Scientists create the world’s first room temperature superconductor

Since its discovery more than a century ago, superconductivity has come to play a powerful role in many modern day technologies, such as maglev trains and MRI scans, but its utility has been limited by the need for extremely cool operating temperatures… Continue reading Scientists create the world’s first room temperature superconductor

US Army’s gravity-defying aluminum panel purifies water with sunlight

Providing clean drinking water in regions where the resource is scarce is a huge challenge, and one that we’re seeing plenty of inventive solutions to. A research team from the US Army and the University of Rochester is throwing a new possibility into … Continue reading US Army’s gravity-defying aluminum panel purifies water with sunlight

NASA funds SETI study to scan exoplanets for alien “technosignatures”

Given just how incomprehensibly, unfathomably big the universe is, chances are tiny that Earth is the only planet with life on it. But how would we find others? A new NASA grant has been awarded to aid the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI… Continue reading NASA funds SETI study to scan exoplanets for alien “technosignatures”

Ultrasound brain stimulation changes monkey behavior directly

The brain is a difficult organ to treat – medications have a variety of side effects and surgery is dangerous and invasive. But now, researchers at the University of Utah have shown how ultrasound can be used to affect specific regions of the brain, an… Continue reading Ultrasound brain stimulation changes monkey behavior directly

Cancer immunotherapy clinical trial shows promise, but dangers remain

A novel form of cancer immunotherapy has shown exceptional promise in a new clinical trial. The treatment involves supercharging a patient’s immune cells to fight cancer then reintroducing them to the body, and as many as 93 percent of participants in … Continue reading Cancer immunotherapy clinical trial shows promise, but dangers remain

Bacteria recruited to produce graphene on the cheap

Incredibly thin, flexible, strong and electrically conductive, graphene has the potential to revolutionize electronics and materials. One of the main hurdles though is that it’s tricky to manufacture on large scales. Now researchers at the Un… Continue reading Bacteria recruited to produce graphene on the cheap

Milky Way still reeling from impact with "ghost galaxy"

Last year astronomers discovered a gigantic “ghost” galaxy, named Antlia 2, orbiting the Milky Way. Now, new research led by Rochester University has found that the bizarre galaxy may have been involved in a hit-and-run that left the Milky Wa… Continue reading Milky Way still reeling from impact with "ghost galaxy"