Science

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

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The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international...

'Deep learning' casts wide net for novel 2D materials: Rice U. engineers show faster techniques to model atom-flat materials for bottom-up design

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Rice University researchers used a microstructure model of radiation-damaged hexagonal boron nitride to help them study the benefits of...

Asteroids, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars

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Asteroids, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars
Data from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover were used in a new...

Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

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Curiosity Captured Two Solar Eclipses on Mars
This series of images shows the Martian moon Phobos as it crossed in...

Let's not make big waves: A team of researchers generates ultra-short spin waves in an astoundingly simple material

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An ultrashort spin wave (red) running through a nickel iron layer. Towards the center of the layer, the magnetic direction (blue arrows)...

Tuneable reverse photochromes in the solid state

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Fullerenes bridge conductive gap in organic photovoltaics: Efficient cathode interlayers made of ionene polymers refined with pendant fullerenes

In contrast to common silicon-based solar cells, organic photovoltaics (OPVs) involve organic molecules in solar power generation. Materials in OPVs are abundant and processable, cheap and lightweight, and the modules can be made flexible and with...

Opportunity's Parting Shot Was a Beautiful Panorama

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This image is a cropped version of the last 360-degree panorama taken by...