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Physicists have just rewrote a basic rule for fusion reactors that can release twice as much force

Future fusion reactions inside the tokamak could produce much more energy than previously thought, thanks to groundbreaking new research that found that the basic law of such reactors was wrong. The research, led by physicists from the Swiss Plasma Center at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL), found that the maximum density of hydrogen …

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NASA’s Mars Insight probe takes dusty ‘final selfie’ as power dwindles

NASA’s InSight lander is completely covered in a thick layer of Mars dust in its latest selfie, which the agency says will likely be the last mission on the mission. The solar-powered InSight lander is only operating at about one-tenth of its 5,000-watt-hour landing capacity, the agency said at a press conference on May 17, …

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Physicists predict that the Earth will become a chaotic world, with dire consequences

A stark new study has found that humans are not only making the Earth warmer, but also making the climate chaotic. The new research published April 21 in the preprint database arXiv (Opens in a new tab), paints a broad and general picture of the full potential impact of human activity on climate. And the …

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Astronomers have discovered a hidden collection of massive black holes – ‘We’re all nervous’

Newly discovered massive black holes are found in dwarf galaxies, where their radiation rivals the light and abundance of young stars. Credit: Original NASA/ESA/Hubble image, Artistic depiction of a black hole with jets by M. Newly discovered black holes in dwarf galaxies shed light on the origin of our galaxy’s massive mass[{” attribute=””>black hole. A …

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A 390 million-year-old fish-like creature has been revealed to be one of our first ancestors

You probably wouldn’t expect to find a 390-million-year-old fish-like creature with four limbs in your family tree. But a new study shows that the creature, called Palaeospondylus gunni, could have been one of our earliest ancestors. Fossils of the eel-like creature are found in abundance in Caithness, Scotland, and were first discovered there in 1890. …

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Was dinosaur blood warm or cold? A new study aims to settle the debate

The question of whether the blood flowing through the giant frames of dinosaurs was warm or cold, like reptiles, is a long-standing question that has irritated paleontologists. Knowing that a key piece of information can illuminate the lives of prehistoric creatures in important ways. Warm-blooded animals have a high metabolism – they take in a …

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SpaceX is set to launch a NASA laser satellite, a manufacturing demo in space, and more.

SpaceX appears to be on track to launch its fifth dedicated Falcon 9 flight-sharing mission as early as 2:27 p.m. EDT (18:27 UTC) on Wednesday, May 25, carrying a variety of intriguing payloads into Earth orbit. . SpaceX has reportedly assigned a Falcon 9 B1061 to the mission, and the Transporter-5 will be the seventh …

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NASA Moves Ahead With Wild Solar Sail Concept

Artist’s conception of a refracting light sail. The rainbow-like patterns are similar to how CDs display similar patterns when placed under light. Clarification: Mackenzie Martin A project to develop refracting solar sails has progressed to the third and final phase of NASA’s Advanced Concepts Program. The team behind the project now has two years to …

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