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NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity... more
Quantum spacetime on a quantum simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Quantum simulation plays an irreplaceable role in diverse fields, beyond the scope of classical computers. In a recent study, Keren Li and an interdisciplinary research team at the Center for Quantum Computing, Quantum Science and Engineering... more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Deterministic generation of a two-dimensional cluster state  Science Magazine · 2 days
Measurement-based quantum computation offers exponential computational speed-up through simple measurements on a large entangled cluster state. We propose and demonstrate a scalable scheme for the generation of photonic cluster states suitable for universal measurement-based... more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful... more
Hubble observes first confirmed interstellar comet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 3 days
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 4 days
Astronomers made an unexpected discovery that could explain why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe. more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Stretched photons recover lost interference  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it's stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky... more
2nd Interstellar Comet Looks Pretty Normal, Astronomers Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Observations of the interstellar Comet Borisov have been flooding in for six weeks, and the more astronomers duplicate one another's work, the more confident they are in their analysis of the object. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
2I/Borisov: Interstellar comet with a familiar look  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new comet discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is an outcast from another star system, yet its properties are surprisingly familiar, a new study led by Jagiellonian University researchers shows. The team's findings... more
The nature of obscured active galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus, one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses. When material actively accretes onto the SMBH, associated processes can produce an active galactic nucleus (AGN)... more
Diatomic Carbon Detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers have detected the emission from the small carbon chains C2 in the coma of 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet to... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. more
Soft nanocomposite electroadhesives for digital micro- and nanotransfer printing  Science Magazine · 1 week
Automated handling of microscale objects is essential for manufacturing of next-generation electronic systems. Yet, mechanical pick-and-place technologies cannot manipulate smaller objects whose surface forces dominate over gravity, and emerging microtransfer... more
Human intelligence: have we reached the limit of knowledge?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Despite huge advances in science over the past century, our understanding of nature is still far from complete. Not only have scientists failed to find the Holy Grail of physics—unifying... more
Studying the snowmelt episodes of a Pyrenean river with a seismometer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers at Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera of the Spanish National research Council (ICTJA-CSIC) has analysed the seismic signals generated by the... more
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole... more
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system  nanowerk · 1 week
An international team of astronomers have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail... more
The forebrain synaptic transcriptome is organized by clocks but its proteome is driven by sleep  Science Magazine · 1 week
Neurons have adapted mechanisms to traffic RNA and protein into distant dendritic and axonal arbors. Taking a biochemical... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
Astronomers investigate a black hole candidate during outburst  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using MeeKAT telescope, astronomers have studied a black hole candidate X-ray binary system known as H1743−322 during an outburst that took place last year. Results of the study, presented in a paper... more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Researchers Measure Pressure in Solar System’s Heliosheath  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, a team of scientists has calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of... more
Foust Forward | Zero gravity requires a lot of patience  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
For decades, the space community has sought the “killer app” for microgravity research: the project that,... more
Highly Energetic Explosion Occurred in Milky Way’s Center 3.5 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
About 3.5 million years ago, a Seyfert flare from Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, created... more
Astronomers find cyanide gas in interstellar object 2I/Borisov  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the mysterious object known as 'Oumuamua passed Earth in October of 2017, astronomers rejoiced. In addition to being the first interstellar object detected in our solar system, its arrival opened our... more
Researchers develop quantum-mechanical variant of the twin paradox  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the fundamental challenges of physics is the reconciliation of Einstein's theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. The necessity to critically question these two pillars of modern physics arises, for example,... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Interference of clocks: A quantum twin paradox  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The phase of matter waves depends on proper time and is therefore susceptible to special-relativistic (kinematic) and gravitational (redshift) time dilation. Hence, it is conceivable that atom interferometers measure general-relativistic time-dilation effects. In contrast... more
The mass inflow and outflow rates of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the most widely accepted cosmological models, the first galaxies began to form between 13 and 14 billion years ago. Over the course of the next billion... more
Scientists start mapping the hidden web that scaffolds the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After counting all the normal, luminous matter in the obvious places of the universe—galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium—about half of it is still missing. So... more
The neural basis of combinatory syntax and semantics  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Human language allows us to create an infinitude of ideas from a finite set of basic building blocks. What is the neurobiology of this combinatory system? Research has begun to dissect the... more
