Science   Wed 15 Jul 10:47 GMT

Tiny Bubbles Make a Quantum Leap: Key Breakthrough to Quantum Technologies and Future Photonic Circuitry

Tiny Bubbles Make a Quantum Leap: Key Breakthrough to Quantum Technologies and Future Photonic Circuitry

Using sophisticated optical microscopy techniques, Columbia engineers are first to demonstrate that sufficient strain in 2D material can yield single-photon emitters, key to quantum technologies and future photonic circuitry. Researchers at Columbia Engineeri…

SciTechDaily - an hour ago

Converting female mosquitoes to non-biting males with implications for mosquito control

Converting female mosquitoes to non-biting males with implications for mosquito control

Virginia Tech researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for male mosquito flight.

phys.org - an hour ago

A.I. system SPOCK determines which planets live or die

A.I. system SPOCK determines which planets live or die

A team of researchers developed an A.I. system to determine which planets will survive, and which ones will crash into each other.

Inverse - an hour ago

‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

Thwaites glacier is losing ice at an accelerating rate, threatening catastrophic sea-level rise

Independent - 4 hours ago

True colors: Scientists discuss evolution of white coloration of velvet ants

True colors: Scientists discuss evolution of white coloration of velvet ants

Driving across the arid American Southwest, one views miles upon miles of scrubby creosote bushes. Well-adapted to the hot, thirsty landscape, the evergreen shrub, also known as greasewood, chaparral and gobernadora, produces tufts of fluffy, white fruit caps…

phys.org - 5 hours ago

Researchers find solar-based water purification is more effective than boiling

Researchers find solar-based water purification is more effective than boiling

In many parts, the world access to clean water is a significant challenge. Often the way that water is purified for drinking is by simply boiling the water. Scientists have found a new solar-based …

SlashGear - 5 hours ago

Incredibly rare glimpse of one of universe’s biggest EXPLOSIONS captured by scientists (PHOTO)

Incredibly rare glimpse of one of universe’s biggest EXPLOSIONS captured by scientists (PHOTO)

Astronomers at the Gemini-North Telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii have witnessed the afterglow of a short gamma ray burst located an astonishing 10 billion light-years away – one of the most distant such phenomena ever witnessed.

RT - 6 hours ago

Five Planets Will Be Visible in the Sky This Week — Here's How to See Them

Five Planets Will Be Visible in the Sky This Week — Here's How to See Them

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible in the night sky this week — no telescope required.

Travel+Leisure - 7 hours ago

Nasa asks alien-hunting institute to make sure extraterrestrials do not contaminate Earth

Nasa asks alien-hunting institute to make sure extraterrestrials do not contaminate Earth

The contract covers missions to the Moon, Mars, and Europa

Independent - 7 hours ago

How a Velvet Ant (Which Is a Wasp) Got Its White Fluff

How a Velvet Ant (Which Is a Wasp) Got Its White Fluff

The thistledown velvet ant (which is actually a wasp) resembles creosote fuzz. But mimicry isn’t the reason, a new study suggests.

New York Times - 8 hours ago

Snap a pic of this spectacular comet now -- it won't be back for 6,800 years

Snap a pic of this spectacular comet now -- it won't be back for 6,800 years

This is our only chance to get a good look at it and its conspicuous tail. NEOWISE won't be back this way in any of our lifetimes.

Bangor Daily News - 9 hours ago

Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach

Soaring methane emissions threaten to put climate change goals out of reach

Global emissions of methane have soared over the past decade, according to two new studies that tracked growing sources of the odorless, colorless gas.

NBC News - 9 hours ago

Scientists see 'incredibly fast and faint' afterglow coming from deeper in space than ever before

Scientists see 'incredibly fast and faint' afterglow coming from deeper in space than ever before

'We believe we are uncovering the tip of the iceberg,' research says

Independent - 9 hours ago

White dwarf star was flung across our galaxy by an unobserved type of supernova

White dwarf star was flung across our galaxy by an unobserved type of supernova

A white dwarf star has been sent zooming across our Milky Way galaxy thanks to the blast from a unique kind of supernova that it managed to survive, according to a new study.

CNN - 9 hours ago

Vision scientists discover why humans literally don't see eye to eye

Vision scientists discover why humans literally don't see eye to eye

We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings. Or can we?

