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Gamma-ray bursts can be triggered by the explosion of a super massive star, collapsing into a black hole. From the vicinity of the black hole, powerful jets shoot in opposite directions into space, accelerating electrically charged particles, which in turn interact with magnetic fields and radiation to produce gamma rays. (Image: DESY, Science Communication Lab)

Gamma-Ray Bursts With Record Energy Detected

The strongest explosions in the universe produce even more energetic radiation than previously known: Using specialized telescopes, two international teams have registered the highest energy gamma rays ever measured from so-called gamma-ray bursts, reaching about 100 billion times as much…

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Gamma-Ray Bursts With Record Energy Detected

The strongest explosions in the universe produce even more energetic radiation than previously known: Using specialized telescopes, two international teams have registered the highest energy gamma rays ever measured from…

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What Are the Benefits of High-Speed Rail?

In many countries around the world, public transportation systems and infrastructure include a variety of opportunities. In addition to planes and automobiles, there are high-speed trains that cover long distances…

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Easy Hacker Target: Public USB Charging Stations

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has issued a warning to citizens, asking them to avoid using USB charging stations at airports and other such public areas. The warning was…

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NASA’s NICER Catches Record-Setting X-Ray Burst

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on August 20. The burst was caused by a…