New gas giant exoplanet discovered by NGTS survey

Full NGTS and TESS light curves for NGTS-12. The red vertical lines give the positions of the observed transits of NGTS-12b. Credit: Bryant et al., 2020. An international team of astronomers has discovered a new ....

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Microcomb-injected, pulsed lasers as variable microwave gears

Injected by a microresonator frequency comb, a high-speed-modulated semiconductor laser can simultaneously generate low-noise microwaves and frequency combs with variable frequency gaps. Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) Low-noise microwave signals are of critical ....

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How future fish stocks are affected by phytoplankton and iron uptake

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Research by the University of Liverpool sheds new light on the complex relationship between phytoplankton, iron uptake, global warming and fish stocks which is essential in helping policymakers develop effective conservation ....

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Researchers help develop sustainable polymers

The research by Rufina Alamo and former doctoral student Xiaoshi Zhang was featured on the front cover of Macromolecules. Alamo and Zhang designed the illustration, and Zhang drew it. Credit: Xiaoshi Zhang Researchers at the ....

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SLAC invention could make particle accelerators 10 times smaller

SLAC scientists have invented a copper accelerator structure that could make future X-ray lasers and accelerators for radiation therapy more compact. It feeds terahertz radiation into a tiny cavity to boost particles to tremendous energies. ....

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Photopyroelectric microfluidics developed by researchers

Design of photopyroelectric microfluidics. (A) Schematic of the trilayered photopyroelectric platform consisting of the superomniphobic surface (silica nanosphere network), pyroelectric crystal (lithium niobate), and photothermal film (graphene-doped polymer) where droplets are controlled by a near-infrared ....

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Coronavirus-induced carbon dioxide emission reductions are not yet detectable in the atmosphere

On the Zugspitze, KIT researchers monitor CO2 concentration and other parameters of the atmosphere. Credit: Markus Rettinger, KIT Based on current data measured in the energy, industry, and mobility sectors, restrictions of social life during ....

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Harnessing DNA molecules for disease detection and electronics

Illustration of Porath’s experiment showing a DNA molecule, through which an electric current is flowing, that is bound by two nanoparticles (orange circles) to the electrodes (yellow). Credit: Hebrew University DNA molecules express heredity through ....

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