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Chip design dramatically reduces energy needed to compute with light
Massachusetts InstituteJune 7, 2019 ET
MIT researchers have developed a novel \"photonic\" chip that uses light instead of electricity—and consumes relatively little power in the process.
Sleeping Russian volcano could cause destruction on scale of Pompeii
Bolshaya Udina volcanoJune 6, 2019 ET
A slumbering titan in Russia’s Far East could soon awaken. Scientists warn that a long-dormant volcano is showing new signs of activity, and an eruption could spell disaster in Russia and beyond.
Israeli researchers develop artificial black hole that emits radiation
black holeJune 6, 2019 ET
Israeli researchers have created an artificial black hole and found that black holes emit radiation as the ordinary warm object, Israel Institute of Technology said.
Frogs find refuge in elephant tracks
tracks of Asian elephantsJune 5, 2019 ET
Frogs need elephants. That\'s what a new WCS-led study says that looked at the role of water-filled elephant tracks in providing predator-free breeding grounds and pathways connecting frog populations.
Think tank says climate change could end civilization by 2050
HeatwaveJune 4, 2019 ET
A new report by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration, a climate think tank based in Melbourne, Australia, says that human civilization is at risk of collapsing by 2050 due to climate change.
New method to gauge atmosphere's ability to clear methane
earthJune 4, 2019 ET
New research by UMBC\'s Glenn Wolfe and collaborators is shaping how scientists understand the fate of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in Earth\'s atmosphere.
Eruption of ice volcano threw liquid water over the frozen surface of Pluto
PlutoJune 3, 2019 ET
Liquid water could once have existed on the frozen surface of Pluto, put there by the violent eruption of a cryovolcano, according to a new study.
Astronomers find 'Forbidden Planet' in 'Neptunian Desert' around its star
NGTS-4bMay 31, 2019 ET
An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert around its star by an international collaboration of astronomers.
'Fettuccine' may be most obvious sign of life on Mars, researchers report
MarsMay 30, 2019 ET
A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report in the journal Astrobiology.
Chile elevates Puerto Williams to city status, Ushuaia no longer southernmost city
Puerto Williams in Chile is now a cityMay 29, 2019 ET
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains in the remote south of Chile, the peaceful town of Puerto Williams was elevated to the status of a city, displacing its neighbor Argentina Ushuaia as the southernmost in the world.
Did ancient supernovae prompt human ancestors to walk upright?
SupernovaeMay 29, 2019 ET
Did ancient supernovae induce proto-humans to walk on two legs, eventually resulting in Homo sapiens with hands free?
Meteor magnets in outer space, study finds elusive giant planets
elusive giant planetsMay 28, 2019 ET
Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth.
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