Dwarf Galaxies’ Lack Of Dark Matter Halos Challenges Current Model Of Universe

Very Large Telescope view of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster. Image Credit: ESO. Acknowledgment: Aniello Grado and Luca Limatola According to the leading model of the universe, the cosmos is filled with five times more “dark matter” than regular matter. This hypothetical substance is invisible but a dark matter halo is thought to exist around galaxies …

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Mars Has Got A Little “Ear” On Its Surface

The ear-shaped crater in Chryse Planitia (the golden plane). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona We are always finding stuff on Mars that looks like something else. From the famous face – that turned out to be a windswept hill – to snakeskin netting “shed” by Perseverance’s landing gear. Now the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has spotted another …

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National Australia Bank delivers $1.8 billion in cash profit in the third quarter

Citigroup analyst Brendan Sproules said the result was disappointing given NAB’s rally since June, but the impact of the Reserve Bank of Australia raising interest rates would be better reflected in the remaining months of 2022. “Overall, we expect the market will be disappointed with this profit update after a strong share price rally from …

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UCLA researchers receive $4M from NIH for ‘miniscope’

The miniature microscope can be mounted on the heads of lab animals and the NIH grant will help the study team develop next-generation versions of their miniscope. The four-year award will support the design, manufacturing, and distribution of two types of two-photon miniscopes. As they did previously, the UCLA researchers will share detailed instructions on …

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Suncorp says profit fell 23%, warns of higher premiums for homeowners

Insurance giant Suncorp New Zealand’s after-tax profits slipped 23% to $165 million in its most recent financial year, despite a huge increase in premiums paid by Kiwi home, car and business owners. The insurer’s profit drop for the 12 months to the end of June was the result of high inflation, and multiple extreme weather …

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New Study Sheds Light on Why Stellar Populations Are So Similar in Milky Way

Cambridge, MA – Scientists have uncovered what sets the masses of stars, a mystery that has captivated astrophysicists for decades. Their answer? Stars, themselves. Using highly detailed simulations, a collaborative team has made a breakthrough discovery that star formation is a self-regulatory process, knowledge that may allow researchers to understand star formation within galaxies near …

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Reserve Bank to trial digital currency in ‘limited-scale pilot’ scheme

The Reserve Bank of Australia will trial its own digital currency as part of a research project to evaluate the future of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) in Australia. Key points: The RBA will launch a pilot central bank digital currency (CBDC) as part of a research project The CBDC will be a real claim …

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Robotic motion in curved space defies standard laws of physics — ScienceDaily

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it’s the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation of momentum. Now, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have proven the opposite — when bodies exist in curved …

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Promising beginnings for Australia’s newest supercomputer

Data used to create the image of this supernova remnant was collected with CSIRO’s ASKAP radio telescope, which is owned and operated by Australia’s national science agency, on Wajarri Yamatji Country in Western Australia. That data was then transferred to the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Center in Perth via high-speed optical fiber. Within 24 hours of …

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