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Einstein Telescope: A unique chance for Europe

Nikhef Researcher Jo Van Den Brand takes us on a journey towards a European gravitational wave observatory with the establishment of Einstein Telescope.
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From Open Science to Open Innovation: The ATTRACT Project

Professor Sergio Bertolucci, Chair of the ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC), explores how the ATTRACT Project is bridging the gap between research and industry to go from Open Science to Open Innovation.
secrets of new particles, helsinki institute of physics

Physics: Unveiling the secrets of new particles

Here, Katri Huitu and Kenneth Österberg from the Helsinki Institute of Physics, Finland, discuss an important discovery of the Odderon and related activities of the Institute searching for the secrets of new particles and fundamental laws of Nature.
extra-solar planets, exoplanets

Probing the atmosphere of extra-solar planets

Senior Researcher Pierre-Olivier Lagage discusses how, after the detection of exoplanets, the characterisation of their atmosphere is the next step to understanding alien worlds.
measure dark matter, alternative gravity

Scientists find new way to measure dark matter

Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.
planetary protection, space exploration

To boldly go where no germs will follow: The role of the COSPAR Panel...

The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection is working around the clock to ensure that space exploration is safe and sustainable, preventing both forward and backward contamination during missions.
magnetic monopoles, quantum mechanics

Magnetic monopoles: Lossless energy transport and storage

Here, Dr Maria Cristina Diamantini and Dr Carlo A. Trugenberger offer an explanation of how quantum mechanics can solve the problem of lossless energy transport and storage using magnetic monopoles.
venus 2030, NASA

NASA announces two missions to Venus for 2030

NASA have not visited Venus in 30 years - now, two new missions have been announced to launch in 2028-2030, with the aim of understanding how the once Earth-like planet became a "hothouse".
ACTRIS, atmosphere science

ACTRIS: Atmospheric observations for excellence in Earth science

Giulia Saponaro, ACTRIS Communication Officer, charts atmospheric observations to achieve excellence in Earth science.
microsecond big bang, quark-gluon plasma

Scientists explain what happened in first microsecond of Big Bang

A team from the University of Copenhagen say that they have identified a substance that was present in the first microsecond after the Big Bang.
spiral morphology galaxy, alma

ALMA telescope finds oldest spiral morphology galaxy in existence

The ALMA telescope has located a galaxy with spiral morphology, which was created just 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang - this is the oldest ever recorded.
NASA fast radio bursts, galaxies

NASA reveal fast radio bursts coming from galaxies’ spiral arms

NASA reveal that the Hubble Space Telescope has located five, powerful fast radio bursts to the spiral arms of five galaxies.
alien life on other planets, organism

Scientists use new strategy to identify ‘alien’ life on other planets

When it comes to finding 'alien' life on other planets, scientists have a new theory - that extraterrestrial life is completely different to Earth-life, so finding biosignatures may not be as important as previously thought.
How calorimetry can help in battery research

How calorimetry can help with battery research

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) explains precisely how calorimetry can help with battery research.
hubble telescope giant star, lbv

Hubble telescope captures giant star on edge of death

The star, AG Carinae, is fighting with gravity and radiation on the edge of death - Hubble also captures the five light-years wide nebula that comes with it.
radio waves in space, fast radio bursts

Scientists discover unusual low frequency radio waves in space

The mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) in space now include lower frequency radio waves than scientists have ever detected - complicating their attempt to find the source.
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NASA flies drone on Mars for first time

Yesterday (19 April), the Ingenuity drone on Mars became the first in history to make a controlled flight on another planet - climbing to a height of 10 feet and then touching back down on the red surface.
the mind-body problem, consciousness

The unsolvability of the mind-body problem enables free will

Jan Scheffel, Professor from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, argues that the insolvability of the mind-body problem enables free will.
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Adaptive Rotorcraft research in a global pandemic

Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods, Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures at the University of Bristol, tells us all about Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency (SABRE), a Horizon 2020 funded collaborative research program.
subatomic physics research, indigenous

Subatomic Physics research in Manitoba: Connecting the Canadian Prairies to the World

Dr Wouter Deconinck of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manitoba, explores the initiatives which are pushing for inclusion of indigenous communities in its scientific research.

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