“We’ve calculated that by observing 50 binary neutron stars over the next decade, we will have sufficient gravitational wave data to independently determine the best measurement of the Hubble constant. We should be able to detect enough mergers to answer this question within 5 to 10 years.”
Monday 11th February 2019 marks International Day of women and girls in science. The contribution of women to science is often downplayed and goes somewhat unnoticed. Perhaps the most striking example of this is the life and work of Emmy Noether - the woman who saved general relativity.
A newly discovered ‘singlet-based’ magnet has promise for enhanced data storage. A team of scientists, led by Andrew Wray, an assistant professor of physics at New York University, has discovered the first robust example of a new type of magnet – one that holds promise for enhancing the performance of data storage technologies.
An astounding image of a bubble of newly forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) has been captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument aboard ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLE). Researchers hope the observation will shed light as to the mechanism by which massive stars form.