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Scientists develop a green light treatment for whiter teeth, fewer cavities

The first thing people notice when they meet you is your smile. To be more confident when giving wide-mouthed, eye-crinkling smiles, people want healthy, pearly...

Asteroid impacts create diamond materials with exceptionally complex structures

Shockwaves caused by asteroids colliding with Earth create materials with a range of complex carbon structures, which could be used for advancing future engineering...

Scientists create artificial protein that peers into Earth’s chemical past

Scientists have developed an artificial protein that could offer new insights into chemical evolution on early Earth. All cells need energy to survive, but because...

Does space trash ever naturally break down

Remember when Elon Musk launched a car into space? That car’s not just peacefully drifting through a vacuum — it’s hurtling around the sun at...

Taking asteroid sample was like punching a ball pit

Asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, led by the University of Arizona, kept surprising the mission team while the...

Why water is one of the most remarkable substances in the universe

The formula is simple, but H2O is one of the most remarkable substances in the universe. It’s something of an enigma: a compound composed of...

New shape-shifting material can move like a robot

Engineers have developed a new class of smart textiles that can shape-shift and turn a two-dimensional material into 3D structures. The team from UNSW Sydney’s...

What a Martian meteorite can teach us about Earth’s origins

What do Mars and Iceland have in common? These days, not so much. But more than 4.5 billion years ago, it’s possible the Red Planet had...

Why don’t we have synthetic blood yet?

Blood from a lamb, into a human – this sounds like a horror movie, but it’s actually the first recorded blood transfusion… four hundred...

Scientists find way to reduce electric vehicle battery testing time by 75%

Testing the longevity of new electric vehicle battery designs could be four times faster with a streamlined approach, researchers at the University of Michigan...