Though the quasar is very far away?"12.8 billion light-years?"astronomers can detect it because a galaxy closer to Earth acts as a lens and makes the quasar look extra bright. The gravitational field of the closer galaxy warps space itself, bendi
Dr. Brusatte said the sauropods responsible for some of the tracks as "the first species of truly colossal sauropods that lived on Earth." "They were probably more than 15 meters (49ft) long and weighed more than 10 tons."
Is String Theory the final solution for all of physic's questions or an overhyped dead end? This video was realised with the help of Dr. Alessandro Sfondrini and it was funded by SNSF under Agora Grant n. 171622 and through the NCCR SwissMAP: The
Unfortunately, in order to grow the plants or provide a medium for the bacteria, fertile soil and fresh water are required. Not only are these not plentiful in all parts of the world, but they could also otherwise be used to grow food crops.
Writing away at my desk, I reach my hand up to turn on a lamp, and down to open a drawer to take out a pen. Extending my arm forward, I brush my fingers against a small, strange figurine given to me by my sister as a good-luck charm, while reaching b
Indeed, the difference between Aristotle and Plato is profound and sets up the debate that continues to this day. The practical implications are also profound. To use the term "mutually exclusive" may be an overstatement or at least imprecise
s. Finally, one of them has succeeded in creating a life form that is not only founded on entirely novel genetic letters, but is also capable of using the instructions to assemble materials that incorporate wholly unnatural building blocks. This is l
"That decreases your unpowered descent rate to that of a parachutist," he said. "You start with a design safety feature that no other aircraft has, which places you safely back on the ground if, for some reason, the engines fail.
Although we're all familiar with the phenomenon of melting, most of us don't really think about the physics behind the process. Essentially, when something melts all that's happening is that the bonds between its molecules break down and they begi
From fuels, to foam mattresses, to high-performance carbon fibers, scientists are getting better all the time at capturing harmful CO2 and turning it into useful products. Researchers at Rutgers University have made an exciting breakthrough in this a