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Imagine All the People: When Cassini Looked Back at Earth

Imagine All the People: When Cassini Looked Back at Earth

Whatever disagreements may plague humanity, the international Cassini-Huygens mission has proved that we are capable of great collaboration. On July 19, 2013, during an orbit into the shadows behind Saturn — where the planet’s rings were backlit by the …

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Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene

Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene

The ‘wonder material’ graphene has many interesting characteristics, and researchers around the world are looking for new ways to utilise them. Graphene itself does not have the characteristics needed to switch electrical currents on and off and smart …

When it comes to tillage, timing matters

When it comes to tillage, timing matters

It shows weeds that emerged after tillage that was done early in the spring at the Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, New York. Some species that you can see such as common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) were associated with earlytillage and were …

UNIST professor featured as a highly prolific author in ACS Journal

UNIST professor featured as a highly prolific author in ACS Journal

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has recently published their one-millionth article. To celebrate this occasion, the ACS announced the listing of the top authors and articles in each journal. Jaephil Cho, professor and director of Research Center for …

Putin told Trump Russian hackers are too skilled to get caught

Putin told Trump Russian hackers are too skilled to get caught

Putin told Trump Russian hackers are too skilled to get caught Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Trump that Russian hackers are so skilled at spying that if they did hack US Democratic groups, they wouldn’t have gotten caught. Veuer’s Sam …

A Solution to Our Clean Energy Problem May Lie Right Beneath Our Feet

A Solution to Our Clean Energy Problem May Lie Right Beneath Our Feet

On Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, a short drive from the country’s capital, a team of scientists and engineers is pursuing what they see as an energy source of the future. To unlock it, they have drilled down toward the center of the Earth, through …

Cosmologists produce new maps of dark matter dynamics

Cosmologists produce new maps of dark matter dynamics

Slice through the celestial equator showing the radial component of the velocity field (in kilometres per second). Blue regions are falling towards us and red regions are flying away from us. Galaxies of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey main galaxy sample are …

New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state

New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state

Figure 1: Crystal structures of the new superconductor, an iron-based superconductor, and a high-temperature copper-oxide superconductor When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical …

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

What could giant batteries mean for Indonesian energy?

In response to blackouts and concerns over energy supply, South Australia is getting the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. What exactly does this mean for the future of energy in Australia, and could such an approach work for Indonesia? “The …

Listen to what space sounds like: an eerie chorus of ‘alien birds’

Listen to what space sounds like: an eerie chorus of ‘alien birds’

If you ask Craig Kletzing, the recordings echo the chirping of crickets. To his wife, they sound like a chorus of alien birds. But there is no life where these sounds are made, in the dazzling and dangerous stream of highly charged particles that …

Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits Spied by Curiosity Rover (Photos)

Sand Dunes on Mars & Ancient Freshwater Deposits Spied by Curiosity Rover (Photos)

The Curiosity rover’s first five years on Mars have been full of drama and scientific accomplishment. Within months of its hair-raising landing inside the huge Gale Crater on the night of Aug. 5, 2012, Curiosity had found evidence of an ancient Martian …

Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Even the most commonplace devices in our world had to be invented by someone. Take the windshield wiper. It may seem hard to imagine a world without windshield wipers, but there was one, and Mary Anderson lived in that world. In 1902, Anderson was visiting …

Water May Lurk Beneath the Moon’s Surface

Water May Lurk Beneath the Moon’s Surface

Future lunar settlers may not have to worry about carrying water from Earth. According to new research, there could be large amounts of water just under the orb’s surface. So geologists turned to the rocks on the surface for clues. Like other volcanic …

Giant radio telescope scaled back to contain costs

Giant radio telescope scaled back to contain costs

Designs for the world’s largest radio telescope have been scaled back to save money — a decision that astronomers say could affect its ability to peer deep into the Universe’s past. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a telescope 50 times more …

New magnetic topological semimetal for more efficient electronics

New magnetic topological semimetal for more efficient electronics

A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cellphones and other electronics. The researchers’ discovery of a new magnetic …

Found: New Species of Ocean Sunfish, the World’s Largest Bony Fish

Found: New Species of Ocean Sunfish, the World’s Largest Bony Fish

You would think that all the species of sunfish—a massive creature which grows to about nine-feet in length and two-tons in weight—would have been found decades ago. But as Hannah Lang reports for National Geographic, that isn’t the case.

