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New insights into van der Waals materials found

Layered van der Waals materials are of high interest for electronic and photonic applications, according to researchers at Penn State and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in California, who provide new insights into the interactions of layered materials with laser and electron beams.

Supermassive black holes could be the sources of neutrinos seen on Earth

Mysteries about the origin of high-energy cosmic neutrinos have deepened by the recent IceCube measurement of a large diffuse flux in the 10–100 TeV...

Black hole or neutron star?

The most massive stars die, they collapse under their gravity and leave behind black holes—the death of stars that are less massive than this...

Life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s, study

A new study by the Penn scientists, suggests that middle age may be much more stressful now than in the '90s. Across all ages,...

Scientists developed a method to observe a new class of topological materials

New class of materials shows strange electron properties.

Diets with reduced protein may be key to lowering the risk for heart disease

Lower protein diets may lessen the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Genome sequence of a water lily sheds light on the early evolution of flowering plants

Water lily genome expands picture of the early evolution of flowering plants.

Atlantic and Pacific oscillations lost in the noise

If the Atlantic Multidecadal or Pacific Decadal oscillations existed, there would be evidence for their existence across the suite of current state-of-the-art climate model simulations.

Fiber optic cables hold untapped potential for monitoring severe weather

Fiber-optic cables capture thunderquake rumbles.

New method enables the widespread use of silicon-based anodes in Li-ion batteries

Novel polymer to increase energy density, the stability of lithium-ion batteries

Respiration key to increasing oxygen in the brain

Respiration provides a dynamic pathway for modulating cerebral oxygenation.

Analyzing placentas using AI

Computerized image analysis could lessen barriers to placental analysis and improve health outcomes for mother and child.

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