Search results for fast radio bursts

Optics & Photonics Oct 17, 2019

Discovery leads to ultrasensistive way to measure light

A team of UO physicists has drummed up a new way of measuring light: using microscopic drums to hear light.

Astronomy Sep 26, 2019

Galaxy found to float in a tranquil sea of halo gas

Using one cosmic mystery to probe another, astronomers have analyzed the signal from a fast radio burst, an enigmatic blast of cosmic radio waves lasting less than a millisecond, to characterize the diffuse gas in the halo ...

Astronomy Aug 19, 2019

Eight new repeating fast radio bursts detected

Using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, astronomers have identified eight new repeating fast radio burst (FRB) sources. The finding, reported in a paper published August 9 on arXiv.org, ...

Astronomy Aug 05, 2019

Team uses AI to detect fast radio bursts

A Swinburne Ph.D. student has built an automated system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionise our ability to detect and capture fast radio bursts (FRBs) in real-time.

Astronomy Aug 22, 2019

Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197

Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in a paper published August ...

Astronomy Sep 09, 2019

China Sky Eye, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, is now fully operational

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, known as FAST, is the world's most sensitive listening device. The single-dish radio telescope is made of 4,450 individual panels that scan the sky, detecting ...

Astronomy Aug 07, 2019

What are light echoes? Using reflections of light to see even further back in time

When we look outward into space, we're looking backward in time. That's because light moves at the speed of light. It takes time for the light to reach us.

Environment Sep 13, 2019

Death toll from Spain floods rises to three

The death toll from torrential rain and floods in southeastern Spain rose to three on Friday after a man drowned when his car became trapped in a tunnel, local authorities said.

Environment Sep 13, 2019

Death toll from Spain floods rises to five

Three more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to five with the rising waters causing havoc for travellers and forcing 3,500 people from their homes, officials ...

Astronomy Oct 10, 2018

Aussie telescope almost doubles known number of mysterious 'fast radio bursts'

Australian researchers using a CSIRO radio telescope in Western Australia have nearly doubled the known number of 'fast radio bursts'— powerful flashes of radio waves from deep space.

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