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Dark matter detected in the Milky Way

... Ghag, who wasn't part of the study but pursues his own research detecting dark matter, here on Earth, explains ... Chamkaur - We can look at galaxies sort of outside of our own and measure, in particular, the velocity of stars on the ... the distribution or how much dark matter there is in our own galaxy. And that's really important if we're going to try ...

glacier

Listening to the heartbeat of the ocean

... we heard about earlier. All these animals make their own noise and then with the noise we create with ships passing by or with our own tools – for example, sonar where we sent pings in the ... or sonar is like sonar for bats or dolphins, we create our own source of sound like a loudspeaker; send the sound, get ...

Abstract art of an atom

What is spin?

... Sun then the spin is as if the planet is spinning on its own axis as it revolves around the Sun. So just like the ... other words the sum of electrons going clockwise on their own axis, and some are going anticlockwise. But in certain ... of a fridge magnet, it's holding itself up against its own weight against the gravitational force and that's all ...

Tree crickets turn leaves into baffles to make themselves sound louder by making a hole in the centre.

Crickets make leaf amplifiers

... by the females who can use them to identify males of their own species from other males and find the males. These tree ... aid that helps them be louder than they would be on their own. Chris - Really what do they do? Natasha - They make a ... this? Natasha - So between a cricket that singing on its own and one in an optimal baffle there's a four times change. ...

NGC 6744 Galaxy

The Dark Universe

... matter exists... Catherine - So, let's think about our own Milky Way galaxy. So, we've got stars that are spinning around in our own Milky Way galaxy and you can look how fast they're moving ... If there wasn't a big halo of dark matter around our own Milky Way galaxy, all the stars would just simply fly out ...

David Willetts, Martyn Poliakoff, Mary Bownes

David Willetts' speech to the AAAS

... as a fellow by the most esteemed scientists in one’s own country is often the honour they cherish most – and ... effort exceeds that of any other country, including my own. Nevertheless I believe that we have some distinctive British strengths which complement your own. And I am confident that alongside the US, Britain is the ...

Mixing Industry and Academia at Diamond

... in Industry access the facilities at Diamond for their own research. Meera – And what kind of Industries do want ... So it might be that companies want to come and do their own research, then they come and so their own experiments much like our academic Users do, but in some ...

Milky way galaxy

Cannibal galaxies and dark matter hurricanes

... for want of a better word, of stars which are doing their own thing and you can see that they're moving in a trajectory ... tells you that those have obviously come in with their own agenda, their own direction, movement, velocity, and that's how you could ...

Four antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

The Event Horizon Telescope project

... of the shadow cast by the black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, as he explains to Georgia Mills... Shep - There's ... something like that? Shep - Well, in a paradox of their own immense gravity, black holes, which by definition are ... one of these black hole shadows is in the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy and radio waves are the perfect medium ...

How do magnets work?

... which makes a little tiny electromagnet. Now on its own this doesn’t make something even magnetic. These little ... here is lots and lots of tiny little metal nuts. On their own they’re not stuck to each other; whereas you bring a ... problematic, and these iron nuts are the same. On their own they don’t stick to each other but because they have ...

Image of the Sun's halo as moon passes by

Best Astronomy: Detecting Exoplanets

... what they're like. So as we saw earlier for planets in our own solar system, our initial attempts at characterizing them ... a number of planets. These are planets very unlike our own. They're what I like to refer to as baby Jupiter so ... and cooler planets, eventually imaging planets like our own. Chris - Can we also not, by looking at the light coming ...

Hands on a fence

Game theory: The prisoner's dilemma

... understand we’re going to do a little experiment of our own in the studio... Tom -  Indeed we are Georgia - it’s ... both snitch, which is what you should do to maximise your own personal benefit here, your total time in jail is ... individual level, then you’re using it to maximise your own individual benefit. Because by always snitching you’re ...

