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A pulsar with a tremendous hiccup

(Phys.org) -- Pulsars are superlative cosmic beacons. These compact neutron stars rotate about their axes many times per second, emitting radio waves and gamma radiation into space.  Using ingenious data ...

Jul 24, 2012 4 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Team maps the nuclear landscape

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.

Jun 27, 2012 5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast

Neutrons escaping to a parallel world?

In a paper recently published in European Physical Journal C, researchers hypothesised the existence of mirror particles to explain the anomalous loss of neutrons observed experimentally. The existence of such mirror matter ...

Jun 15, 2012 4.1 / 5 (31) 51 | with audio podcast

A new way to discover pulsars

(Phys.org) -- The Large Area Telescope (LAT), built by SLAC for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, collects information on high-energy gamma rays from numerous sources in the sky. Among these are small, ...

May 22, 2012 5 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

A supernova cocoon breakthrough

(Phys.org) -- Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided the first X-ray evidence of a supernova shock wave breaking through a cocoon of gas surrounding the star that exploded. This discovery ...

May 15, 2012 4.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast