An international team has been developing a new experimental technique – the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully measure the mass of [4?H], which consists of one proton, two neutrons and one ? particle. —> Read More
(Reuters) – A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
Scientists in Japan have developed a new type of hologram that can be both observed and touched. Holograms have been a staple of science fiction for s… —> Read More
Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? Scientists took sequential ‘snapshots’ of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second to see for themselves. —> Read More
Want to lose weight? Tuck into brains, tongue and kimchi: Researchers find adventurous eaters weigh less and are healthier
The U.S. research found those who had eaten the widest variety of uncommon foods — including seitan, beef tongue, Kimchi, rabbit, and polenta, weighed less and were healthier. —> Read More
According to a team of biologists headed by Dr Morito Hayashi of the Natural History Museum in London, UK, seafaring spiders use their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor. Common spiders are frequently observed to fly using a technique called ballooning. Ballooning spiders are estimated to move up to 30 km per [...] —> Read More
BMW reveals eco-friendly batmobile: New hydrogen prototype can go 300 miles on a tank (and will refill in five minutes)
The modified i8 coupe was developed with Toyota. It can travel 300 miles on one tank of hydrogen, with refueling taking about five minutes. —> Read More
Animals in a Chinese zoo are being monitored to see if they can predict earthquakes. —> Read More
This image over part of the Italian island of Sardinia comes from the very first acquisition by the Sentinel-2A satellite.
Ants can be spongers too! ‘Lazy’ insects found in colonies that spend half their time inactive while others work around them
Scientists at the University of Arizona found some workers are consistently idle, doing about half as much work as others in a colony. They marked ants with coloured spots (pictured) to track them. —> Read More