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Hyperelastic gel is one of the stretchiest materials known to science

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 2:00pm
A super-stretchy hydrogel can stretch to 15 times its original length and return to its initial shape, and could be used to make soft inflatable robots
Categories: Astronomy

Japan’s SLIM moon lander surprisingly survived a second lunar night

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 12:13pm
The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon spacecraft has sent back images after surviving its second lunar night – generally these periods are so cold they destroy spacecraft electronics
Categories: Astronomy

Could bone marrow transplants transmit Alzheimer's disease?

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 11:00am
The mainstream view is that Alzheimer's starts in the brain, but researchers were able to transfer the condition in mice by injections of bone marrow
Categories: Astronomy

Mathematicians are bitterly divided over a controversial proof

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 9:00am
An attempt to settle a decade-long argument over a controversial proof by mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki has seen a war of words on both sides, with Mochizuki dubbing the latest effort as akin to a "hallucination" produced by ChatGPT
Categories: Astronomy

Chair for gamers boosts player performance and prevents muscular aches

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 8:00am
Gamers seemed to be more comfortable after playing in a specialist gaming chair compared with a standard office chair
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Mars may have captured and split a comet to create its two moons

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 4:00am
How the Red Planet acquired its two moons, Phobos and Deimos, is unknown – they could have formed after something collided with the planet, or started out as asteroids – but now there is a hint of a cometary origin
Categories: Astronomy

Early galaxy seen by JWST contains giant young stars and supernovae

Thu, 03/28/2024 - 2:00am
The light signature from GLASS-z12, one of the most distant galaxies we have ever seen, suggests some of its stars have already exploded as supernovae
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Spreading rock dust on farms boosts crop yields and captures CO2

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 8:01pm
We already have evidence that rock dust can remove carbon dioxide from the air – now there are signs that spreading the dust on farm fields also enhances crop growth
Categories: Astronomy

NASA’s Artemis astronauts will try to grow plants on the moon

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 4:18pm
Three experiments have been selected to fly to the moon alongside NASA’s Artemis III astronauts, all designed to help with future long-term stays on the moon and eventually Mars
Categories: Astronomy

This robot predicts when you're going to smile – and smiles back

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
An AI-powered robot named Emo watches people’s facial expressions and tries to match them, in an effort to make robots more relatable
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Why our ageing world could accelerate progress in AI and robotics

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
We are heading for a demographic crunch later this century, but might a workforce of intelligent machines compensate for a likely lack of human workers?
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Why ivy growing on your walls may actually be beneficial

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
Long considered damaging to walls, a living coating of ivy can actually stabilise temperature and humidity and lower your energy bills, finds James Wong
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Spaceman review: Adam Sandler is a serious star as a lonely astronaut

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
An astronaut on a journey far from home appears to be losing his grip. But the opposite is closer to the truth in a movie with many virtues, transcendental aspirations and a rather overblown conceit, says Simon Ings
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See the messages NASA is sending to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
Douglas Vakoch of METI International explains how NASA drew on the organisation's expertise at attempting to contact extraterrestrial intelligence to help craft a message to Europa
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Nuclear War, A scenario review: What if the US faces a first strike?

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
Annie Jacobsen's unusually detailed account of our nuclear past and present is a terrifying look at what would happen if a nuclear power attacked the US
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Why you should always yell at the ref - according to science

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
Feedback is inspired by new research suggesting that the decision-making of umpires at baseball games was influenced by criticism from spectators
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Some of the greatest cosmic discoveries have come about by accident

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
The universe has been surprising us ever since we first looked into the cosmic darkness. We should embrace serendipity in science, says Chris Lintott
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Space Oddities review: A lively insider account of particle physics

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 2:00pm
CERN scientist Harry Cliff takes us to the heart of developments in cosmology and particle physics in his engaging, accessible guide
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Antibody therapy makes the immune systems of old mice young again

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 12:00pm
A novel antibody therapy makes the immune system of old mice appear younger, allowing the animals to better fend off infections and reduce inflammation
Categories: Astronomy

We've glimpsed something that behaves like a particle of gravity

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 12:00pm
Gravitons, the particles thought to carry gravity, have never been seen in space – but something very similar has been detected in a semiconductor
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