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For superconductors, the discovery comes from interference

This image shows the transition between Cooper pair density (indicated by blue dots) and charge density waves. Argonne researchers found that by introducing defects, they can disrupt charge density waves and increase superconductivity. Credit: Ellen Weiss / Argonne National Laboratory Discovered more than 100 years ago, the superconduct continues to imprison scientists who are trying to develop components for high-efficiency …

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Hubble Spots Purple 'Jellyfish' Star Glowing in Abyss of Deep Space

In this new image from the Hubble Space Telescope, what looks like a top-down view of a jellyfish glowing in deep space is actually the planetary nebula NGC 2022. (Image credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, R. Wade) This stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope appears to capture a cosmic jellyfish floating in space, but in reality this …

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NASA discovered an asteroid that could provoke havoc on Earth next year

NASA discovered an asteroid that could affect Earth next year, thus provoking long-term chaos in climate on our planet and profoundly affecting the atmosphere. This may sound like a sci-fi movie scenario, but it's actually closer to being real than people might think. Asteroid The asteroid is officially called "1998 OR2" and has a diameter of about two and a …

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NASA selects Moon lander headquarters

Copyright copyright NASA An NASA facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo program in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the lunar surface 2024 The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the development of a vehicle that will land astronauts on the body for the first time since …

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Why does metal spark in microwave?

It is early morning and your weak eyes' attention has turned to the aid of instant oatmeal. You put the dish in the microwave, press the start button and suddenly panic when a mini-fireworks performance goes off in your kitchen. Spoon – you forgot the spoon in the bowl! While you may think that this electrical scenario may lead to …

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People migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously thought

Ancient tools were found at a site in the western flank of the Tolbor Valley. Credit: courtesy photo Stone tools revealed in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian step some 45,000 years ago, according to a new University of California, Davis, study. The date is about 10,000 years earlier than archaeologists …

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New breed of Supernova results in total annihilation for super massive stars

Artist's concept of SNn 2016iet couple-instability Supernova. Credit: Gemini Observatory / NSF / AURA / illustration by Joy Pollard A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can annihilate its parent star – leaving no residue. The signature event, something astronomers had …

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Artemis lunar mission: NASA chooses Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to manage lunar landing program

Despite protests from Texas lawmakers, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will handle the agency's plans to build a lunar landing system that will bring the next man and first woman to the surface of the moon 2024 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Friday. Appropriately, the critical program will be handled by Alabama native Lisa Watson-Morgan, who received …

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