50 years ago, corporate greenwashing was well under way

Concerns about companies distorting their environmental record are nothing new. Environmental ads were flagged as deceptive back in 1971.

Albatrosses divorce more often when ocean waters warm

In one part of the Falkland Islands, up to 8 percent of the famously faithful birds ditch partners in years when the ocean is warmer than average.

Astronomers have found the Milky Way’s first known ‘feather’

Named for the glacier that feeds India’s longest river, the Gangotri wave spans up to 13,000 light-years and bridges two of our galaxy’s spiral arms.

A space rock called Kamoʻoalewa may be a piece of the moon

New observations reveal the possible origins of a mysterious object called Kamoʻoalewa. It could be the wreckage from an ancient impact on the moon.

Scientists finally detected a quantum effect that blocks atoms from scattering light

When all available quantum states are full, atoms can’t scatter light, thanks to the Pauli exclusion principle, new experiments show.

How climate change may shape the world in the centuries to come

Climate projections need to be pushed long past the established benchmark of 2100, researchers argue.

A new map shows where carbon needs to stay in nature to avoid climate disaster

Scientists have mapped the location of key natural carbon stores. Keeping these areas intact is crucial to fighting climate change.

How massive stars in binary systems turn into carbon factories

A massive star with an orbiting partner star ejects on average twice as much carbon, an element crucial for life, into space compared with a solo star.

This eco-friendly glitter gets its color from plants, not plastic

Using cellulose extracted from wood pulp, researchers have created a greener alternative to traditional glitter.

How missing data makes it harder to measure racial bias in policing

Police officers rarely record nonevents, such as drawing a gun without firing. Failing to account for that missing information can obscure racial bias.

An ancient exploding comet may explain why glass litters part of Chile

A 75-kilometer-long corridor of chunks of glass in the Atacama Desert probably formed when a comet exploded 12,000 years ago, a study finds.

New high-speed video reveals the physics of a finger snap

Inspired by the infamous snap of the Avengers rival Thanos, scientists set out to investigate the physics behind finger snapping.

‘Life as We Made It’ charts the past and future of genetic tinkering

A new book shatters illusions that human meddling with nature has only just begun.

Distant rocky planets may have exotic chemical makeups that don’t resemble Earth’s

Elements sprinkled on white dwarf stars suggest that the mantles of faraway rocky worlds differ greatly from their counterparts in our solar system.

Scientists are racing to save the Last Ice Area, an Arctic Noah’s Ark

The Last Ice Area may be the final refuge for summer sea ice and the creatures that depend on it. Saving it is an ambitious goal with many hurdles.

Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how analogies can help break down complex science concepts, such as a new particle accelerator that will search for rare isotopes.

A new particle accelerator aims to unlock secrets of bizarre atomic nuclei

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams will help scientists unlock the inner workings of atomic nuclei and explore how elements formed in the cosmos.

Readers react to surfing protons, the origins of humans and more

Surf’s up A laser experiment suggests that protons in outer space can accelerate by surfing shock waves within plasma, Emily Conover reported in “Shock waves give protons a boost” (SN: 9/25/21, p. 7). Reader Norma Frank wanted to know why the protons surf shock waves at all. Protons in the presence of such cosmic shock […]

Climate change may be shrinking tropical birds

Scientists had previously found that migratory birds are getting smaller as temperatures rise. Dozens of tropical, nonmigratory species are too.

A mineral found in a diamond’s flaws contains the source of some of Earth’s heat

A mineral theorized to exist in the mantle was found hiding in a diamond. Dubbed davemaoite, it could explain where some of Earth’s heat comes from.

Einstein's Rare Handwritten Manuscript About Theory of Relativity Sold for a Record $13 Million

A rare manuscript, handwritten by the legendary physicist Albert Einstein, has been sold for a record amount of $13 million in an auction.

Cryptocurrency to Covid-19: Here's Why Auction Prices are Rocketing

On Wednesday, the Einstein manuscript went for 11.3 million euros ($13 million) in Paris, five times its expected price.

How warm weather or bright lights can influence tree greening

Lin Meng has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for research she conducted on how both global warming and bright city lights can impact phenology ...

Machine learning solves the who's who problem in NMR spectra of organic crystals

Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy—a technique that measures the frequencies emitted by the nuclei of some atoms exposed to radio waves in a strong magnetic field—can be used ...

Parker Solar Probe completes a record-setting swing by the sun

Blazing along at space-record speeds that would get it from Earth to the Moon in under an hour, NASA's Parker Solar Probe completed its 10th close approach to the sun on Nov. 21, coming within 5.3 million ...

Scientists fling model stars at a virtual black hole to see who survives

Watch as eight stars skirt a black hole 1 million times the mass of the Sun in these supercomputer simulations. As they approach, all are stretched and deformed by the black hole's gravity. Some are completely ...

'Ghost Particles' Were Detected at the Large Hadron Collider For the First Time

Scientists detected human-made 'ghost particles' for the first time at the Large Hadron Collider, bringing us closer to uncovering the role of these particles in the universe.

Neutrino signals detected at Large Hadron Collider for first time ever

Scientists have searched for the tiny fundamental particles for years, and they may hold clues to some of the biggest questions in physics.

Newly improved quantum algorithm performs full configuration interaction calculations without controlled time evolutions

In a continuing effort to improve upon previous work, a research team at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, has applied its recently developed Bayesian phase difference estimation ...

