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Scientists using the Telescope Array in Utah detected the second highest-energy cosmic ray ever. The singular subatomic particle was equivalent to dropping a brick on someone’s toe from waist height. The Telescope Array comprises 507 surface detector stations arranged in a square grid located outside of Delta... Read more...
Japanese researchers have successfully grown mouse embryos in space for the first time. While doing such a thing may sound pointless on the surface, it is vital to research if humans ever propagate during future space travel as we look to set foot on distant planets. As space agencies continue to move forward with... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope discovered a high-speed jet over Jupiter's equator. The new finding is giving researchers insight into how the layers of the gas giant's atmosphere interact. Jupiter has some very well-known features, like its Great Red Spot which is large enough to engulf Earth. This mammoth planet, which... Read more...
The first Arab astronaut to complete a spacewalk shares how honey forms in space and the internet is finding it to be absolutely delicious content. Sultan Al Neyadi of the United Arab Emirates shared the experience of eating honey on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account while onboard the International Space... Read more...
Giant megastorms unique to the planet Saturn have scientists pondering what causes the storms to leave impacts on the giant gas planet for a hundred years or more. A new research paper dives into the dilemma utilizing data from the Cassini mission and the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope. In 2020, NASA stated that... Read more...
Physicists believe they have found more evidence to support a fifth force of nature existing with a brand-new measurement of a property of the muon called the anomalous magnetic moment which improves the precision of a previous result by a factor of two. An international collaboration of scientists is working on the... Read more...
Toward the end of last year, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) had achieved a major scientific breakthrough involving fusion ignition. In what was touted as the first controlled fusion experiment in history, scientists were able to produce... Read more...
A retired technical fellow has devised a method for restructuring an asteroid into a large rotating space station. David Jensen says the project could be completed in as little as 12 years with a single rocket launch containing a base station, spider robots, and a modest set of supplies. The idea of utilizing an... Read more...
Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the University of Maine, and MIT have developed a method for reversing cellular aging. The groundbreaking research could be an alternative to gene therapy for age reversal, changing how humans are treated for age-related diseases. No one likes growing old. Many try and fight... Read more...
A method of harvesting energy out of thin air is being developed by a group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Researchers describe it as the "generic Air-gen effect," as it can use nearly any material engineered with nanopores to collect cost-effective, interruption-free electricity. The... Read more...
Environmental DNA (eDNA) research may not be a field many are familiar with, but one that everyone might want to start paying attention to. A new study shows that while it's intended to track wildlife, it can also be used to collect high-quality human eDNA from something as mundane as a footprint on the beach. It... Read more...
A common trope in science fiction, especially cyberpunk fiction, involves custom-grown replacement organs based on the recipient's own flesh. We're not there yet as a species—and in fact still a good ways off—but we just made a huge step in that direction. Scientists at Stanford University have managed to use advanced... Read more...
The process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) takes its first baby step toward becoming completely automated. Last spring, engineers utilized a microscope, a mechanized needle, a tiny petri dish, a laptop, and a Sony PlayStation 5 controller to fertilize more than a dozen eggs. Currently, a patient attempting to get... Read more...
A group of Russian researchers wants to attempt to bring back an extinct species of bison using a DNA sample from an 8,000-year-old specimen. Remains of the young bison were found frozen in Siberia in 2022. Animal cloning is a complex process that has been around for a while. In fact, scientists are also currently... Read more...
The simple fruit fly has taken scientists to previously uncharted territory. For the first time ever, we're now about to see a 3D brain map in its beautiful complexity. A group of scientists from the University of Cambridge published a complete reconstruction and findings of the brain of a fruit fly larva. Yes, the... Read more...
Researchers have been investigating how fungi can replace or benefit existing computer architectural components. Studies have recently been completed that show it is possible to implement basic logical circuits and basic electronic circuits with mycelium – the network of fungal threads usually hidden deep beneath the... Read more...
A group of scientists have proposed evidence that black holes are what produce dark energy. The new work potentially means nothing needs to be added to what we already know about the Universe to account for dark energy, in that black holes along with Einstein's gravity are the source. The team of 17 researchers... Read more...
A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has found two minerals never before seen on Earth in a slice of a 15-ton meteorite. The slice came from the ninth-largest meteorite ever found. Skywatchers love watching falling stars light up the night sky. Most burn up as they enter Earth's atmosphere and never... Read more...
Video games rot your brain and waste your time, even worse than TV, right? Not necessarily, according to the latest study from the University of Vermont's Department of Psychiatry. In a paper titled "Assocation of Video Gaming With Cognitive Performance Among Children," the authors find that children that played video... Read more...
The Rubin Observatory LSST Camera is the world's largest digital camera to ever be constructed. The 3200 megapixel camera is being assembled to take images for Rubin Observatory's 10-year Legacy Survey of Space and Time. When one thinks about a camera, thoughts of a handheld mirrorless or a smartphone camera... Read more...
Pong became one of the first commercially successful video games when it was released in 1972. It's a simple game with just one control input. It's so simple, in fact, that scientists at a company called Cortical Labs have grown a "mini-brain" in the lab that can play it. The cluster of neurons didn't need to be told... Read more...
Mechanical engineers at Rice University have devised a method of turning dead spiders into tiny gripping robots. The repurposed spiders are being used as mechanical grippers that can easily blend into natural environments while hoisting objects that outweigh them. When you think about a group of engineers taking... Read more...
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