Spotlight Science News, 04 Jan 2019

Welcome to today’s edition of “Hawaii Science Digest”–a Hawaii Island blog focusing on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI).  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Today’s articles are taken from the current issue of “Spotlight Science News”, published by https://phys.org (the Science X Network).  Here are the details:

Accessed on 04 January 2019, 0648 UTC.

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Dark matter on the move

Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as ‘dark matter heating’, …

date15 hours ago in Astronomy

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Next up: Ultracold simulators of super-dense stars

Rice University physicists have created the world’s first laser-cooled neutral plasma, completing a 20-year quest that sets the stage for simulators that re-create exotic states of matter found inside Jupiter and white dwarf …

date11 hours ago in Plasma Physics

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