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Map of polarized microwave emission in the northern hemisphere measured by QUIJOTE. The drapery pattern represents the direction of the Galactic magnetic field. The colour scale represents the intensity of the emission. Credit: QUIJOTE Collaboration

QUIJOTE: Mapping the structure of our galaxy’s magnetic field

Using the QUIJOTE experiment, scientists are now producing the most accurate description until now of the polarization in the microwave emission processes in our galaxy.

Cornwall rocket launch ‘LauncherOne’ fails due to “anomaly”

Virgin Orbit's Cornwall rocket launch fails and burns in the atmosphere casting serious doubts about the future of Sir Richard Branson's mission.
Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI. Image processing: J. DePasquale (STScI).

Cosmic hourglass captured by the JWST reveals birth of a star

Observing an ethereal cosmic hourglass courtesy of the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed the birth of a very young star or ‘protostar’.
Blue Energy Electricity Plasma Power

High-power electrostatic actuators: the future of artificial muscles

Using ferroelectric materials, researchers have been able to create a high-power electrostatic actuator that can generate a strong force at a low driving voltage creating new opportunities for artificial muscles.
Dwarf galaxy Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte as viewed by the Webb telescope’s NIRCam instrument. Countless white stars, interspersed with yellow and orange background galaxies of various shapes, dot the black background. One prominent galaxy is a pale yellow spiral in the top left corner of the image. There is another pale yellow galaxy in the shape of a long bar closer to the center of the image. Another defining feature is a large white star with long diffraction spikes, seen just to the right of the top center.

Viewing the lonely dwarf galaxy in striking detail

An opportunity to further understand the early universe and the lonely dwarf galaxy has been provided by the near-infrared camera of the James Webb Space Telescope.
NASA hubble

Inspecting space oddities using the Hubble Space Telescope

Two galaxies in the Galactic triplet Arp 248, also known as “Wild’s Triplet”, have been photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

Understanding Earth’s formation through its magnetic field

Properties in our planet's magnetic field could unlock the secrets of Earth’s formation 4.5 billion years ago.
The coloured lines show how cosmic rays are deflected in magnetic fields. The white straight lines represent a large-scale magnetic field. In addition, small-scale magnetic fields not shown here act on the paths of the particles (coloured lines). Credit: RUB, Dr. Lukas Merten

New computer simulation aids in the search for the origin of cosmic rays

By simulating the transport of cosmic rays with a new computer program, international scientists are hoping to uncover the sources of these atom fragments.
Rotating Lepton Model of Matter

Rotating Lepton Model of Matter: European innovation potential

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, calls attention to building a pan-European innovation potential ecosystem in health served with top-notch infrastructures.
Giants on the atomic landscape

Giants on the atomic landscape

Dr F. Barry Dunning, Sam and Helen Worden Professor of Physics at Rice University in Houston, explains some key discoveries about the structure of atoms.
liquid crystalline elastomers, reusable adhesion

Smart Adhesion: anomalous damping in liquid crystalline elastomers leads to reversible adhesion

Eugene M. Terentjev, a professor of Polymer Physics at the University of Cambridge looks at smart, reusable adhesion through liquid crystalline elastomers.
exascale class supercomputer

Exploring Europes first exascale class supercomputer

The first next-generation European supercomputer to be installed in 2023 is to be operated by Forschungszentrum Jülich – a partner in Germany’s Gauss Centre for Supercomputing.
computing, quantum computing

Verification in Quantum Computing

Quantum computing promises to change the way we tackle certain problems in the future, however, developing applications for this new and upcoming technology has proven to be quite a challenge Many tools and conveniences we take for granted today when developing classical circuits and systems (such as simulators, compilers, verification...
Department of Physics

Department of Physics: condensed-matter research group

Dr Zbigniew Stadnik discusses research from the Department of Physics: condensed-matter research group at the University of Ottawa.
Natural Quasicrystals

An overview of research into quasicrystals

Expert Zbigniew M. Stadnik, professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Physics, discusses his research into quasicrystals Professor Zbigniew M. Stadnik and his condensed-matter research group focus on designing, discovering, and characterising novel compounds (natural quasicrystals and their approximants, superconductors, spin glasses, and others). Their electronic, magnetic,...
space science

Low-cost high-productivity space science from Japan

NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta provides an overview of Japan’s involvement in space science.
what is astrophysics

What is Astrophysics?

Daniele Malafarina, Associate Professor from Nazarbayev University, School of Sciences and Humanities, unpacks astrophysics for us.
Asia Analysis 2022

Asia Analysis April 2022

We welcome Spring 2022 with our April volume of Asia Analysis, which includes a compelling mixture of articles on illuminating policy topics.
Post-starburst galaxies, star formation

Gas from post-starburst galaxies found in plain sight

Researchers discover rather than expelling it, post-starburst galaxies condense their gas - but the question is, why?
Auroral footprints

Understanding Jupiter’s Galilean moon and shimmering auroral footprints

Scientists discover clues about what causes Jupiter’s auroral footprints and shimmering lights in space.

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