How did the moon form? Simulation may solve riddle about its chemistry

The moon is thought to have been created in a violent collision, and a new simulation of the event could answer questions that have puzzled astrophysicists Space 11 March 2022 By Alex Wilkins Artwork of the collision that gave rise to the moon MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A computer simulation that traces the moon’s formation … Read more

Wormholes Could Help Solve an Infamous Black Hole Paradox, Says Fun New Paper

What happens to information after it has passed beyond the event horizon of a black hole? There have been suggestions that the geometry of wormholes might help us solve this vexing problem – but the math has been tricky, to say the least.   In a new paper, an international team of physicists has found … Read more

NASA space telescope spots most powerful light ever seen on Jupiter, helps solve 30-year-old mystery

Jupiter’s southern hemisphere, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. In a new study, NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope spots the highest-energy light from Jupiter. (Image credit: Enhanced image by Kevin M. Gill (CC-BY) based on images provided courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS ) NASA has detected the most energetic light ever seen on Jupiter and, in the process, … Read more

Scientists Solve The Century-Old Mystery of Why This Special Insect Can Float in Water

Apart from fish, scientists have found only one other animal that can regulate its buoyancy in the water using swim bladders, and it’s probably not what you were expecting. The phantom midge is a type of lake fly (genus Chaoborus), but before it can take to the air, its larvae must first grow up in the … Read more

How Airlines Can Solve Their 5G Problem

As 5G networks rolled out across the country last week, not everyone was focused on the prospect of faster mobile Internet communication speeds. Airlines warned that the new telecommunications standard could interfere with their instruments; this led to flight cancellations and delays. When service providers promised to postpone the deployment of 5G in the areas … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope Could Solve One of Cosmology’s Deepest Mysteries

On Christmas morning of 2021, astronomers watched their new, greatest tool successfully blast off into space. Now the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is fully deployed and has arrived at its deep-space destination, a quiet locale 1.5 million kilometers beyond Earth. Massimo Stiavelli heads the JWST Mission Office at the institute that allocates research time … Read more

This gleaming experiment may solve the cosmic mystery of antimatter

By Gege Li Two views of LEGEND’s scintillation light detector fibre modules (above and below) with light-capturing fibres (green), part of the equipment needed to try to spot antineutrinos annihilating each other Enrico Sacchetti Photographer Enrico Sacchetti THESE gleaming images, taken by photographer Enrico Sacchetti, show key components of an experiment that could finally shed … Read more

This Robot Learned to Solve a Maze Using Mammal-Like ‘Brain’ Circuits For Memory

Rather than engineering robotic solutions from scratch, some of our most impressive advances have come from copying what nature has already come up with. New research shows how we can extend that approach to robot ‘minds’, in this case by getting a robot to learn the best route out of a maze all by itself – even … Read more