Astronomers spot tantalizing large molecule near star with ‘comet factory’

Astronomers spotted the largest molecule yet found in a planet-forming disk, which they say will tell us more about the origin of life. The molecule, dimethyl, is a precursor to organic molecules like methane that in some cases may be indicative of life. The team also may have found methyl formate, which is deemed a … Read more

Chip shortage: ASML factory fire could be another blow to global semiconductor supply

ASML Holding, which supplies a vital technology used in computer chips has reported a fire at a manufacturing plant, but the extent of the damage is not yet known Technology 4 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Photolithography systems are used to manufacture computer chips PaulRaats/ASML A fire at a factory owned by the sole provider … Read more