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An efficient magnetic field can exist for light particles

Light coming from window (Source: lovemaegan.com)Main Points:

Scientists have opened a new window in science by finding that an effective magnetic field can exist for light. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - September 12, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iWatch and Apple Pay – Some points from the news

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source: Apple.com)

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (Source: Apple.com)

Apple Inc. has just released its new gadgets; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. iPhones will be available to customers in the month of September and iWatch will be available next year. Apple Inc. has also introduced a mobile payment system, named Apple Pay.

ABC News has recently posted some important points related to new iPhones.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can easily be differentiated from one another due to their different sizes. Previous iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5S was of 4 inches, but iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inches of size diagonally. This size would give a good level of competition to Samsung that has a huge share in giant phone market. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - September 11, 2014 at 11:07 am

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Fingertips can actually perform calculations

Fingertips can perform calculations (Credit: K.Muncie/Flickr)

Fingertips can perform calculations (Credit: K.Muncie/Flickr)

Main Point:

Nerve endings on our fingertips have the same ability of performing complex neural computations as we can find in our brain. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Usman Paracha - September 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

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Sequencing at Sea – performing real-time DNA sequencing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

Yan Wei Lim, SDSU graduate student and author on the paper, exploring corals in the southern Line (Photo Credit: Rob Edwards)

Yan Wei Lim, SDSU graduate student and author on the paper, exploring corals in the southern Line (Photo Credit: Rob Edwards)

Main Point:

Scientists overcame equipment failure, space constraints and shark-infested waters to do real-time DNA sequencing in a remote field location.

Published in:

PeerJ

Study Further:

Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip below the surface to collect water samples around the southern Line Islands’ numerous coral reefs. Others would tinker with the whirring gizmos and delicate machinery strewn throughout the 158-foot research vessel. All shared a single goal: Be the first research group to bring a DNA sequencer out into the field to do remote sequencing in real time. Against an ocean of odds, they succeeded.

This three-week, five-island expedition took place last year with a research crew including San Diego State University computer scientist Rob Edwards, biologist Forest Rohwer, postdoctoral scholar Andreas Haas and graduate student Yan Wei Lim. They were accompanied by several other researchers from the San Diego region and around the world. The researchers published an account of their trip and methods today in the journal PeerJ. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - August 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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Fascinating Rhythm: Light Pulses Illuminate a Rare Black Hole

This image of the galaxy Messier 82 is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. The intermediate-mass black hole M82 X-1 is the brightest object in the inset, at approximately 2 o’clock near the galaxy’s center. (Credit: NASA/H. Feng et al.)

This image of the galaxy Messier 82 is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope. The intermediate-mass black hole M82 X-1 is the brightest object in the inset, at approximately 2 o’clock near the galaxy’s center. (Credit: NASA/H. Feng et al.)

Main Point:

UMD and NASA astronomers track an intermediate-mass black hole from syncopated flares of light.

Published in:

Nature

Study Further:

The universe has so many black holes that it’s impossible to count them all. There may be 100 million of these intriguing astral objects in our galaxy alone. Nearly all black holes fall into one of two classes: big, and colossal. Astronomers know that black holes ranging from about 10 times to 100 times the mass of our Sun are the remnants of dying stars, and that supermassive black holes, more than a million times the mass of the Sun, inhabit the centers of most galaxies. Read more…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by saypeople - August 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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