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Deadly spider's unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

Deadly spider’s unique spinning technique could inspire tougher materials

Brown recluse spiders use a unique micro looping technique to make their threads stronger than that of any other spider, a newly published UK-US...
Planeterrella recreates Earth’s vivid lightshows in miniature

Planeterrella recreates Earth’s vivid lightshows in miniature

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, you’re in luck: They’re on display courtesy of an exhibit at the University of Iowa. UI students have...
Next-generation gravitational wave detectors

Next-generation gravitational wave detectors

Advances could help researchers detect even more distant cosmic events Nearly one year ago today, the LIGO Collaboration announced the detection of gravitational waves, once...
Ancient signals from the early universe

Ancient signals from the early universe

For the first time, theoretical physicists from the University of Basel have calculated the signal of specific gravitational wave sources that emerged fractions of...
Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity -- all at once

Material can turn sunlight, heat and movement into electricity — all at once

Many forms of energy surround you: sunlight, the heat in your room and even your own movements. All that energy -- normally wasted -- can...
Find elusive particles from your phone with Oxford’s new neutrino viewer app

Find elusive particles from your phone with Oxford’s new neutrino viewer app

Not so long ago, observing fundamental particles was reserved for scientists with complex equipment. Now technological progress means that anyone can explore the world of...
First step towards photonic quantum network

First step towards photonic quantum network

Advanced photonic nanostructures are well on their way to revolutionizing quantum technology for quantum networks based on light. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have...
For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat

For this metal, electricity flows, but not the heat

There's a known rule-breaker among materials, and a new discovery by an international team of scientists adds more evidence to back up the metal's...
The new supercomputer Minerva

Powerful new computer to speed up gravitational waves calculations

The new supercomputer “Minerva” has been put into operation at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI). With 9,504 compute cores, 38 TeraByte...
Scientists unveil new form of matter: time crystals

Scientists unveil new form of matter: time crystals

To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors. To Norman Yao, these inert...

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Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...