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BU astrophysicist and collaborators reveal a new model of our heliosphere

The heliosphere is a vast region, extending more than twice as far as Pluto. It casts a magnetic "force field" around all the planets, deflecting charged particles that would otherwise muscle into the solar system and even tear through DNA.

Team to discover quasar tsunamis

Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech's Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe.

First-time direct proof of chemical reactions in particulates

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have developed a new method to analyse particulate matter more precisely than ever before.

Breakthrough made towards building the world’s most powerful particle accelerator

An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has for the first time succeeded in demonstrating the ionization cooling of muons.

Radar and ice could help detect an elusive subatomic particle

One of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics these days is a tiny subatomic particle called a neutrino, so small that it passes through matter...

Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation

Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions.

‘Strange’ glimpse into neutron stars and symmetry violation

New results from precision particle detectors at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) offer a fresh glimpse of the particle interactions that take place in the cores of neutron stars and give nuclear physicists a new way to search for violations of fundamental symmetries in the universe.

A small step for atoms, a giant leap for microelectronics

Step by step, scientists are figuring out new ways to extend Moore's Law. The latest reveals a path toward integrated circuits with two-dimensional transistors.

Scientists shed light on mystery of dark matter

Scientists have identified a sub-atomic particle that could have formed the "dark matter" in the Universe during the Big Bang.

Scientists one step closer to understanding the mystery of matter in the universe

Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron - a fundamental particle in the universe - more precisely than ever before.

Merging neutron stars

The option to measure the gravitational waves of two merging neutron stars has offered the chance to answer some of the fundamental questions about the structure of matter.

Our Universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension

Uppsala University researchers have devised a new model for the Universe – one that may solve the enigma of dark energy.