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Studying aqueous salt solutions could offer insights into icy planets’ oceans

A new way to measure the properties of salty water.

Solar power is better than Nuclear power for Martian settlements

A new perspective on Mars colonization

Our brains take a little while to update, study

Our brain’s refresh time is about 15 seconds.

Astronomers observed the death throes of giant stars before supernova explosion

Astronomers have recorded such a sequence for a star about 120 million light-years from Earth.

Wearing face masks effectively reduce COVID-19 spread

The intervention tripled mask usage and reduced symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

New hand-held device to detect point mutations in sickle cell and ALS diseases

CRISPR-Chip advance streamlines genetic testing for medical diagnostics and research.

New surface coating can create false infrared images

A way to imbed visual “decoys” into surfaces of objects in a way that can fool people.

Brain scans can predict children’s mental health problems

Scans of brain activity in seven-year-olds are helping Northeastern researchers predict symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attentional problems in teenagers.

Deadly human diseases may have caused the Neanderthal extinction

Diseases may have played a more important role in the extinction of the Neanderthals than previously thought.

A new way to measure Earth’s gravity

The technique also could be used to measure slight gravitational variations at different places in the world, which may help in mapping the seafloor or finding oil and minerals underground.

Drones will fly for days with this new technology

Thermophotovoltaic power conversion utilizes thermal radiation from a local heat source to generate electricity in a photovoltaic cell. On a solar cell, the addition...

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It enables users to produce complex...

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