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Monthly Archives: June 2016

In the blink of a cosmic eye: Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

Some galaxies pump out vast amounts of energy from a very small volume of space, typically not much bigger than our own solar system….
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Gravitational lens zooms in on why some quasars have the radio turned down

Mini-jets of material ejected from a central supermassive black hole appear to be the culprits behind faint radio wave emissions in ‘radio-quiet’ quasars. A…
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Autolens analysis steps up for Euclid’s 100,000 strong gravitational lens challenge

Euclid satellite, due for launch in 2020, will set astronomers a huge challenge: to analyze one hundred thousand strong gravitational lenses. The gravitational deflection…
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In hot water: Climate change is affecting North American fish

Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America — including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety…
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Jupiter on a bench: Spacecraft Juno nears planet orbit

Earlier this year, in an experiment about five-feet long, researchers say they observed evidence of the abrupt transition of hydrogen from liquid insulator to…
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Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry

Researchers create rTAG, a tangible learning environment that utilizes teachable agent framing, together with a physical robotic agent to get students away from the…
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Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease

While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.

Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018

The artificial pancreas — a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering…
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Survey of 15,000 women and men reveals scale of infertility

One in eight women and one in ten men have experienced infertility, yet nearly half of them have not sought medical help, according to…
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Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

A major international review of the state of the oceans five years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except…
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Low-current, highly integrable spintronics device developed

Scientists have developed a device capable of controlling magnetism at a lower current level than conventional spintronics devices. The new device was fabricated by…
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High-pressure generator using a superconducting diamond developed

Researchers have developed a new diamond anvil cell by micro-fabricating a superconducting diamond, which conducts electricity like metal and serves as electrodes, on the…
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