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Scientists are using autonomous underwater robots to sample eDNA

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is an emerging and robust method for use in marine research, conservation, and management, yet time- and resource-intensive protocols limit the scale of implementation. The tool detected organisms from all domains of life in the environment without visual or auditory observations. In a significant step forward for monitoring the biodiversity of marine…

New 3D printing method uses light to make objects from opaque resin

3D printing has revolutionized the manufacturing of volumetric components and structures in many areas. In recent years, volumetric light-based techniques allowed 3D printing in short print time (down to a few tens of seconds) while keeping a good resolution (around 100 μm). However, these new approaches only work with homogeneous and relatively transparent resins. Now,…

A secret of stronger metals unveiled

There are many ways to create metals in shapes needed for different purposes. However, these processes affect the sizes and shapes of the tiny crystalline grains that make up the bulk metal. A new MIT study determines what happens as these crystal grains form during an extreme deformation process, down to a few nanometers across…

Scientists successfully created next-generation wonder material for 1st time

Scientists have been trying to synthesize a new form of carbon called graphyne. However, they achieved limited success. Now, scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder have successfully created this long-hypothesized ‘next-generation wonder material’ called graphyne for the first time. This new study bridge the gap between carbon material science, leading to possibilities for electronics,…

Ancient moon volcanoes may one day provide astronauts with drinkable water

Water ice deposits exist at the lunar poles, where temperatures are low enough for these deposits to remain stable over long timescales. However, water ice’s origin, abundance, and distribution remain poorly understood. One potential water source is the volcanism on the moon, having occured about billions of years ago. A new study from CU Boulder…

A study reveals why octopuses suffer a tragic death after mating

After laying eggs, mother octopuses quit eating and waste away; by the time the eggs hatch, she is dead. Some captive females appear to accelerate this process by mutilating themselves and twisting their arms into a tangled mess. Like the pituitary gland in mammals, the optic gland appears to be the source of this strange…

Solar Orbiter shows the Sun like never seen before

On 26 March 2022, ESA’s Solar Orbiter made the closest approach to Sun, known as Perihelion. The spacecraft was inside the orbit of Mercury at a distance of around 48 million kilometers (30 million miles). At that proximity, temperatures reached about 500 degrees Celsius (930 degrees Fahrenheit). The spacecraft saw the Sun during the approach…

Ultracold bubbles created on ISS pave a new way toward Quantum Research

Realizing an ultracold bubble—potentially Bose-Einstein condensed—relates to areas of interest, including quantized-vortex flow constrained to a closed surface topology, collective modes, and self-interference via bubble expansion. Using a radiofrequency-dressing protocol, scientists created bubbles of ultracold atoms in NASA‘s Cold Atom Lab. The Cold Atom Lab is the first-ever quantum physics facility aboard the International Space…

Introducing a glucose fuel cell that converts sugar into electricity

Sensors for measuring vital functions, electrodes for Deep Brain Stimulation in treating Parkinson’s disease, and cardiac pacemakers all require power sources that are both reliable and compact. However, because batteries require a specific capacity to store energy, there are limits to how small they may be. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and…

A new, unexpected phenomenon discovered in quantum physics of materials

Antiferromagnetic insulators are advantageous in spintronic applications because of their low stray fields and rapid magnetic dynamics. Controlling their magnetization and reading their magnetic state is critical for these applications, but they are challenging. Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a new quantum phenomenon in antiferromagnetic insulators. This phenomenon could yield new ways of powering…

Hubble reaches a new milestone in the mystery of the Universe’s expansion rate

American astronomer Edwin Hubble and others discovered in the 1920s that the Universe is expanding by showing that most galaxies are receding from the Milky Way — and the farther away they are, the faster they are receding. The Hubble constant is a unit that describes how fast the Universe is expanding at different distances…

A real spectacle image of Lagoon Nebula

NASA never misses a chance to amaze people around the world. This time, NASA shared a beautiful image of the Lagoon Nebula. Originally captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, this colorful image of Lagoon Nebula is a window to the universe’s extraordinary tapestry of stellar birth and destruction. The center of the image comprises a…

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