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Cape Cod MA (SPX) Sep 03, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/rocks-drill-core-samples-earth-upper-mantle-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports a team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Virginia Tech, and the University of Bremen. This new evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth's mantle - thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The new study was published in the Proceedings of the
Berlin (AFP) Sept 3, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/robot-spix-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Imagine the alarm clock ringing on a typical Monday morning, except this time the curtains draw themselves back, the bathroom lights switch on automatically and you smell fresh coffee brewing. Or an oven that turns itself on and starts warming up a lasagne when you're 15 minutes away from home, just in time to be dished up as you walk through the door. For years, technology firms have be
Eugene OR (SPX) Sep 02, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/kelly-sutherland-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> The University of Oregon's Kelly Sutherland has seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan Island. In a paper with four colleagues in the journal Nature Communications, Sutherland details how a tiny type of jellyfish - colonial siphonophores - swim rapidly by coordinating multiple water-sho
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/self-sweeping-laser-optical-field-with-high-contrast-grating-hcg-mirror-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> A new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications, including remote sensing, self-driving car navigation and 3D biomedical imaging. A team of University of California, Berkeley, engineers led by Connie Chang-Hasnain, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, used a novel concept to automate
Berkeley CA (SPX) Sep 03, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/sun-coronal-mass-ejection-cme-aug-31-2012-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Illinois created solar cells that collect blue photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded. This breakthrough paves the
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/using-stellar-twins-to-measure-distance-between-stars-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Astronomers from the University of Cambridge have developed a new, highly accurate method of measuring the distances between stars, which could be used to measure the size of the galaxy, enabling greater understanding of how it evolved. Using a technique which searches out stellar 'twins', the researchers have been able to measure distances between stars with far greater precision than is
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/rain-precipitation-falls-land-field-paddock-farm-crop-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Research using NASA satellite measurements has given scientists a better understanding of what happens to rain and snow that falls on land - how much runs off into rivers, lakes and aquifers; how much plants use; and how much simply evaporates. Among the new findings: plants around the world use less water than previous studies had indicated, and most freshwater passes more rapidly through
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/multi-dome-lunar-base-3d-printing-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> More than four decades after humans last walked on the moon, Russian space agency Roscosmos is sending a robotic spacecraft to the moon to scope out potential locations for a planned lunar base. The high-tech base would feature living quarters for cosmonauts, laboratories, a launching and landing port for spacecraft, and even an astronomy observatory, Tech Insider reported. The recon
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/3-d-diagram-magnetic-wormhole-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> "Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can connect two distant regions of the universe, and have been popularised by the dissemination of theoretical physics and by works of science fiction like Stargate, Star Trek or, more recently, Interstellar. Using present-day technology it would be impossible to create a gravitational wormhole, as the field would have to be manipulated with huge amounts
Lawrence KS (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/cms-detector-lhc-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma - a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe - with fewer particles than previously thought possible. The material was discovered by colliding protons with lead nuclei at high energy inside the supercollider's Compact Muo
Seattle WA (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/earth-july-6-2015-deep-space-climate-observatory-spacecraft-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Observations of nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere by a NASA spacecraft 17 million miles away are giving astronomers fresh clues to how that gas might reveal itself on faraway planets, thus aiding in the search for life. Finding and measuring nitrogen in the atmosphere of an exoplanet - one outside our solar system - can be crucial to determining if that world might be habitable. That's becaus
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/fake-vortex-tangle-representing-quantum-turbulence-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Scientists have come up with a knotty theory to explain why the early universe expanded after the Big Bang. The early inflation of the Universe which took place a fraction of a second after the Big Bang may have been powered by tangled knots of flux tubes that provided energy, according to a new theory from a team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh. "If you take your headp
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/hubble-mosaic-414-photographs-m31-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> In a survey of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope images of 2,753 young, blue star clusters in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy (M31), astronomers have found that M31 and our own galaxy have a similar percentage of newborn stars based on mass. By nailing down what percentage of stars have a particular mass within a cluster, or the Initial Mass Function (IMF), scientists can better interpret the
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/mars-rover-hedgehog-robot-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on wheels, and they can't operate upside-down. But on a small body, such as an asteroid or a comet, the low-gravity conditions and rough surfaces make traditional driving all the more hazardous. Enter Hedgehog: a new conc
Tucson AZ (SPX) Sep 04, 2015<br/> <img src="http://www.spxdaily.com/images-bg/mercury-chemical-mineralogical-physical-differences-rocks-surface-bg.jpg" hspace=5 vspace=2 align=right border=0 width=160 height=128> Using laboratory instruments typically used to make semiconductor devices, space weathering of airless bodies in the Solar System has been simulated, allowing researchers to better determine the ages of their surfaces, states a new paper by Kimberly R. Kuhlman of the Planetary Science Institute. "'Space weathering' is a catch-all term for what happens to surfaces exposed to the environment

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