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Low pressure, high stakes: UNLV physicists make major gains in race for room-temperature superconductivity

Low pressure, high stakes: UNLV physicists make major gains in race for room-temperature superconductivity

Less than two years after shocking the science world with the discovery of a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity, a team of UNLV physicists has upped the ante once again by reproducing the feat at the lowest pressure ever recorded.   In other words, science is closer than it’s ever been to a usable, replicable material …

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Earth's Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Say

Atomic clocks, combined with precise astronomical measurements, have revealed that the length of a day is suddenly getting longer, and scientists don’t know why. This has critical impacts not just on our timekeeping, but also things like GPS and other technologies that govern our modern life.   Over the past few decades, Earth’s rotation around …

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New Image From Webb Telescope

This Week @NASA: New Image From Webb Telescope, Previewing Artemis I Moon Mission

Previewing our Artemis I mission to the Moon … A new image from our NASA! NASA Previews Artemis I Moon Mission We previewed our uncrewed Artemis I mission to the Moon during a pair of briefings. On August 3, agency officials at our NASA Headquarters and at other NASA centers provided a “big picture overview” …

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Bizzare Seafloor Creature with Orange Spaghetti-Like Tentacles Spotted in the Gulf of California

Bizzare Seafloor Creature with Orange Spaghetti-Like Tentacles Spotted in the Gulf of California

Unreleased photographic evidence of a weird monster on the water’s surface wrapped in brilliant colored spaghetti-like tendrils appears for the first occasion on various social websites. This strange pom-shaped critter is a polychaete, a form of saltwater segmented critter, and apparently is part of a family fittingly dubbed spaghetti eels. Orange Spaghetti-Like Tentacles In different …

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Webb Telescope discovers an “amazing” galaxy from the edge of time

Webb Telescope discovers an “amazing” galaxy from the edge of time

In a recent study submitted to MNRAS, a collaborative research team utilized the first set of data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), discovering a galaxy candidate, CEERS-93316, that formed approximately 250 million years after the Bing Bang, which also set a new redshift record of z = 16.7. This finding is extremely intriguing …

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Korea realises its ambitions and already travels to meet the moon

Korea realises its ambitions and already travels to meet the moon

The Republic of Korea has been keen to demonstrate that it is in fact Asia’s fourth-largest space power and ranks just behind China, Japan and India in terms of space ambitions and development.  With the launch of its first moon-bound probe, it has made it clear that although it is considered to be the world’s …

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'Synthetic Embryo' Breakthrough but Growing Human Organs Far Off

‘Synthetic Embryo’ Breakthrough but Growing Human Organs Far Off

Stem cell scientists say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilization for the first time, but the prospect of using such a technique to grow human organs for transplantation remains distant. The breakthrough was hailed as a major step forward, though some experts said the result could not fully be considered …

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Did Physicists Open a Portal to Extra Time Dimension, As Claimed?

Did Physicists Open a Portal to Extra Time Dimension, As Claimed?

At Scientific American, we were told last month: “Physicists have devised a mind-bending error-correction technique that could dramatically boost the performance of quantum computers”: “It is very exciting to see this unusual phase of matter realized in an actual experiment, especially because the mathematical description is based on a theoretical ‘extra’ time dimension,” says team …

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Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes

Humanized Yeast: Scientists Create Yeast With Important Human Genes

Daran-Lapujade’s lab took human DNA (in red) encoding core functions in muscle cells and inserted it into the DNA (chromosomes in purple) of a yeast cell (in yellow). The humanized yeast can be used as a tool for medical studies, for example in drug screening and cancer research. Credit: Ella Maru Studio / Pascale Daran-Lapujade …

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