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.
High-pressure air injections could aid contaminated soil cleanups
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.
Engineers design artificial synapse for 'brain-on-a-chip' hardware
Scientists have traced the three highest-energy particles in the Universe to a single cosmic origin.
Black hole jets account for three highest-energy particles in the Universe
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.
A 'hot Jupiter' with unusual winds
Plants lack eyes and ears, but they can still see, hear, smell and respond to environmental cues and dangers — especially to virulent pathogens.
Breakthrough study shows how plants sense the world
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.
AI robot finds potential malaria life-saver hidden inside toothpaste
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.
Most powerful acoustic tractor beam could pave the way for levitating humans
Four new planets orbiting a distant star have been discovered by citizen scientists around the world, a report revealed.
Citizen scientists discover new exoplanet system named K2-138
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.
Pentagon stones host mineralized microbes older than the dinosaurs
Humans aren't the only animal drawn to the bright lights of the big city.
Blinded by the light: Birds lured into ecological traps by light pollution

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