Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
neutrino oscillation," that neutrinos spontaneously change between the flavors of electron neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino, which potentially could lead to an explanation of CP violation.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
rare sunspot "hibernation" period lasting decades called the Maunder Minimum, not seen since the 17th century.
Monday, June 27, 2011
focused and intense green light when bathed in blue light between two microscopic mirrors that act as a "laser cavity."
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
stronger, lighter and more shock-absorbing than common alloys used in industry today -- all in a process that takes less than 10 seconds.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
new type of supernova that do not fit into the existing two categories, with this type showing unusually high levels of energy output with extended lengths of brightness before dropping in intensity three times faster than normal.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
decode the acoustic signals of echoes produced from a few gunshots.
Monday, June 20, 2011
"superatoms" containing nonmagnetic elements (FeMg8) that displays the magnetic strength of a single atom while allowing electrons of specific spin orientation to be distributed throughout the cluster.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
living photorecptors (rods and cones) on the back of the human eye for the first time, a technique that could lead to greater and more accurate diagnostic tools.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
underwater "river" of denser water that flows along the ocean floor at about a half-mile per day has been discovered off the western coast of Australia, the first time this phenomenon has been observed in sub-tropical waters.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
no loss of function or ability to catch food, leading to the theory that the animals evolved more legs than necessary to survive the loss of one or more.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
evidence of toolmaking millions of years before Homo erectus was thought to have evolved and migrated out of Africa, challenging its African-only origins.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
two new elements to the periodic table, temporarily designated only by their unofficial names of ununquadium (Uuq, 114) and ununhexium (Uuh, 116).
Monday, June 13, 2011
Jupiter migrating to within 1.5 AU of the Sun while accumulating mass, robbing Mars of much of the raw material for planet formation.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
drawing light from an empty vacuum by causing tiny superconducting mirrors to "wiggle" at around 5% the speed of light, collecting virtual photons into a light source and confirming a basic tenet of quantum mechanics.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
deepest-living animal yet found and suggesting a richer biosphere at those depths than previously suspected.
Friday, June 10, 2011
dolphin aggression have been documented with animals off the coast of California in which groups of bottlenose dolphins rammed and drowned lone porpoises and then played with the carcass, supposedly due to frustrations of breeding males without access to females.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
malformed testes, a result of hypoxia to the brain during sexual development reducing production of estrogen and necessary neurohormones with as little as ten weeks exposure.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
mysterious lead pipe piercing its hull that archaeologists now believe was part of a pumping system to keep and transport live fish to markets across the Mediterranean Sea.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
see ultraviolet wavelengths, a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation since migrating to the Arctic 10,000 years ago in which frozen landscapes can reflect as much as 90% of UV light.
Monday, June 6, 2011
13-foot-long anchor from pirate Edward Teach's ("Blackbeard") ship Queen Anne's Revenge is to be raised for the first time since the ship was sunk off the coast of North Carolina in 1718, the second-largest of more than 250,000 artifacts from the historic site.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
mineral olivine (forsterite) raining down on the star from its surrounding clouds of dust and gas.
Friday, June 3, 2011
anomalocaridids that grew larger and lived longer that previously believed, measuring over a meter long and spilling over into the Ordovician period when previously thought extinct at the end of the Cambrian.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
quark-gluon plasma, the densest known material outside of black holes and a state that has not existed naturally since a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
inner core of hailstones recovered after storms, suggesting that airborne microorganisms may play a part in weather events as nucleating particles for precipitation.