Space Farming Possible with a Plant Hormone
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Space Farming Possible with a Plant Hormone

With scarce nutrients and weak gravity, growing potatoes on the Moon or on other planets seems unimaginable. But the plant hormone strigolactone could make it possible, plant biologists…

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5,000 Robots Merge to Map the Universe in 3D (Video)
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5,000 Robots Merge to Map the Universe in 3D (Video)

How do you create the largest 3D map of the universe? It’s as easy as teaching 5,000 robots how to “dance.” DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, is…

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Number Doubled by Australian Astronomers
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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Number Doubled by Australian Astronomers

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have become a major focus of research in the past decade. In radio astronomy, this phenomenon refers to transient radio pulses coming from distant…

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Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found
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Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope uncover a cosmic titan lurking in the early Universe A team of astronomers, led by Olga Cucciati of Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica…

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ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles
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ORNL demonstrates 120-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a 120-kilowatt wireless charging system for vehicles—providing six times the power of previous ORNL technology and…

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New study sets a size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles
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New study sets a size limit for undiscovered subatomic particles

A new study suggests that many theorized heavy particles, if they exist at all, do not have the properties needed to explain the predominance of matter over antimatter…

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Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being
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Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being

Over the next decade, American manufacturers are facing an industrial skills gap with projections of 2 million manufacturing jobs going unfilled due to a lack of qualified and…

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You think you can recognize a liar? You probably cannot
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You think you can recognize a liar? You probably cannot

Can you tell when someone is lying to you? Many people think that they can detect the most basic signs someone is not telling the truth, but are…

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Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media, new Stanford study finds
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Virtual reality can help make people more compassionate compared to other media, new Stanford study finds

A Stanford-developed virtual reality experience, called “Becoming Homeless,” is helping expand research on how this new immersive technology affects people’s level of empathy. According to new Stanford research, people who…

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Young children are often misdiagnosed with ADHD by being compared with older kids
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Young children are often misdiagnosed with ADHD by being compared with older kids

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, better known as simply ADHD, is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder. Children with ADHD typically find it more difficult to focus, and to complete their…

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