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Planetarium show features the aurora borealis article thumbnailPlanetarium show features the aurora borealis. The Illinois State University Planetarium will present Aurora, running weekends August 28 through November 14. [Read the rest]
Pluto only the beginning for New Horizons article thumbnailPluto only the beginning for New Horizons. Tom Willmitch, the director of Illinois State University’s planetarium, reflects on the mission of NASA's New Horizons. [Read the rest]
15-year-old student racks up straight A’s at Illinois State article thumbnail15-year-old student racks up straight A’s at Illinois State. Now 15, Annabelle Shaffer has taken six classes and is planning to return for more in the fall 2015 semester. She’s earned straight A’s and made the Dean’s List in the spring 2015 semester. [Read the rest]
Superconductivity secrets April 14 article thumbnailSuperconductivity secrets April 14. Professor Daniel Agterberg of the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Milwaukee will present "The Secrets of Superconductivity" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Moulton Hall, room 214, as a part of the Spring 2015 Department of Physics Colloquium series. [Read the rest]
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After all of the time spent in space, researchers are still learning new things about the effects of weightlessness on the human body. On the way, during our science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet, with the help of a NASA astronaut, explain how one newly discovered problem could have repercussions for a planned trip to Mars.

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Physicists claim 'loophole-free' Bell-violation experiment

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:37:29 GMT

Photons and diamonds used to simultaneously close detection and locality loopholes for the first time
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New positron acceleration technique could boost energies in next-generation colliders
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Nanotubes energize laser-accelerated ions

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:00:00 GMT

A layer of carbon nanotubes can triple the energy of laser-accelerated carbon ions
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