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Converting CO2 to formic acid

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Meteorites that form the earth may have formed in the outer solar system

These asteroids formed in distant orbits and may help explain Earth's composition.

Molecular patterns may help identify extraterrestrial life

Scientists have begun the search for extraterrestrial life in the Solar System in earnest.

Japanese astronomers explain the origins of Uranus’ weirdness

The ice-giant planet Uranus has its spin axis tilted by 98 degrees. Its satellite system is equally inclined and believed to be the result...

Surface water on mars was mineral-rich and salty

On Mars' surface, that liquid water did in fact flow on Mars billions of years ago.

Spintronic RAMs: a new material combination that sets the stage for MRAM

A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon.

The acidification of the Pacific Ocean in northern Japan is increasing

Nitrous oxide emissions set to rise in the Pacific Ocean.

DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules

Scientists computed a zoo of millions of alternate genetic polymer molecular structures, giving context for why biology encodes information how it does, and providing potential leads for new drugs and a guide to searches for extraterrestrial biology.

Discovery of periodic tables for molecules

A new approach to build a periodic table for molecules with multiple types of symmetries.

Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders

In recent years, invisibility has become an area of increasing research interest due to advances in materials engineering. Thus, making objects invisible is no...

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