Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst
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Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, but the widely used metal platinum is scarce and expensive. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with Chinese,…

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Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas
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Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas

Picture of the experimental setup showing the different components of the system and highlighting the path followed by the QCL light (red) and THz radiation (blue). Credit: Arman…

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Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?
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Molecular Oxygen on Mars is Behaving Unusually Through the Seasons. A Sign of Life?

It was another solo live QA this week and I did my best to answer as many audience questions as I could do, closing in on 60 questions…

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120M-year-old bird that lived during the age of dinosaurs discovered in Japan
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120M-year-old bird that lived during the age of dinosaurs discovered in Japan

The fossils of a bird that lived 120 million years ago, during the age of dinosaurs, have been discovered in Japan.Known as Fukuipteryx prima, the well-preserved bones were…

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Physicists irreversibly split photons by freezing them in a Bose-Einstein condensate
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Physicists irreversibly split photons by freezing them in a Bose-Einstein condensate

(from left) Frank Vewinger, Martin Weitz, David Dung, Erik Busley and Christian Kurtscheid in the laboratory of the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bonn. Credit:…

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SpaceX passes Crew Dragon test that previously ended in an explosion
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SpaceX passes Crew Dragon test that previously ended in an explosion

Crew Dragon's latest static fire engine test appeared to go well. NASA SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft is making progress toward carrying actual human astronauts to the International Space…

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The best meteor shower of the month to peak this weekend
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The best meteor shower of the month to peak this weekend

The best meteor shower of the month - and one of the most well-known for this time of the year - will reach its peak on Saturday night…

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Next stop Earth: Hayabusa2 bids farewell to asteroid Ryugu
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Next stop Earth: Hayabusa2 bids farewell to asteroid Ryugu

The asteroid Ryugu, pictured by the departing Hayabusa2 spacecraft.Credit: JAXA, Chiba Institute of Technology & collaborators The Hayabusa2 spacecraft is heading home after performing a series of risky…

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Stunning Fossil Discovery Uncovers the Second-Most Primitive Flying Bird
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Stunning Fossil Discovery Uncovers the Second-Most Primitive Flying Bird

Paleontologists in Japan have uncovered the fossilized remains of a 120-million-year-old flying dinosaur that’s seriously shaking up the bird family tree.Many of you have likely heard of Archaeopteryx—a…

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A Black Hole Threw a Star Out of the Milky Way Galaxy
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A Black Hole Threw a Star Out of the Milky Way Galaxy

Science|A Black Hole Threw a Star Out of the Milky Way GalaxyOut There So long, S5-HVS1, we hardly knew you.An artist’s impression of the black hole at the…

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