Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Scientists see atoms at record resolution

The resolution is so fine-tuned, the only blurring that remains is the thermal jiggling of the atoms themselves.

Voyager I spacecraft detects plasma hum in interstellar space

It's very faint and monotone, because it is in the narrow frequency bandwidth.

Microplastics are more ubiquitous than science had known

Scientists find microplastics everywhere.

Newly developed nasal spray blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets

It can potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.

An artificially intelligent chess engine that plays like a human

When it comes to chess, computers seem to have nothing left to prove.

Titan’s largest sea is 1,000 feet deep near its center

It is also immense, nearly the size of all five Great Lakes combined.

Gravitational waves detected from gigantic, colliding black holes

Astronomers find possible hints of gravitational waves.

Astronomers agreed that the universe is nearly 14 billion years old

A new view of nature’s oldest light adds a twist to debate over the universe’s age.

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once hit Mars’ Gale crater

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood.

Using quantum properties of light to transmit information

Building a quantum network one node at a time.

New fungal pathogen found in NY apples orchard

In a study of New York state apple orchards, Cornell plant pathologists have identified a new fungal pathogen that belongs to genus Colletotrichum, that causes bitter rot disease in apples.

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