Comet Atlas

Comet ATLAS will pass in May and be as bright as the Moon

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If we go back to the medieval era, we will remember that at that time it was believed that comets were an unmistakable sign that a war, a plague or the death of a...
Borisov exocomet

Borisov arrives, the second interstellar traveller to the Solar System

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The first one was 'Oumuamua', discovered two years ago, and now astronomers have located Borisov, a new object that comes from beyond the Solar System, although its characteristics are, until now, surprisingly familiar to...

Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible

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Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors and the display on your smart-phone when outdoors. Now, researchers at Penn State have developed an...

Exercise benefits brains and changes blood flow in older adults

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Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study published by...

Forest soils need many decades to recover from fires and logging

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A landmark study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that forest soils need several decades to recover from bushfires and logging - much longer than previously thought. Lead researcher Elle Bowd from the...

Artificial intelligence applied to the genome identifies an unknown human ancestor

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By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE), the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) of the Centre...

Scientists turn carbon emissions into usable energy

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A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a system that produces electricity and hydrogen (H2) while eliminating carbon dioxide (CO2), which is the main contributor...

A new low-latency congestion control for cellular networks

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Heavy traffic on narrow roads could be one of the leading causes of traffic congestion and this applies to communication networks, as well. If more data...

Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by ‘Planet Nine’

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The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesised by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational...

Scientists forecast where is the highly invasive fall armyworm to strike next

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Known to be feeding on many economically important crops cultured across the world, including maize, rice, sugarcane, sorghum, beet, tomato, potato, cotton and pasture grasses, the larvae of the native to the Americas fall...
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