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New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are...
Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...

How an atomic clock will get humans to Mars on time

NASA navigators are helping build a future where spacecraft could safely and autonomously fly themselves to destinations like the Moon and Mars. Navigators today tell...
We could find Jupiter-like exoplanets in sweet spot in most systems

We could find Jupiter-like exoplanets in sweet spot in most systems

As planets form in the swirling gas and dust around young stars, there seems to be a sweet spot where most of the large,...
Heart of lonesome galaxy has more dark matter than expected

Heart of lonesome galaxy has more dark matter than expected

A galaxy that has been isolated for billions of years has been found to have more dark matter in its core than expected. By analyzing...
How to travel at (nearly) the speed of light

How to travel at (nearly) the speed of light

One hundred years ago, on May 29, 1919, measurements of a solar eclipse offered proof for Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Even before that, Einstein...
Scientists find new way to manipulate atoms

Scientists find new way to manipulate atoms

This new method could be useful for building quantum sensors and computers The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create...

Scientists find new ways to detect the passage of gravitational waves

Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark after they have passed. Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the...

Scientists find radioactive carbon from nuclear bomb tests in deep ocean trenches

Radioactive carbon released into the atmosphere from 20th-century nuclear bomb tests has reached the deepest parts of the ocean, new research finds. A new study in AGU's...
This promising material could make computer memory faster and cheaper

This promising material could make computer memory faster and cheaper

In a new study, scientists have developed a new class of materials that may make computer memory faster and cheaper. The study was done by...