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2009-05-11 14:38:51

U.S. physicists say they've determined the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other metal alloy found on Earth. The scientists said a neutron star is a star that collapsed when its core ceased nuclear fusion.

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2009-05-06 10:35:00

Research by a theoretical physicist at Indiana University shows that the crusts of neutron stars are 10 billion times stronger than steel or any other of the earth's strongest metal alloys.

2009-02-03 15:54:19

Cardiff University researchers who are part of a British-German team searching the depths of space to study gravitational waves, may have stumbled on one of the most important discoveries in physics according to an American physicist.

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2008-12-19 16:15:00

In a move that would have any astrophysicist scratching his head, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) commissioned a report to assess whether gravitational waves could threaten national security.

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2008-10-21 10:54:04

For decades it was baffling. Out of the still night sky, astronomers peering through their telescopes would occasionally glimpse quick bursts of high-energy light popping off like flashbulbs at the far side of the universe.

2008-06-17 09:00:51

By Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jun. 17--Ten years ago, the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College lacked even a basic physics department.

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2008-06-05 12:55:12

ESA’s orbiting gamma-ray observatory, Integral has revealed a new population of exotic and dusty binary stars which might represent a brief evolutionary period in a binary star’s life. The findings bring to light a gap in our knowledge of the formation and evolution of such binary star systems.

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2008-06-02 11:05:00

New information about the heart of one of the most famous objects in the sky -- the Crab Pulsar in the Crab Nebula -- has been revealed by an international team of scientists searching for gravitational waves.

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2008-05-26 09:45:00

The future of fundamental physics research lies in observing the early universe and developing models that explain the new data obtained.

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2008-04-17 07:00:00

The U.S. Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (LIGO) is getting a $205 million upgrade by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dubbed the "Advanced LIGO Project", the upgrade will enable the new field of gravitational wave astronomy.


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