Physicists produce biggest time crystal yet | Science

Physicists in Australia have programmed a quantum computer half a world away to make, or at least simulate, a record-size time crystal—a system of quantum particles that locks into a perpetual cycle in time, somewhat akin to the repeating spatial pattern of atoms in an actual crystal. The new time crystal comprises 57 quantum particles, … Read more

Engineered bacteria produce chemicals with negative carbon emissions

Bacteria have been modified to produce chemicals found in paint remover and hand sanitiser from carbon dioxide in the air, meaning they have negative emissions compared with traditional industrial methods Environment 21 February 2022 By Chen Ly Bacteria can produce a range of chemicals Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Bacteria engineered to turn carbon dioxide into … Read more

Strongest magnetic field did not produce exotic particles called magnetic monopoles

Researchers have used the strongest magnetic field ever measured to search for exotic particles called magnetic monopoles, but they came up empty Physics 2 February 2022 By Leah Crane Accelerator beam pipes at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland Daniel Dominguez/CERN The strongest magnetic field ever measured anywhere in the universe has … Read more

Mysterious Signal of Hidden Lakes on Mars May Not Be What We Thought

The likelihood of lakes of liquid water hidden under Mars‘ southern polar ice cap is receding before our very eyes. Last year, a paper found that temperatures were likely far too cold for water to remain unfrozen in the region. Now, a new study has found that the radar signal interpreted as liquid water was … Read more

This Cheap, Effective, Patent-Free COVID Vaccine Could Be a Global Game-Changer

The world now has a new COVID-19 vaccine in its arsenal, and at a fraction of the cost per dose. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen over 314 million infections and over 5.5 million deaths worldwide. Approximately 60 percent of the world population has received at least one dose of a … Read more

Microbes in The Ocean Depths Can Make Oxygen Without Sun. This Discovery Could Be Huge

For most of life on Earth, oxygen is essential, and sunlight is usually needed to produce that oxygen. But in an exciting twist, researchers have caught a common, ocean-dwelling microbe breaking all the rules.   Scientists have found that a microbe called Nitrosopumilus maritimus and several of its cousins, called ammonia oxidizing archaea (AOA), are able to … Read more