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Universe is Expanding Uniformly, Scientists Say

The Universe is not spinning or stretched in any particular direction, according to a team of researchers from University College London and Imperial College London, UK. A massive cluster of yellowish galaxies, seemingly caught in a red and blue spider web of eerily distorted background galaxies, makes for a spellbinding …

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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Tetraneutron

An Iowa State University-led team of physicists has demonstrated the quasi-stable existence of a tetraneutron, a subatomic structure once thought unlikely to exist. Tetra-neutron system produced in double-charge exchange reaction 4He(8He,8Be). Image credit: Susumu Shimoura / University of Tokyo. On their own, neutrons are very unstable and will convert into …

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Physicists Demonstrate Existence of Two States of Liquid Water

There are two states of liquid water, says an international team of physicists led by Oxford University’s Dr. Laura Maestro. L.M. Maestro et al find that two states of liquid water play an important role in the thermal and optical properties of nanomedical systems; the team’s preliminary findings also suggest …

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Physicists Observe Butterfly Rydberg Molecule for First Time

An international team of physicists, led by Prof. Chris Greene from Purdue University and Prof. Herwig Ott from the University of Kaiserslautern, has observed a butterfly Rydberg molecule, a weak pairing of two highly excitable atoms. Their work was published in the Oct. 5 issue of the journal Nature Communications …

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New Research Provides Path to Study Diabetic Complications

An international team of scientists from the United States and China has found a sensor for the reactive molecules linked to diabetic complications. The study, done in the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, provides particular promise for those suffering from painful diabetes-related nerve damage. TRPA-1/TRPA1 activation via a-dicarbonyls (a-DCs) is relayed …

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