Astrophysicists Solve a Mysterious Decades-Long Gamma-Ray Burst Puzzle

    Astrophysicists Solve a Mysterious Decades-Long Gamma-Ray Burst Puzzle

    Impression of a GRB outflow showing the prompt phase (gamma-ray flash), reverse shock and forward shock. Credit: Nuria Jordana-Mitjans Astrophysicists…
    Graphene drum: A new phonon laser design

    Graphene drum: A new phonon laser design

    Schematic representation of an experimental setup for receiving and recording phonon radiation. Credit: National Research University Higher School of Economics…
    How test tube babies went mainstream

    How test tube babies went mainstream

    The notion that a baby’s beginnings could transpire in a petri dish seems unremarkable today. But not even 50 years…
    Calories on food packets are wrong – it’s time to change that

    Calories on food packets are wrong – it’s time to change that

    By Giles Yeo Michelle D’urbano A CALORIE is a calorie, so they say. It shouldn’t matter whether it comes from…
    Xbox Design Lab offers over 30 million color combinations for custom controllers

    Xbox Design Lab offers over 30 million color combinations for custom controllers

    What just happened? The revamped Xbox Design Lab lets you pick a color for every piece of a custom Xbox…
    Highly Chirped Laser Pulses Defy “Conventional Wisdom”

    Highly Chirped Laser Pulses Defy “Conventional Wisdom”

    An illustration of the optical fiber Kerr resonator, which Rochester researchers used with a spectral filter to create highly chirped…
    The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

    The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

    Credit: New York University Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a ‘pulse,’ according…
    Readers weigh in on the ‘USS Jellyfish,’ the new age of videocalling and more

    Readers weigh in on the ‘USS Jellyfish,’ the new age of videocalling and more

    Explosive snowflakes Tiny uranium crystals in the cores of white dwarf stars could trigger nuclear reactions that blow the stars…
    Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

    Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

    Glacial ice records all manner of precious information about the planet’s environmental history, but it is melting fast. The Ice…
    Intel Iris Xe DG1 gaming performance revealed in tests

    Intel Iris Xe DG1 gaming performance revealed in tests

    In a nutshell: We already knew that Intel’s Xe DG1 graphics card isn’t going to be competing with the latest…
    Freak Coincidence: The Curious Incident of Swarm and Sprites in the Night-Time

    Freak Coincidence: The Curious Incident of Swarm and Sprites in the Night-Time

    Sprites seen over the Czech Republic and detected by Swarm. This photograph of lightning sprites was taken from Czech Republic…
    New cause found for intensification of oyster disease

    New cause found for intensification of oyster disease

    Panel A shows the original form of the Dermo parasite Perkinsus marinus, with black arrows indicating typical Dermo cells and…
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