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Quantum sensor can detect electromagnetic signals of any frequency

Quantum sensor can detect electromagnetic signals of any frequency

MIT researchers have developed a method to enable quantum sensors to detect any arbitrary frequency, with no loss of their ability to measure nanometer-scale features. Quantum sensors detect the most minute variations in magnetic or electrical fields, but until now they have only been capable of detecting a few specific frequencies, limiting their usefulness. Credit: …

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What We Know About NASA's Supposedly 'Successful' Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, …

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Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Red Cap on Pluto's Largest Moon Charon

Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Red Cap on Pluto’s Largest Moon Charon

Southwest Research Institute scientists combined data from NASA’s New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto’s moon Charon and how it may have formed. New findings suggest drastic seasonal surges in Charon’s thin atmosphere combined with light breaking down the condensing methane …

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NASA's InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA's InSight Mars Lander

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of …

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Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas | Plastics

Scientists have designed a tiny robot-fish that is programmed to remove microplastics from seas and oceans by swimming around and adsorbing them on its soft, flexible, self-healing body. Microplastics are the billions of tiny plastic particles which fragment from the bigger plastic things used every day such as water bottles, car tires and synthetic T-shirts. …

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'Fascinating': One of Elon Musk's rockets gave New Zealanders a spectacular sight at the weekend - when it dumped its fuel and created a glowing blue swirl in the night sky (pictured)

Elon Musk’s rocket creates spectacular blue spiral after dumping fuel

Space oddity: Exhaust plume from one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets leaves an eerie blue spiral in the night sky over New Zealand Fuel dump from one of Elon Musk’s space rockets lit up the sky over New Zealand When rocket spun to vent its fuel it caused vapor trail that reflected the sunlight Created …

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Demodex folliculorum Mite on Skin

Microscopic Mites That Mate on Our Faces at Night May Soon Become One With Humans

Image showing Demodex folliculorum mite on skin under Hirox microscope. Credit: University of Reading The secret lives of moths in the skin of our faces. First ever full[{” attribute=””>DNA analysis of mites that live in the hair follicles of all humans reveals explanations for their bizarre mating habits, body features and evolutionary future. Microscopic mites …

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