World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 27 Sep 2023Summary: 2 quakes 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 106 quakes 3.0+, 222 quakes 2.0+ (361 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 2 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 31 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 106 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 222 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6…

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 27 Sep 2023 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.3), Brennisteinsfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.0), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (53 quakes…

Campi Flegrei volcano (Italy): seismic crisis resulted in M 4.2 quake yesterday, uplift has reached 15 mm over past month

The map depicts a distribution of latest seismic events (image: INGV)A swarm of earthquakes occurred beneath the Campi Flegrei caldera yesterday. Starting early morning at 05:06 local time, about 64 quakes have been recorded with a maximum magnitude of M 4.2, the INGV reported. The epicentre of the largest event…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 73 km northwest of Nelson, New Zealand

4.7 quake 27 Sep 11:56 pm (GMT +13)A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Nelson, Nelson City, New Zealand, was reported only 18 minutes ago by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a very…

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Saint George, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA

4.8 quake 27 Sep 1:51 am (GMT -8)A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Saint George, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA, was reported only 24 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very…

Small magnitude 3.4 earthquake 49 km southwest of Marrakech, Morocco

3.4 quake 27 Sep 10:13 am (GMT +1)The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, IPMA) reported a magnitude 3.4 quake in Morocco near Marrakech, Marrakesh-Safi, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, at 10:13 am…

Klyuchevskoy volcano (Kamchatka): lava flow eruption continues

The effusive-eruptive activity at the summit of Klyuchevskoy volcano (image: Andrew Matseevsky)The effusive-explosive eruption at the volcano continues. The lava from the summit vent continues to feed the flow on the southwestern Kozyrevsky drainage. A night-time glowing steam accompanies the effusive eruption at night. Near-constant strombolian activity atop the summit…

Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia) field report: strombolian-to-vulcanian explosions continue with viscous lava flow from cinder cone

Glowing lava bombs from 2020 cinder cone at Lewotolo volcano during 22-24 September (image: Andi Volcanist/VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia) Our expedition leader and volcanologist for VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia, Andi, spent three days observing Lewotolo's eruptive activity on site. During 22-24 September, an increased activity in the volcano's behavior was identified, including changes in…

Villarrica volcano (Central Chile): increased strombolian activity continues

Lava splashes from the Villarrica's summit vent last night (image: POVI)The heightened levels at the volcano persist. Seismic recordings of the volcano observatory Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) continue to monitor ongoing ground vibrations (so-called tremor), indicating shifting of a new batch of magma inside the volcano's feeder…

Significant magnitude 5.2 quake hits 52 miles northwest of Sand Point, Alaska, United States early evening

5.2 quake 26 Sep 6:14 pm (GMT -8)United States was shaken near Sand Point, Aleutians East, Alaska, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 only 16 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.The quake hit at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles beneath the epicenter near Sand Point,…

Small 3.5 quake hits near Naples, Campania, Italy

3.5 quake 27 Sep 3:35 am (GMT +2)A very shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Naples, Campania, Italy.According to The Seismological Survey of Serbia (SSS), the quake hit on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, at 3:35 am local time at a very shallow depth of 9 km. Shallow…

World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 27 Sep 2023Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 33 quakes 4.0+, 110 quakes 3.0+, 262 quakes 2.0+ (408 total)Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 33 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 110 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 262 earthquakesNo quakes of magnitude 6 or higher10 largest earthquakes in the…

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 26 Sep 2023

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 26 Sep 2023 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 1.2-2.1), Brennisteinsfjöll (14 quakes between mag 0.2-2.2), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (49…

Significant magnitude 5.2 earthquake 99 km southeast of Fukushima, Japan

5.2 quake 27 Sep 7:21 am (GMT +9)An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the morning on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, at 7:21 am local time near Fukushima, Fukushima Shi, Japan, as reported by Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED).According to preliminary data, the quake…

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Sep 2023: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Rev...

