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October 13, 2022


Unexpected element found in atmosphere of hot exoplanets where liquid iron and gems rain down

Barium is the heaviest element ever discovered within the atmosphere of an exoplanet. The journal Astronomy & Astrophysics published a study detailing the discovery on Thursday.

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Spaceflight Now

NASA, SpaceX delay crew capsule return to wait for better weather

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated Oct. 13 with weather delay. NASA astronaut Bob Hines (left), Jessica Watkins (top), European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (bottom), and Crew-4 commander Kjell Lindgren (right) aboard the International Space …

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Curious Black Hole Crash in Deep Space Leaves Astrophysicists Puzzled

Scientists may have seen black holes “wobbling” for the first time — or maybe it was just a detector glitch. Jackson Ryan headshot.

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Physicists reach qubit computing breakthrough

Key to the research is insight about delaying thermalization to maintain coherence, considered a critical research goal in quantum computing. “From basic physics, we know that in a system of many interacting particles, for …

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MIT News

Making quantum computers more accurate

PhD student Alex Greene studies superconducting quantum computing systems while rounding out their busy schedule with water sanitation projects. Rachel Yang | MIT News correspondent.

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Scientific American

Jupiter’s Ocean Moon Europa Is Ready for Its Close-up

The last week of September was a big deal for Jupiter. On September 26 the planet made its closest approach to Earth since 1963, delighting sky watchers around the globe. Then, on September 29, NASA’s Juno probe swung past Jupiter’s icy moon Europa—the …

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Astronomers detect an inflated ‘hot Jupiter’ exoplanet

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new inflated “hot Jupiter” exoplanet as part of the Next Generation Transit Survey (NGTS). The newfound alien world, designated NGTS-21b is about 30% larger and more than two times as massive as …

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Human Brain Cells in a Dish Learn to Play “Pong”

“We have shown we can interact with living biological neurons in such a way that compels them to modify their activity, leading to something that resembles intelligence,” said Brett J. Kagan, PhD, CSO at biotech start-up Cortical Labs, which aims to build …

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Science News

This ancient worm might be an important evolutionary missing link

An ancient, armored worm may be the key to unraveling the evolutionary history of a diverse collection of marine invertebrates. Discovered in China, a roughly 520-million-year-old fossil of the newly identified worm, dubbed Wufengella, might be the …

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Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Cornell Researchers Discover a New Mechanism of Cancer Chemotherapy Resistance

The Smolka Lab, led by Prof. Marcus Smolka, molecular biology and genetics, recently published a study shedding light on a novel pathway that explains how cancer cells can become resistant to chemotherapy and offering a promising mechanism to prevent …

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