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UK space firm secures £7.6m to fund trial of factory satellites
From a humble garage to international backing, Space Forge plans to manufacture alloys, medicines and semiconductors in microgravity

Robin McKie

18, Dec, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Phil’s formula tattoo is still a talking point | Brief letters
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15, Dec, 2021 @6:15 PM

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Record number of new gravitational waves offers game-changing window into universe
Scientists say 35 novel discoveries included a pair of massive black holes 145 times as heavy as the sun orbiting each other

Donna Lu

08, Nov, 2021 @1:00 AM

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Gravitational waves from star-eating black holes detected on Earth
Spacetime-altering shock waves came from massive neutron stars crashing into black holes millions of years ago

Ian Sample Science editor

29, Jun, 2021 @12:29 PM

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The new wave of gravitational waves
Ripples in spacetime caused by the collision of black holes were first detected in 2015. Now astrophysicists are looking for the waves created by the big bang itself

Philip Ball

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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International Space Station astronauts play with fire for research
Tests to study behaviour of flames in zero gravity suggest fires could be more dangerous on moon than Earth

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Supergravity pioneers win $3m Special Breakthrough prize
Daniel Freedman, Peter van Nieuwenhuizen and Sergio Ferrara developed landmark theory in 1970s

Ian Sample Science editor

06, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Neutron stars collision: Australian science reacts – as it happened
Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel leads a panel discussing the extraordinary astronomical event witnessed for the first time

Michael Slezak

16, Oct, 2017 @10:52 PM

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Monday's gravitational wave observation is astronomical alchemy
Proof that celestial collisions called kilonovas create gold is the first wonder to arise from coordinated observations – expect more to come

Stuart Clark

16, Oct, 2017 @2:00 PM

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New frontier for science as astronomers witness neutron stars colliding
Extraordinary event has been ‘seen’ for the first time, in both gravitational waves and light – ending decades-old debate about where gold comes from

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

16, Oct, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?
The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity

Jon Butterworth

03, Oct, 2017 @6:23 PM

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'A new way to study our universe': what gravitational waves mean for future science
The 2017 physics Nobel prize was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves. But what else could be revealed now that this discovery has been made?

Ian Sample and Hannah Devlin

03, Oct, 2017 @4:22 PM

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