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Thermodynamics discovery teases super-dense drives

Thermodynamics discovery teases super-dense drives

New research into the Third Law of Thermodynamics and the odd behaviors of spin ice could have implications for data storage and more, with nanotech scientists finding unexpected behaviors at near-absolute zero. The study, carried out at University College London, created thin films of spin ice - which shows magnetic properties, and normally would be assumed to be the only thing not to fully freeze at absolute zero - for the first time, and then demonstrated how those films could be manipulated.

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9000 year-old masks are the world’s oldest

9000 year-old masks are the world’s oldest

Masks are something that we don’t think much about in the modern world. At certain times of the year, you could walk into just about any retail store in the US and walk out with a mask made of plastic or other materials. Masks have been around much longer than you might think and some of the world's oldest masks are on display in Jerusalem.

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Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Real-life “Death Stars” deadlier than Darth Vader astronomers find

Alderaan isn't the only planet to fall victim to the "Death Star", astronomers claim, though the vast O-type stars actually across the galaxy destroying young planets before they've had time to form don't have convenient exhaust ports to stop them. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of US and Canadian researchers discovered that huge quantities of ultraviolet radiation from stars at least 16-times the mass of our own sun can blast away the raw materials for new planetary systems.

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NASA WISE survey finds no Planet X beyond Pluto

NASA WISE survey finds no Planet X beyond Pluto

In 2011, a pair of physicists from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette announced that they had completed research that suggested another planet orbiting in a solar system beyond Pluto. The two professors called the theoretical planet Planet X or Tyche. The duo hoped that when NASA completed its WISE or Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer observations the planet would be confirmed.

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Scientists determine exactly where Mars rocks found on Earth originated

Scientists determine exactly where Mars rocks found on Earth originated

Scientist have been studying rocks from Mars for a number of years that mankind didn't pick up from the Martian surface and bring back to Earth on any of the many scientific missions to the red planet. The Mars rocks that have been studied intently originated on Mars, but were blowing off the surface of the planet by a massive asteroid or comet impact millions of years ago.

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NASA wants funding to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa

NASA wants funding to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa

Scientists believe that one of the most likely places in the solar system to harbor life, other than Earth, is one of Jupiter's moons called Europa. Europa is covered by a thick sheet of ice over its surface, but scientists believe that under that ice are oceans of liquid. That subsurface ocean is believed to be kept liquid by tidal flexing.

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New species of carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Europe called Torvosaurus gurneyi

New species of carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Europe called Torvosaurus gurneyi

A group of scientists from Portugal has discovered a new species of dinosaur that is the largest land predator ever discovered in Europe. The discovery was made by paleontologists Christopher Hendrickx and Octavio Mateus from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Museu da Lourinhã in Portugal . The scientists have called the 33-foot-long dinosaur Torvosaurus gurneyi.

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