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Unraveling Mystery Of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Unraveling Mystery Of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Provided by Cardiff University Researchers at Cardiff University are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear when the ultra-sensitive LIGO and Virgo detectors are switched on in 2015. It's hoped the...

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Researchers Detect Smallest Force Ever Measured
2014-06-27 03:21:50

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.

Protecting Earth From Asteroids Using Stardust
2013-11-18 17:41:17

A new research program is bringing experts together to help protect our planet from asteroids that could become catastrophes.

Revealing New Information On Strength Of Black Hole Mergers
2013-11-08 07:13:10

Giant black holes throughout the universe sometimes pair up and merge, sending out gravitational waves that ripple across space and time. Albert Einstein predicted that these waves exist, but scientists have yet to directly detect one.

2013-08-08 14:45:55

One of the many counterintuitive and bizarre insights of quantum mechanics is that even in a vacuum—what many of us think of as an empty void—all is not completely still.

Heart Of Space Mission LISA Pathfinder Successfully Tested, Ready For Launch
2013-06-05 14:13:03

The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colors extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow.

Atom Optics To Predict Gravitational Waves
2012-10-19 08:33:13

NASA is pursuing a pioneering technology capable of atomic-level precision to detect gravitational waves or ripples in space-time caused by cataclysmic events, including the Big Bang itself.

Microscale Optical Accelerometer Engineered By Researchers
2012-10-18 10:02:36

Imagine navigating through a grocery store with your cell phone. As you turn down the bread aisle, ads and coupons for hot dog buns and English muffins pop up on your screen. The electronics industry would like to make such personal navigators a reality, but, to do so, they need the next generation of microsensors.

Looking Into The Heart Of A Supernova
2012-07-12 21:01:00

Caltech simulation points out how to detect a rapidly spinning stellar core

Gravitational Waves Are The 'Sounds Of The Universe'
2011-10-03 09:19:36

Einstein wrote about them, and we're still looking for them -- gravitational waves, which are small ripples in the fabric of space-time, that many consider to be the sounds of our universe.

Squeezed Laser Will Bring Gravitational Waves To The Light Of Day
2011-09-12 06:34:03

Measuring at the limits of the laws of nature – this is the challenge which researchers repeatedly take up in their search for gravitational waves.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.