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Researchers shed new light on solar flares

Solar flares are explosions on the surface of the Sun that release an enormous amount of energy, equivalent to a trillion 'Little Boy' atomic...

A key step in the molecular mechanism behind the water splitting...

Using a unique combination of nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis, an international team of researchers has revealed a key step in the molecular mechanism...

Single molecules captured on video at an unprecedented 1,600 frames per...

A team including researchers from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tokyo has successfully captured video of single molecules in motion at...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields...

Green Snow are found around the Antarctica coastline due to climate...

Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast....

Towable sensor free-falls to help measure the ocean’s response to climate...

The motion of the ocean is often thought of in horizontal terms, for instance in the powerful currents that sweep around the planet, or...

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The...

NASA scientists map detailed measurements of 16 Years of Ice Sheet...

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of...

Textbook formulas for describing heat flow characteristics

Whether it’s water flowing across a condenser plate in an industrial plant, or air whooshing through heating and cooling ducts, the flow of fluid...

Non-invasive imaging technique could reduce need for repeat cancer surgeries

A team of University of Alberta engineers is refining a new imaging technique that could reduce the number of repeat surgeries patients undergo to...

The dynamics of plasmonic skyrmions made from light on ultra-smooth gold...

The destructive force of a tornado occurs due to the extremely high rotational speeds in its center, which is called “vortex”. Surprisingly, similar effects...

Warming climate undoes decades of knowledge of marine protected areas

Climate change and warming seas are transforming tropical coral reefs and undoing decades of knowledge about how to protect these delicate and vital ecosystems. Many...

EXPRES looks to the skies of a scorching, distant planet

Yale technology is giving astronomers a closer look at the atmosphere of a distant planet where it’s so hot the air contains vaporized metals. The...

New Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Released

Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, the USGS has just released...

New satellite to continue 40 years of solar measurements

Researchers at CU Boulder are playing a major role in the next phase of a more than four decades-long campaign to take the temperature...

Marine heatwaves and their impact on marine mammals

n recent years, anomalously warm ocean temperatures known as “marine heatwaves” have sparked considerable attention and concern around the world. Marine heatwaves (MHW) occur when...

Carbon dioxide sensor can lower energy use, reduce utility costs

Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the...

Quantum Computers are Hotter Than Ever — Literally

Two separate groups of researchers, one from University of New South Wales in Australia and one from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands,...

Continued CO2 Emissions Will Impair Cognition

As the 21st century progresses, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations will cause urban and indoor levels of the gas to increase, and that...

Unprecedented 3D images of live cells plus details of molecules inside

The insides of living cells can be seen in their natural state in greater detail than ever before using a new technique developed by...

Researchers uncover the art of printing extremely hard steels flawlessly

For millennia, metallurgists have been meticulously tweaking the ingredients of steel to enhance its properties. As a result, several variants of steel exist today;...

Olive oil sheds new light on universality in phase transitions

A simple drop of olive oil in a system of photons bouncing between two mirrors, has revealed universal aspects of phase transitions in physics....

NASA Data Aids Ozone Hole’s Journey to Recovery

On Sept. 16, 1987, policymakers and scientists from around the world gathered at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters in Montreal, preparing to take...

New research helps explain why the solar wind is hotter than...

When a fire extinguisher is opened, the compressed carbon dioxide forms ice crystals around the nozzle, providing a visual example of the physics principle...

Heavy Iron Isotopes Leaking From Earth’s Core

Earth's molten core may be leaking iron, according to researchers who analyzed how iron behaves inside our planet. The boundary between the liquid iron core...

Clemson geneticists zeroing in on genes affecting life span

Scientists believe about 25 percent of the differences in human life span is determined by genetics -- with the rest determined by environmental and...

The international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, called DUNE

How do you detect a particle that has almost no mass, feels only two of the four fundamental forces, and can travel unhindered through...

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the...

Newly released images of the Sun have revealed that its outer layer is filled with previously unseen, incredibly fine magnetic threads filled with extremely...

In a First, NASA Measures Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the largest planet in our...

New “refrigerator” super-cools molecules to nanokelvin temperatures

For years, scientists have looked for ways to cool molecules down to ultracold temperatures, at which point the molecules should slow to a crawl,...

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