Mars is very much a world of two halves – as highlighted by this new image from ESA’s Mars Express, which shows where the planet’s dramatically different hemispheres come together as one. This image comprises data gathered on September 29, 2019, during orbit 19908. The ground resolution is approximately 15 […]

The Singapore Airshow was powered by solar panels From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows. In an era when teen climate activist Greta Thunberg […]

The French theoretical physicist Franck Laloë presents a modification of Schrödinger’s famous equation that ensures that all measured states are unique, helping to solve the problem that is neatly encompassed in the Schördinger’s cat paradox. The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat – the feline that is, famously, both alive and dead […]

This comparison image shows the star Betelgeuse before and after its unprecedented dimming. The observations, taken with the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in January and December 2019, show how much the star has faded and how its apparent shape has changed. Credit: ESO/M. Montargès et al. Using ESO’s […]

Researchers investigating a new method for generating nuclear fusion power showed that the relativistic effect of ultra-intense laser light improves upon current “fast ignition” methods in laser-fusion research to heat the fuel long enough to generate electrical power. Utilizing relativistic effects of intense laser light in plasma, researchers at Osaka University […]

The shared brain asymmetry pattern is visualized on a human endocast (cast of the internal bony braincase) in lateral view (left) and from the lower side (right). This pattern includes a more backwards projecting left hemisphere and a more forward projecting right hemisphere with localized larger surface areas (orange) in […]

Drexel researchers have developed technology to help eliminate a chemical compound, originally used in nonstick pans, waterproofing and fire fighting foam, that has become a persistent contaminant in drinking water. Credit: Drexel University Drexel University researchers show how cold plasma can eliminate PFAS in water. Researchers from Drexel University have […]

Analysis of a portion of the data looks at nearby stars that could see Earth transiting sun. On Friday (February 14, 2020), the Breakthrough Listen Initiative released data from the most comprehensive survey yet of radio emissions from the plane of the Milky Way Galaxy and the region around its central black hole, […]