Medical Xpress - 9 hours ago

NASA's Parker Solar Probe snaps stunning view of comet Neowise

NASA's Parker Solar Probe snaps stunning view of comet Neowise

It's a tale of two (or three) tails.

CNET - 10 hours ago

SpaceX’s grand ambitions for space are hitting a key stumbling block

SpaceX’s grand ambitions for space are hitting a key stumbling block

The space-faring firm wants to make space travel more accessible, but it will have to overcome some key issues first.

Inverse - 10 hours ago

Incredible condor soared for 100 miles without flapping its wings

Incredible condor soared for 100 miles without flapping its wings

Scientists are learning more about how big birds take advantage of air currents.

CNET - 10 hours ago

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes First Full Systems Evaluation

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Completes First Full Systems Evaluation

Now that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been assembled into its final form, testing teams seized the unique opportunity to perform a critical software and electrical analysis on the entire observatory as a single, fully connected vehicle. Known as a Co…

SciTechDaily - 11 hours ago

Here's when and how you can see Comet NEOWISE in NH

Here's when and how you can see Comet NEOWISE in NH

Have your binoculars ready for a beautiful view of Comet NEOWISE right after sunset this week.

WMUR Manchester - 12 hours ago

Astronomers catch one of universe's most powerful explosions, 10 billion years later

Astronomers catch one of universe's most powerful explosions, 10 billion years later

A short gamma ray burst brighter than a million trillion suns lit up space for a few hours and then hit the road for eons to reach us.

CNET - 12 hours ago

Andean condor birds 'flap wings just 1% of the time'

Andean condor birds 'flap wings just 1% of the time'

One bird flew 100 miles in five hours without flapping, research from Swansea University finds.

BBC News - 13 hours ago

Laser-Etched Metal Purifies Contaminated Water Using Sunlight With Greater Than 100% Efficiency

Laser-Etched Metal Purifies Contaminated Water Using Sunlight With Greater Than 100% Efficiency

By etching metal with ultrashort laser bursts, Rochester researchers demonstrate a way to purify water without wasting energy. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people in developed countries are assured of ample supplies of clean water to wash their hands as oft…

SciTechDaily - 14 hours ago

This gorgeous Hubble image hides an incredible secret

This gorgeous Hubble image hides an incredible secret

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a distant star casing “bat wing” shadows into space. The star’s bright light is hitting a disk of debris surrounding the star, casting wide shadows we can see thanks to Hubble. The wings even “flap” as a result …

BGR - 14 hours ago

NASA’s 2024 Moon mission is in serious trouble

NASA’s 2024 Moon mission is in serious trouble

NASA needs a lot of money if it hopes to achieve a crewed mission to the Moon by 2024, but lawmakers aren’t giving in. A budget proposal for NASA asked for nearly $5 billion but was cleared for just over $1.5 billion, making a Moon return impossible NASA is h…

BGR - 14 hours ago

How to photograph, or just see, Comet Neowise before it vanishes for 6,800 years

How to photograph, or just see, Comet Neowise before it vanishes for 6,800 years

Here are a few tips for photographing Comet Neowise.

cleveland.com - 14 hours ago

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: Here's when to catch the meteor shower at its peak this August

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: Here's when to catch the meteor shower at its peak this August

Taking place every year between 17 July and 24 August, the Perseids reach their peak before mid-August this year.

Firstpost - 14 hours ago

Stunning video from the International Space Station shows comet Neowise soaring past Earth

Stunning video from the International Space Station shows comet Neowise soaring past Earth

Astronauts captured the once-in-a-lifetime cosmic fireworks show from space.

CBS News - 14 hours ago

Five Things to Know About UAE’s First Mission to Mars

Five Things to Know About UAE’s First Mission to Mars

The Emirates Hope Mission, scheduled to launch this Friday, is the first Arab attempt to reach the Red Planet. Here’s how the UAE will endeavor to make history.

gizmodo.com - 14 hours ago

'Geyser' aurora and 'cosmic bat' nebula shortlisted for astronomy photo prize

'Geyser' aurora and 'cosmic bat' nebula shortlisted for astronomy photo prize

The astrophotography contest, run by London's Royal Observatory Greenwich, is the largest of its kind

Live Science - 16 hours ago

First End-to-End DNA Sequence of a Human Chromosome – “New Era in Genomics Research”

First End-to-End DNA Sequence of a Human Chromosome – “New Era in Genomics Research”

Researchers Have Generated the First Complete X Chromosome Sequence Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have produced the first end-to-end DNA sequence of a human chromosome. Th…

SciTechDaily - 16 hours ago

Astronomers witness 'teenage' years of our universe in explosion

Astronomers witness 'teenage' years of our universe in explosion

The afterglow of an explosion billions of light-years away has provided astronomers with a window into what the "teenage" years of our universe may have looked like, according to a new study.

