LUX dark matter results confirmed

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A new high-accuracy calibration of the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) dark matter detector demonstrates the experiment’s sensitivity to ultra-low energy events. The new analysis strongly confirms the result that low-mass dark matter particles were a no-show during the detector’s initial run, which concluded last summer. The first dark matter search results from LUX detector were announced last October. The detector proved to be exquisitely sensitive, but found no evidence of the dark matter particles during its first 90-day run, ruling out a wide range of possible models for dark matter particles. Previous experiments had detected potential signatures of dark matter particles with a very low mass, but LUX turned up no such signal. This latest work was focused on demonstrating the high sensitivity of LUX to potential signals in the search for those low-mass particles.


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Will 2-D Tin be the Next Super Material?

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Theorists Predict New Single-Layer Material Could Go Beyond Graphene, Conducting Electricity with 100 Percent Efficiency at Room Temperature

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NASA’s Chandra Helps Confirm Evidence of Jet in Milky Way’s Black Hole

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Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way produce a jet of highenergy particles found in the new results from NASA’s Chandra

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Researchers identify main genes responsible for asthma attacks in children

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An international team has identified the genes that put some children at particularly high risk of serious asthma attacks.

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The 2013 best pictures from National Geographic contest

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This is Biosciencia’s choice from the National Geographic pictures contest of 2013. Click on the first picture to enjoy the wild !

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First detailed map of global forest change

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A University of Maryland-led, multi-organizational team has created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain.

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A Self-Correcting Crystal May Unleash the Next Generation of Advanced Communications

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Tunable dielectrics Crystals that work well in the microwave range and beyond, communications applications typically use frequencies around a few gigahertz

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The secret math of plants

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The UCLA team discovered the mathematical relationships using “allometric analysis,” that govern plants design.

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Synaptic transistor learns while it computes

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Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence…

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Scientists Discover the First Earth-Sized Rocky Planet

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Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth.

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