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From Stardust to Pale Blue Dot: Interstellar Journey of Carbon to Earth

We are made of stardust, the saying goes, and a pair of studies from University of Michigan research find that may be more true...

Canadian-Built Laser Chills Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero for the First Time

Today, the CERN-based ALPHA (Anti-hydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus) collaboration announced the world’s first laser-based manipulation of antimatter, leveraging a made-in-Canada laser system to cool a sample of antimatter...

A New State of Light: Physicists Observe New Phase in Bose-Einstein Condensate of Light Particles

A single "super photon" made up of many thousands of individual light particles — about 10 years ago, researchers at the University of Bonn...

‘Voltswagen’ April Fool’s Gaffe Spotlights Difficulty of EV Paradigm Shift

German auto giant Volkswagen has appeared to gaffe after a press release claiming the company was rebranding to “Voltswagen” and shifting its focus to...

Slovak Designer Wins Top Prize for Innovative Ocean Cleaning Prototype

The amount of plastic waste accumulated in the ocean is a major threat to marine ecosystems. In a recent development, a prototype ocean cleaning...

Wildflower Seed Bombs: An Eco-Friendly Hobby

Do you hate those blank vacant lots on the sides of roads and city streets? Have you wanted to put a flower garden in...

UK Spy Agencies Putting Curbs on Chinese ‘Smart Cities’ Technology

Smart cities are urban areas that use different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect data. Insights gained from that data are used to manage assets, resources, and...

Hubble Shows Torrential Outflows from Infant Stars May Not Stop Them from Growing

Though our galaxy is an immense city of at least 200 billion stars, the details of how infant stars formed remain largely cloaked in...

Melting Glaciers Contribute to Alaskan Earthquakes

In 1958, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake triggered a rockslide into Southeast Alaska’s Lituya Bay, creating a tsunami that ran 1,700 feet up a mountainside...

Magnetism Meets Topology on a Superconductor’s Surface

Electrons in a solid occupy distinct energy bands separated by gaps. Energy band gaps are an electronic “no man’s land,” an energy range where...

Toyota Developing New Smart City Close to Mount Fuji

Car companies and technology giants have been developing self-driving car technologies for a few years now and some prototypes are already out. However, Japanese...

Scientists Take Step Toward Quantum Computing

A Russian-German research team has created a quantum sensor that grants access to measurement and manipulation of individual two-level defects in qubits. The study by NUST MISIS, the Russian Quantum...

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