India’s leap into solar science: The Aditya-L1 mission
164 articles from FRIDAY 8.9.2023
- 23/9/8 23:30
Table salt could be the secret ingredient for better chemical recycling
Fresh on the heels of an inaugural Moon landing at the lunar South Pole last month, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has done it again with the successful launch of its Aditya-L1 spacecraft. This mission, specifically designed to study the Sun, seeks to answer some of the most pressing questions about our nearest star.Continue reading "India’s leap into solar science: The Aditya-L1...
- 23/9/8 23:08
Almost 50 people missing after deadly Brazil cyclone
Researchers have shown that table salt outperforms other expensive catalysts being explored for the chemical recycling of polyolefin polymers, which account for 60% of plastic waste. The research shows that sodium chloride could provide a safe, inexpensive and reusable way to make plastics more recyclable. The team also showed that table salt and other catalysts could be used in the recycling of...
SpaceX multi-engine Starship harkens back to early days of flights to the moon
Brazilian rescue workers were on Friday searching for almost 50 people still missing after a devastating cyclone unleashed torrential rain and flooding in the south of the country.
These worms have rhythm: New imaging technique to observe active gene expression in real time
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says they've made thousands of improvements to Starship and its launch systems in anticipation of their second launch...
These worms have rhythm
There's a rhythm to developing life. Growing from a tiny cell cluster into an adult organism takes precise timing and control. The right genes must turn on at the right time, for the right duration, and in the correct order. Losing the rhythm can lead to diseases like cancer. So, what keeps every gene on beat?
- 23/9/8 22:10
Most bees live underground. X-ray images reveal how they build their nests
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique to observe active gene expression in real time. They found that four molecules work together to control the timing of each stage of the C. elegans worm's development. This timekeeping process could provide important clues about the natural rhythm of development in humans and other animals.
Study provides new insights into British people’s sex lives as they age
Despite their reputation as nature’s buzziest pollinators, the vast majority of bee species spend most of their lives underground. Now, thanks to a hospital computed tomography (CT) scanner, researchers have revealed new insights into how these insects build their subterranean lairs. The method could help scientists learn more about how bees contribute to healthy soil and find ways to...
U.K. participation in the world’s largest fusion experiment is in doubt
Research suggests a sharper decrease in the number of women reporting recent sexual partners after 70 compared with menA study has shed light on how the number of sexual partners British people have changes as they age, and new findings have surprised researchers.While the frequency of sexual partners among heterosexual people declines steadily from age 40, the study found stark gender disparities...
Virgin Galactic notches fourth spaceflight in four months
Most researchers in the United Kingdom are cheering the government’s decision to
rejoin the European Union’s €95 billion research program Horizon Europe
after a 3-year absence because of Brexit. But for a small group—those working on fusion energy—the news is more mixed. In the same announcement yesterday, the government said it would not seek to rejoin Euratom, a...
'Brainless' robot can navigate complex obstacles
Virgin Galactic on Friday announced it had sent three paying customers on an hour-long journey to space and back, racking up its fourth successful flight in as many months.
- 23/9/8 20:19
How trees influence cloud formation
Researchers who created a soft robot that could navigate simple mazes without human or computer direction have now built on that work, creating a 'brainless' soft robot that can navigate more complex and dynamic environments.
As part of the international CLOUD project at the nuclear research center CERN, researchers at PSI have identified so-called sesquiterpenes—gaseous hydrocarbons that are released by plants—as being a major factor in cloud formation. This finding could reduce uncertainties in climate models and help make more accurate predictions. The study has now been published in the journal Science...