A Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Discovered

Despite how little we know about dark matter, we can tell when it’s there, from the way it impacts galaxies and causes strange movements that don’t fit the laws of gravity. Which means we can also tell when it’s not there. For the first time, astronomers using the Dragonfly Telephoto Array in New Mexico (and eventually the Hubble Space Telescope) discovered a distant galaxy […]

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MIT’s wearable device can ‘hear’ the words you say in your head

Subvocalization signals are detected by electrodes and turned into words using AI If you’ve read any sort of science fiction, it’s likely you’ve heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It’s common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it’s only recently begun to be used as a way to […]

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A New Method to Protect Aircraft From Lightning Strikes?

While the possibility of an aircraft being struck by lightning is rare and does not present a threat to flight crews or pilots, aircraft manufacturers are looking to improve their current level of understanding of the interaction between aircraft and lightning. A new study published by several researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Department of […]

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Flexible BiCMOS substrate with simplified process for roll-to-roll production

  The team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Nanjing University have also simplified the manufacturing process for roll-to-roll production systems. The substrate is a transferable single crystalline Si nanomembrane (Si NM) 340nm thick on a single piece of bendable plastic substrate.   The planar 1.5μm n-channel and p-channel MOSFETS and the NPN bipolar junction transistors […]

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Here’s What a World Powered by Quantum Computers Will Look Like

Beyond Science Fiction In 1935, Albert Einstein famously collaborated with physicists Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen on a paper designed to illuminate the weaknesses in quantum mechanics, a branch of physics focused on the very small. Though the phenomenon of “entanglement” was so new the term hadn’t even been coined yet, Einstein wasted no time voicing […]

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