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Researchers produce blackest black material to date
Material engineers at MIT have produced the blackest black material to date, 10 times blacker than previous record-black materials.
Sep 13, 2019 19:55 UTC Science Read More

Devices onboard Chandrayaan-2 orbiter gamechangers
Former chairman of Isro A S Kiran Kumar on Thursday described the Chandrayaan-2 mission as a success, despite the loss of the Vikram lander on the lunar…
Sep 13, 2019 17:02 UTC Science Read More

New comet is our second interstellar visitor
Recently spotted comet is plunging down onto the Solar System at an extreme angle.
Sep 13, 2019 15:24 UTC Science Read More

Universe May Be a Couple of Billion Years Younger Than Previously Thought: Study
The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple of billion years younger than scientists now…
Sep 13, 2019 15:05 UTC Science Read More

Scientists create a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time
A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists probing some of the most promising types of…
Sep 13, 2019 14:26 UTC Science Read More

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger
New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate -- and even younger than suggested by two other…
Sep 13, 2019 14:18 UTC Science Read More

Universe might be billions of years younger than previous calculations
The universe may have been lying about its age. A new study suggests that the universe is a couple billion years younger than previous estimates.
Sep 13, 2019 11:00 UTC Science Read More

A space elevator to the moon could be doable — and surprisingly cheap
Proposed "Spaceline" space elevator to the moon could be feasible, and could simplify efforts to mine raw materials from the lunar surface.
Sep 13, 2019 08:29 UTC Science Read More

Studying flames in microgravity is helping make combustion on Earth cleaner, and space safer
Understanding how fire spreads and behaves in space is crucial for the safety of future astronauts and for understanding and controlling fire here on Earth.
Sep 13, 2019 06:03 UTC Science Read More

It's got water and the right temperature: Planet found that could support life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life.
Sep 13, 2019 03:59 UTC Science Read More

New Test to Measure The Expansion of Our Universe Provides Even More Puzzling Results
Advances in astronomical observation over the past century have allowed scientists to construct a remarkably successful model of how the cosmos works.
Sep 13, 2019 01:26 UTC Science Read More

‘Flying fish’ robot propels itself out of water and glides through the air
A bio-inspired robot can use water from the environment to launch itself into the air, researchers revealed.
Sep 12, 2019 23:56 UTC Science Read More

The rare molecule weighing in on the birth of planets
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the dust and gas disc around a young star—and it may…
Sep 12, 2019 21:00 UTC Science Read More

Molecular biologists reveal new insights into tumor progression
University of Delaware molecular biologist Mona Batish and collaborators at Harvard Medical School and University of California, Los Angeles, have identified a…
Sep 12, 2019 19:56 UTC Science Read More

Hide and squeak: scientists reveal the playful lives of rats
The next time you come across a rat darting furtively for cover, consider this: It might just want to have a playful game of hide-and-seek.
Sep 12, 2019 19:52 UTC Science Read More

A New Way to Measure Cosmic Distance Could Help Solve a Frustrating Inconsistency About the Universe
We can add yet another way to measure the universe's expansion onto the pile of controversy that could perhaps be the most exciting story in cosmology today.
Sep 12, 2019 19:01 UTC Science Read More

New Discovery Advances Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality
Could help to bring about low cost, flexible and stable organic solar cells for use on vehicles, curved surfaces and windows; Reducing surface area of electrodes…
Sep 12, 2019 18:32 UTC Science Read More

Enormous black hole in Milky Way galaxy appears to be hungry
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy is suddenly gorging on interstellar snacks, according to researchers, who can't explain why…
Sep 12, 2019 18:06 UTC Science Read More

The newly discovered architecture of a copper-nitrenoid complex could revolutionize chemical synthesis
To make soap, just insert an oxygen atom into a carbon-hydrogen bond. The recipe may sound simple. But carbon-hydrogen bonds, like gum stuck in hair, are…
Sep 12, 2019 18:00 UTC Science Read More

Gem-like nanoparticles of precious metals shine as catalysts
A Northwestern University research team has developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from metal nanoparticles that could lead to better…
Sep 12, 2019 18:00 UTC Science Read More

Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought
A promising semiconductor material could be improved if flaws previously thought irrelevant to performance are reduced, according to research published today…
Sep 12, 2019 17:26 UTC Science Read More

Researchers Discover the Surprising Reason Why Komodo Dragons Have Such Elaborate Armor
Bony plates called osteoderms (colored orange) cover the skull of an adult Komodo dragon. Credit: The University of Texas at Austin. Just beneath their scales,…
Sep 12, 2019 16:57 UTC Science Read More

News NASA's Mars 2020 Comes Full Circle
Aiming to pinpoint the Martian vehicle's center of gravity, engineers took NASA's 2300-pound Mars 2020 rover for a spin in the clean room at JPL.
Sep 12, 2019 16:36 UTC Science Read More



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