Thursday, July 7, 2022

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When and where medium-sized black holes could form?

Astronomers identified the possible location of medium‑sized black holes.

New technique to see matter-wave caustics

Atom laser creates reflective patterns similar to light.

Human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds

Scientists created hexagonal diamonds large enough to measure their stiffness using sound waves.

New sodium-ion battery for large-scale energy storage

Lithium-ion batteries are composed of materials such as cobalt and lithium, which are rare, expensive. With the growing demand for electricity storage, these materials...

We are drinking lots of plastics

The widespread use and release of plastics in nature have raised global concerns about their impact on public health and the environment. The extensive...

Organic molecules discovered on Mars might be consistent with early life on Mars

The recent discovery of various classes of organic matter in martian sediments by the Curiosity rover seems to suggest that indigenous organic compounds exist...

Attractive businesswomen are considered less trustworthy

They’ve been told attractive people are better off. Thanks to an innate human bias that’s become known as the “what is beautiful is good”...

Scientists create microparticles that could help save honey bees

Scientists at Washington State University have created a microscopic particle that could save honey bee colonies from collapse. It attracts pesticide residue in bees. Over time, pollen...

Eradicating plant enzyme could result in faster growth, more food

A new study by three WSU researchers discovered that how phosphorylase, a chemical that plants and creatures both have, works with photosynthesis. Phosphorylase has been studied...

Researchers use recycled carbon fiber to enhance permeable pavement

A Washington State University research team is solving a high-tech waste problem while addressing the environmental challenge of stormwater run-off. The researchers have shown...

Virtual reality technology enables virtual Olympics participation

Immersive virtual reality (VR) technology developed at Washington State University (WSU), and being utilized at this year’s winter Olympics, is primed for a series...

Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater

Washington State University analysts have discovered that salmon face a one-two punch when they swim in the stormwater overflow of urban roadways. In the first...

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