A Chinese energy company is building 100 solar farms shaped like panda bears

A Chinese energy company is building 100 solar farms shaped like panda bears

An aerial view shows panda-shaped solar plants built by Panda Green Energy Group in Datong, Shanxi province, China in this still image taken from a video footage, courtesy of Panda Green Energy Group Panda Green Energy Group/Handout via REUTERS BEIJING …

Hidden water on the moon? Lunar explorers could make a splash

Hidden water on the moon? Lunar explorers could make a splash

The moon could be much wetter than it looks, a revelation that bodes well for plans to return and resume exploring our nearest celestial neighbor. The notion that our original satellite is a dry, dead rock started to change nearly a decade ago when tiny …

Dragonfly brains predict the path of their prey

Dragonfly brains predict the path of their prey

New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly’s brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision. “Until now, the international research …

Imagine All the People: When Cassini Looked Back at Earth

Imagine All the People: When Cassini Looked Back at Earth

Whatever disagreements may plague humanity, the international Cassini-Huygens mission has proved that we are capable of great collaboration. On July 19, 2013, during an orbit into the shadows behind Saturn — where the planet’s rings were backlit by the …

Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

FILE PHOTO: An employee makes a final inspection on panels during a tour of an REC solar panel manufacturing plant in Singapore Thomson Reuters By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead …

Writing with the electron beam—now in silver

Writing with the electron beam—now in silver

Scanning electron micrographs show a 10-micron planar deposition. The constituting silver crystals are about 100 nanometers in size. Credit: HZB/ ACS Applied Materials &Interfaces (2017) When it comes to extremely fine, precise features, a scanning …

Scared to extinction: Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species, study shows

Scared to extinction: Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species, study shows

July 24 (UPI) –New research highlights the immense power of fear. The emotion was strong enough to curb eating and reproduction among groups of fruit flies, increasing the likelihood of extinction. Scientists at Canada’s McGill University exposed fruit …

Shuttle-Era Cargo Module to Become Deep Space Habitat Prototype

Shuttle-Era Cargo Module to Become Deep Space Habitat Prototype

Lockheed Martin will repurpose a space shuttle-era Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) to become a test and astronaut training prototype for NASA’s deep space habitat. Credit: Lockheed Martin/NASA via collectSPACE.com A cargo container that was built to …

The Republican in Charge of the House Science Committee is Now Arguing Global Warming Has 'Benefits'

The Republican in Charge of the House Science Committee is Now Arguing Global Warming Has ‘Benefits’

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the Republican official in charge of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has now penned an editorial urging the public not to buy into “hysteria over carbon dioxide,” which he believes could actually be good for us.

Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its grand finale

Saturn surprises as Cassini continues its grand finale

This mosaic combines views captured by Cassini as it made the first dive of the mission’s Grand Finale on April 26, 2017, and shows details in bands and swirls in the atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft …

Multitasking monolayers lay groundwork for devices that can do two things at once

Multitasking monolayers lay groundwork for devices that can do two things at once

Illustration of the triangular pattern formed by the two-dimensional material chalcogenide that allows the creation of dual-function devices. Credit: Yu-Yang Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the …

The moon's insides may contain water — lots of it

The moon’s insides may contain water — lots of it

The inside of the moon may contain water, according to new research from Brown University. Ryan Sartor (@ryansartor) has that story. Buzz60 The moon may contain vast sums of water beneath its surface, scientists say, a potential boon for lunar explorers.

Tough new 3D printing plastic lets astronauts print spacewalk tools on demand

Tough new 3D printing plastic lets astronauts print spacewalk tools on demand

This new 3D printer material could change the way we stock, supply, and operate the International Space Station Keeping the International Space Station (ISS) running properly requires a litany of specialized tools, and between unforeseen malfunctions and …

Advancing knowledge toward more efficient electronics

Advancing knowledge toward more efficient electronics

A recent discovery of a new magnetic semimetal could eventually lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, radios and other electronics. A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that …

NASA Wants YOU to Be a Citizen Scientist for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA Wants YOU to Be a Citizen Scientist for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Rich Melnick A new NASA app will allow folks across the United States to become citizen scientists and collect data for an interactive map. The NASA-sponsored Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the …

300 million-year-old 'modern' beetle from Australia reconstructed

300 million-year-old ‘modern’ beetle from Australia reconstructed

He’s Australian, around half a centimeter long, fairly nondescript, 300 million years old – and he’s currently causing astonishment among both entomologists and palaeontologists. The discovery of a beetle from the late Permian period is throwing a …

‘It was really a surprise’: Even minor global warming could worsen super El Niños, scientists find

‘It was really a surprise’: Even minor global warming could worsen super El Niños, scientists find

Even if we meet our most ambitious climate goal — keeping global temperatures within a strict 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degree Fahrenheit) of their preindustrial levels — there will still be consequences, scientists say. And they’ll last for years …

Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

Challenging prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

Despite being relatively close together, two recently discovered hydrothermal vent fields in the Gulf of California host very different animal communities. This finding contradicts a common scientific assumption that neighboring vents will share similar …

Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon

Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon

July 24 (UPI) –New analysis of ancient volcanic grains on the moon suggests the lunar mantle is surprisingly rich in water. When astronomers used satellite observations to survey the grains from volcanic deposits across the lunar surface, they found …

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers build nanoscale computational circuit boards with DNA

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers build nanoscale computational circuit boards with DNA

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) For decades, scientists in the field of molecular …

FSU researcher to help lead $4 million deep-sea exploration study

FSU researcher to help lead $4 million deep-sea exploration study

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Florida State University researcher is part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists that has been awarded a $4 million grant to study the deep-water ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. FSU Associate Research Faculty Sandra Brooke …

Can the physics of bubbles predict language patterns?

