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Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics

May 20, 2022
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.

Engineers investigating mystery of NASA's Voyager 1 telemetry data

May 19, 2022
While the Voyager 1 spacecraft continues to return science data and otherwise operate as normal, the mission team is searching for the source of a system data issue.

New law unchains fusion energy

May 18, 2022
Physicists at EPFL, within a large European collaboration, have revised one of the fundamental laws that has been foundational to plasma and fusion research for over three decades, even governing the design of megaprojects like ITER.

Research shows solar power can be generated at night

May 18, 2022
UNSW researchers have made a major breakthrough in renewable energy technology by producing electricity from so-called ‘night-time’ solar power.

Pinpointing young stars and their protoplanetary disks

May 17, 2022
Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance.

EU economy greenhouse gases above pre-pandemic levels

May 17, 2022
In the fourth quarter of 2021, EU economy greenhouse gas emissions totaled 1 041 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents (CO2-eq), slightly Eincrease is largely due to the effect of the economic rebound after the sharp decrease of activity in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Surprising new snake species discovered in Paraguay

May 16, 2022
A non-venomous snake, previously unknown to science, was discovered in Paraguay and described by researchers of the Paraguayan NGO Para La Tierra with the collaboration of Guyra Paraguay and the Instituto de Investigación Biológica del Paraguay.

Americas eclipse to see moon turn blood-red

May 14, 2022
A total lunar eclipse is set to grace the night skies this weekend across North and South America.

NASA, Boeing to launch uncrewed test flight to space station

May 14, 2022
NASA and Boeing are targeting next Thursday, May 19, to launch Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS).

Sea ice can control Antarctic ice sheet stability

May 13, 2022
Despite the rapid melting of ice in many parts of Antarctica during the second half of the 20th century, researchers have found that the floating ice shelves which skirt the eastern Antarctic Peninsula have undergone sustained advance over the past 20 years.

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

May 12, 2022
Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

We should be able to detect Dyson spheres around white dwarfs

May 11, 2022
Searching for Dyson spheres, rings or swarms remains a preoccupation of many astronomers.
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