Researchers achieve more complex 3D-printed graphene aerogel
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Researchers achieve more complex 3D-printed graphene aerogel

Graphene aerogel is lighter than air but as strong as steel, and it’s already proven useful in aerospace, energy storage and insulation. While there have been recent advances…

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Safety issue with laser pointers: when are they dangerous beyond expectations, and how to test that?
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Safety issue with laser pointers: when are they dangerous beyond expectations, and how to test that?

The safety topic when talking about laser pointers is becoming a very serious discussion worldwide. This is fueled by the fact that the market is now offering lots…

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Eavesdropping birds learn meaning of foreign alarm calls just by listening
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Eavesdropping birds learn meaning of foreign alarm calls just by listening

The wild birds in this study, published in the journal Current Biology, learnt to recognise new alarm calls by listening for unfamiliar sounds within a chorus of familiar alarm…

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Unexpected Future Boost of Methane Possible from Arctic Permafrost
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Unexpected Future Boost of Methane Possible from Arctic Permafrost

The impact on the climate may mean an influx of permafrost-derived methane into the atmosphere in the mid-21st century, which is not currently accounted for in climate projections.…

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How hydrogen becomes metallic inside gas giant planets
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How hydrogen becomes metallic inside gas giant planets

Swirling dense metallic hydrogen dominates the interiors of Jupiter, Saturn and many extra-solar planets. Building precise models of these giant planets requires an accurate description of the transition…

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Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun’s Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind
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Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun’s Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind

One of these mysteries has to do with high-speed solar particles that zip toward Earth at close to the speed of light. Scientists know the particles originate in…

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Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family
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Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family

The discovery of buckyballs surprised and delighted chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes jazzed physicists in the 1990s, and graphene charged up materials scientists in the 2000s, but one…

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The cure for chaotic lasers? More chaos, of course
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The cure for chaotic lasers? More chaos, of course

An international, Yale-led research team has taken a new approach to stabilizing high-power lasers: They’re fighting chaos with chaos. Image credit: Yale university There has been a rapidly…

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Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away From Airports
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Engineers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away From Airports

The project was inspired by the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson,” when US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of geese shortly after takeoff and pilots Chesley Sullenberger…

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This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles
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This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore damaged tissue, but doctors…

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