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The search for dark matter continues, more than a mile underground

For decades astrophysicists have been thinking about the strange movements of galaxies in the cosmos. The visible matter of the universe seems to be surrounded by an invisible counterpart, a material that interacts in no observable way with the surrounding matter, except for gravity: dark matter. Sophisticated measurements have led scientists to hypothesize that 85 percent of matter in the …

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Marine reserves will not matter

From Marex 2018-05-08 20:28:05 A recent study by the University of North Carolina concludes that most marine life in marine protected areas can not tolerate ocean warming from greenhouse gas emissions. There are 8,236 marine protected areas around the world, covering about four percent of the sea surface. They have been established as a haven for the protection of endangered …

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Promotion for Sensitive Dark Matter Detector – Astronomy Now

The white trace above shows a weakly interacting solid particle or WIMP that strikes a crystal in a super-sensitive detector, triggers vibrations in the crystal lattice (blue), and sends electrons (red) through the crystal, amplifying the vibrations. The new SuperCDMS-SNOLAB experiment will be located deep in a Canadian mine to protect it from interference from other types of radiation. Image: …

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Where can I find dark matter? $ 34m says go look 2km under Canada • The Register

A new experiment will search for the tiny vibrations of weak interacting massive particles The SLAC-WIMP detector. Picture: Andy Freeberg / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Oi! Vendor Land! Fel free to copy this design for a Small Form Factor PC) In the 2020s, Boffins, a hockey-puck-shaped silicon and germanium crystal, is hoping for 2,000 Meters Under Canada (19659005) Dark matter …

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The Beginner's Guide to Dark Matter

What if the universe we know of is only a fraction of a larger, mostly invisible universe and we can only interact through gravity? This is just one of the ideas that physicists pursue in their quest to solve the mystery of dark matter. I love the idea of ​​dark matter. For me it's the ultimate puzzle. I mean, our …

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Kanye West Applauds Black Lives Matter Critic; Twitter replies: "That's so disturbing"

Kanye West expressed his preference for the extreme right-wing YouTube personality Candace Owens on Saturday, which has put Twitter in a dizzying state. Owens – frequent visitor to Fox News and InfoWars – launched a website and YouTube channel Red Pill Black in 2017 that promotes black conservatism. She has praised President Trump as "not only the leader of the …

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A heated debate surrounds the galaxy lacking dark matter

Ultradiffusive Galaxy NGC1052-DF2 Image: Pieter van Dokkum / Ryan F. Mandelbaum Strong skepticism should always be accompanied by strong claims. One of these recent claims has triggered a lot of talk about a strange, blurry galaxy that apparently lacks dark matter. That a galaxy will not have dark matter is an amazing finding, and it has been fairly uncritical by …

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