Map of today's active volcanoesMayon (Luzon Island, Philippines): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTION AT 20230926/1855Z VA CLD UNKNOWN REPORTED OBS VA DTG:26/1850ZIbu (Halmahera, Indonesia): (26 Sep) Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up…

World Earthquake Report for September 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5.5 during September 2023Summary: 13 quakes 6.0+, 99 quakes 5.0+, 1000 quakes 4.0+, 3276 quakes 3.0+, 6543 quakes 2.0+ (10931 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 13 earthquakesMagnitude 5+: 99 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 1000 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 3276 earthquakesMagnitude 2+:…

Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 15 km northwest of Lubin, Poland

4.2 quake 26 Sep 5:54 pm (GMT +2)Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Lubin, Lubin County, Lower Silesia, Poland. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, at 5:54 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.The event…

The 10 most powerful earthquakes in the world since 1900

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Moderate magnitude 4.0 quake hits 39 km southwest of Tudela, Spain early afternoon

4.0 quake 26 Sep 3:15 pm (GMT +2)A very shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Tudela, Navarra, Spain.According to Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), the quake hit on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, at 3:15 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 8 km. Shallow earthquakes…

Small magnitude 2.9 earthquake 16 km southwest of Lefkada, Greece

2.9 quake 26 Sep 2:45 pm (GMT +3)A shallow magnitude 2.9 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece.According to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), the quake hit on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, at 2:45 pm local time at a shallow depth of 14.6 km. Shallow earthquakes…

Antarctic sea ice peak is lowest on record, setting off alarm bells

"The trend in the past five months is so different from the past 45 years that all of us sat up and took notice."

Report: The world’s most critical climate target is still within reach

Holding global warming in check requires tripling renewable power, the International Energy Agency says.

Poached, caged, shipped in socks: on patrol with the police battling Colombia’s illegal wildlife trade

For decades the plundering of protected species went unchallenged, but new efforts are being made to halt traffickers across Latin America and the Caribbean

Carbon Capture Tech Hype Is Fizzling Out, IEA Says

This update on the IEA's roadmap outlines how lowering emissions and investing in renewables will help the world reach net-zero targets.

Why Is IEA's Net Zero Roadmap So Controversial?

The report caused shock waves when first released in 2021, partly because of the message — but also because of the source.

'There's daily coordination meetings': Army Corps continues construction of underwater sill

It will take approximately three weeks to build an underwater levee in the Mississippi River.

First-ever supercomputer simulation predicts when humans will become extinct on Earth

If things keep going the way they're going, Earth is going to be a brutal place to live.

New ‘supercontinent’ could wipe out humans and make Earth uninhabitable, study suggests

The formation of a new “supercontinent” could wipe out humans and all other mammals still alive in 250 million years, researchers have predicted.

Formation of ‘supercontinent’ could wipe out human, mammal life: study

The formation of a new “supercontinent” has the potential to wipe out humans and all other mammal life in 250 million years, a new study found.  In a study of the impacts of climate extremes, …

In landmark court case, 6 young activists take on 32 European nations over climate action

Six Portuguese young adults and children between 11 and 24 years of age are at the European Court of Human Rights where they are accusing 32 European governments of violating their human rights for what they say is a failure to adequately address clima...

Florida man gets bitten by rabies-infested otter while feeding ducks: officials

A 74-year-old man in Florida was attacked and wounded by a rabies-infested otter last week, officials say. A dog was also bitten by the rabid otter.

The ancient Sri Lankan 'tank cascades' tackling drought

A 2,000-year-old Sri Lankan hydraulic system uses natural features to help harvest and store rainwater. In a rapidly warming world, it is providing a lifeline for rural communities.

Yearly peak sea ice around Antarctica hit record low levels: research

A key indicator of Antarctic sea ice levels has hit a record low, according to preliminary research.  Antarctica’s peak sea ice level this year, 6.55 million square miles, was the lowest in th…

Boost in solar energy and EV sales gives hope for climate goals, report says - Autoblog

The window to limit human-caused warming to a globally agreed goal is narrowing but still open because of the huge growth of solar energy and electric vehicles sales worldwide, a report said Tuesday.

