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New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space
New gravity waves hit Earth after record-breaking trip through space 01 June 2017Gravitational 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.
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy 01 June 2017The "clean-energy economy" always seems a few steps away but never quite here. Fossil fuels still power transportation, heating and cooling, and manufacturing, but a team of scientists from Penn State and Florida State University have come one step closer to inexpensive, clean hydrogen fuel with a lower cost and industrially scalable catalyst that produces pure hydrogen through a low-energy water-splitting process.
Penn State DNA ladders: inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research
Penn State DNA ladders: inexpensive molecular rulers for DNA research 26 May 2017New, license-free DNA ladders will allow researchers to estimate the size of fragments of DNA for a fraction of the cost of currently available methods.

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