Can the physics of bubbles predict language patterns?

July 24 (UPI) –In an effort to understand how and where language dialects form through history, one scientist has looked to inspiration from an unlikely source – bubbles. “If you want to know where you’ll find dialects and why, a lot can be predicted …

A New Study Shows The Moon's Interior Could Contain Water

A New Study Shows The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Water

The moon might be flowing with much more water than we thought, thanks to ancient volcanic deposits, a new study shows. Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied layers of rock on the moon that likely formed from large volcanic …

Multitasking monolayers

Multitasking monolayers

Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.

Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife

Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife

Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research. Rapid urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon means over 18 million people are now living in rainforest towns and cities but the impact of …

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Two Sri Lankan Elephants Saved From Drowning

Two Sri Lankan Elephants Saved From Drowning

Robotic Firefighters Are Being Deployed In China

Robotic Firefighters Are Being Deployed In China

Prinker Prints Temporary Tattoos Directly Onto Your Skin

Prinker Prints Temporary Tattoos Directly Onto Your Skin

China Unveils Its Fastest Monorail

China Unveils Its Fastest Monorail

Fukushima robot finds lava-like 'melted fuel deposits'

Fukushima robot finds lava-like ‘melted fuel deposits’

Use Your Finger As A Boarding Pass

Use Your Finger As A Boarding Pass

Google Street View Takes One Giant Leap To The International Space Station With Outer Space View

Google Street View Takes One Giant Leap To The International Space Station With Outer Space View

The U.S. is Banning All Travel to North Korea

The U.S. is Banning All Travel to North Korea

Game Of Thrones 'Dragonstone' Premiere Saw 90 Million Illegal Downloads

Game Of Thrones ‘Dragonstone’ Premiere Saw 90 Million Illegal Downloads

Neil Armstrong's moon sample bag sold for $1.8M

Neil Armstrong’s moon sample bag sold for $1.8M

Cambridge Students Built A Row-Bot That Can... You Guessed It, Row A Boat

Cambridge Students Built A Row-Bot That Can… You Guessed It, Row A Boat

Man Strums Guitar During His Own Brain Surgery

Man Strums Guitar During His Own Brain Surgery

Hyperloop travel closer to reality than you think

Hyperloop travel closer to reality than you think

NASA Participates in Mars Day Activities at National Air and Space Museum

NASA Participates in Mars Day Activities at National Air and Space Museum

Who's The "Best Warrior" In The U.S. Army?

Who’s The “Best Warrior” In The U.S. Army?

Wild Monkeys Run Amok In Central Florida

Wild Monkeys Run Amok In Central Florida

Elon Musk teases New York-to-DC hyperloop

Elon Musk teases New York-to-DC hyperloop

Neil Armstrong's 'space bag' sells for 1.5 million dollars

Neil Armstrong’s ‘space bag’ sells for 1.5 million dollars

Elon Musk Says He Has Permission To Build East Coast Hyperloop

Elon Musk Says He Has Permission To Build East Coast Hyperloop

Little girl's brain damage gets miraculously reversed

Little girl’s brain damage gets miraculously reversed

Elon Musk wants to get people from NYC to D.C. in under a half hour

Elon Musk wants to get people from NYC to D.C. in under a half hour

Ugandan Action Movies Cost Only $200 To Make

Ugandan Action Movies Cost Only $200 To Make

Stanford's Snake-Like Robot May Be The Future Of Rescue Missions

Stanford’s Snake-Like Robot May Be The Future Of Rescue Missions

Uruguay Begins Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales, Finally!

Uruguay Begins Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales, Finally!

Inflatable robot grows like a vine

Inflatable robot grows like a vine

Elon Musk Says SpaceX's New Rocket Has 'A Real Good Chance' Of Failure | CNBC

Elon Musk Says SpaceX’s New Rocket Has ‘A Real Good Chance’ Of Failure | CNBC

Elon Musk Says He Got 'Verbal Govt' Approval For Hyperloop Between NY And DC | CNBC

Elon Musk Says He Got ‘Verbal Govt’ Approval For Hyperloop Between NY And DC | CNBC

Truck Drives Through Massive Swarm of Locusts In Dagestan, Russia

Truck Drives Through Massive Swarm of Locusts In Dagestan, Russia

Google 'Street View' takes on outer space

Google ‘Street View’ takes on outer space

The World's Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan Two Miles Deep: How To Reduce Our Impact | TIME

The World’s Plastic Waste Could Bury Manhattan Two Miles Deep: How To Reduce Our Impact | TIME

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