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3D imaging study reveals how atoms are packed in amorphous materials

“UCLA-led research could revise a 70-year-old model of how the fundamental building blocks of substances are assembled Experimental 3D atomic image of a tiny, noncrystalline palladium particle (left), in which the 10-sided pentagonal bipyramid (right) is the most prevalent …

47 Lunar Fragments Help Fill Gap of Two Billion Years in Lunar History

“China’s Chang’E-5 lunar sampling mission returned the first lunar samples since the Apollo and Luna missions, the last of which was in 1976. The 3.8 pounds of soil and rocks are the first fresh samples in 45 …

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

“A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods. The growing popularity of 3D printing for manufacturing all sorts of items, from customized medical devices to affordable homes, has created more …

Alibaba Cloud Unveils New Server Chips to Optimize Cloud Computing Services

“Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled a new in-house processor design for use in its data centers. The server chips, named Yitian 710, are custom-built by Alibaba Group’s chip development business, T-Head …

Anticorrosion coating sets new benchmark

“Rice engineers develop flexible, self-healing material to protect steel from the elements. An insulator of sulfur and selenium made with flexible devices in mind may have found its true destiny: As an anticorrosive coating for steel. The compound developed by …

Artificial networks learn to smell like the brain

“When asked to classify odors, artificial neural networks adopt a structure that closely resembles that of the brain’s olfactory circuitry. Using machine learning, a computer model can teach itself to smell in just a few minutes. When it does …

Bridging optics and electronics

“New spatial light modulator marries optical and electronic realms Spatial light modulators are common optical components found in everything from home theater projectors to cutting-edge laser imaging and optical computing. These components can control various aspects of a light, such …

Cambridge physicists announce results that boost evidence for new fundamental physics

“Results announced by the LHCb experiment at CERN have revealed further hints for phenomena that cannot be explained by our current theory of fundamental physics. In March 2020, the same experiment released evidence of particles breaking one of the core …

China launches Shenzhou 13 astronauts on their Tiangong space station mission

“China’s Shenzhou 13 spacecraft left Earth at 12.24am on Saturday, taking its three-person crew – including the country’s second female astronaut – to spend the next six months assembling the Tiangong space station. The craft blasted off from the …

Combustion creates braille display for electronics

“Imagine an iPad or a Kindle for the blind, with inflatable braille that changes shape under a user’s touch. A Cornell-led collaboration has made a crucial component for such a technology: a haptic array of densely packed actuators that …