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The Origin of Cosmic Rays?
September 15, 2013 | University of Delaware

“The origin of cosmic rays in the universe has confounded scientists for decades. But a study by researchers using data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole reveals new information that may help unravel the longstanding mystery of exactly how and where these high-energy particles are produced.” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.


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IceCube Researchers Detect 28 Neutrinos
November 27, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Researchers with the IceCube Collaboration have [...] observed 28 very high-energy neutrinos that constitute the first solid evidence for astrophysical neutrinos from cosmic accelerators. [...] IceCube is an [...] astrophysical telescope deployed deep in the Antarctic ice (from 1.4 to 2.4 km depth), but looks over the entire universe, detecting neutrinos coming through the Earth from the Northern skies, as well as from around the Southern skies," Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.

How Cirrus Clouds Form
May 9, 2013 | Oregon State University
"Researchers studying the origin of cirrus clouds have found that these thin, wispy trails of ice crystals are formed primarily on dust particles and some unusual combinations of metal particles – both of which may be influenced by human activities." Quoted from the Oregon State University press release.

Solar Energy at Night?
January 16, 2014 | University of North Carolina
"Solar energy has long been used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as coal and oil, but it could only be harnessed during the day when the sun’s rays were strongest. Researchers led by Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill have built a system that converts the sun’s energy not into electricity but hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use, allowing us to power our devices long after the sun goes down." Quoted from the UNC press release.


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