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Technique could help measure neutrino mass

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Carbon nanotubes bring aircraft manufacturing out of the oven

Technique efficiently cures large industrial parts made of polymeric materials

First visible light detected directly from an exoplanet

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Physicists generate electrical currents from noise

Quantum dots put voltage fluctuations to work

Protests halt telescope construction on Hawaiian mountain

Work crews blocked from Thirty Meter Telescope site on Mauna Kea

ALMA debuts its high-resolution results

Radio telescope makes new discoveries in its long-baseline configuration

How to efficiently capture carbon dioxide out of thin air

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XENON1T will join the hunt for dark matter this autumn

World's largest direct-detection experiment will be more than 10 times more sensitive than current detectors

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