New study suggests infrasound may play an important role in how seabirds navigate

How seabirds navigate across thousands of miles of seemingly featureless ocean is one of nature's mysteries.

Using molecules and atoms to conduct the double-slit experiment

A team of researchers at Stanford University has developed a way to conduct the famous double-slit experiment at the molecular level. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes ...

Thermoelectric crystal conductivity reaches a new high

Just as a voltage difference can generate electric current, a temperature difference can generate a current flow in thermoelectric materials governed by its "Peltier conductivity" (P). Now, researchers ...

Spiderweb as inspiration for creating of one of the world's most precise microchip sensors

A team of researchers from TU Delft managed to design one of the world's most precise microchip sensors. The device can function at room temperature—a 'holy grail' for quantum technologies and sensing. ...

Trees found to reduce land surface area temperatures in cities up to 12°C

A team of researchers with the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, has found evidence that indicates that stands of trees can reduce land surface area temperatures in cities up ...

Bolometers operate at higher temperatures using new superconducting material

Receivers combining a superconducting hot electron bolometer (HEB) with a reference oscillator are the work horses of supra-terahertz astronomy, observing for example star formation and galaxy evolution. ...

Merging black holes may create bubbles that could swallow the universe | New Scientist

The area between a pair of large black holes on the verge of colliding could provide the conditions to create dangerous bubbles of "true vacuum"

Time Might Not Flow In Just One Direction In The Quantum World

New research suggests that the flow of time at a quantum level doesn’t have to go in just one direction. Quantum systems, in certain conditions, might move

Time-Reversal Phenomenon: In the Quantum Realm, Not Even Time Flows As You Might Expect

New study shows the boundary between time moving forward and backward may blur in quantum mechanics. A team of physicists at the Universities of Bristol, Vienna, the Balearic Islands and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simu

At subatomic level, the past can be the future: quantum researchers

Conventional theory that time can only move forward challenged by study, but the conditions for a ‘backward arrow’ are limited.

In the quantum realm, not even time flows as you might expect

A team of physicists at the Universities of Bristol, Vienna, the Balearic Islands and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI-Vienna) has shown how quantum systems can simultaneously ...

Physicists detect signs of neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider ...

Bright lights in cities cause spring to come early, study shows

Trees bud earlier in US cities compared to rural areas, likely due to artificial light from street lamps, advertising boards and more, an expert in Berkeley, California, says.

Expert panel to re-examine error in Hindi version of Physics paper in NEET-UG exam: NTA to SC - Times of India

Education News: The top court was hearing a plea filed by Wajda Tabassum and 21 others NEET candidates alleging discrepancy and patent error in question number 2 of t

"Ghost particles" detected in the Large Hadron Collider for first time

Physicists have detected “ghost particles” in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. An experiment called FASER picked up telltale signals of neutrinos being produced in particle collisions, which can help scientists better understand key physics.

New Platform for Quantum Computing? Artificial Material Mimics Quantum Entangled Rare Earth Compounds

By combining two-dimensional materials, researchers create a macroscopic quantum entangled state emulating rare earth compounds. Physicists have created a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds. This material, which is relatively easy to

Bright lights of the big city cause spring to wake early

Satellite images of dozens of cities have shown that trees awake from their winter dormancy sooner in brightly lit urban areas. By comparing trees in large cit

A Nanoantenna for Long-Distance, Ultra-Secure Quantum Communication

Researchers from Osaka University have improved the transfer efficiency between quantum information carriers, in a manner that's based on well-established nanoscience and is compatible with upcoming advanced communication technologies. Information storage and transfer in the manner of simple on

neet:   Experts to study if NEET question in Hindi got lost in translation | India News - Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Thursday agreed before the Supreme Court to set up a committee of three experts to decide the correctn.

A doubly magic discovery

A team of researchers, including scientists from the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU), have solved ...

'Super jelly' can survive being run over by a car

Researchers have developed a jelly-like material that can withstand the equivalent of an elephant standing on it, and completely recover to its original shape, even though it's 80% water.

Expert panel to re-examine error in Hindi version of Physics paper in NEET-UG exam: NTA to Supreme Court

The bench recorded his submission that after the process is done the testing agency would file an affidavit before this court giving details of evaluation done by the panel of experts.

Will review ‘error’ in Hindi NEET paper, NTA to SC on plea seeking new merit list

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta’s assurance to the Supreme Court came on a petition by 22 aspirants who asked the top court to order the NTA to delete the erroneous NEET-UG exam question and declare their results afresh.

NEET (UG) 2021 exam: Panel to re-examine error in Hindi version of Physics paper

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by Wajda Tabassum and 21 others candidates alleging discrepancy and patent error in question number 2 of the Hindi version of Physics paper in which the word ‘amplitude of the current’ has been omitted.The top court bench posted the matter for further hearing on 30 November.

Meet Indian Teenager Who Won Gold in International Olympiad in Astronomy, Astrophysics

When it comes to the selection of subjects at the higher education level, however, he has opted for computer science and is currently pursuing computer science engineering from IIT Delhi

NEET UG 2021: NTA agrees to check alleged error in Hindi translation of physics question

The plea sought direction to NTA to delete the question from the physics section due to discrepancy in Hindi translation and declare fresh NEET UG results.

