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A new explanation for the two-faced Moon

Differences between the Moon’s two sides linked to colossal ancient impact.

Generating truly random numbers using tiny magnetic swirls

A technique that can potentially generate millions of random digits per second by harnessing the behavior of skyrmions.

A new study could help understand strange metal

Understanding these so-called “strange metals” could provide fundamental insights into the quantum world.

A new strategy to detect anyons

Understanding whether the strange behavior of anyons can be harnessed for topological quantum computing.

Fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered

The fastest Orbiting Asteroid Discovered at NOIRLab’s CTIO is About a kilometer across, space rock 2021 PH27 is the Sun’s nearest neighbor.

Martian subsurface might be a good place to look for present-day microbial life

Mars has the right ingredients for present-day microbial life beneath its surface.

New ultra-sensitive magnetometer to detect magnetic fields

Almost everything around us produces a magnetic field—from our electronic gadgets to our pulsating hearts—and we can utilize those fields to pick up data...

Scientists take a direct look at how light excites electrons

When a molecule interacts with light, its electrons can absorb energy from the electromagnetic field by rapidly rearranging their positions. This subtle rearrangement makes ready...

When did the first stars lit up the universe?

Scientists inch closer than ever to signal from cosmic dawn.

Introducing a new state of matter: a Cooper pair metal

Scientists have shown that Cooper pair metal can also conduct electricity with some amount of resistance, like regular metals do.

Ice on moon’s south pole may be much more recent

Information that could help identify the sources of the deposits and help in planning future human exploration.

Researchers store digital images inside molecular thumb drive

Scientists at Brown University have taken a step forward toward storing huge amounts of data in molecular storage systems. The study has shown that...

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