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August 31, 2021

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Space.com

Primordial black holes may flood the universe. Could one hit Earth?

While scientists understand the physics of the first few minutes, what happened before that is shrouded in mystery (and a bunch of complicated math). You need …

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Space.com

Watch a supermassive black hole fest in mesmerizing new simulation (video)

The work has led to some new ideas about how the gaseous meals reach those supermassive mouths.

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Phys.Org

New family of ferroelectric materials raises possibilities for improved information and energy storage

Ferroelectrics everywhere? Part of the process of creating ferroelectric magnesium-substituted zinc oxide thin films includes: (left) Image showing thin film …

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Phys.Org

‘X-ray magnifying glass’ enhances view of distant black holes

By taking advantage of a natural lens in space, astronomers have captured an unprecedented look at X-rays from a black hole system in the early universe.

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Phys.Org

GOLD’s bird’s-eye reveals dynamics in Earth’s interface to space

Unlike the neutral particles in most of Earth’s atmosphere, the ionosphere’s charged particles respond to the electric and magnetic fields threading through the …

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Livescience.com

Cannibal toads eat so many of their young, they’re speeding up evolution

The hatchlings of the invasive cane toad in Australia don’t stand a chance against their deadliest predator: cannibal tadpoles who guzzle the hatchlings …

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Florida Today

SpaceX’s new ‘Shortfall of Gravitas’ drone ship completes first booster recovery

A brand new SpaceX drone ship carrying a scorched Falcon 9 booster returned to Port Canaveral early Tuesday, completing its first mission as part of the …

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Phys.Org

Rare earth elements and old mines spell trouble for Western US water supplies

Diane McKnight has led her students in investigations of water quality in the Snake River watershed of Colorado since the 1990s. Their main focus has been …

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Phys.Org

New mathematical solutions to an old problem in astronomy

In modern times, astronomers have measured the phase curves of exoplanets using space telescopes such as Hubble, Spitzer, TESS and CHEOPS. These observations …

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Phys.Org

State-of-the-art computer code could advance efforts to harness fusion energy

Think of light bulb filaments that glow when you flip a switch. That glow also occurs in magnetic fusion facilities known as tokamaks that are designed to …

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