A valley of opportunities: delving into graphene's perplexing non-local response – Physics World

Luis Foà Torres and Sergio O Valenzuela delve into the ongoing mystery of graphene’s perplexing non-local response and the “valley Hall effect”

From crypto to COVID: Why auction prices are rocketing

From Albert Einstein's notes to a record-breaking Frida Kahlo to a 6.6-million-euro triceratops—auction houses have lately seen a string of record-breaking items going under the hammer and through the ...

NEET 2021: NTA to look into alleged translation error; SC hearing on Nov 30

NTA on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it will examine the alleged translation error in the NEET question paper.

NEET UG 2021: SC to hear plea for removing one physics question on Nov 30

NEET UG 2021: National Testing Agency has agreed to examine alleged error in the translation of one Physics question. SC has adjourned the hearing till Nov 30.

From crypto to Covid: Why auction prices are rocketing

From Albert Einstein's notes to a record-breaking Frida Kahlo to a 6.6-million-euro triceratops -- auction houses have lately seen a string of record-breaking items going under the hammer and through…

NEET 2021 Result: NTA agrees to examine alleged error in translation, SC hearing adjourned till Nov. 30

NEET 2021 Result Updates | Supreme Court has asked NTA to re-examine the question contested by a panel of three experts. The hearing has been next scheduled for November 30, further delaying the NEET 2021 Counseling Schedule.

NEET UG 2021 : NTA Agrees To Examine Alleged Error In Hindi Translation Of Question

The National Testing Agency agreed before the Supreme Court on Thursday to examine the alleged er

SC directs NTA to rectify injustice met to disabled NEET student who was not granted additional time

The bench noted the girl student has secured an All India Rank of 1721 out of 2684 candidates qualified in the PwD category and concerning Maharashtra she has secured rank 249 out of 390 candidates in the PwD category.

Mind-blowing physics experiment can turn matter invisible

Scientists have finally demonstrated a quantum effect that can make invisible gas capable of stopping light from scattering.

Can quantum mechanics explain consciousness?

Quantum mechanics + consciousness: There is nothing better than mixing two great mysteries to produce an even bigger one.

Every cat owner knows their kitty is a psychopath

It doesn't take scientists to tell us what we've known all along

Why Does Elon Musk Want NASA to 'Avenge the Dinosaurs'?

Musk’s reaction came on a tweet by a NASA handle on the launch of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission.

New Russian Docking Module Arrives at International Space Station

The five-ton Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station at 10:19 a.m. EST, propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment. They docked to the Nauka module on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment two days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome i

These $89 Celestron binoculars come with a free Night Vision flashlight

Save $10 on these Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binoculars and get a Night Vision LED flashlight worth $20 for free!

Earth is in an 11-year solar storm & yes, that means more Northern Lights

In hues of green and purple, the many Northern Light displays that North America has witnessed over the last few months are

Telescope Black Friday Deals 2021: Cheapest Prices Today | Digital Trends

Whether you're a beginner in astronomy or a veteran stargazer, you shouldn't miss the discounts that retailers are offering for telescope Black Friday deals.

Testing confirms Webb Telescope on track for targeted Dec. 22 launch

Engineering teams have completed additional testing confirming NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready for flight, and launch preparations are resuming toward Webb's target launch date of Wednesday, ...

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey.

'Ghost Particles' Were Detected at the Large Hadron Collider For the First Time

Scientists detected human-made 'ghost particles' for the first time at the Large Hadron Collider, bringing us closer to uncovering the role of these particles in the universe.

Climate tipping points: The Arctic is a bellwether for irreversible

The rapidity of Arctic change has surprised researchers and the public alike.

Strange signals on Venus may be coming from an erupting volcano

Future missions will settle the matter once and for all

Neutrino signals detected at Large Hadron Collider for first time ever

Scientists have searched for the tiny fundamental particles for years, and they may hold clues to some of the biggest questions in physics.

Russian node module docks with ISS - SpaceNews

A node module billed as the final Russian element of the International Space Station docked with the station Nov. 26.

Sun unleashes solar storm that could affect power grid and satellites

There is no cause for alarm, despite reports that suggest solar storm could lead to danger

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module has successfully hooked up with the International Space Station after a two-day space journey

Russia's Prichal docking module arrives at the International Space Station

The Russian docking station is the second major upgrade from that country in recent months.

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module has successfully hooked up with the International Space Station after a two-day space journey

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in ...

Russia’s Prichal nodal module docks with orbital outpost

The new module docked in an automatic mode under the control of Flight Control Center specialists on the ground and cosmonauts onboard the ISS

Russian assembly complete: Roscosmos attaches new docking node to station - NASASpaceFlight.com

After launching a new docking node module to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday,…

Watch NASA's asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft speeding through space

The DART spacecraft will deliberately crash into a 530-foot-wide asteroid called Dimorphos in September 2022 at a speed of almost 15,000 miles per hour.

Two exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star discovered

An international team of astronomers reports the detection of two new exoplanets orbiting an evolved sun-like star known as HD 137496. The newly found extrasolar worlds, identified using NASA's Kepler ...

Another Tatooine-like exoplanet found orbiting a binary star

Astronomers have found a new exoplanet in a fairly weird way — not because of its orbital motion around its host star, as is usually the case, but because of the motion of its host stars around each other. Yes, stars, plural, because it orbits two stars that orbit each other.

NASA Is Practicing Asteroid Deflection. You Know, Just in Case.

A spacecraft is on its way to nudge a distant asteroid.