Using balloons to see Dark Matter

... so Richard Massey from Durham University has developed his own approach. He is using a helium balloon to carry a ... bored waiting and said, "Wouldn't it be nice to have our own satellite, our own telescope in space?" unfortunately, in these times of ...

Sunrise over the rim of a planet seen from space.

Water discovered on a habitable planet

... how they did it… Ingo - We found a planet outside our own solar system which is rocky and it has an atmosphere ... now have a relatively small planet, quite similar to our own, with evidence of water. How does this shift the balance ... into the universe, that there are other worlds like our own out there? Ingo - Well, I mean that's the exciting bit, ...

Exoplanet exploration

... Jackson through how and why she studies planets beyond our own solar system... Carole - My name is Carole Haswell. I'm ... being able to actually measure what planets outside our own solar system are made of or at least what their ... The Open University How we study planets beyond our own solar system... Exoplanet exploration ...

Colonise Mars to save the human race?

... But I think... Chris - Planets that are outside our own Solar System. Ryan - Yes, exactly. Chris - Yeah, distant ... a little bit uncomfortable, the idea that this makes our own planet is disposable or that we're giving up on it. So, I ... to preserve ourselves because we've caused problems on our own planet, on planet Earth that we automatically have the ...

 Original - This artist’s impression of the distant galaxy SMM J2135-0102 shows large bright clouds a few hundred light-years in size, which are regions of active star formation. These “star factories” are similar in size to those in the Milky Way,...

What has physics got to say about time?

... bounce back out again and that we would experience as our own big bang.  So, this is a picture of a cyclic universe ... different parallel universes, if you like.  So, our own universe will be one of the layers and then separated by ... good question.  They could be very different from our own universe.  They could have different laws of physics in ...

Sand

What happens to sand in an earthquake?

... which is akin to being a liquid.  Dave Ansell brought his own demonstration of this to the studio. Dave -   What I've got here is my own very little sand pit.  I have a box full of sand.  You ...

A bottle of Champagne and a glass

The Poincare problem solved!

... and to find out why the Millennium Bridge was in fact its own millennium maths problem... Katie - Turns out when this ... resonance, resonant frequencies, and each object has its own resonant frequency and it just happened that the ...

Gingerbread men

How does food give us energy?

... us our sugar. If we scale it up to what happens in our own bodies, we use sugars and our own internal heat source and the oxygen we breathe in to get ...

Long exposure image of a question mark in neon lights

What's the diameter of a neutron star?

... test the metal of our panelists with some questions of our own! Chris Smith puts them to University of York animal ... bed is the ‘tech no’. The frying pan comes with its own app and a built-in scale so it can weigh and then ... full of one would weigh about 10 million tons. Our own sun in comparison: 1.4 million kilometres in diameter. So ...

5kg shown on the dial of a scale.

Encyclopaedia corner: black holes and kilograms

... And then from those measuring companies would make their own standards. And that's how they'd calibrate weighing ... iridium, because that doesn't rust and won't change on its own. Phil - Now scientists, I know, love to be precise. Adam ... the kilogram on eBay. Wouldn't that be fun? Adam - Yeah. I own the kilogram. Deal with it. Phil - That's fantastic. Adam ...

Researchers can benefit from making their research findings freely available online...

In the open

... are reading your work and then referring to it on their own work, siting it. There are a lot of studies that show ... to be more likely to cite it and refer to it in their own work. Chris - What about the question though that people ...

Airbus prediction of the cabin of an aircraft of the future

The future of flight

... you just want to immerse yourself to connectivity and your own social media then there'll be a full entertainment area. ... I could be sitting on a flight in the future, pairing my own TV in front of me from my own body heat.  thank you. Colin -   That exactly would be ...

Picture of rechargeable batteries.

Storing energy using nanopillars

... material is a conductive polymer. So each material has its own function. They can help each other synergistically to ... is two different materials, so each material has their own function and they help each other synergistically to ...