Science

ALMA and VLT Find Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After Big Bang

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Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large...

A micro-thermometer to record tiny temperature changes

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(a) Video still showing a tightly focused laser beam making contact with the thermocouple. (b) Graph showing the thermocouple's response...

Deeper understanding of quantum chaos may be the key to quantum computers

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Quantum systems can exist in many possible states, here illustrated by groups of spins, each pointing along a certain direction....

Exiled Asteroid Discovered in Outer Reaches of Solar System

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An international team of astronomers has used ESO telescopes to investigate a relic of the primordial Solar System. The team...

Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

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The colorized electron microscope image shows the gallium nitride towers of the artificial photosynthesis device at 52.5k magnification....

A designer's toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles

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A new mix-and-match toolkit allows researchers to create a library of complex nanoparticles that could be used in medical, energy, and...

What Uranus Cloud Tops Have in Common With Rotten Eggs

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Arriving at Uranus in 1986, Voyager 2 observed a bluish orb with extremely subtle features. A haze layer hid most of the...

Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel

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Research gives new ray of hope for solar fuel