In Landmark Court Case, 6 Young Activists Take on 32 European Nations Over Climate Action

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Six young people from Portugal will argue that governments across Europe aren't doing enough to protect people from the harms of climate change at the European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday in the latest and largest instance of activists taking governments to court to ...

'Truly a David and Goliath case': Six young people take 32 countries to court in unprecedented case | CNN

The European Court of Human Rights will hear an “unprecedented” lawsuit on Wednesday, brought by six young people against 32 European countries accusing them of failing to tackle the human-caused climate crisis.

Lego's attempt to make bricks out of PET bottles fails

Lego's experiment to use recycled PET bottles to make its toy bricks has failed. However, the company stands committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Climate change: Six young people take 32 countries to court

They claim governments' slow action on climate change violates their human rights.

Youth vs Europe: 'Unprecedented' climate trial to kick off at rights court

Six young people from areas in Portugal ravaged by wildfires and heatwaves will on Wednesday take 32 European governments to court over what they see as climate inaction, arguing countries' failure to cut emissions fast enough is a violation of their human rights.

In unprecedented case, young climate activists taking 32 governments to human rights court

Six young activists are taking 32 European governments to court, saying failure to address climate change is a violation of their human rights.

The David vs Goliath legal climate case

This week, the halls of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg will witness an event that could potentially redefine the climate action landscape in Europe, writes Romain Didi.

St. Bernard Parish takes emergency action on saltwater intrusion

Funds meant for Hurricane Ida recovery were approved to be used to fight saltwater intrusion

Louisiana's struggle with influx of salt water prompts a request for Biden to declare an emergency

Salt water flowing from the Gulf of Mexico into the drought-stricken Mississippi River is prompting Louisiana Gov.

Arctic Sea Ice 6th Lowest on Record; Antarctic Sees Record Low Growth

Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent on September 19, 2023, making it the 6th lowest year in the satellite record

Antarctic sea ice hits 'record-smashing' low this year, satellite data shows

The Arctic also saw the sixth lowest minimum of sea ice on record.

Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach – Analysis - IEA

Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to Keep the 1.5 °C Goal in Reach - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

Bill Gates gets real about climate change: Planting trees is ‘complete nonsense’ but the end of the oil and gas era is finally in sight

The billionaire says he’s “the person who’s doing the most" on climate innovation and solution and trees are a distraction. “Are we science people or are we idiots?”

Rich, white communities most likely to oppose wind farms, study finds | CNN

Wealthy and white communities in the US and Canada were much more likely to oppose wind energy projects, according to a new study from University of California Santa Barbara researchers.

Wind energy projects in North America are more likely to be opposed by white, wealthy communities, finds study

Wind energy is, by far, the most common type of clean energy. And transitioning to clean energy is critical to addressing the climate crisis. Yet local opposition poses a significant barrier to the deployment ...

Rich white people are overwhelmingly blocking wind farms

The NIMBYs blocking the deployment of wind farms are overwhelmingly rich and white in the US and Canada, according to a new study.

Mississippi River saltwater wedge preparations

Gary Sylvester with the Plaquemines Parish Flood Control drives a palate of bottled water into a shipping container in Braithwaite, Louisiana. He and his coworkers were stockpiling for, if and

U.S. Coast Guard captures video of critically endangered whales off Louisiana

Officers encountered three massive Rice's whales, one of the most endangered whale species on the planet. There are likely fewer than 100 remaining.

‘Debris’ floating in Gulf of Mexico turns out to be 3 endangered creatures

A video shows one of the creatures diving through the water.

Gov. Edwards requests Federal Emergency Declaration for saltwater intrusion

"I want to thank everyone at the state and local level who have been leading this fight, along with our partners at the Army Corps of Engineers."