NASA gives the James Webb Telescope a clean bill of health following launch prep incident

If you recall, NASA on Monday said a “sudden, unexpected release of a clamp band” used to secure the telescope to a launch vehicle adapter caused a...

Physicists detect signs of neutrinos at Large Hadron Collider

The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider ...

NASA gives update on James Webb Space Telescope health and launch date

NASA has given an update on the health of its next-generation space telescope and the date the agency is targeting for launch.

The TRAPPIST-1 solar system not bombarded by space rocks like early Earth, study suggests

A big space rock would have thrown planets of the Trappist-1 system out of sync.

Arctic Ocean 'started getting warmer decades earlier than previously thought'

The temperature of the Arctic Ocean actually started rising at the beginning of the century

Experts reveal how to tell if you cat likes you

The furry felines are famously aloof.

San Antonio’s SwRI helps knock asteroid off course

NASA said it’s aiming to bump Dimorphos slightly off its orbital path. The space agency...

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA's latest DART mission

An asteroid that landed in Russia in 2013 injured 1,500 people – and was just 20 metres in diameter. What could we do if a major threat was detected?

Scientists Question Models After Arctic Ocean Finding

Water was warming earlier than thought, researchers say

NASA Offers Update on Health of James Webb Space Telescope | Digital Trends

NASA has released an update on the health of the James Webb Space Telescope after a recent incident that could've caused a serious delay to its launch schedule.

"Ghost particles" detected in the Large Hadron Collider for first time

Physicists have detected “ghost particles” in the Large Hadron Collider for the first time. An experiment called FASER picked up telltale signals of neutrinos being produced in particle collisions, which can help scientists better understand key physics.

How to check whether your cat is a psychopath

Psychologists studied the relationships between thousands of cats and their owners to develop a detailed questionnaire you can use to analyse your pet - and find out if it is a psychopath.

Watch: Astronauts bring little bit of home to Thanksgiving in space celebration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station didn’t let a little thing like distance get in the way of gratitude or a good meal.

This National Geographic telescope is more than $100 off for Black Friday

Nab this go-to Black Friday telescope deal at Kohl's for 32% off the usual price.

Asteroid deflection and disordered diamonds — the week in infographics

Nature - Nature highlights three key infographics from the week in science and research.

Black Friday microscope deal saves you $60 on this Swift microscope

With this Black Friday microscope deal, you save 20% on a high-powered compound microscope.

Secrets of alien worlds in 'perfect harmony' uncovered in planetary probe

Scientists estimate that the Trappist-1 planets are in near perfect balance and could potentially host life as they are similar to Earth and formed in a similar way.

Celestron's SkyMaster Giant 15x70 binoculars are 10% off for Black Friday

Get 10% off with this Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 deal, on Black Friday, AND get a free flashlight

Big Black Friday deal makes these top-rated binoculars an excellent xmas gift idea

The Nikon Prostaff 3S 10x42 binoculars are well-reviewed all-rounders, and right now they're even more reasonably priced

After review, NASA resumes work toward December 22 launch for James Webb Space Telescope

NASA cleared engineers to begin fueling the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope for launch December 22.

ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever

The chance that ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft will encounter space debris during its upcoming Earth flyby is very, very low. However, the risk is not... The post ESA’s Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Is Skimming Earth for a Gravity Assist – And It’s One of the Riskiest Planetary Flybys Ever appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Astronomers Have Discovered the Reason Behind the Mysterious Lack of Massive Black Holes in Telescope Data

Our telescopes have never detected a black hole more massive than twenty times the mass of the Sun. Nevertheless, we now know of their existence... The post Astronomers Have Discovered the Reason Behind the Mysterious Lack of Massive Black Holes in Telescope Data appeared first on SciTechDaily.

COVID-19 Can Infect Nerve Cells and Cause a Range of Neurological and Psychiatric Symptoms

The cluster of neurological symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19, suggests the virus can enter the brain and affect neural function.... The post COVID-19 Can Infect Nerve Cells and Cause a Range of Neurological and Psychiatric Symptoms appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: New Software, New Drill Target, and an Existential Question

A plane has a pilot. A bus has a driver. A train has a conductor. But who controls a Mars rover? During the last seven... The post NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: New Software, New Drill Target, and an Existential Question appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Robotic Lasers Cook Food With Unparalleled Precision

Columbia Engineers invent software-controlled robotic lasers that cook food with unparalleled precision, retaining more moisture, and creating an entirely new, customized way to cook a... The post Robotic Lasers Cook Food With Unparalleled Precision appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Russian Docking Module Arrives at International Space Station

The five-ton Prichal docking module arrived at the International Space Station at 10:19 a.m. EST, propelled by a modified Russian Progress propulsion compartment. They docked... The post New Russian Docking Module Arrives at International Space Station appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Hubble Witnesses Bright Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula

Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45. Herbig-Haro objects are a rarely... The post Hubble Witnesses Bright Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Do Flies Really Throw Up When They Land on Your Food?

Imagine you’re at a picnic and just about to bite into your sandwich. Suddenly you spot a fly headed your way, homing in on your... The post Do Flies Really Throw Up When They Land on Your Food? appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Completes a Record-Setting Swing by the Sun

Blazing along at space-record speeds that would get it from Earth to the Moon in under an hour, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe completed its 10th... The post NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Completes a Record-Setting Swing by the Sun appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Taking New Aim at COVID-19: Treatments Against the Coronavirus’s Tangled Strands of RNA

Researchers are working on new ways to cure COVID-19 infections, using molecules that bind to three-dimensional folds in the virus’s genetic material. Credit: Martina Zafferani,... The post Taking New Aim at COVID-19: Treatments Against the Coronavirus’s Tangled Strands of RNA appeared first on SciTechDaily.

