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Andromeda-Milky Way collision visualized

After nearly a century of speculation about the future destiny of Andromeda and our own Milky Way galaxy, scientists at NASA have visualized what the eventual collision of the two galaxies will look like and where our own solar system will end up. A century ago astronomers did not realize that Andromeda was a separate […]

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Tunguska Revisited

The huge forest devastation at Tunguska a century ago in Siberia may have been caused by an asteroid only a fraction as large as previously published estimates, Sandia National Laboratories supercomputer simulations suggest. “The asteroid that caused the extensive damage was much smaller than we had thought,” says Sandia’s Mark Boslough. “That such a small […]

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Shifting Evolution Up A Gear

Research appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that “moving the goalposts” may be one method of speeding-up evolutionary change. Scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science came to this conclusion after running computer simulations involving “digital genomes” where the simulated goals were continually changed. Nadav Kashtan, Elad Noor and Prof. […]

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Supercomputer To Simulate Galactic Evolution

David Merritt, a professor of physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has just finished putting together one of the fastest supercomputers in the world. The new computer uses a novel architecture to reach speeds much higher than that of standard supercomputers of comparable size, and is the first ever designed specifically to study […]

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