Florida man, 74, attacked by rabid otter while feeding ducks

A Florida man was bitten by a rabid otter.

Rabid otter attacks Florida man, bites him 41 times

He said he tried to back away, but the otter pounced and he tripped. Scaglione was bitten on his legs, hands, and arms 41 times.

Man is attacked and bitten by rabid otter 41 times while feeding ducks

The crazed critter was later captured and euthanized.

Lego Scraps Blocks Made Out Of Recycled Bottles After Realizing That They Are Even Worse For The Environment

Lego pledged to ditch the plastics they've used for years to make their blocks, then realized how hard that is to do and gave up.

Global use of oil could peak this decade: IEA

Greenhouse gas emissions and the global demand for fossil fuels could peak this decade, according to an updated analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that emphasized more must be done to prevent devastating climate change. The agency said that the case for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius…

Lego ditches plans to make bricks from recycled plastic bottles

Toymaker Lego has abandoned its pilot programme to make recycled plastic bricks from discarded bottles over concerns about outsized emissions.

Searchers find body believed to be that of a woman swept into ocean from popular Washington beach

The Coast Guard says the search for a 26-year-old woman who was swept into the ocean from a popular beach on the Washington coast has ended after a body was found that matches her description.

Global use of oil could peak this decade: IEA

Greenhouse gas emissions and the global demand for fossil fuels could peak this decade, according to an updated analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that emphasized more must be done…

Billionaire Moguls and a Trillion Trees

Bill Gates and Marc Benioff don’t see eye to eye.

Antarctic sea ice is 1m sq km short of its previous record low

In the Arctic, sea ice is at its sixth-lowest extent since records began

Florida Turtle Nests Are Recovering. When They Hatch, Expect Mostly Girls.

A survey of nesting sites revealed a sharp increase, but there’s a catch: Climate change appears to be shifting the female-to-male balance in some populations.

Polydimethylsiloxane as a more biocompatible alternative to glass in optogenetics

Scientific Reports - Polydimethylsiloxane as a more biocompatible alternative to glass in optogenetics

Application of Pt@ZIF-8 nanocomposite-based electrochemical biosensor for sensitive diagnosis of tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease patients

Scientific Reports - Application of Pt@ZIF-8 nanocomposite-based electrochemical biosensor for sensitive diagnosis of tau protein in Alzheimer’s disease patients

ATLAS measures strength of the strong force with record precision

Binding together quarks into protons, neutrons and atomic nuclei is a force so strong, it's in the name. The strong force, which is carried by gluon particles, is the strongest of all fundamental forces ...

Q-NEXT's Quantum Squeezing Paves the Way for Superior Quantum Sensor Performance

Sept. 26, 2023 — How many times have you shown up to a video meeting with people at work only to find you have terrible internet that day? Maybe the […]

This Quantum Computing Startup Is Taking On Google And IBM With A Fresh Technical Approach

Atlantic Quantum, which spun out of research at MIT, has developed a new type of quantum architecture that’s easier to scale.

Atlantic Quantum Receives a $1.25 Million SBIR Grant from the U.S. Air Force

AFWERX is a U.S. Air Force program intended for fostering a culture of innovation with the Air Force. It is designed to provide small amount of funding to small business and startups to help develop innovative technology which can be utilized by the service in the future. AFWERX and

Research Bits: September 19

Measuring lithography plasma sources; hexagonal boron nitride for heat; mode-division multiplexing.

Precise Measuring Tool for Light Source Could Advance Chipmaking

To improve the quality of microchips and make the chipmaking process more efficient, researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Institute o

Revealing secrets of hidden supermassive black holes

Our astronomers are helping to shed light on hidden supermassive black holes that could further our understanding of galaxy evolution. Researchers

How our Milky Way galaxy would look in gravitational waves (video)

The gravitational waves are emitted by ultracompact binaries of black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs.

