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NASA Releases Most Accurate Space-Based Map of Los Angeles’ Carbon Dioxide

Such detailed maps could help policymakers choose the most effective ways of cutting carbon emissions. Using data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3 (OCO-3) instrument on the International Space Station, researchers have released one of the most accurate maps ever…

Using Game Theory to Help Discover Intelligent Alien Life

The giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory is a part of the Breakthrough Listen project, a huge ongoing SETI survey. Credit: Eamonn Kerins New research from The University of Manchester suggests using a strategy linked to cooperative game playing…

New Magnetic Nanomaterial Developed for Counterfeit Money Prevention

  By National University of Science and Technology MISIS June 8, 2021 An international research team led by NUST MISIS has developed a new iron-cobalt-nickel nanocomposite with tunable magnetic properties. The nanocomposite could be used to protect money and securities…

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Signals received from the ‘cosmic dawn’ nearly 14 billion years ago

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe some 14 billion years ago. They may also have detected mysterious “dark matter” at…

The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything

On Oct. 7, 2015, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok opened the 2015/16 season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkable simplicity that underlies nature. Turok discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Radio Signal in Venus’ Atmosphere

During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years…