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Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time

A Northwestern University-led international team is getting closer to understanding the mysteriously bright object that burst in the northern sky this summer. On June 17, the ATLAS survey’s twin telescopes in Hawaii found a spectacularly bright anomaly 200 million light years away in the Hercules constellation. Dubbed AT2018cow or “The ...

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First particle accelerator beam measurement in six dimensions

The first full characterization measurement of an accelerator beam in six dimensions will advance the understanding and performance of current and planned accelerators around the world. A team of researchers led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville conducted the measurement in a beam test facility at the Department of Energy’s ...

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Forty percent of people have a fictional first memory

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people’s first memories, finding that nearly 40 per cent of people had a first memory which is fictional. Current research indicates that people’s earliest memories date from around three to three-and-a-half years of age. However, the study from researchers at City, ...

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Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo

Companies Get First Tariff Waivers, but Many More Are Left in Limbo Image Schick Manufacturing is one of seven companies that have been granted exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs. Requests from 11 companies have been rejected. Nearly 20,000 applications remain to be decided.CreditFrederic J. Brown/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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‘Mexico First’ Campaign Could End Welcome for U.S. Oil Giants

A Petróleos Mexicanos refinery in Tula, north of Mexico City. The leading presidential candidate has proposed building two refineries to process crude oil for domestic consumption, a move that would reduce imports of American gasoline. Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg HOUSTON — As President Trump moves to recast trade and border relations with ...

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SpaceX Will Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

Last week, SpaceX realized a decade-long dream of successfully launching the most powerful rocket in the world. The Falcon Heavy’s achievement, marked resoundingly with thunderous sonic booms following twin booster touchdowns at Cape Canaveral, was only upstaged by Starman—a doomed mannequin at the wheel of Elon Musk’s Roadster With the ...

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