NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite shows two views of California’s smoky skies

Image taken by Suomi NPP on August 30, 2020 shows the smoke and fires in California. Credit: NOAA/NASA NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured two images that tell the story about the smoke coming off the ....

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Stealing information from host plants: How the parasitic dodder plant flowers

Dodder (Cuscuta australis) flowers together with the host cucumber. Credit: GUO Han About 4,000 to 5,000 parasitic plant species exist. Among these, dodders (Cuscuta, Convolvulaceae) are distributed worldwide. Compared with normal autotrophic plants, they have ....

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New evidence for quantum fluctuations near a quantum critical point in a superconductor

Much like black holes (bottom right) are singularities in space, quantum critical points (QCPs) are point-like intersections between different states of a quantum material where all sorts of strange electron behavior are predicted to occur. ....

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To the choir: Forward-thinking faculty sharing innovations mostly among themselves

A representation of faculty networks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of South Florida and Boise State University. Each node represents a faculty member, with the arrows signifying discussions, the size of the nodes corresponding ....

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Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy

Bo Durbeej and his group use advanced computer simulations of chemical reactions, which are performed at the National Supercomputer Centre, NSC, in Linköping. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a molecule that absorbs energy ....

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A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

These schematics and photographs illustrate a) a small capsule containing thousands of nano-sized droplets loaded with a drug or other active ingredient; and b) how the droplets burst from the capsule after a set amount ....

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Demonstrating the dynamics of electron-light interaction originating from first principle

The profile of the electron wavepacket in (a) real space and (b) reciprocal (momentum) space. (c) Scalar and (d) vector potentials of the electromagnetic field. Credit: Nahid Talebi With the highest possible spatial resolution of ....

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Hots dogs, chicken wings and city living helped wetland wood storks thrive

Stork chicks in a nest in South Florida eating a chicken wing. Credit: Betsy Evans, Ph.D. Natural wetlands continue to disappear due to city and human development and are being replaced with manmade swales, ponds ....

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Molecular outflow identified in the galaxy NGC 1482

ALMA CO (1–0) integrated intensity image of NGC 1482 with KS-band (2MASS) brightness contours in the central region. Credit: Salak et al., 2020. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers from Japan have probed ....

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