Wow! AI reveals unsuspected math underlying search for exoplanets

After being trained on real astro­nom­i­cal obser­va­tions, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) algo­rithms now out­per­form astronomers in sift­ing through mas­sive amounts of data to find new explod­ing stars, iden­ti­fy new types of galax­ies and detect the merg­ers…

Mobius Strip made out of tiny carbon nanobelt

Sci­en­tists have now made a Möbius strip out of a tiny car­bon nanobelt. Car­bon is famous for form­ing tiny, com­plex nanos­truc­tures from from cylin­dri­cal nan­otubes to the hol­low spheres known as buck­y­balls. Adding a new…

How bacteria survived during a 30,000 years long winter

The bac­te­ria in the Siber­ian per­mafrost have been stud­ied and found to have sur­vived hiber­nat­ing for up to 30,000 years—much longer than com­mon­ly assumed. What do they do dur­ing that time? How can they survive?…

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