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Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space

(Portland State University) Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman and colleagues are trying to change this through their article "Astrovirology:…

Protein designed entirely from scratch functions in cells as a genuine...

(Princeton University) Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton, Chemistry Professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in his lab are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes that sustain life. Now, Hecht and his colleagues have confirmed that at least one of their new proteins…

A Russian scientist improved nanofluids for solar power plants

(Siberian Federal University) An associate of Siberian Federal University (SFU) teamed up with his foreign colleagues to increase the efficiency of the heat transfer medium used in solar power plants. The results of the study were published in Renewable Energy journal.

Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

(Carnegie Institution for Science) Dust is everywhere -- not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a tool to study the history of our universe, galaxy, and Solar System. For example, observations indicate that type II supernovae -- explosions of stars more than ten…

New power generation and propulsion system for satellites

(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have designed and patented a new propellantless system for satellites that allows generation of electric power and on-board thrust. This innovation, which has led to two national patents, has attracted the interest of the European…

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan after opening a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory.

Build and code a retro handheld games console with this BBC...

The BBC micro:bit is an awesome mini PC that can help teach kids (and adults) how to code. Now, it’s getting a cool new add-on, known as the :GAME Zip 64, which turns it into a handheld games console that allows you to code – and then play – retro games. Created by Kitronik, the…

Project X, a 400-player battle royale, to be shown at PC...

Are the 100-player battle royale showdowns seen in the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Fortnite not a grand enough conflict for you? Want more – want bigger? Well, a new game which is going to be featured at the upcoming PC Gamer Weekender 2018 next month boasts a 400-player battle royale mode. Project X…

Samsung trademarks new material – but Galaxy S9 fans shouldn’t get...

Samsung has trademarked a new material called ‘Metal 12’ which will make its devices lighter while still maintaining strength. The new material - which was used on the new Notebook 9 2018 - offers strength while allowing the devices to be lighter than previously. Samsung says this is made possible through a Micro Arc Oxidation…

GPD’s sequel to its handheld Windows gaming PC is far more...

Chinese manufacturer GPD has carved out a niche for itself making some impressive portable PCs, and the firm – which produced the GPD Pocket that we recently reviewed and liked – is coming out with a sequel to its popular handheld Windows gaming PC. The GPD Win 2 is being fired up as a campaign…
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