transgenic Sea Anemone

Forever Young: Scientists Reveal the Secret to a Strange Animal’s Eternal Youth

Cross-section through a tentacle of a transgenic sea anemone showing the differentiation products of the SoxC cell population (magenta) and retractor muscles (yellow). Credit: Andreas Denner In sea anemones, highly conserved genes ensure the life-long differentiation of neurons and gland cells. Sea anemones are seemingly immortal animals. They seem to be immune to aging and …

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Tiny space probe could reveal consequences of our first asteroid defense test

Tiny space probe could reveal consequences of our first asteroid defense test

Are miniature probes the future of deep space exploration? It’s starting to look like this. While school bus-sized flagship missions still circle our solar system from Mars to Jupiter, they are increasingly accompanied by tiny CubeSats with specialized capabilities. This trend is set to continue in 2024 when the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Juventas CubeSat …

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Radioactive traces in tree rings reveal unexplained history of Earth's 'radiation storms'

Radioactive traces in tree rings reveal unexplained history of Earth’s ‘radiation storms’

Searching for planets and studying their stars, I have had the privilege of using some of the largest telescopes in the world. However, our team recently turned to an even larger system to study the cosmos: Earth’s forests. We’ve analyzed radioactive signatures left in tree rings around the world to study the mysterious “radiation storms” …

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