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quantum_teleportation

Quantum information successfully teleported using optical fiber over a record breaking distance

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted an experiment confirming that quantum communication over long distances is possible. Research team has successfully "teleported" quantum information carried in light particl

September 28, 2015

phytoplankton_feat

Significant decline of oceanic phytoplankton detected across the Northern Hemisphere

NASA's scientists have conducted a first study to observe the global, long-term phytoplankton community trend based on a model driven by the satellite data. A significant decline in certain types of phytoplankton has been discovered and the results of this 15 year l

September 25, 2015

pluto_feat

Amazing new collection of high-resolution Pluto images opens a new page in its future research

A new collection of high-resolution images of Pluto, collected by NASA's New Horizon, has revealed the minor planet's surface in amazing, previously unseen topographic and compositional details. The collected data has opened new horizons in the future research o

September 25, 2015

earth_core_feat

New research shows Earth's core is more abundant in oxygen than previously thought

An international team of scientists has concluded the oxygen is more abundant in the core of the Earth than previously thought, by considering the combined geophysical and geochemical signatures of the planet. Results were published in the online September 21 - 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

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Total lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015 - online broadcasts schedule

After more than 30 years a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse will be visible again across the skies of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of west Asia and the eastern Pacific. This rare celestial event is set for September 28 (UTC), 2015, and

September 24, 2015

china_subduction_feat

New research shows Chinese continental shelf of exotic origin collided with continental China 100 million years ago

Researchers from China and United Kingdom have introduced a new hypothesis about the tectonic evolution of the greater western Pacific since the Mesozoic era, which shows that the basement of the Chinese continental shelf is geologically unrelated to the continental lit

September 23, 2015

NASA_exocomet_feat

Massive cloud of comets causing unexplained dip in a distant star's glow

Kepler space telescope has spotted an unusual dip in a distant star's glow which might be caused by a massive cloud of comets orbiting the star.Kepler telescope has been observing the same patch of sky for four years, searching for stars immersed in a bright glow.

September 19, 2015

perseid_by_csath07_g

86 new meteor showers discovered

86 new meteor showers have joined the already well known crowd of Perseids, Leonids and Geminids. Astronomers observed the events using a network of security video cameras redesigned to monitor space debris passing through the Earth's atmosphere.The meteor showers c

September 18, 2015

aborigini_sea_level_rise_featjpg

The stories of Aboriginal people hold clues on the sea-level rise 7 000 years ago

The researchers from Sunshine Coast University (SCU) and the University of New England (UNE), Australia have discovered that the Aboriginal people keep the oral tradition story passed on for generations about the sea-level rise dating back to over 7 000 years ago. The n

September 17, 2015

galaxy_cluster_feat

A new giant galaxy cluster bursting with newborn stars discovered

Astronomers have discovered an enormous galaxy cluster with new stars forming in its core at a pace of 800 stars per year, ESA announced on September 10, 2015. This rare and amazing discovery was made by using the NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Canada-France

September 17, 2015

cassini_moon

New research reveals a global ocean beneath Saturn's moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered a global ocean underneath the icy crust of Enceladus, the geologically active Saturn's moon. The discovery has been made by using data from NASA's Cassini mission, NASA announced on September 15, 2015.Researchers have come to this conc

September 17, 2015

0sea_ice_extent_September_2015

2015 Arctic sea ice minimum extent fourth lowest on record

Satellite data show the Arctic sea ice minimum extent of the year 2015 is the fourth lowest recorded since the beginning of the observations from space.Researchers from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado at Boulder have

September 16, 2015

lunar_surface_scarps

Earth's gravity significantly impacts the Moon's faults orientation

New data obtained by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show Earth's gravity has made a visible impact on the orientation of faults in the Moon's surface, NASA announced on September 15, 2015. LRO was launched on June 18, 2009 and has so fa

