Month: August 2020

Taken from the August 2020 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Unsafe science There is a lot we still don’t know about natural disasters, such as exactly when a volcano will erupt. (Courtesy: iStock/Beboy_ltd) “Comfort’s in Heaven, and we are on
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(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)Seaweed has many benefits; it may be able to replace plastic as a future source of fuel and food. Seaweed has many benefits; it may replace plastic as a future source of fuel and food. Seaweed is classified as algae. It is fast-growing, uses energy from the sun, and consumes carbon dioxide and nutrients from seawater. Scientists are suggesting
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WASHINGTON — Masten Space Systems announced Aug. 26 that it signed a contract with SpaceX for the launch of its first lunar lander mission carrying a suite of payloads for NASA. Masten said SpaceX will launch its Masten Mission One, or MM1, lunar lander mission in late 2022. The companies did not disclose the value
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<!––>Electrical current in graphene shows fluid-like flow. Courtesy: Walsworth and Yacoby research groups, Harvard and University of Maryland A team led by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Maryland in the US has used defects in diamond to map the magnetic field generated by electrical currents in graphene. Their experiments reveal that currents
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Cats and dogs are said to be colorblind or see the world in black and white and have more heightened senses than humans. But according to Katherine Houpt, a professor at Cornell’s College of Veterinary of Medicine, but colorblindness is not entirely true.  Here are some things you should know about your cats and dogs:  Colorblindness is not entirely true.
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