Scientists Are Turning Dead Spiders Into ‘Necrobots’ And We’re So Scared

Scientists Are Turning Dead Spiders Into ‘Necrobots’ And We’re So Scared

When Faye Yap, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, saw a dead spider curled up in the hallway, it made her wonder if it could be used as a robotic component. Turning dead spiders into mechanical claws may be some people’s idea of ​​a nightmare scenario, but it could have tangible benefits. Spider legs can …

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How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate?  Ancient rocks hold clues

How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues

A representation of the Earth, at first without an inner core; second, with an inner core beginning to develop about 550 million years ago; third, with an outermost and innermost inner core, about 450 million years ago. Researchers from the University of Rochester used paleomagnetism to determine these two key dates in the history of …

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Scientists capture the first-ever view of a quantum phase hidden in a 2D crystal

Scientists capture the first-ever view of a quantum phase hidden in a 2D crystal

This illustration depicts the light-induced collapse of the nanoscale charge order in a 2D crystal of tantalum disulfide (star shapes) and the generation of a hidden metastable metallic state (spheres). Credit: Frank Yi Gao The development of high-speed strobe flash photography in the 1960s by the late MIT professor Harold “Doc” Edgerton allowed us to …

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How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate?  Ancient rocks hold clues

How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate? Ancient rocks hold clues

A representation of the Earth, at first without an inner core; second, with an inner core beginning to develop about 550 million years ago; third, with an outermost and innermost inner core, about 450 million years ago. Researchers from the University of Rochester used paleomagnetism to determine these two key dates in the history of …

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New breakthrough in the understanding of nickel oxide superconductors

New breakthrough in the understanding of nickel oxide superconductors

An illustration shows a type of quantum matter called charge density waves, or CDWs, superimposed on the atomic structure of a nickel oxide superconductor. (Bottom) The nickel oxide material, with nickel atoms in orange and oxygen atoms in red. (Top left) CDWs appear as a pattern of frozen electron ripples, with higher electron density in …

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Hubble sees a mirror image of the same galaxy thanks to the gravitational lens

Hubble sees a mirror image of the same galaxy thanks to the gravitational lens

It’s been an incredible two weeks for fans of gravitational lenses. JWST made headlines with a spectacular infrared view of the lens in the SMACS 0723 image, and it got everyone talking. Still, seeing gravitationally lensed objects is nothing new. Some can be seen from the ground, and of course the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) …

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Jupiter’s volcanic moon could spit sulfur on its icy neighbor Europa

Jupiter’s volcanic moon could spit sulfur on its icy neighbor Europa

Researchers have mapped material on the back of Jupiter’s moon Europa, revealing that sulfur detected on its surface likely came from Io, a volcanically active large Jovian moon. By using the The Hubble Space Telescopea team led by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) observed Europe in the ultraviolet wavelengths, filling a void in the various …

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New breakthrough in the understanding of nickel oxide superconductors

New breakthrough in the understanding of nickel oxide superconductors

An illustration shows a type of quantum matter called charge density waves, or CDWs, superimposed on the atomic structure of a nickel oxide superconductor. (Bottom) The nickel oxide material, with nickel atoms in orange and oxygen atoms in red. (Top left) CDWs appear as a pattern of frozen electron ripples, with higher electron density in …

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