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Graphene researchers discover long-term memory in 2D nanofluidic channels

“Published in Science, a collaboration between teams from the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, and the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, demonstrated the Hebbian learning in artificial nanochannels, where the channels showed short and long term …

How a 3 cm glass sphere could help scientists understand space weather

“UCLA study overcomes the effects of Earth’s gravity, replicating conditions on other planets, stars. Solar flares and other types of space weather can wreak havoc with spaceflight and with telecommunications and other types of satellites orbiting the Earth. But …

Mathematicians Find an Infinity of Possible Black Hole Shapes

“The cosmos seems to have a preference for things that are round. Planets and stars tend to be spheres because gravity pulls clouds of gas and dust toward the center of mass. The same holds for black holes — or, to …

Microelectronics give researchers a remote control for biological robots

“First, they walked. Then, they saw the light. Now, miniature biological robots have gained a new trick: remote control. The hybrid “eBiobots” are the first to combine soft materials, living muscle and microelectronics, said researchers at the University of Illinois …

Mimicking an Enigmatic Property of Circadian Rhythms through an Artificial Chemical Clock

“Circadian rhythms are natural, internal oscillations that synchronize an organism’s behaviors and physiological processes with their environment. These rhythms normally have a period of 24 hours and are regulated by internal chemical clocks that respond to cues from outside …

NASA, DARPA Will Test Nuclear Engine for Future Mars Missions

“NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, an enabling capability for NASA crewed missions to Mars. NASA and DARPA will partner on the Demonstration Rocket …

NASA System Predicts Small Asteroid to Pass Close by Earth This Week

“Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded. On Thursday, Jan. 26, a small near-Earth asteroid will have a very close …

NASA Validates Revolutionary Propulsion Design for Deep Space Missions

“As NASA takes its first steps toward establishing a long-term presence on the Moon’s surface, a team of propulsion development engineers at NASA have developed and tested NASA’s first full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine, or RDRE, an advanced …

NASA’s Fermi Detects First Gamma-Ray Eclipses From ‘Spider’ Star Systems

“Scientists have discovered the first gamma-ray eclipses from a special type of binary star system using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. These so-called spider systems each contain a pulsar – the superdense, rapidly rotating remains of a star …

New detector could enable high-speed quantum communication

“Researchers use a superconducting nanowire design for fast and precise photon counting Researchers have developed a new detector that can precisely measure single photons at very high rates. The new device could help make high-speed quantum communication practical. Quantum communication …