High-Speed Propeller Star Is Fastest Spinning White Dwarf – It’s the Size of Earth, but 200,000 Times More Massive

Record-breaking spin rate for a confirmed white dwarf star is observed by University of Warwick-led astronomers Establishes the star as only the second magnetic propeller... The post High-Speed Propeller Star Is Fastest Spinning White Dwarf – It’s the Size of Earth, but 200,000 Times More Massive appeared first on SciTechDaily.

MIT Chemists Get Quantum Dots To Stop Blinking

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for biological imaging or quantum photonics. Quantum dots,... The post MIT Chemists Get Quantum Dots To Stop Blinking appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Electrocatalyst Produces Liquid Fuels From Carbon Dioxide

Electrocatalyst converts CO2 into multicarbon products. A new electrocatalyst called a-CuTi@Cu converts carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into liquid fuels. As reported by a team of... The post New Electrocatalyst Produces Liquid Fuels From Carbon Dioxide appeared first on SciTechDaily.

60 Years After It First Gazed at the Skies, the Parkes Radio Telescope Is Still Making Breakthroughs

The CSIRO’s 64-meter Parkes Radio Telescope was commissioned on October 31, 1961. At the time it was the most advanced radio telescope in the world,... The post 60 Years After It First Gazed at the Skies, the Parkes Radio Telescope Is Still Making Breakthroughs appeared first on SciTechDaily.

NASA’s Mars Insight Lander Uses Wind-Induced Vibrations To Reveal the Red Planet’s Subsurface Layers

Seismic data collected in Elysium Planitia, the second largest volcanic region on Mars, suggest the presence of a shallow sedimentary layer sandwiched between lava flows... The post NASA’s Mars Insight Lander Uses Wind-Induced Vibrations To Reveal the Red Planet’s Subsurface Layers appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Plunged in Cost by 97% – Here’s the Reasons Behind the Rapid Cost Decline

A new study finds that investments in R&D on materials and chemistry were key, while economies of scale contributed somewhat less. Lithium-ion batteries, those marvels... The post Lithium-Ion Batteries Have Plunged in Cost by 97% – Here’s the Reasons Behind the Rapid Cost Decline appeared first on SciTechDaily.

“Magic Wand” Reveals a Previously Invisible Colorful Nano-World

Novel color photography using a high-efficiency probe can super-focus white light into a 6-nanometer spot for nanoscale color imaging. Scientists have developed new materials for... The post “Magic Wand” Reveals a Previously Invisible Colorful Nano-World appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Newly Discovered Extreme “Ultrahot Jupiter” Blitzes Around Its Star – One Year Is Just 16 Hours Long

A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant. The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up... The post Newly Discovered Extreme “Ultrahot Jupiter” Blitzes Around Its Star – One Year Is Just 16 Hours Long appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Time-Reversal Phenomenon: In the Quantum Realm, Not Even Time Flows As You Might Expect

New study shows the boundary between time moving forward and backward may blur in quantum mechanics. A team of physicists at the Universities of Bristol,... The post Time-Reversal Phenomenon: In the Quantum Realm, Not Even Time Flows As You Might Expect appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Astronomers Discover More Than 300 Possible New Exoplanets Using Advanced Planet Detection Algorithm

Findings also include a distinctive planetary system with two gas giants. UCLA astronomers have identified 366 new exoplanets, thanks in large part to an algorithm... The post Astronomers Discover More Than 300 Possible New Exoplanets Using Advanced Planet Detection Algorithm appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Collapse of Ancient Liangzhu Culture – “China’s Venice of the Stone Age” – Caused by Climate Change

Referred to as “China’s Venice of the Stone Age,” the Liangzhu excavation site in eastern China is considered one of the most significant testimonies of... The post Collapse of Ancient Liangzhu Culture – “China’s Venice of the Stone Age” – Caused by Climate Change appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs

It is the hardest known glass with the highest thermal conductivity among all glass materials. Carnegie’s Yingwei Fei and Lin Wang were part of an... The post New Ultrahard Diamond Glass Synthesized Using Carbon Buckyballs appeared first on SciTechDaily.

New Platform for Quantum Computing? Artificial Material Mimics Quantum Entangled Rare Earth Compounds

By combining two-dimensional materials, researchers create a macroscopic quantum entangled state emulating rare earth compounds. Physicists have created a new ultra-thin two-layer material with quantum... The post New Platform for Quantum Computing? Artificial Material Mimics Quantum Entangled Rare Earth Compounds appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Turkey’s Cotton Castle – World’s Largest Deposit of Travertine

The hot springs at Pamukkale, Turkey, have produced the world’s largest deposit of travertine. The hot springs and thermal pools at Pamukkale, Turkey, have been... The post Turkey’s Cotton Castle – World’s Largest Deposit of Travertine appeared first on SciTechDaily.

Volcanic eruptions may have triggered abrupt climate changes contributing to the repeated collapse of Chinese dynasties over the past 2,000 years, according to new research. The study also illustrates how volcanic eruptions can profoundly impact vulnerable or unstable regions and highlights the need to prepare for future eruptions.

