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June 29, 2023

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Turning Old Maps Into 3D Digital Models of Lost Neighborhoods

Imagine strapping on a virtual reality headset and 'walking' through a long-gone neighborhood in your city -- seeing the streets and buildings as they appeared decades ago. That's a very real possibility now that researchers have developed a method to create 3D digital models of historic ...

NeuWS Camera Answers 'Holy Grail Problem' in Optical Imaging

Engineers have demonstrated full-motion video camera technology that can 'see' through light-scattering media. The research could potentially be used in cameras that peer through fog, smoke, driving rain, murky water and parts of the body that hide tumors and other ...

Magnetic Bacteria Point the Way

Magnetotactic bacteria, which can align with the Earth's magnetic field, have been discovered in a new location. Previously observed on land and in shallow water, analysis of a hydrothermal vent has proven that they can also survive deep under the ocean. The bacteria were able to exist in an ...

Octopus Sleep Is Surprisingly Similar to Humans and Contains a Wake-Like Stage

Researchers have closely examined the brain activity and skin patterning in octopuses (Octopus laqueus) during active sleep and discovered that it closely resembles neural activity and skin patterning behavior seen when ...

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Do Hummingbirds Drink Alcohol? More Often Than You Think

Animals that eat fruit or sip nectar often ingest alcohol because naturally occurring yeasts turning sugar into ethanol. But how do animals feel about that? A new study details an experiment to ...

更强的磁带引擎ered Through the Art of Cutting

What if you could make adhesives both strong and easily removable? This seemingly paradoxical combination of properties could dramatically change applications in robotic grasping, wearables for ...

Einstein and Euler Put to the Test at the Edge of the Universe

The cosmos is a unique laboratory for testing the laws of physics, in particular those of Euler and Einstein. Euler described the movements of celestial objects, while Einstein described the way in ...

Molecular Filament Shielded Young Solar System from Supernova

Isotope ratios found in meteorites suggest that a supernova exploded nearby while the Sun and Solar System were still forming. But the blast wave from a supernova that close could have potentially ...

Physicists Discover a New Switch for Superconductivity

A study sheds surprising light on how certain superconductors undergo a 'nematic transition' -- unlocking new, superconducting behavior. The results could help identify unconventional ...

Never-Before-Seen Way to Annihilate a Star

Astronomers studying a powerful gamma-ray burst, may have detected a never-before-seen way to destroy a star. Unlike most GRBs, which are caused by exploding massive stars or the chance mergers of ...

DNA Can Fold Into Complex Shapes to Execute New Functions

DNA can mimic protein functions by folding into elaborate, three-dimensional structures, according to a new ...

可以th Twistronics结合自旋电子学e Next Giant Leap in Quantum Electronics

量子研究捻一个一个的双重影响tiferromagnet to demonstrate tunable moiré ...

Worms Use Electricity to Jump

In nature, smaller animals often attach themselves to larger ones to 'hitch a ride' and save energy migrating large distances. Researchers show how microscopic Caenorhabditis elegans worms ...

Detection of an Echo Emitted by Our Galaxy's Black Hole 200 Years Ago

An international team of scientists has discovered that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, emerged from a long period of dormancy some 200 years ago. ...

Exoplanet May Reveal Secrets About the Edge of Habitability

How close can a rocky planet be to a star, and still sustain water and life? A recently discovered exoplanet may be key to solving that ...


Scientists Unearth 20 Million Years of 'Hot Spot' Magmatism Under Cocos Plate

A team of scientists has observed past episodic intraplate magmatism and corroborated the existence of a partial melt channel at the base of the Cocos Plate. Situated 60 kilometers beneath the ...

Everyone's Brain Has a Pain Fingerprint -- New Research Has Revealed for the First Time

New research has revealed everyone's brain has a 'pain fingerprint' that varies from person to ...

Face of Anglo-Saxon Teen VIP Revealed With New Evidence About Her Life

The face of a 16-year-old woman buried near Cambridge (UK) in the 7th century with an incredibly rare gold and garnet cross (the 'Trumpington Cross') has been reconstructed following ...

These Long-Necked Reptiles Were Decapitated by Their Predators, Fossil Evidence Confirms

In the age of dinosaurs, many marine reptiles had extremely long necks compared to reptiles today. While it was clearly a successful evolutionary strategy, paleontologists have long suspected that ...

New Dinosaur Discovered: Ankylosaurs May Have Been Far More Diverse Than Originally Thought

First armoured dinosaur to be described from the Isle of Wight in 142 years, shows Ankylosaurs may have been far more diverse than originally ...

Navigating Underground With Cosmic-Ray Muons

Superfast, subatomic-sized particles called muons have been used to wirelessly navigate underground in a reportedly world first. By using muon-detecting ground stations synchronized with an ...

Engineers Develop a Soft, Printable, Metal-Free Electrode

Engineers developed a metal-free, Jelly-like material that is as soft and tough as biological tissue and can conduct electricity similarly to conventional metals. The new material, which is a type of ...

Researchers Demystify the Unusual Origin of the Geminids Meteor Shower

Princeton researchers used observations from NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission to deduce that it was likely a violent, catastrophic event -- such as a high-speed collision with another body or a ...

Discovery of White Dwarf Pulsar Sheds Light on Star Evolution

The discovery of a rare type of white dwarf star system provides new understanding into stellar ...

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