New Solution to Old Mystery: Why Doesn’t the Inside of the Solar System Spin Faster?

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New research from Caltech proposes a new solution to a longstanding mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars. The key to solving a longstanding mystery about thin gas disks rotating around young stars: the motion of a tiny number of charged particles. This is according to a new study from the California Institute … Read more

‘Neutrino factories’ could hold the solution to the cosmic ray mystery

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New research has revealed that high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays that bombard the Earth from deep space originate in blazars  —  actively galactic nuclei (AGN) that lurk at the center of galaxies and are powered by supermassive black holes. Researchers know cosmic rays are charged particles from deep space that continuously strike Earth with energies … Read more

New Number Systems Point Geometry Problem Toward a Real Solution | Quanta Magazine

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In 2008, Dvir solved the Kakeya conjecture for finite number systems in which the modulus is a prime number, which is the particular case Wolff had in mind in 1996. These number systems, called finite fields, are especially powerful and are used throughout mathematics to attack hard problems. Dvir proved that over finite fields, a … Read more