September 15, 2015

sierra_nevada_feat

Sierra Nevada seasonal snowpack lowest in the last 500 years

A new study, published in Nature Climate Change on September 14, 2015, shows the spring amount of snow on the Sierra mountains has sunk to its lowest levels in the last 500 years. The current circumstances of exceptional drought across the state of California thus repre

September 15, 2015

photons

New research shows builiding light objects is possible

A team of scientists including theoretical physicists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, have discovered that a molecule with its own force can be formed from weightless light particles. This discovery has take

September 14, 2015

meteorite_impacts_sweden

First confirmed double meteorite crater discovered in Sweden

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, lead by Professor Erik Sturkell at the Department of Earth Sciences, have discovered two meteorite craters in Jämtland county, Sweden, from a twin strike that occurred about 460 million years ago. Erik Sturkell and his c

September 13, 2015

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Bright spots on Ceres imaged in striking new detail

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided new views of the dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced on September 9, 2015. The brightest spots and the closest-yet view of Occator crater has given scientists a deeper insight into these unusua

September 10, 2015

42 scientistsdi

A cause for plate collision discovered

An international team of 30 scientists has traveled to the Philippine Sea to drill into the crust of the Izu–Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc and discover a cause for the plate collision. The results of their research were published in Nature Geoscience Journal on August 2

September 09, 2015

doggerland_location

Scientists unite to reconstruct ancient country lost during the last Ice Age

An interdisciplinary research group of scientists, comprising of archeologists, molecular biologists and computer scientists across the UK, will try to digitally re-construct an ancient landscape of a prehistoric country, covered by rising sea levels of the past climate

September 03, 2015

ocean_plastic_birds

Striking research shows 99% of the world's seabirds will ingest plastic waste by 2050

A team of scientists from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Imperial College London has conducted an in-depth study of the impact the plastic ocean debris has on the ocean's wildlife. The astounding results showed that 99% of s

September 02, 2015

california_drought_sinking3

Rapid land sinking threatens premises in California

The extensive groundwater pumping, in response to a historical drought that has dried out the grounds of California, has caused the the land to sink, the Department of Water Resources announced on August 19, 2015. The San Joaquin Valley is now sinking at an extremely fa

August 30, 2015

pressure_matter

A new discovery: The innermost electrons of the metal osmium interacted with each other under extremely high pressure

An international team of scientists has observed a previously unknown phenomena: in the conditions of extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium have interacted with each other.It has been long known that the propertied

August 28, 2015

1mineral_rosasite

Extraordrinary mineral diversity on Earth unique in cosmos

A new research, led by Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Science showed that there are over 1 500 minerals left undiscovered on the planet Earth. This implies our planet is unique in cosmos in terms of mineral diversity, Carnegie Science reported on August 26, 2015.Minerals

August 28, 2015

sicily_beach

Tsunami waves in the Mediterranean Sea: Computer simulation to help identify high risk areas

European scientists have simulated the impact of earthquake generated tsunamis across the Eastern Mediterranean area. The research showed how the tsunami waves could hit and flood coastal regions of southern Italy and Greece, which could help to identify the high risk a

August 27, 2015

marine_Debris

Garbage patches across the oceans - visualization experiment

The experts estimated about 70% of litter that ends up in the world's oceans, sinks to the bottom. The rest of the marine debris remains floating under the ocean surface and is carried around by the ocean currents. The floating debris mainly contains undegradable ti

August 23, 2015

ARC_fusion_power_plant

A small fusion power plant to supply electricity to 100 000 people in the next ten years

The scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have proposed a new design for a practical, efficient fusion reactor, aided by the advancement of superconducting technology. It seems the era of practical fusion power could be arising sooner than previously tho

August 22, 2015

9IceCube_Collaboration

High-energy cosmic neutrinos observed at the geographic South Pole

An team of international experts has announced a new observation of high-energy neutrino particles using an instrument funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The particles from beyond our galaxy have been detected at the geographic South Pole, using a massive

