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December 8, 2019

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The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its ... read more
Researchers have devised a novel circuit design that enables precise control of computing with magnetic waves -- with no electricity needed. The advance takes a step toward ... read more
Researchers have taken a new and significant step toward detecting a signal from the period in cosmic history when the first stars lit up ... read more
Researchers have observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow that featured the highest energy photons -- a trillion times more energetic than visible light -- ever detected ... read more
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Meteorite-Loving Microorganism

The archaeon Metallosphaera sedula can uptake and process extraterrestrial material. This is shown by an international team led by astrobiologists, who examines microbial fingerprints on meteorite ... read more

Exoplanet-Hunting Mission Catches a Natural Comet Outburst in Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers have captured a clear start-to-finish image sequence of an explosive emission of dust, ice and gases during the close approach of comet 46P/Wirtanen in late ... read more

Gas Giant Composition Not Determined by Host Star

A surprising analysis of the composition of gas giant exoplanets and their host stars shows that there isn't a strong correlation between their compositions when it comes to elements heavier ... read more

Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan, May Offer Insights for Earth

Scientists studying the weather and climate of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have reported a significant seasonal variation in its energy budget, a finding which could yield new insights into ... read more

Through the Eyes of Animals

Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software ... read more

Controlling the Optical Properties of Solids With Acoustic Waves

Physicists have found that large-amplitude acoustic waves, launched by ultrashort laser pulses, can dynamically manipulate the optical response of ... read more

New Device Enables Battery-Free Computer Input at the Tip of Your Finger

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called Tip-Tap, is ... read more

Impact Crater Data Analysis of Ryugu Asteroid Illuminates Complicated Geological History

Analysis of the impact craters on Ryugu using the spacecraft Hayabusa2's remote sensing image data has illuminated the geological history of the Near-Earth asteroid and revealed 77 craters. ... read more

Self-Assembling System Uses Magnets to Mimic Specific Binding in DNA

Physicists are using the binding power of magnets to design self-assembling systems that potentially can be created in nanoscale ... read more

Novel Memory Device Can Be Written on and Read out Optically or Electrically

Scientists have developed a novel storage technology based on the combination of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and an ... read more

Novel Tactile Display Using Computer-Controlled Surface Adhesion

Touch surfaces have become ubiquitous and enable users to intuitively manipulate the displayed contents with their fingers. One limitation is that they cannot represent various types of surface ... read more

Bizarre Worlds Orbiting a Black Hole?

Theoreticians in two different fields defied the common knowledge that planets orbit stars like the Sun. They proposed the possibility of thousands of planets around a supermassive black ... read more

New Metallic Material for Flexible Soft Robots

A team has created a material that is half as light as paper and highly flexible but also shows enhanced characteristics for electrical conductivity, heat generation, fire-resistance, strain-sensing ... read more

Study Probes Relationship Between Strange Metals and High-Temperature Superconductors

Theorists have observed strange metallicity in a well-known model for simulating the behavior of materials with strongly correlated electrons, which join forces to produce unexpected phenomena rather ... read more

Breaking (and Restoring) Graphene's Symmetry in a Twistable Electronics Device

A recent study demonstrates a new way to tune the properties of 2D materials simply by adjusting the twist angle between them. The researchers built devices consisting of monolayer graphene ... read more

How to Design and Control Robots With Stretchy, Flexible Bodies

Researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a monumental undertaking in ... read more

New Machine Learning Algorithms Offer Safety and Fairness Guarantees

Scientists have introduced a new framework for designing machine learning algorithms that make it easier for users of the algorithm to specify safety and fairness ... read more

New Twist in Quest to Develop Understanding of Time Crystalline Behavior

The quest to develop the understanding for time crystalline behaviour in quantum systems has taken a new, exciting ... read more

The Simultaneous Merging of Giant Galaxies

Scientists proved for the first time that the galaxy NGC 6240 contains three supermassive black holes. The unique observations show the black holes close to each other in the core of the galaxy. The ... read more

First Evidence of Bio-Essential Sugars in Meteorites

A new study has discovered meteorites containing RNA sugar, ribose, and other bio-important sugars; the first direct evidence of bio-essential sugars' delivery from space to the ... read more

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