SPACE TRAVEL
extra extra newspaperMathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Jan 17, 2013 – For the last ten years, theoretical physicists have shown that the intense connections generated between particles as established in the quantum law of ‘entanglement’ may hold the key to eventual teleportation of quantum information. Now, for the first time, researchers have worked out how entanglement could be ‘recycled’ to increase the efficiency of these connections. Published in the jo … more

MARSDAILY
Choosing the right people to go to Mars
Paris (ESA) Jan 17, 2013 – When humans eventually travel to the Red Planet, the voyage will be long and difficult. The simulated Mars500 mission showed that every detail must be planned, including diet and sleep. The findings will also benefit those of us who stay behind. Mars500 locked six ‘marsonauts’ in a simulated spaceship near Moscow, Russia for 520 days, the time it would take to fly to Mars and back plus 30 days s … more

STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Neon lights up exploding stars
York UK (SPX) Jan 16, 2013 – An international team of nuclear astrophysicists has shed new light on the explosive stellar events known as novae. These dramatic explosions are driven by nuclear processes and make previously unseen stars visible for a short time. The team of scientists measured the nuclear structure of the radioactive neon produced through this process in unprecedented detail. Their findings, reported i … more