'Fibonacci quasiparticle' could form basis of future quantum computers
Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn's
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, ...
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Study shows how planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects
(Phys.org)—Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system.
New planetary dashboard shows 'Great Acceleration' in human activity since 1950
Human activity, predominantly the global economic system, is now the prime driver of change in the Earth System (the sum of our planet's interacting physical, chemical, biological and human processes), according ...
Extending Einstein's spooky action for use in quantum networks
An international team, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has demonstrated that the 1935 Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) quantum mechanics paradox may be extended to more than two ...
Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided
Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.
Molecular 'hats' allow in vivo activation of disguised signaling peptides
When someone you know is wearing an unfamiliar hat, you might not recognize them. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using just such a disguise to sneak biomaterials containing peptide signaling ...
What Microsoft didn't say about Windows 10 is important to know
There's a lot to like about Windows 10, the next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system. But the tech giant has also worryingly left unanswered a lot of important questions about the software.
Dawn spacecraft captures best-ever view of dwarf planet
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for ...
Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe
A Sun-like star with orbiting planets, dating back to the dawn of the Galaxy, has been discovered by an international team of astronomers.
High-end 'upstream' Linux laptop plans to ship in April
Nanoshuttle wear and tear: It's the mileage, not the age
As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, ...