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cosmological simulations predict that the Universe contains a network of intergalactic gas filaments, within which galaxies form and evolve. However, the faintness... more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Based on direct observations researchers have discovered massive filaments between galaxies in a proto-cluster, extending over more than 1 million parsecs and providing the fuel for... more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international group of scientists led by the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research has used observations from the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the ESO... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter would have clumped together... more
Physicists Search Universe for Evidence That a Fundamental Force of Nature Is Out of Whack  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Physicists are scouring the universe for evidence that one of the fundamental constants of nature, Newton's gravity, is... more
NASA's space geodesy project mapping out a bright future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In April 2019, an international team of more than 300 scientists unveiled the first recorded images of a black hole, its dark shadow and vivid orange disk peering back across... more
The feedback between selection and demography shapes genomic diversity during coevolution  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Species interactions and coevolution are integral to ecological communities, but we lack empirical information on when and how these interactions generate and purge genetic diversity. Using... more
Black Holes As We Know Them May Not Exist  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Black holes may not have singularities at their heart, but instead may be stuffed with dark energy. more
Is Our Solar System's Mysterious 'Planet 9' Really a Grapefruit-Size Black Hole?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
It probably isn't a black hole, if it exists at all. But two physicists think we should check to see if it's a black... more
Relativity Space raises $140 million  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Small launch vehicle company Relativity Space announced Oct. 1 it has raised a new round of $140 million, a sign of investor confidence despite strong competition... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP analyzes record-setting hurricane Lorenzo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Over the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29, Hurricane Lorenzo attained Category 5 strength briefly, becoming the strongest hurricane on record in the eastern-most Atlantic Ocean. Lorenzo has also attained and contributed to some... more
Black holes and their host galaxies, growing old together  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The 'special relationship' between supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their hosts -- something astronomers and physicists have observed for quite a while -- can now be understood as a bond... more
Growing old together: A sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some relationships are written in the stars. That's definitely the case for supermassive black holes and their host galaxies, according to a... more
Planet Nine could be a primodial black hole, new research suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The hypothetical Planet Nine, assumed to be lurking somewhere in the outskirts of our solar system, may not be a planet at all. A new study,... more
Astronomers Find Triple Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from several space- and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have discovered a system of three supermassive black holes within SDSS J084905.51+111447.2, a trio of... more
Gargantuan Black Hole Shreds Star in Rare Cosmic 'Crime Scene'  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Scientists have spotted what may be the best example yet of a star being ripped to shreds by a massive black hole. Here's what they found. more
Faster than the Speed of Light: New Research Looks at Gamma-Ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists Jon Hakkila of the College of Charleston and Robert Nemiroff of the Michigan Technological University have published research indicating that blasts that create... more
Naming of New Interstellar Visitor: 2I/Borisov  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A new object from interstellar space has been found within the Solar System, only the second such discovery of its kind. Astronomers are turning... more
TESS Spots Its First Tidal Disruption Event  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole violently ripping apart a Sun-sized star. It... more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life -- nucleobases -- could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
Non-thermal emission from cosmic rays accelerated in HII regions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Radio observations at metre-centimetre wavelengths shed light on the nature of the emission of HII regions. Usually, this category of objects is dominated by thermal radiation produced by ionised hydrogen,... more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life—nucleobases—could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
Life's building blocks may have formed in interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 3 weeks
An experiment shows that one of the basic units of life - nucleobases - could have originated within giant gas clouds interspersed between the stars. more
Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate star  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating a extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from... more
Ultrasound imaging of gene expression in mammalian cells  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The study of cellular processes occurring inside intact organisms requires methods to visualize cellular functions such as gene expression in deep tissues. Ultrasound is a widely used biomedical technology enabling noninvasive imaging... more
Do Gamma-Ray Jets Really Achieve Superluminal Speeds?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
High-speed particle jets from gamma-ray bursts may exceed the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, but do so without violating Einstein’s... more
Compute at the speed of light  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new way to achieve integrated photonics -- a new device has been developed that could have applications in imaging, sensing and quantum information processing, such as on-chip transformation optics, mathematical operations and spectrometers. more
Temporal fluctuations in protein concentrations can determine fate of stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
How do temporal variations in protein concentrations affect biology? It's a question that biologists have only recently begun to address, and the findings are increasingly showing... more
Compute at the speed of light  nanowerk · 3 weeks
A new way to achieve integrated photonics could have applications in imaging, sensing and quantum information processing, such as on-chip transformation optics, mathematical operations and spectrometers. more
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