Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov imaged by the team using the TRAPPIST-North telescope in Morroco on the night before the William Herschel Telescope Observations. The background streaks are stars that moved across the image as the telescope tracked the comet. Credit: Queen’s University Belfast More An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, have made
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On Sept. 26, the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra provided a visible image of Hurricane Lorenzo moving through the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). More Satellite data has confirmed that Lorenzo is a major hurricane in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean with an
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Puerta de Triana, virtual reconstruction Credit: Universidad de Sevilla Architectural researchers from the University of Seville have published a scientific article that documents and graphically reconstructs Seville’s long vanished Puerta de Triana. This singular architectural work was found in the present-day Calle Reyes Catolicos and, from Islamic times, it connected the city with the district
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More The Columbia team behind the revolutionary 3-D SCAPE microscope announces today a new version of this high-speed imaging technology. In collaboration with scientists from around the world, they used SCAPE 2.0 to reveal previously unseen details of living creatures—from neurons firing inside a wriggling worm to the 3-D dynamics of the beating heart of
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The Deal lab experimented on barrel clover (Medicago truncatula) as part of the study. Credit: Marko Bajic More Climate change is increasing both the severity and frequency of extreme weather events, including floods. That’s a problem for many farmers, since rice is the only major food crop that’s resilient to flooding. A new study, published
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Temperature response of the peptide. It forms solid (gel) at 20 degree Celsius and liquid (sol) at 80 degree Celsius indicated by white brackets, and this feature is reversible. Credit: Takahiro Muraoka, TUAT More A collaboration mainly led by scientists from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan has developed a new method
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For all our perception of supermassive black holes as gravitational vortices ravenously devouring stars, it doesn’t actually happen that often. For instance, our galaxy’s own black hole might only do it a handful of times every 100,000 years. So it’s quite a special occasion for the astronomers who have just observed the immediate aftermath of
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We humans have officially entered uncharted territory. In the roughly 2.5 million years our kind has walked the Earth, never before have we endured such an atmosphere. New research on ancient soil has now confirmed that carbon dioxide levels in the past sixty years are the highest we’ve experienced in all of human history. Throughout
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There is such a thing as not enough chaos. In a new study, scientists have discovered that complex calculations performed by computers can be off by as much as 15 percent, due to a “pathological” inability to grasp the true mathematical complexity of chaotic dynamical systems. “Our work shows that the behaviour of the chaotic
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A Lundy Island sparrow. Credit: Leticia Lopera-Doblas More Researchers are a step closer to solving the puzzle of why older male sparrows are more successful at mating and producing chicks. Older male sparrows appear to father more chicks than their younger counterparts when their female mates are monogamously ‘attached’ to another male. This, according to
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Credit: CC0 Public Domain More An international research team has used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into valuable raw materials. Scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany and the University of New South Wales in Australia have adopted the principle from enzymes that produce complex molecules in multi-step reactions. The team transferred this mechanism to metallic
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A desthiobiotin molecule, including antibody and an antigen, makes place for biotin. Credit: University of Twente More Researchers have reported a material that controls the behavior of cells in a dynamic way, just as happens in biology. A new technique uses functional components that can be ‘clicked’ to a material using vitamin H. Researchers of
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