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The Largest Alcohol Molecule Found in Space Yet May Be The Key to Star Formation

There’s alcohol up in space. No, it’s not bottles of wine discarded by careless astronauts; rather, it’s in microscopic molecular form. Now researchers think they’ve discovered the largest alcohol molecule in space yet, in the form of propanol. Propanol molecules exist in two forms, or isomers, both of which have now been identified in observations: …

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Harvard Developed AI Identifies the Shortest Path to Human Happiness

The researchers created a digital model of psychology aimed at improving mental health. The system offers superior personalization and identifies the shortest path toward a cluster of mental stability for any individual. Deep Longevity, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, presents a deep learning approach to mental health. Deep Longevity has published a paper in …

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Rare clouds that glow in the dark are the most vibrant in 15 years

This week, sky watchers in the upper United States, Canada and Europe have spotted a flurry of shimmering, ghostlike wisps in the night sky. The blue-silver streaks shine brightly only after the sun has disappeared beyond the horizon, entrancing viewers with their beautiful yet somewhat eerie appearance. These are not your everyday clouds. Researchers say …

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A ceramic airgel made with nanocrystals and embedded in a matrix for use in thermal insulation applications

Nature (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04784-0″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Multiscale design of hypocrystalline ceramic nanofibrous airgel. a, Deformation modes and the corresponding ν and α of crystalline (C), amorphous (A) and hypocrystalline (H) ceramic fibrous cells under mechanical and thermal excitations. The colored scale bar indicates the variation of ceramics from amorphous to crystal by using a local-entropy-based …

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Humans are making it hard to listen for aliens

Dan Werthimer has spent more than four decades trying to eavesdrop on aliens. A pioneering researcher in the field of astronomy known as SETI, or the search for extraterrestrial intelligenceWerthimer’s work involves scanning the cosmos with huge, ground-based radio telescopes to look for strange or unexplained signals that may have originated from alien civilizations. If …

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Changes in Earth’s Outer Core Revealed by Seismic Waves From Earthquakes

A one-second discrepancy in the travel time of a set of seismic waves gives us an important and unprecedented glimpse of what’s happening deeper in the Earth’s interior. Theory underpins our understanding of convection in the Earth’s outer core and its function in controlling the planet’s magnetic field. Convective flows or how they may be …

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