A couple of years ago, researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center proposed a thruster system which actually generates thrust, despite requiring absolutely no propellant. The implications of this discovery are far-reaching; applications for space flight and other technologies which require propulsion could one day become far cheaper, allowing space exploration to expand exponentially.
Continue reading The ‘Impossible’ Quantum Space Engine That Breaks Laws Of Physics
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is planned to be launched in 2021 and astronomers consider that this telescope is their best hope of finding life beyond Earth. The JWST is the successor to the Hubble Telescope and is way much more powerful.
Continue reading Alien Life To Be Discovered In 2021? James Webb Telescope ‘Will Change World Forever’
by University of Texas at Austin, Phys.org
Unraveling the mystery of superconductivity at high temperatures, specifically in copper oxide materials, remains one of the most puzzling challenges in modern solid-state physics. But an international research team of engineers and scientists may have taken one step closer to understanding.
Continue reading New study reveals when a superconductor truly becomes super
by Michael Burke, The Hill
An iceberg twice the size of New York City is about to break off of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf, according to NASA.
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by Staff Writers, Space Daily
Astronomy and Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space since they formed, about 1 billion years ago.
Continue reading A nearby river of stars
by Tel Aviv University, Phys.org
Excitons—electrically neutral quasiparticles—have extraordinary properties. They exist only in semiconducting and insulating materials and can be easily accessed in two-dimensional (2D) materials just a few atoms thick, such as carbon and molybdenite. When these 2D materials are combined, they exhibit quantum properties that neither material possesses on its own.
Continue reading New imaging technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution
by Meghan Bartels, Space.com
A test fire of SpaceX’s newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company’s next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter.
Continue reading SpaceX’s Raptor Engine Hits Power Level for Starship Launches, Elon Musk Says
by Peter Dockrill, ScienceAlert
Nobody knows who she was, just that she was different: a teenage girl from over 50,000 years ago of such strange uniqueness she looked to be a ‘hybrid’ ancestor to modern humans that scientists had never seen before.
Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Has Found an Unknown ‘Ghost’ Ancestor in The Human Genome
by Phil Plait, SYFY Wire
Hey, some good news: The impending colossal cosmic train wreck of the Andromeda galaxy smashing into our Milky Way and causing massive havoc and chaos on a literally galactic scale has been postponed. According to new measurements and calculations it’ll happen 4.6 billion years from now, not 3.9 billion.
Continue reading Breathe Easy: You Have An Extra 600 Million Years Before Andromeda Crashes Into Us
by Alex Taylor, ScienceAlert
My ideas about animal behaviour were turned upside down in 2002 when I watched Betty, a New Caledonian crow, fashion a hook from a piece of wire and use it to pull a small container with meat from a tube.
Continue reading These Crows Are So Smart, They Plan 3 Steps Ahead When Using Tools