Research has revealed a correlation between being particularly proficient in tool use and having good syntactic ability. A new study has now shown that both skills rely on the same neurological resources, which are located in the same brain region. Furthermore, motor training using a tool improves our ability to understand the syntax of complex sentences and -- vice-versa -- syntactic training improves our proficiency in using tools.

Researchers have developed an injectable therapy based on nanofibers that has enabled paralyzed mice with severe spinal cord injuries to regain the ability to walk.

A new study strengthens the case that climate change has been the main cause of the growing amount of land in the western U.S. destroyed by large wildfires. And researchers say the trend is likely to worsen.

Scientists have built a plant that can produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels from sunlight and air. The next goal will be to take this technology to industrial scale and achieve competitiveness. Researchers now describe how this novel solar reactor functions and outline a policy framework that would provide incentives to expand the production of 'solar kerosene'.

To counter hacking, researchers have developed a new system based on the concept of 'zero-knowledge proofs', the security of which is based on the physical principle of relativity: information cannot travel faster than the speed of light. Thus, one of the fundamental principles of modern physics allows for secure data transfer.

Astronomers and geologists have made the first estimates of rock types that exist on planets orbiting nearby stars. After studying the chemical composition of 'polluted' white dwarfs, they have concluded that most rocky planets orbiting nearby stars are more diverse and exotic than previously thought, with types of rocks not found anywhere in our Solar System.

Can baby seals adapt their voices to sounds? Researchers have now studied seal pups only a few weeks old. The pups lowered the pitch of their voice when they heard louder noises. This vocal flexibility makes seals an excellent animal model for studying the evolution of human speech.

Researchers show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation.

Researchers discovered precisely how spiders build webs by using night vision and artificial intelligence to track and record every movement of all eight legs as spiders worked in the dark. Their creation of a web-building playbook or algorithm brings new understanding of how creatures with brains a fraction of the size of a human's are able to create structures of such elegance, complexity and geometric precision.

Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research, raising sea levels and flood risk worldwide.

Signs of a planet transiting a star outside of the Milky Way galaxy may have been detected. The finding opens up a new window to search for exoplanets at greater distances than ever before.

The ability to detect and react to the smell of a potential threat is a precondition of our and other mammals' survival. Using a novel technique, researchers have been able to study what happens in the brain when the central nervous system judges a smell to represent danger. The study indicates that negative smells associated with unpleasantness or unease are processed earlier than positive smells and trigger a physical avoidance…

Astrophysicists have investigated the past of Venus to find out whether Earth's sister planet once had oceans.

Astronomers have detected a very unusual variable radio signal from towards the heart of the Milky Way, which is now tantalizing scientists.

Our DNA is very similar to that of the chimpanzee, which in evolutionary terms is our closest living relative. Stem cell researchers have now found a previously overlooked part of our DNA, so-called non-coded DNA, that appears to contribute to a difference which, despite all our similarities, may explain why our brains work differently.

A lunar probe launched by the Chinese space agency recently brought back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years. Now an international team of scientists has determined the age of these moon rocks at close to 1.97 billion years old.

The dwarf planet Vesta is helping scientists better understand the earliest era in the formation of our solar system. Two recent articles use data from meteorites derived from Vesta to resolve the 'missing mantle problem' and push back our knowledge of the solar system to just a couple of million years after it began to form.

Researchers have found that variability between brain cells might speed up learning and improve the performance of the brain and future AI.

While researchers have discovered numerous cell types in the brain, this atlas of all cell types in one area -- the primary motor cortex -- is the first comprehensive list and a starting point for tracing cellular networks to understand how they control our body and mind and how they are disrupted in mental and physical disorders.

Can dragonflies migrate thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean, from India via the Maldives to Africa, and back again? An international research team has used models and simulations to find out if the hypothesis could be true.

The discovery of genes that directly cause obesity could pave the way for treatments for a condition that affects more than 40 percent of American adults.

On Earth, river erosion is usually a slow-going process. But on Mars, massive floods from overflowing crater lakes had an outsized role in shaping the Martian surface, carving deep chasms and moving vast amounts of sediment, according to a new study.

Scientists have shown that orangutan call signals believed to be closest to the precursors to human language, travel through forest over long distances without losing their meaning. This throws into question the accepted mathematical model on the evolution of human speech.

While research has shown that poor cardiovascular health can damage blood flow to the brain increasing the risk for dementia, a new study indicates that poor mental health may also take its toll on cognition.

A new study found that the Kuroshio Current Extension is sensitive to global climate change and has the potential to warm greatly with increased carbon dioxide levels.

New research finds that children who eat more fruit and veg have better mental health. The study is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch choices, and mental wellbeing in UK school children. The research team studied data from almost 9,000 children in 50 schools. They found that the types of breakfast and lunch eaten by both primary and secondary school pupils were…

Researchers measured the potassium isotope compositions of Martian meteorites in order to estimate the presence, distribution, and abundance of volatile elements and compounds, including water, on Mars, finding that Mars has lost more potassium than Earth but retained more potassium than the moon or the asteroid 4-Vesta; the results suggest that rocky planets with larger mass retain more volatile elements during planetary formation and that Mars and Mars-sized exoplanets fall…

In a surprising new finding in mice, researchers have discovered that many genes linked to human cancer block the body's natural defense against malignancies.

A new method for quantifying plant evolution reveals that after the onset of early seed plants, complexity halted for 250 million years until the diversification of flowering plants about 100 million years ago.

