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Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) – The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed hundreds of millions of years from the age of the cosmos. The huge swings in scientists' estimates – …

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Scientists Detect Tone Pattern in the Ringing of a Newborn Black Hole for the First Time, Proving Einstein Right Again

Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time Results support Einstein's theory and the idea that black holes have no “hair.” Written by Jennifer Chu MIT News [19659004] If Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born of the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should …

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This unit utilizes the cold night sky to generate electricity

A new unit is an anti-solar panel that harvests energy from the cold night sky. By utilizing the temperature difference between Earth and outer space, a prototype of the unit produced enough electricity at night to power a small LED light. A larger version of this night generator can today light rooms, charge phones or operate other electronics in remote …

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Ocean Cleanup study shows how plastic travels to Pacific Garbage Patch

Around 8.8 million tons of plastic accumulate in the ocean each year, but only about 270,000 tons are believed to be floating on the ocean's surface. For years, most scientists have thought that the "missing" plastic quickly degrades after entering the ocean, breaking apart into microplastics – tiny fragments less than 5 millimeters long. Those tiny pieces then fall to …

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Look at the viewers: the space surveillance state

Now you have almost certainly heard of the recently released high-resolution satellite image that showed after Iran's failed attempt to launch their Sapphire liquid fuels rocket. The geopolitical ramifications of Iran developing this type of ballistic missile technology is indeed a curious story in itself, but in this case there has been much greater interest in how the picture was …

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The bizarre comet from another star system just noticed

During the sleepy hours of August 30, a Ukrainian amateur astronomer named Gennady Borisov saw a strange comet zooming through our solar system. Now astronomers have tentatively verified that the object, named C / 2019 Q4 (Borisov), is moving too fast for it to be captured by the gravity of the sun – a sign that it is probably an …

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