Hidden supermassive black holes reveal their secrets through radio signals

Astronomers have found a striking link between the amount of dust surrounding a supermassive black hole and the strength of the radio emission produced in extremely bright galaxies.

Quasiparticles Repel, Then Attract

Resonant excitation of a thin-film semiconductor leads to impurities that attract rather than repel each other, providing a possible tool for manipulating superconductivity.

Your photos can hear you. AI and machine learning help researchers get audio from still images and silent videos

Using a machine learning assisted tool called Side Eye, researchers can extract audio from photos and muted videos like TikToks.

Conversation-Muting Audio Robots

audio robot - A team of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Washington have devised an innovative way to deploy audio robots in the servi...

MIT researchers develop circuit to improve quantum computing

The high accuracy is well beyond the fidelity threshold needed to implement error correction codes and the architecture can be deployed in large scale systems too.

Chi-Nu experiment ends, bolsters nuclear security and energy reactors

The results of the Chi-Nu physics experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory have contributed essential, never-before-observed data for enhancing nuclear security applications, understanding criticality ...

U of A alum wins major award for cancer-fighting immunotherapy discovery  |

Michel Sadelain is being awarded the Breakthrough Award in Life Sciences for his discovery of CAR T cells, which uses cells to heal cancer patients.

Simon Brendle and Oliver Philcox awarded Breakthrough Prizes

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced on Sept. 14 that it selected two Columbia faculty members, Simon Brendle, a professor of mathematics, and Oliver Philcox, a junior fellow in the Simons Society of Fellows, as winners of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics and the 2024 New Horizons in Physics Prize,…

Michel Sadelain, Carl June receive 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences - The Cancer Letter

Michel Sadelain, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Carl June, of University of Pennsylvania, are two of the recipients of the 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for the development of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell immunotherapy. To access this subscriber-only content please log in or renew your subscription.Looking for…

Loud and Clear: The Neurological Secrets Behind Hearing in Noisy Surroundings

Columbia University scientists have found that the brain encodes speech differently based on its clarity and our focus on it. This discovery, involving distinct processing of "glimpsed" and "masked" speech, could improve the accuracy of brain-controlled hearing aids. Researchers led by Dr. Nima M

Researchers fabricate chip-based optical resonators with record low UV losses

Researchers have created chip-based photonic resonators that operate in the ultraviolet (UV) and visible regions of the spectrum and exhibit a record low UV light loss. The new resonators lay the groundwork ...

Stunningly perfect 'Einstein ring' snapped by James Webb telescope is most distant gravitationally lensed object ever seen

The James Webb Space Telescope has taken a stunning image of a perfectly formed Einstein ring, which is also the most distant gravitationally lensed object ever detected.

Those Disgusting Black Holes Won't Stop Burping Up the Remains of Stars

Black holes are notoriously messy eaters, but scientists are getting a clearer picture of just how gross they can really be.

Breakthrough Prize for Quantum Field Theorists

The 2024 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics goes to John Cardy and Alexander Zamolodchikov for their work in applying field theory to diverse problems.

Strong radio emission linked to dusty red quasars

Studying such types of rare red quasars could be beneficial to understanding the evolution of galaxies.

Astronomers shed light on evolutionary paths of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies

A new paper entitled "Evolutionary Paths of Active Galactic Nuclei and Their Host Galaxies," published on August 17, 2023, in Nature Astronomy, provides critical new insights on the co-evolution of supermassive ...

Memory-induced Magnus effect: Looking at the unexpected curveball in miniature

Whether you are familiar with the term "Magnus effect" or not, you have certainly seen it in action. It is when a spinning ball—for instance in football, cricket or baseball—bends away from its expected ...

Mastering Light: Enhancing Image Quality With Broadband Achromatic and Polarization-Insensitive Metalenses

Using novel differentiated design principles, researchers offer a way to eliminate chromatic aberration in metasurfaces. Precise control of light is a crucial requirement in optical imaging, sensing, and communication. Traditional lenses employed for the purpose have limitations, necessitating mo

Webb suggests ancient galaxies were metal-poor and full of gas

Astronomers believe the earliest galaxies continuously drew in gas from the vast intergalactic medium.