August 22, 2015

stranded_whales_alaska

30 large whales found dead along the coast of Alaska, a cause remains unknown

30 dead large whales have been found since May 2015, along the Western Gulf of Alaska and southern shoreline of the Alaska Peninsula. Simultaneous increase in the number of large whale strandings in British Columbia, Canada, got the scientists on both ends to start an a

August 22, 2015

space_elevator

Space elevator patent to revolutionize the future of space travel

Thoth Technology Inc., a private Canadian company, has earned a patent on a 20 kilometer (12 miles) high space elevator structure that has the potential to revolutionize the future of space travel.Thoth Technology company specializes in miniature light-weight gadgets fo

August 21, 2015

BASE_CERN

New research reveals: Matter and antimatter, mirror images of each other

Researchers from BASE collaboration at CERN, led by RIKEN, have conducted the most precise measurement, so far, of the charge-to-mass ratio of protons and their antimatter counterparts, antiprotons. Their work was carried out using CERN's Antiproton Decelerator, and

August 21, 2015

meteorite_impact_DNA

Meteorite impacts can create life's building blocks, new research shows

A new research conducted by the researchers from Tohoku University, National Institute for Materials Science and Hiroshima University showed that meteorite impacts on ancient ocenas may have created nucleobases and amino acids, which indicates there might have been anot

August 19, 2015

UCI_research

A strong link discovered between high wildfire risks in Amazon and devastating hurricanes across the North Atlantic coast

A strong link between the high risk of a wildfire in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes of the North Atlantic shorelines has been uncovered by the research team from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and NASA, UCI reported on August 18, 2015.The te

August 19, 2015

groundwater_contamination_via_uranium_and_nitrate

Natural uranium levels by far exceed proposed limits in two major US aquifers

The study conducted by University of Nebrasca - Lincoln (UNL) researchers discovered that almost 2 million people across the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium.UNL researchers Karrie Weber and Jason Nolan analysed data

August 18, 2015

ladee lunar orbit

LADEE spacecraft confirms Moon's exosphere contains neon

Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft for the first time confirmed the long-speculated assumption, the Moon's atmosphere might contain neon, a gas known for it's intense glow, and commonly used in electric signs on Earth, NASA reporte

August 18, 2015

kuiper_belt

A new computer simulation suggest our early Solar System was inhabited by a fifth giant planet

A new research, published on August 10, 2015, suggests a cluster of icy bodies located in the same areas as Pluto, might prove our early Solar System was inhabited by a fifth giant planet. During Neptune's migration, 4 billion years ago, the ice giant might have jum

August 16, 2015

atlas asteroid telescope 1

First Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert system (ATLAS) fully operational

The first Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) telescope is now in operation on Haleakala volcano, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. The telescope is a part of an asteroid impact early system project that was developed by the University of Hawai'i and

August 15, 2015

seabed_geology

Scientists create the world's first digital map of the seafloor's geology

The composition of the seabed, which covers 70% of the Earth's surface, has been mapped for the first time after 40 years. The research team from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences has created the world's first digital map of the seabed's g

August 14, 2015

exoplanet

Gemini discovers a young, Jupiter-like planet

Astronomers have imaged a new world of a young Jupiter in unprecedented details, using the Gemini Observatory's new Planet Imager (GPI). They discovered the planet's mass is about twice the Jupiter's, and it seems the planet is the most Solar System-like pla

August 14, 2015

animas_river_wastewater_contamination_f

3 million gallons of toxic wastewater spreading toward Lake Powell, state of emergency declared

The Navajo Nation and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper declared a state of emergency on Monday, August 10, after EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) officially confirmed that 11 356 235 liters (3 million gallons) of toxic mining sludge from a mine in southwest

August 12, 2015

manoa invertebrate extinction habitat

Biodiversity research in Hawai'i shows the Earth is facing it's 'sixth mass extinction'

The extinction crisis in Hawai'i, which has even been labeled as the "extinction capital of the world" has been the research focus of the international team of scientists from the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) of the University of Hawai'i

August 12, 2015