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Spin-sonics: Acoustic wave gets the electrons spinning

Team of researchers first to demonstrate spin of nano-sonic wave

Weather systems on Jupiter and Saturn might be driven by internal forces

The study also describes the formation of famous red spot on Jupiter.

An explanation for why changes to Earth’s magnetic field are weaker over the Pacific

Like winds in the atmosphere or currents in the ocean, there are fluid motions in the liquid core of the Earth. These core flows...

The pink eye is a primary symptom of COVID-19

The earlier list of symptoms of coronavirus includes Cough, fever, and Shortness of breath. Later on, CDC offers six new symptoms of COVID-19 that...

New paper-based sensor to detect potent nerve toxins

Sensor combined with smartphone application can detect the presence and amount of two pesticides thought to be used in chemical warfare.

A strange new mineral found in the diamond

The mineral is highly unusual for an inclusion captured by diamond.

Physicists created new, simpler-than-ever quantum hard drive for light

Physicists at the University of Alberta have built up another approach to manufacture quantum memory that could help make ready for a cutting-edge quantum...

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

The first-historically speaking disclosure of an old snake fetus, protected in 105-million-year-old amber, gives essential new data on the advancement of modern snakes, as...

The molecules that energize babies’ hearts

Before birth, cardiac muscle cells use energy generated by breaking down glucose. Immediately after birth, they rapidly switch to breaking down fatty acids. This...

Scientists found the world’s fourth most abundant mineral in diamond

For the first time ever, scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered Earth’s fourth most abundant mineral—calcium silicate perovskite, at Earth’s surface. Scientists found...

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