Scientists don't really know what kills many cancer patients, but fruit fly research could provide answers. By following flies with tumors up to the point of death, researchers have discovered chemicals produced by tumors that shorten life span apart from the damage done locally to critical organs. This suggests a novel strategy for extending a healthy life span in those with a cancer burden: block the tumor-generated chemicals and the…

The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth. And at their base are microscopic, photosynthetic algae. But human-induced climate change, a new study suggests, is displacing these important cold-water communities of algae with warm-adapted ones, a trend that threatens to destabilize the delicate marine food web and change the oceans as we know them.

Dark energy, the mysterious force that causes the universe to accelerate, may have been responsible for unexpected results from the XENON1T experiment, deep below Italy's Apennine Mountains.

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous. The authors say that this devastating extinction event was a form of 'creative destruction' that allowed snakes to diversify into new niches, previously filled by their competitors.

Engineers developed a way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. Their models could help researchers develop and test potential drugs for pancreatic cancer.

Humans acknowledge that personality goes a long way, at least for our species. But scientists have been more hesitant to ascribe personality to other animals. A study has now documented personality in golden-mantled ground squirrels, which are common across the western U.S. and Canada.

Climate change is not only a human problem; animals have to adapt to it as well. Some 'warm-blooded' animals are shapeshifting and getting larger beaks, legs, and ears to better regulate their body temperatures as the planet gets hotter.

Extremely premature infants are at a high risk for brain damage. Researchers have now found possible targets for the early treatment of such damage outside the brain: Bacteria in the gut of premature infants may play a key role. The research team found that the overgrowth of the gastrointestinal tract with the bacterium Klebsiella is associated with an increased presence of certain immune cells and the development of neurological damage…

A simple mechanism could underlie the growth and self-replication of protocells -- putative ancestors of modern living cells -- suggests a new study. Protocells are vesicles bounded by a membrane bilayer and are potentially similar to the first unicellular common ancestor (FUCA). On the basis of relatively simple mathematical principles, the proposed model suggests that the main force driving protocell growth and reproduction is the temperature difference that occurs between…

Scientists have studied an ancient supervolcano in Indonesia and found such volcanoes remain active and hazardous for thousands of years after a super-eruption, prompting the need for a rethink of how these potentially catastrophic events are predicted.

As we live and breathe, ancient-looking fish known as bowfin are guarding genetic secrets that that can help unravel humanity's evolutionary history and better understand its health.

Researchers combined observations and modeling to infer the distribution of cold planets in the Milky Way. The results suggest that this distribution is not strongly dependent on the distance from the galactic center. Cold planets seem to be present throughout our galaxy, even in the galactic bulge, where their existence was uncertain. The findings could improve our understanding of both planetary formation and its history in the Milky Way.

In an effort to understand how the internal state of the body influences the brain's decision-making processes, scientists analyzed the data from a previous study pre-clinical study. They found that two of the brain's decision-making centers contain neurons that may exclusively monitor the body's internal dynamics. Furthermore, a heightened state of arousal appeared to rewire one of the centers by turning some decision-making neurons into internal state monitors.

What transpires in comedies and cartoons when a character has a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other is not far off from people's perceptions of the real world, finds a new study.

Animals as small and soft as tardigrades seldom have legs and almost never bother walking. But a new study finds that water bears propel themselves through sediment and soil on eight stubby legs, in a manner resembling that of insects 500,000 times their size.

Researchers have discovered a universal mathematical formula that can describe any bird's egg existing in nature -- a significant step in understanding not only the egg shape itself, but also how and why it evolved, thus making widespread biological and technological applications possible.

Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the adult population, according to a new study.

A new analysis of 2.5-billion-year-old rocks from Australia finds that volcanic eruptions may have stimulated population surges of marine microorganisms, creating the first puffs of oxygen into the atmosphere. This would change existing stories of Earth's early atmosphere, which assumed that most changes in the early atmosphere were controlled by geologic or chemical processes.

A human space mission would be viable if it doesn't exceed four years, an international research team concludes in new research.

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.

Physicists from the Forward Search Experiment (FASER) Collaboration have observed six neutrino interactions during a pilot run of FASERν, a compact emulsion detector installed at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2018. “Prior to this project, no sign of neutrinos has ever been seen at a particle collider,” said Professor Jonathan Feng, a reseacher in

Members of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission team have combined two versions of the black-and-white images of Martian mountains from different times of the day and added colors to create a rare postcard from Mars. On November 16, 2021, the Curiosity team commanded the rover to take two sets of composite images, capturing the scene at

The 41,500-year-old oval-shaped pendant from Stajnia Cave in Poland is the oldest decorated jewelry found in Eurasia. The ancient pendant made from mammoth bone was found in 2010 along with a horse-bone tool known as an awl. “This piece of jewelry shows the great creativity and extraordinary manual skills of members of the group of

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed HH 45, a Herbig-Haro object embedded in the nebula NGC 1977. Herbig-Haro objects are small bright patches of nebulosity associated with newborn stars. They are formed when gas ejected by young stars collides with clouds of gas and dust nearby at high speeds. “Herbig-Haro objects occur

A team of scientists from Jiangnan University, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Oulu has identified a causal link between an increased levels of the symbiotic gut bacteria Lactobacillus apis and improved long-term memory in buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris): the bumblebees with more of this type of bacteria in their guts had

