A New Kilonova Might Be Discovered
Astronomy

A New Kilonova May Have Been Discovered

Kilonovas are incredibly rare. According to astronomers, there may only be 10 of these in the Milky Way. However, they are incredibly strong and create heavy substances such as uranium, thorium and gold. Usually combined and intense [more…]

Isotope Tracking in the Upper Atmosphere
Astronomy

Isotope Tracking in the Upper Atmosphere

Biochemical activities leave "fingerprints" in the Earth's atmosphere. As a result of isotope-dependent effects in photosynthesis, respiration, and other biochemical activities, a fingerprint has a higher oxygen-16 concentration compared to the predominant oxygen isotope (18O). [more…]

New Way of Controlling Qubits Found
Physics

New Way to Take Control of Qubits Found

Modern technology could undergo a revolution with more efficient computers, communications and sensors thanks to quantum research. However, in the realization of these technological goals, such as how to properly control information in quantum systems, [more…]

Mosquito Repellent Developed For The US Army
Biology

Developed a Mosquito Repellent for the US Army

A device that provides long-term mosquito protection without the need for heat, electricity or skin contact has been developed for the US military at the University of Florida. Dr. Christopher Batich and Nagarajan Rajagopal created the controlled-release passive device. [more…]

New Unknowns About the Love Hormone Oxytocin
Biology

New Unknowns About the Love Hormone Oxytocin

The receptor for the hormone oxytocin, which is thought to be crucial in establishing social bonds, doesn't play the important role scientists have attributed to it for the past 30 years, according to new research from UC San Francisco and Stanford Medicine researchers. [more…]