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Beautiful Details in the Crab Nebula

A new image of the Crab Nebula supernova remnant taken using the Prime Focus Camera on the Subaru telescope highlights the beauty of stellar debris expanding away from the site of this ancient blast....

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World's thinnest material

Physicists from the University of Manchester and the Max-Planck Institute in Germany have created a new kind of membrane that is only one atom thick. It’s believed that this super-small structure can be used...

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Transistors made from organic materials

A flat screen that can be rolled up and put into a jacket pocket – organic transistors with low energy consumption could make this possible. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State...

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Alien worlds have dry atmospheres

Scientists taking their first “sniffs of air” from planets outside our solar system are a bit baffled by what they did not find: water. One of the more basic assumptions of astronomy is that...

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Powerful Solar Winds Colliding Head On

Off to one corner of NGC 346, a star cluster in the Small Magellanic Cloud, there’s an amazing collision between two stars. Well, not the stars themselves, but the powerful winds they are ejecting....

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Sight and sound are parallel

More than three centuries ago, Sir Isaac Newton reflected on the similarities between the sense of hearing and the sense of sight. Newton’s speculations were impossible to test scientifically – until now. A novel...

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Surprises from the Sun’s South Pole

In keeping with the first and second south polar passes (in 1994 and 2000), the latest high-latitude excursion of the joint ESA-NASA Ulysses mission has already produced some surprises. In mid-December 2006, although very...

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