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August 2, 2020

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Machine Learning Finds a Surprising Early Galaxy

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, ...

Sweat Science: Engineers Detect Health Markers in Thread-Based, Wearable Sweat Sensors

Engineers have created a first-of-its-kind, flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. ...

Sharing a Secret...the Quantum Way

Researchers have demonstrated a record setting quantum protocol for sharing a secret amongst many ...

Physicists Find Misaligned Carbon Sheets Yield Unparalleled Properties

A material composed of two one-atom-thick layers of carbon has grabbed the attention of physicists worldwide for its intriguing -- and potentially exploitable -- conductive properties. University of ...
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Astrophysicist Investigates the Possibility of Life Below the Surface of Mars

Although no life has been detected on the Martian surface, a new study from astrophysicist and research scientist finds that conditions below the surface could potentially support ...

Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion ...

Soft Robot Actuators Heal Themselves

Repeated activity wears on soft robotic actuators, but these machine's moving parts need to be reliable and easily fixed. Now a team of researchers has a biosynthetic polymer, patterned after ...

An Origin Story for a Family of Oddball Meteorites

Most meteorites that have landed on Earth are fragments of planetesimals, the very earliest protoplanetary bodies in the solar system. Scientists have thought that these primordial bodies either ...

Researchers Develop a Method for Predicting Unprecedented Events

Researchers combined avalanche physics with ecosystem data to create a computational method for predicting extreme ecological events. The method may also have applications in economics and ...

Spectacular Ultraviolet Flash May Finally Explain How White Dwarfs Explode

For just the second time ever, astrophysicists have spotted a spectacular flash of ultraviolet (UV) light accompanying a white dwarf explosion. An extremely rare type of supernova, the event is ...

Scientists Discover a Topological Magnet That Exhibits Exotic Quantum Effects

An international team has uncovered a new class of magnet that exhibits novel quantum effects that extend to room temperature. Their findings provide insights into a 30-year-old theory of how ...

Is It a Bird, a Plane? Not Superman, but a Flapping Wing Drone

A drone prototype that mimics the aerobatic manoeuvres of one of the world's fastest birds, the swift, is being developed by an international team of engineers in the latest example of ...

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets ...

New Cosmic Magnetic Field Structures Discovered in Galaxy NGC 4217

Spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way can have sprawling magnetic fields. There are various theories about their formation, but so far the process is not well understood. An international research ...

Holograms Help Physicians During Cardiac Procedure

A holographic display improves physician accuracy when performing a procedure to treat irregular ...

Spinal Stimulators Repurposed to Restore Touch in Lost Limb

Devices commonly implanted for chronic pain could expand patient access to prosthetic arms that ...

Through the Nanoscale Looking Glass -- Determining Boson Peak Frequency in Ultra-Thin Alumina

There's more to glass than meets the eye. Glasses, which are disordered materials with no long-range chemical order, have some mysterious properties that have remained enigmatic for several ...

3D Hand-Sensing Wristband Signals Future of Wearable Tech

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers have designed a wrist-mounted device that continuously tracks the entire human hand in ...

Powerful Human-Like Hands Create Safer Human-Robotics Interactions

A team of engineers designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help human-robotic ...

A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active ...

Ultracold Mystery: Solved

Last December, researchers designed technology that could achieve the lowest temperature chemical reactions and then broke and formed the coldest bonds in the history of molecular coupling. Now, ...

Quantum Exciton Found in Magnetic Van Der Waals Material NiPS3

Things can always be done faster, but can anything beat light? Computing with light instead of electricity is seen as a breakthrough to boost the computer speeds. Transistors, the building blocks of ...

The ancient philosopher Plato posited the shapes of the building blocks of the universe. According to him, the earth was formed of cubes. Researchers now find a fundamental truth in that premise. ...

Could Mini-Neptunes Be Irradiated Ocean Planets?

New research suggests that the low density of mini-Neptunes could be explained simply by the presence of a thick layer of ...

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