Triple-warped supernova in JWST photo provides hope that one of the universe's biggest problems can be fixed

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has spotted a distant supernova that appears three times in photos due to warped gravity between the supernova and Earth. The new data could help researchers solve one of the universe's biggest inconsistencies.

Unprecedented Radio Wave Detection From a Type Ia Supernova

Astronomers have, for the first time, detected radio waves from a Type Ia supernova, uncovering new clues about white dwarf explosions and their helium-rich environments. For the first time, astronomers have observed radio waves emitted by a Type Ia supernova, a type of explosion originating from

How glass blowing fuses art, science and history

To glass blow is to fuse the worlds of art and science. We learn about the history of glass blowing and take a closer look at the glass scene in Madison. Plus, we hear about a day in the life of a

Where Is Sherman: Glass Arts Indiana

Glass Arts Indiana supports emerging and established artists by hosting fun, interesting and educational events. This weekend and next weekend, they’re hosting a glass pumpkin patch fundraise…

All glass femtosecond laser spinout for photonic quantum computing

Researchers in Switzerland are commercialising a femtosecond laser technology that can be built entirely in glass.

What is matter? It’s not as basic as you’d think.

Matter can be broken down to basic atoms, but you can also go far smaller than that: baryonic matter, quantum states, dark matter, and more.

The Complex Nature of Matter: Exploring the Building Blocks of the Universe

The Complex Nature of Matter: Exploring the Building Blocks of the Universe - OPP.Today

Scientists spot an unprecedented number of Milky Way-like galaxies

After looking ten billion years into the past with JWST, researchers say that we must ‘rethink our understanding’ of the universe

James Webb Space Telescope reveals ancient galaxies were more structured than scientists thought

"Based on our results astronomers must rethink our understanding of the formation of the first galaxies and how galaxy evolution occurred over the past 10 billion years."

James Webb Space Telescope spots more than 1,000 doppelganger galaxies like our own at the beginning of the universe

Thousands of disk galaxies like our own Milky Way were spotted in the early universe, where they shouldn't exist.

Observatory built to represent Einstein’s theory of relativity reopens in Germany

Einstein Turm (Einstein Tower) has undergone extensive renovations to preserve it for future generations

Stacking order and strain boosts second-harmonic generation with 2D Janus hetero-bilayers

A group of researchers from Tohoku University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Rice University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory ...

New spin-squeezing techniques let atoms work together for better quantum measurements

Opening new possibilities for quantum sensors, atomic clocks and tests of fundamental physics, JILA researchers have developed new ways of "entangling" or interlinking the properties of large numbers ...

Making a femtosecond laser out of glass

Is it possible to make a femtosecond laser entirely out of glass? That's the rabbit hole that Yves Bellouard, head of EPFL's Galatea Laboratory, went down after years of spending hours—and hours—aligning ...

Holographic hybridization technique allows changes of depth of field in recorded pictures and videos

Most of the imaging technologies available today, including smartphone cameras, digital video cameras, microscopes and telescopes, are based on the concepts of direct imaging, i.e., a camera directly ...

The Plot of All Objects in the Universe

You just have to admire a chart that casually purports to show every single thing in the Universe in one simple 2D plot. The chart in question is from a piece in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Physics

Hearing 'Workout' Helps Make Meaning From Noise

UMD Researchers’ Training can Help Older People Retain Social, Family Connections

Researcher finds way to get audio from still images and silent videos

With video calls becoming more common in the age of remote and hybrid workplaces, "mute yourself" and "I think you're muted" have become part of our everyday vocabularies. But it turns out muting yourself ...

Scientists Say They've Invented a Speaker That "Mutes" Annoying People

A speaker comprising tiny robots can deploy multiple microphones to create speech zones that allow it to separate and mute conversations.