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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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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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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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Surprise solar storm bashes Earth, with a second wave predicted for Monday

A solar storm slammed into Earth over the weekend, and it’s possible that another one could strike later on Monday (Aug. 8). Classified as “moderate” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (opens in new tab), the G2 geomagnetic storm, which pummeled our planet on Sunday (Aug. 7), was the …

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Beck: CAPSTONE demonstrates feasibility of low-cost interplanetary smallsats

LOGAN, Utah — Rocket Lab’s launch of a NASA lunar cubesat mission lived up to its name, serving as a capstone for the company’s efforts to develop end-to-end space systems and interplanetary missions, according to its chief executive. Giving a keynote at the Small Satellite Conference here Aug. 8, Peter Beck said the company’s work …

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Geomagnetic storm just hit Earth and it has had a dazzling impact

A geomagnetic storm just hit the Earth resulting in some dazzling auroras at the poles. Know what space experts said. Just a week ago, space experts had warned that a major, potentially disruptive sunspot is facing the Earth and that it had generated a strong solar wind that was then rushing towards Earth and that …

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Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine reverses 900 years of cooling

Rapid 20th century warming in the Gulf of Maine has reversed long-term cooling that occurred there during the previous 900 years, according to new research that combines an examination of shells from long-lived ocean quahogs and climate model simulations. The warming is “likely due to increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations and changes in western North …

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