Vera Rubin, who did pioneering work on dark matter, dies

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday.

Source: Vera Rubin, who did pioneering work on dark matter, dies

John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

The last of NASA’s original seven astronauts to die, Glenn circled the planet three times in 1962

Source: John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95 – Scientific American

Exploring the Origins and Nature of Awareness

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NASASunEarth on Twitter: “Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 25: the 10th anniversary of the launch of STEREO, a key piece of our sun-watching fleet. https://t.co/xMTwA3Bdh6 https://t.co/bLP0fjhLGQ”

Joseph L. Birman, Physicist and Humanitarian, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

Dr. Birman was instrumental in the creation of a program that helped refugee scientists restart their careers in the United States in the 1990s.< Source: Joseph L. Birman, Physicist and Humanitarian, Dies at 89 – The New York Times

NewSpace NYC and NY Society of Security Analysts – A New Space Age Race: Interplanetary Investments

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1) EVERYONE wants to be a leader but most are not visionaries.
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3) Then there are the very few with both vision and chutzpah to make it happen. But, they are not just the Musks or Bezoses, they are the smaller pioneers, some of whom I met tonight, and they are the key for getting to and crossing the tipping point to a vibrant commercial space industry/economy.

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Simons Observatory To Search For Origin Of The Cosmos | Simons Foundation


A new facility to be built in Chile aims to uncover what happened in the instant after the Big Bang and answer other cosmological questions.
Source: Simons Observatory To Search For Origin Of The Cosmos | Simons Foundation

USA Science and Engineering Festival – Home

USA Science and Engineering FestivalUSA Science and Engineering FestivalCelebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
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Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory

University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field.

Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory

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Possible signature of dark matter annihilation detected

A false-color image of the anomalous gamma-ray emission from the central region of the Milky Way galaxy; this emission is suspected of coming from dark matter annihilation. In this image, the emission from conventional sources has been subtracted from the total. The region covers roughly five degrees; the brightest emission is colored red and faintest blue. Credit: Daylan et al. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-03-signature-dark-annihilation.html#jCp

A false-color image of the anomalous gamma-ray emission from the central region of the Milky Way galaxy; this emission is suspected of coming from dark matter annihilation. In this image, the emission from conventional sources has been subtracted from the total. The region covers roughly five degrees; the brightest emission is colored red and faintest blue. Credit: Daylan et al.

CfA astronomer Doug Finkbeiner and a team of colleagues claim to have identified just such a signature of dark matter annihilation.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-03-signature-dark-annihilation.html#jCp

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Physicists investigate the structure of time…

Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of time is widely considered to be the Planck time, which is approximately 10-43 seconds. This ultimate limit means that it is not possible for two events to be separated by a time smaller than this.

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

Source: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

Taming Superconductors With String Theory | Quanta Magazine

The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of high-temperature superconductors.

Taming Superconductors With String Theory | Quanta Magazine

Time Entanglement Raises Quantum Mysteries | Quanta Magazine

Time Entanglement Raises Quantum Mysteries | Quanta Magazine

Quantum Weirdness Now a Matter of Time Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.

Source: Time Entanglement Raises Quantum Mysteries | Quanta Magazine

Physicists and Philosophers Debate the Boundaries of Science | Quanta Magazine

The Ends of EvidenceIf a theory can’t be tested, is it still science?
Physicists and Philosophers Debate the Boundaries of Science | Quanta Magazine

Caught in the act | ESA/Hubble

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernova’s light.
Caught in the act | ESA/Hubble

Fermi Telescope Caps First Year With Glimpse of Space-Time (w/ Video)

This view of the gamma-ray sky constructed from one year of Fermi LAT observations is the best view of the extreme universe to date. The map shows the rate at which the LAT detects gamma rays with energies above 300 million electron volts — about 120 million times the energy of visible light — from different sky directions. Brighter colors equal higher rates. Credit: NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration.

Fermi Telescope Caps First Year With Glimpse of Space-Time (w/ Video)

Holometer rules out first theory of space-time correlations | symmetry magazine

quantum-spacetime-measuring tool

The extremely sensitive quantum-spacetime-measuring tool will serve as a template for continuing scientific exploration.

The extremely sensitive quantum-spacetime-measuring tool will serve as a template for continuing scientific exploration.
Holometer rules out first theory of space-time correlations | symmetry magazine