Scientists find a mysterious solar storm occurred 9,200 years ago

Credit: Public Domain CC0. By analyzing ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, a research team led by Lund University in Sweden has found evidence of an extreme solar storm that occurred about 9,200 years ago. The researchers are puzzled by the fact that the storm occurred during one of the quieter periods of the sun … Read more

Scientists Produce Particle-Antiparticle Pairs From a Vacuum

Cosmic physics mimicked on table-top as graphene enables Schwinger effect. Researchers at The University of Manchester have succeeded in observing the so-called Schwinger effect, the elusive process that usually only occurs in cosmic events. By applying high currents through specially designed graphene-based devices, the team – based at the National Graphene Institute – succeeded in … Read more

In 1999 Mysterious Finger-Like Features Were Spotted on the Sun – Now Scientists Have an Explanation

Still an image of several supra-arcade downflows, also described as “dark, finger-like features,” occurring in a solar flare. The downflows appear directly above the bright flare arcade. This solar flare appears on June 18, 2015. Credit: NASA SDO In January 1999, scientists observed mysterious motions within a solar flare. Unlike solar flares, this solar flare … Read more

Scientists find mysterious energy source in the universe unlike anything before

The Milky Way as seen from Earth. The star icon shows the location of the mysterious iteration that repeats. Credit: Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker (ICRAR / Curtin). A team mapping radio waves in the universe has discovered something unusual that releases a massive burst of energy three times an hour, unlike anything astronomers have seen before. … Read more

Scientists develop a soft smart heat isolator

Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Zhengzhou University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a smart material that combines hollow multishelled structure (HoMS) TiO2 and a heat-sensitive polymer to automatically control heat transmission. This study was published in Green Energy & Environment. Heat is the most widely used driving force for chemical … Read more

Scientists Regrow Frog’s Lost Leg With a Five-Drug Cocktail

Toads briefly treated with a five-drug cocktail administered by a wearable bio-reactor on the trunk were able to regenerate a functional, almost complete limb. For millions of patients who have lost limbs for reasons ranging from diabetes to trauma, the possibility of regaining function through natural regeneration remains out of reach. The growth of legs … Read more

An update from scientists from Pusan National University – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder related to stigma, psychiatric co-morbidity, and rising health care costs, affects about 50 million people worldwide. A common risk factor associated with the development of epilepsy and seizures is alcohol consumption. Epilepsy, a common neurological disorder related to stigma, psychiatric co-morbidity, and rising health care costs, affects about 50 million … Read more

Stanford scientists find the climate and health impacts of natural gas stoves are greater than previously thought – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Humans have cooked with fire for thousands of years, but maybe it’s time for a change. Natural gas appliances heat the planet in two ways: producing carbon dioxide by burning natural gas as fuel and releasing unburned methane into the air. New Stanford study reveals that methane leaks from natural gas burning stoves inside U.S. … Read more

Abandoned SpaceX Rocket Will Crash Into The Moon Within Weeks, Scientists Say

A piece of a SpaceX rocket that exploded seven years ago and was left in space after completing its mission will hit the Moon in March, experts say. The rocket was used in 2015 to orbit a NASA satellite called the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR). Since then, the rocket’s second phase, or consolidation, has … Read more