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Smallest particles. How are they fundamental?

Smallest particles. How are they fundamental?

what is at the most basic, fundamental level? Is there a smallest possible brick or set of bricks from which you can build literally everything in our Universe that cannot be divided into something smaller? To this question scienc...

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2018-12-13

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Global emissions of carbon dioxide will break the record in 2018

Global emissions of carbon dioxide will break the record in 2018

it is Expected that global carbon emissions reached record levels in 2018, despite calls from climate scientists and international organizations such as the United Nations, to reduce. It is expected that the worldwide use of fossi...

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2018-12-10

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Scientists have found a way to harness the energy of thermonuclear fusion

Scientists have found a way to harness the energy of thermonuclear fusion

One of the most promising areas in the nuclear power industry is the type of rector, called a tokamak. It uses a very powerful magnetic field, which inside the special toroidal chamber (in the form of a hollow donut) is trapped by...

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2018-12-03

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What happens to the brain in weightlessness?

What happens to the brain in weightlessness?

for anybody not a secret that NASA took on an impossible task: to send humans to Mars by 2030. Why? Because it is enough to understand that a typical trip would take from three to six months, and the crew will have to stay on the ...

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2018-12-03

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Astronomers have found another

Astronomers have found another "twinkling" star

In the galaxy there were still a strangely twinkling star. Using a telescope in Chile, astronomers have discovered a star whose strange flickering — alternating bright and dim lights — like a star Tabby, which has long been associ...

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2018-11-23

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Nuclear

Nuclear "knots" will help to solve the mystery of atoms

Nodular structures called Sirmione, can help scientists unravel the inner workings of atomic nuclei. Skyrmion is a tiny perturbation in matter, swirling pattern similar to the knot that is difficult to unravel. In the 1960-ies of ...

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2018-11-22

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Frozen super-earths in the orbit of Barnard's star: what hides our

Frozen super-earths in the orbit of Barnard's star: what hides our "neighbor"?

Every night, counting the stars, astronomers closer to see how populated our universe — or at least our galaxy. After a quarter-century after orbiting other stars were discovered the first exoplanets, statistical data showed that,...

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2018-11-21

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Scientists have created a two-dimensional electron lattice kagome

Scientists have created a two-dimensional electron lattice kagome

Scientists from the University of Wollongong in collaboration with colleagues from the Chinese University Beihang, University Nankai and the Institute of physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully created two-dim...

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2018-11-20

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The former administrator of NASA:

The former administrator of NASA: "Lunar gateway — stupid architecture"

In recent weeks, the official NASA representatives were actively promoting the proposed "Gateway", which will serve as a space station on a remote orbit, near the moon. The Agency has proposed that intermediate step, instead of re...

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2018-11-17

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Chinese tokamak plasma heated to 100 million degrees Celsius

Chinese tokamak plasma heated to 100 million degrees Celsius

using the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), which is called Chinese "artificial sun", the physicists were able to heat plasma to 100 million degrees Celsius (which is 6 times hotter than the core of our star) a...

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2018-11-14

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The greatest mystery of the Universe: what is space-time?

The greatest mystery of the Universe: what is space-time?

"what is it made Of space-time?" asks physicist Aron wall from the Stanford Institute for theoretical physics. In the past there is no physics in different ways trying to make sense of the riddle of space-time, treating it not jus...

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2018-11-10

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A computer algorithm has recreated the sound of the sunrise on Mars

A computer algorithm has recreated the sound of the sunrise on Mars

Scientists are well aware of the Mars — especially his appearance. But the sound is much harder to see on this red planet and even more to listen to. We just don't have powerful microphones able to hear the noise of the wind on th...

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2018-11-10

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The ninth planet. Does it exist in reality? It seems that no

The ninth planet. Does it exist in reality? It seems that no

Our Solar system may be the closest part of the Universe to us, when viewed from the Earth, but even in her backyard, waiting for us many surprises. It took several thousand years before we understand how the planets revolve aroun...

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2018-11-09

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Can a trip back in time to destroy the Universe?

Can a trip back in time to destroy the Universe?

we All wanted to go back in time. Everyone had something that could be done correctly, a mistake that could have been prevented, lives that could be saved, or a nightmare that I would like to unsee. It would seem that you come bac...

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2018-11-09

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"Star of the Big Bang": a mysterious object that may be in our galaxy

"If we correctly understand, there may be stars with low mass, having a composition exclusive of the Big Bang," says astrophysicist Kevin Schlaufman from Johns Hopkins University. "Although we did not find such an object in our ga...

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2018-11-09

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Why not build a space telescope directly at the moon?

Why not build a space telescope directly at the moon?

If you want to get the most pristine, cleanest images of our Universe, it is best to leave the Earth. Here, on our planet, you can find a whole bunch of various effects, which prevent our visualization. Light pollution limit the r...

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2018-11-08

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Antigravity possible? Science promises to figure it out very soon

Antigravity possible? Science promises to figure it out very soon

One of the most amazing facts in science is how the universal laws of nature. Each particle is subject to the same rules and experiences the same force exists in the same fundamental constants, regardless of where and when. From t...

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2018-11-08

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"Bacteria schrödinger": a miracle of quantum biology?

the Quantum world is very strange. In theory and in practice, to a certain extent, the principles of the quantum world require that the particle could be in two places at once — this is a paradoxical phenomenon known as a superpos...

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2018-11-08

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Scientists will change kilogram weight to avoid accidents

Scientists will change kilogram weight to avoid accidents

In today's world, when every day scientists are developing new technologies in the fields of medicine, aerospace and military Affairs, even the slightest deviation from the standards of the international system of units SI can be ...

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2018-11-07

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As your digital incarnation will live after your death? Will you?

As your digital incarnation will live after your death? Will you?

Digital life after death may soon become a reality. But if you need it? Accumulation of data that we create, may soon make possible digital avatars that will live on after us, after our death, consoling loved ones, or sharing the ...

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2018-11-05

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