CNN - 17 hours ago

Devastated 4-year-old loses it over lack of 'fun' during pandemic lockdown

Devastated 4-year-old loses it over lack of 'fun' during pandemic lockdown

We can’t go anywhere — not even McDonald’s, which is my favorite restaurant.”

New York Post - 21 hours ago

Scientists Find an Earthquake’s Toll in an Organism’s DNA

Scientists Find an Earthquake’s Toll in an Organism’s DNA

Along a coastline in New Zealand, kelp seems to contain a genetic record of the planet’s geological upheaval.

New York Times - 21 hours ago

We tagged Andean condors to find out how huge birds fly without flapping

We tagged Andean condors to find out how huge birds fly without flapping

One bird we tagged flew for 172km without a single flap.

The Conversation Africa - a day ago

How the Hope Mars mission will make history in the UAE

How the Hope Mars mission will make history in the UAE

The Emirates Mars Mission is set to be the Arab world's first interplanetary venture.

CNN - a day ago

'The ice cream truck is shut down': 4-year-old loses it over COVID-19 lockdown

'The ice cream truck is shut down': 4-year-old loses it over COVID-19 lockdown

"It's just not fair because everything that is fun also has to be shut down." A little girl's meltdown over COVID-19 closures is all of us right now.

WLS-TV - a day ago

SpaceX launch of first South Korean military satellite delayed

SpaceX launch of first South Korean military satellite delayed

The satellite will launch atop a Falcon 9, but not on July 14 as planned.

CNET - a day ago

Comet Neowise dazzles in 4K movie made of astronaut time-lapse photosBusiness Insider

Comet Neowise dazzles in 4K movie made of astronaut time-lapse photosBusiness Insider

Astronauts at the International Space Station photographed Comet Neowise rising above Earth on July 5 — pictures an artist made into a stunning film.

Business Insider - a day ago

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

Fly without flapping? Andean condors surf air 99% of time

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings. The Andean condor...

Associated Press - a day ago

NASA's earthling message to aliens: Please don't 'contaminate' our planet

NASA's earthling message to aliens: Please don't 'contaminate' our planet

A pretty rich request coming from humans.

New York Post - a day ago

UAE to make history with launch of Mars probe

UAE to make history with launch of Mars probe

A rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft is due to take off from Japan’s remote Tanegashima Space Center at 5:51 am local time although poor weather could delay lift-off until later in a launch window that runs until August 13.

Hindustan Times - a day ago

These stunning pictures captured Comet Neowise soaring through the sky. Here's how you can see it for yourself

These stunning pictures captured Comet Neowise soaring through the sky. Here's how you can see it for yourself

A three-mile wide comet named "NEOWISE" has lit up the skies, wowing people across the globe.

CNN - a day ago

Power of DNA to store information gets an upgrade

Power of DNA to store information gets an upgrade

A team of interdisciplinary researchers has discovered a new technique to store in DNA information—in this case "The Wizard of Oz," translated into Esperanto—with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency. The technique harnesses the information-storage capacity …

phys.org - a day ago

Puzzling ‘Planet Nine’ May Be a Grapefruit-Sized Black Hole

Puzzling ‘Planet Nine’ May Be a Grapefruit-Sized Black Hole

Scientists at Harvard say that our solar system's mysterious "Planet Nine" may actually be a grapefruit-sized "primordial" black hole.

Nerdist - a day ago

Astronomers perplexed by "Odd Radio Circles," a new class of cosmic phenomenon

Astronomers perplexed by "Odd Radio Circles," a new class of cosmic phenomenon

Invisible in all wavelengths except radio, four Odd Radio Circles have been discovered so far

Salon - a day ago