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Satellite catches thunderstorm producing antimatter bursts

Astronomers using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in orbit above the Earth have detected beams of antimatter produced above terrestrial thunderstorms, a phenomenon never seen before. They believe the antimatter particles were formed in aterrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF), a brief burst associated with lightning and produced inside thunderstorms. “These signals are the first direct evidence […]

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Breakthrough in Ebola treatment

Using genetic particles known as small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), scientists have halted the replication process of the deadly Ebola virus in monkeys; a breakthrough that the researchers say should be reproducible in humans. The Ebola virus causes hemorrhagic fever with fatality rates as high as 80 percent in humans. The virus can be transmitted through […]

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Nanoparticles Go Green

Temple University researchers are using protein structures to design and assemble metal oxide nanoparticles that could be used in environmental remediation. Their research is being presented at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia. The researchers have been exploring how these nanoparticles can be used in environmental remediation, such as helping to transform toxic […]

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Neutrino Boogie Upsets Standard Model

A team of physicists from around the world have achieved results verifying that the elementary particle known as the neutrino exhibits a distinctive pattern of oscillation. This shows that it is likely that the Standard Model, proposed in the 1970s to describe the fundamental forces and particles that make up all matter, is incomplete. The […]

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