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October 24, 2014
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Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion years ago.
October 8, 2014
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Astrophysicists inspire space-related projects at a 24-hour hack-a-thon in San Francisco.
August 18, 2014
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In September, DES will make data collected in its first season freely available to researchers.
August 11, 2014
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A team of scientists generated a giant cosmic simulation—and now they're giving it away.
August 7, 2014
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Brian Greene welcomes the Internet to physics class with World Science U.
August 4, 2014
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SLAC is leading the construction of LSST's 3,200-megapixel camera. The telescope will start surveying the entire visible southern sky in 2022.
July 31, 2014
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With two SLAC researchers in the lead, an analysis of the enigmatic Fermi bubbles has narrowed down the number of possibilities for their origin, but hasn't completely solved the puzzle.
Image - Artist's representation of Fermi bubbles
July 24, 2014
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Step on a scale and you’ll get a quick measure of your weight. Weighing galaxy clusters, groups of hundreds or thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity, isn’t so easy. But scientists have many ways to do it.
June 27, 2014
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Efforts are already underway to ensure that the data the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collects will be ready to be mined for scientific gold.
June 20, 2014
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Students estimate their way through pop culture problems to learn a life skill.