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Today’s physics news: Making sense of recent dark matter findings, and gravity may help to identify geothermal energy sources

By SophieH | 17 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

How does new dark matter evidence fit together? In recent weeks there have been an unprecedented number of papers on dark matter in such a short time. They comprise new gravitational lensing experiments that have mapped dark matter on a range of scales.   BBC Goce gravity boost to geothermal hunt   The hunt for […]

Today’s physics news: Dark matter seems to be interacting with something other than gravity, and a GoPro video of a spacewalk

By SophieH | 15 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rise and shine: Rosetta’s Philae probe could be awake within weeks Increased sunlight may allow lander to re-boot and send further samples; data received so far has already challenged leading theory on planet formation. The Rosetta mission’s hibernating lander could awake within weeks, according to new predictions that it will soon be receiving enough sunlight […]

Today’s physics news: Cosmologists produce an enormous map of the distribution of dark matter, and evidence of liquid water found on Mars

By SophieH | 14 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Alan Turing notebook sells for more than $1m at New York auction Paper thought to date from 1942 details Enigma codebreaker’s work on foundations of mathematical notation and computer science. A key scientific document hand-written by the Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing has been sold at auction in New York for more than $1m. The paper, […]

Today’s physics news: Chris Hadfield demonstrates the physics of tears in space, and the six major parties talk about science policy

By SophieH | 13 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

What are parties saying about science policy ahead of the election? If you’re struggling to form a view on what’s on offer for science at the general election, these interviews with six major parties are a starting point. Voters with an interest in science may be struggling to form a view on what’s on offer […]

Today’s physics news: The LHC enters new territory, and beginnings of life found in young star system

By SophieH | 10 Apr, 2015 | 0 Comments

Beginnings of life found in young star system Discovery affirms that the conditions that made the Earth, the Sun and us are not unique. Scientists have found the basic beginnings of life elsewhere in the universe, for the first time ever in  a disc around a young star. Scientists used observations from a huge telescope […]

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