The preventative nanobodies are even robust enough to become a widely-deployed coronavirus aerosol.August 13, 2020Infections from SARS-CoV-2 are rising worldwide with unimaginable destructive power, creating serious economic strife, a seemingly-endless loss of life, and growing health costs.However, a new set of synthetic nanobodies successfully disrupted this binding process, effectively neutralizing the virus, according to a recent study shared on a pre-print blog.
The salamanders live in an aquatic environment with almost no food, and have sex only once every dozen years.February 21, 2020A new study shows salamanders — also called olms — subsisting in caverns with almost no food share one advantageous trait: salamanders hold very still, which conserves a great deal of energy.
You might be made up of nothingness, but you still matter, according to science.February 28, 2020Everyone in the world is made up of nothingness. While that may sound grim, it& 39;s the truth.In fact, everyone currently on earth, all 7.6 billion of us, we could all fit into the room you& 39;re in right now.
A new study shows how African killifish pause aging in the embryonic phase, allowing them to exceed their own normal lifespan.February 22, 2020African turquoise killifish embryos can pause their aging process, achieving a state of suspended animation, according to a new study published in Science Magazine.
It turns out that there is scientifically a perfect way to construct a fire.February 24, 2020Fire is perhaps the most crucial process to sustain civilized life, yet it isn’t as simple as lighting a match. There is a way to perfectly engineer fire to maximize heat distribution, burn rate, and efficiency.
The space telescope LISA will tell astronomers how stars live and die in ways we& 39;ve never known before.February 26, 2020An intrepid team of astrophysicists predicted that gravitational waves from double neutron stars — crucial to our understanding of the lives and deaths of all stars — might be detected by LISA, a next-generation space telescope.
The diamonds are synthesized from fossil fuel, hydrogen, carbon material and a laser.February 26, 2020A new study from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory shows how to make diamonds from fossil fuels. Without practicing alchemy, that is.RELATED: HOW DO DIAMONDS REALLY FORM? (NOT FROM COAL!
The ESA& 39;s future space telescope Euclid will teach us more about dark matter and dark energy than ever before.February 28, 2020Dark matter and dark energy are paradoxical; we see them in our theories of everything, yet they remain invisible to direct observation. Resolving this paradox is what the European Space Agency& 39;s (ESA& 39;s) future telescope — called Euclid — will attempt to help us do, mapping the structure of the universe to help us see some of the most mysterious phenomena in existence.
The way to Mars, NASA believes, is two-fold: first, we return to the Moon and build a deep-space & 34;pit-stop& 34; station in Lunar orbit. Then, after perfecting the next-gen model of ion propulsion, the agency will launch deep-space exploratory vessels to orbit the Red Planet, where they will build another space station.
Marvel movies profitability correlates to & 34;effective cast sizes,& 34; and the way each character added to the larger MCU.February 28, 2020There& 39;s a reason Marvel movies ruled the box office for the last ten years — or so it& 39;s argued — a distinct correlation between what& 39;s called & 34;effective cast sizes& 34; and how well each movie performed.
At the core of neutron stars, a new strong nuclear force is at work, MIT physicists have found.February 29, 2020Physicists at MIT and elsewhere discovered some shifty behavior while studying the strong nuclear force — the interactions between neutrons and protons — at very short distances, which naturally occur deep within the maddeningly-hot cores of neutron stars, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
Champagne is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. But underneath its sleek veneer hides some fascinating and potentially fatal secrets.It also happens to share a thing or two with rockets!What makes champagne pop?The reason champagne pops are actually for some fascinating scientific reasons.
Scientists are attempting to entangle black holes into a working wormhole using quantum computers.March 04, 2020A visionary group of physicists is using quantum computers to model a real-life wormhole — a way to travel any distance in an instant — using quantum circuitry that mimics black holes, reports Quanta Magazine.
Science is a very powerful tool to help us understand the Universe around us. But it is not foolproof.So much so, that there are some fundamental aspects of, well everything, that it is yet to be figured out. Here are some interesting examples.What scientific mysteries are yet to be solved?So, without further ado, here are some scientific mysteries that are yet to be solved.
& 34;Necessity is the mother of all invention,& 34; as the famous saying goes. But there have also been quite a few times that some major scientific and technological inventions were a complete fluke.Here are some of the most notable examples.RELATED: 9 INCREDIBLE ACCIDENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE CHANGED THE WORLDWhat important scientific discoveries were an accident?
Radioactive exoplanets could host warm, long-lived oceans without the help of starlight.March 05, 2020Rocky, radioactive exoplanets beyond the habitable zone of host stars could support & 34;long-lived& 34; water oceans without the help of starlight, according to a recent study published in the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
NASA released a 1.8 billion-pixel panorama of Mars, as seen from the rover, Curiosity.March 05, 2020NASA released the highest-resolution panorama of Mars ever to make its way back to Earth. Aspirational astronauts can edge closer to a sense of full immersion by zooming in on the huge 2GB image, or they can take a ride with the Curiosity rover as it cruises Mars& 39; surface.
Scientists found a new species at the bottom of the Mariana Trench with plastic in its body, in a testament to global pollution.March 06, 2020Scientists discovered a new species of marine creature in the deepest undersea trench on Earth — and it has plastic in its body due to global pollution.RELATED: SMART CITIES: FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION TO PLASTIC ROADSPlastic pollution in the Mariana TrenchThe team of scientists from Newcastle University in the U.
Nowadays, if you want to play a new video game, it means shelling out 60 bucks online or in-store. In the late 1970s and 1980s, you could just turn on your radio to get a brand new video game sent to your computer.This may seem like a fairly advanced capability for a time before wi-fi, but thanks to the ways that early computers were designed, it was commonplace.
Since time immemorial, mankind has spent blood, sweat, and tears to provide their deceased loved ones with a ritual burial worthy of their memory. From basic burial to funeral pyres, the people& 39;s of the past honored their dead in a myriad of ways.But some cultures went the extra mile to attempt to preserve the bodies of the dead, long after their entombment.
The instruments — launched by NASA, the European Space Agency, and South Korea — will give hourly and highly-localized reports on global air pollution.March 10, 2020NASA, the European Space Agency, and South Korea are building a & 34;virtual constellation& 34; of space-based instruments together, to record global air pollution at an unprecedented scale, reports the Verge.