Super-Kamiokande Neutrino Detection Experiment is a neutrino observatory under Mount Kamioka, in Japan. Its purpose is to investigate the neutrino properties observing solar neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos and man-made neutrinos.
The Super-Kamiokande detector consists of a stainless-stell tank that can contain 5 0,000 ton of pure water. On the tank wall there are about 13000 20 inch PMTs (Photo-Multiplier Tubes).
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Borexino is an international experiment, located deep underground in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of Italy. Its main goal is the study of the properties of a subatomic elementary particle, called the neutrino. The experiment is designed for the observation of low-energy (sub-MeV) solar neutrinos, with the specific goal of measuring the Be-7 neutrino flux from the Sun.
In the pictures above: a view of the internal of the Borexino Stainless Steel Sfere and the inside view of Borexino detector filled with water.
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Cygnus-X an extremely active region of massive-star birth 4500 light-years from Earth.
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Visualizations of Quantum Chromodynamics ”the underlying theory of the strong interactions. As a key component of the Standard Model of the Universe, QCD describes the interactions between quarks and gluons as they compose particles such as the proton or neutron.”
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Ouarkziz Impact Crater in Algeria. This crater (3.5 km wide) was formed by a meteor impact less than 70 million of years ago.
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Target: Drug-resistant bacteria
"Most nanotechnology has been targeted to cancer drug delivery or imaging; not many people have shown interest in using a nanotechnology approach for infectious disease" (via MIT)
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Cosmic dust clouds in Messier 78
This image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls. (via ESO)
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