The 1,700-year-old mosaic — part of the ruins of the ancient Roman villa complex in Rutland, England — is the first example in the UK displaying scenes from Homer’s The Iliad, and one of only a handful from across Europe. The ancient Roman villa complex was discovered beneath a farmer’s field by Jim Irvine, son

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission launched November 24, 2021 at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the United States. At 2:17 a.m. EST, DART separated from the second stage of the rocket. Minutes later, mission operators received

The new form of carbon glass synthesized by scientists from Jilin University and elsewhere consists of many randomly oriented clusters with diamond-like order and possesses the highest hardness (101.9 GPa), elastic modulus and thermal conductivity observed in any known amorphous material. Amorphous solids lack long-range order, exhibit many excellent mechanical properties and are often easy

The bright stellar jet is being emitted by Parengo 2042, a protostar that resides within the reflection nebula NGC 1977. NGC 1977 lies approximately 1,500 light-years away in the direction of the constellation of Orion. Otherwise known as C 0532-048, it is part of a trio of reflection nebulae that make up the much larger

Using photometric data from NASA’s Kepler/K2 mission, astronomers have identified 747 unique planet candidates and 57 multiplanet systems; of these candidates, 366 have not been previously identified, including one multiplanet system and one system with two short-period gas giants. “Discovering hundreds of new exoplanets is a significant accomplishment by itself, but what sets this work

Paleoanthropologists have discovered and examined the fossil lumbar vertebrae of Australopithecus sediba, a small hominin that lived about 2 million years ago. Their results suggest that Australopithecus sediba would have had an upright posture and comfortably walked on two legs, and the curvature of their lower back was similar to modern humans; however, other aspects

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have spotted several ‘proplyds’ and ‘globulettes’ in the Flame Nebula. The Flame Nebula resides about 1,400 light-years away in the constellation of Orion. It is part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, which includes such famous nebulae as the Horsehead Nebula and the Orion Nebula. The Flame Nebula

A new long-term study led by Edith Cowan University scientists further supports the hypothesis that coffee intake may be a protective factor against Alzheimer’s disease, with increased coffee consumption potentially reducing cognitive decline. “Worldwide, a high proportion of adults drink coffee daily, making it one of the most popular beverages globally,” said lead author Dr.

Using seismic data collected by the SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument aboard NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander, planetary researchers have resolved, for the first time on Mars, the shallow subsurface to around 200 m (656 feet) depth. Their results, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggest the

Paleontologists working in Brazil have uncovered the fossil of an ornithuromorph bird that lived during the Early Cretaceous epoch. Kaririavis mater lived in what is now Brazil some 115 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch). “Kaririavis mater lived during the Cretaceous period, when the supercontinent Gondwana — which included the South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton satellite, astronomers have investigated unusual X-ray activity in three white dwarfs: KPD 0005+5106, PG 1159-035 and WD 0121-756. Most stars, including the Sun, will become white dwarfs after they begin to run out of fuel, expand and cool into a red giant, and then lose their outer

Hydrogen is the most abundant element. When a neutral hydrogen atom gets blasted with energy, its electron can be boosted to a larger orbit with a higher energy level. Then the electron can jump from one orbit level to another, which produces a photon. When the electron moves to the inner-most orbit from the orbit

A white dwarf in the binary system LAMOST J024048.51+195226.9 (J0240+1952 for short) completes a full rotation once every 24.93 seconds, making it the fastest spinning confirmed white dwarf, according to an analysis of data from the HiPERCAM instrument on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio Canarias. The J0240+1952 binary system is located 2,016 light-years away in the

The Hubble team has released a striking image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showing a small section of the Prawn Nebula (IC 4628). The Prawn Nebula is a massive stellar nursery located approximately 6,000 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpius. Astronomers classify it as an emission nebula, which means its gas has

The two new frog species have been scientifically described with the help of citizen scientists and their recordings through the FrogID app. The two new species — named the slender bleating tree frog (Litoria balatus) and the screaming tree frog (Litoria quiritatus) — were once thought to be one species, the bleating tree frog (Litoria

Neural text-to-speech (TTS) models are successfully used to generate high-quality human-like speech. However, most TTS models can be

A recent paper on arXiv.org proposes to render full-body avatars with realistic appearance and motion of a person

You probably have heard about a special kind of alloy called amalgam. This type of material is formed

The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony, and U.S. and European researchers have used that

A team of researchers from the U.S. National Science Foundation Center for Sustainable Polymers based at the University

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have developed a noninvasive way to remove faulty brain circuits that could

The film industry is going hand in hand with technological and innovative progress that boomed in the past

As you get older, your vision declines. And that’s natural and hardly avoidable. It is a simple fact

Sensitive teeth are bothering millions of people in the world. And while it seems like a small casual

COVID-19 got us talking about disease transmission between animals and humans. Usually we talk about it one way

E-cigarettes are not as safe as some people imagine. They are still addictive and can still be harmful

Moving man-made objects is going to wear out them with time – it is an inevitable truth of

Electric cars have numerous advantages – from a small environmental footprint to an instant torque when you step

New approach solves a persistent problem of intermittency that has hindered use of the tiny light emitters for

Simulations are an essential tool for advancing new algorithms in robot perception, learning, and evaluation. In the case

Scientists at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, also known as ALMA, studying SPT0311-58 found water and carbon monoxide in the

Rice University engineers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of