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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space

Gravitational waves produced by the birth of a massive black hole, a record-breaking billions of light-years from Earth, have been detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). The waves were generated when two smaller black holes collided and then merged to form a larger black hole with a mass about fifty times larger than our sun's.

Read more about the new gravity waves discovery here.

New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification (7 October 2016)

Using satellite images to better target vaccination (7 October 2016)

RNA, gravitational waves focus of two new grants (23 September 2016)

Closing in on high-temperature superconductivity (16 September 2016)

Swift telescope detects slowest-spinning neutron star (14 September 2016)

NSF grant to promote more diversity, inclusion in STEM fields (12 September 2016)

Katriona Shea Elected as Fellow of Ecological Society of America (30 August 2016)

Coral conservation efforts aided by computer simulations: New research shows that endangered corals in the eastern Pacific Ocean are isolated from healthy coral populations in the west (23 August 2016)

Ashtekar elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (22 August 2016)

John Lin to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2016 (8 August 2016)

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