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Strongest Material In The Universe Lies In Neutron Stars’ Crust

Neutron Star

Nuclear pasta is the strongest known material in the universe. It is nearly 100 trillion times denser than water. To estimate its strength, researchers used computer simulations that required 2 million hours worth of single-core processor time. Nuclear pasta is thought to exist within crusts of nuclear stars. Between the core of a neutron star and ...

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Jupiter’s Magnetic Field is Different From Other Planets

Equatorial view of Jupiter's magnetic field

Jupiter has the most powerful planetary magnetic field in our solar system.  It has both dipolar and non-dipolar magnetic field.  This morphology of field is a result of Jupiter’s composition, electrical conductivity, and thermodynamic properties. The aim of NASA’s Juno spacecraft is to understand the origin and evolution of the biggest planet of our solar system, ...

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Hubble Captures Fluttering Auroras At Saturn’s North Pole

Saturn composite image of Auroras

Hubble took amazing pictures of Saturn featuring its fluttering aurora at the north pole.  The images were captured in UV light and readings were coordinated with Cassini spacecraft.  This helped researchers know more about Saturn’s magnetosphere.  The Hubble Space Telescope has extensively observed the auroras of Saturn in the far-ultraviolet wavelength using Advanced Camera for Surveys and Space ...

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The Unprecedented View Of Human Brain Obtained Via Organ Chips

One Brain chip connected to two BBB

A new model provides an unprecedented view of how vascular system of the brain controls metabolic functions.  It’s made up of organs-on-chips that simulate functions of living human organs. Each organ chip contains a flexible polymer about the size of a computer memory stick.  The human brain consists of more than 86 billion neurons, and a less ...

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Eating In 10-Hour Window Can Prevent Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Eating within 10-Hour Window Can Prevent Obesity

Researchers show that eating all calories in a 10-hour window could improve health.  They performed experiments with mice and found this type of fasting reduces the risk of developing diabetes, fatty liver, and high cholesterol.  The expression of several metabolic enzymes is regulated by the circadian clock – a biochemical oscillator that is synchronized with ...

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A New Way To Remove Contaminants From Storm Water

Rain WAter

The new method uses naturally abundant materials to remove dissolved substances from rainwater.  Researchers coated the sand with manganese oxide, making it more biodegradable. Urban storm water contains low concentrations of trace organic contaminants obtained from automobile wear, biocides, asphalt, and consumer products, which could be harmful to both ecosystem and human health. Municipal wastewater effluent consists ...

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Atmosphere Of Ultrahot Exoplanets Contains Iron and Titanium

Atmosphere Of Ultrahot Exoplanets KEL-9b

KELT-9b is the hottest known exoplanet where temperatures reach more than 4,000°C.  Most molecules found on this planet exist in atomic form.  Using spectrograph, researchers detected iron and titanium vapors in its atmosphere.  Exoplanets (planets outside our solar system) revolve around their host stars. They are quite hard to see directly through telescopes because they are ...

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A 3D-Printed Hydrogel That Can Walk Underwater & Move Objects

New 3D printed smart gels can walk underwater, pick objects and move them.  Their movements and shape can be controlled by applying varying electric fields.  It could lead to the development of artificial stomach, heart, and other muscles.  Different types of soft robots and actuators use shape memory polymers and hydrogels that are triggered by ...

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Does Universe Iterates Through Infinite Numbers of Big Bangs?

conformal cyclic cosmology.

Researchers created nearly 5,000 simulations to find evidence of conformal cyclic cosmology.  The probability of finding new points (Hawking Points) in cosmic microwave background is less than 1/5000. Roger Penrose, a mathematical physicist, sees quantum mechanics in a different way. He is definitely not a big fan of the concept that universe underwent a quick ...

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Gold Nanoparticles Can Enhance Solar Energy Storage

Enhance Solar Energy Storage

Gold nanostars could help increase solar energy use and combat climate change. When coated with a semiconductor, they produce hydrogen from water 4 times more efficiently than previous demonstrations. Colloidal gold nanoparticles have been used for decades due to their vibrant color producing capabilities after being introduced to visible light. These unique optoelectronic characteristics are now ...

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