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In a finding with implications for topics including climate models and drug production, computational research from Princeton University has described an additional step in the precipitation of salt crystals. Credit: Image by the researchers

Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water

When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystallizes and falls out of the...
A representation of the timeline of the universe. Credit: WMAP Collaboration

New way to probe primordial universe before the big bang

Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang — the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today....
The pigs whose brains were used in the study had been killed at a slaughterhouse for meat.

Pig brains kept alive outside body for hours after death

In a challenge to the idea that brain death is final, researchers have revived the disembodied brains of pigs four hours after the animals...
Image of planetary nebula NGC 7027 with illustration of helium hydride molecules. In this planetary nebula, SOFIA detected helium hydride, a combination of helium (red) and hydrogen (blue), which was the first type of molecule to ever form in the early universe. This is the first time helium hydride has been found in the modern universe. Credits: NASA/ESA/Hubble Processing: Judy Schmidt

The universe’s first type of molecule is found at last

The first type of molecule that ever formed in the universe has been detected in space for the first time, after decades of searching....
The Southern Crab Nebula — Hubble’s 29th anniversary image.

Unrivaled View of the Southern Crab Nebula

This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s 29th anniversary in space. The nebula,...
Air Credit: Jan Tik

Green material for refrigeration identified

When put under pressure, plastic crystals of neopentylglycol yield huge cooling effects – enough that they are competitive with conventional coolants. In addition, the...
Using Edge AI to listen to the silent voices of cattle

Using Edge AI to listen to the silent voices of cattle

A joint project team led by Tokyo Institute of Technology (hereinafter, "Tokyo Tech"), Shinshu University and Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. (hereinafter, "ISID") developed cattle...
The main ultra-cold neutron detector at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where physicists are attempting to pin down the particle's lifetime.Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory

How long do neutrons live? Physicists close in on decades-old puzzle

Physicists are drawing closer to answering a long-standing mystery of the Universe: how long neutrons live. Neutrons are electrically neutral particles that usually combine with...
This near-infrared, color view from Cassini shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. Arizona/Univ. Idaho

NASA’s Cassini reveals surprises with Titan’s lakes

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's...