0102 GMT January 23, 2018
High-pressure air injections could aid contaminated soil cleanups
In order to better understand the nature of fracturing in soil and sediment, researchers at Swansea University injected compressed air into glass capsules packed with sand.
Engineers design artificial synapse for 'brain-on-a-chip' hardware
When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can't be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons.
Black hole jets account for three highest-energy particles in the Universe
Scientists have traced the three highest-energy particles in the Universe to a single cosmic origin.
A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds
The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn't where astrophysicists expected it to be — a discovery that challenges scientists' understanding of the many planets of this type found in solar systems outside our own.
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers — especially to virulent pathogens.
AI robot finds potential malaria life-saver hidden inside toothpaste
A laboratory robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has discovered that a compound commonly found in toothpaste could be used to combat drug-resistant malaria parasites.
Most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans
Acoustic tractor beams use the power of sound to hold particles in mid-air, and unlike magnetic levitation, they can grab most solids or liquids.
Citizen scientists discover new exoplanet system named K2-138
Four new planets orbiting a distant star have been discovered by citizen scientists around the world, a report revealed.
Pentagon stones host mineralized microbes older than the dinosaurs
The Pentagon is bugged — new research out of Australia suggested the stone used to build the Pentagon is home to 340-million-year-old mineralized microbes.
Blinded by the light: Birds lured into ecological traps by light pollution
Humans aren't the only animal drawn to the bright lights of the big city.
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