We’ve Been Taught What The Planets Look Like…But What Do They Sound Like?

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In space, no one can hear you over these awful sounds.

As the famous tagline goes, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” There’s science behind this assertion, since sound can’t travel in the vacuum of space.

But planets do emit radio waves, which are picked up by satellites and converted into sounds. The results are pretty terrifying. This is not the kind of thing you want to hear in the dead of night.

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Bourbon or Rye? You Can’t Tell the Difference, New Study Says

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Bourbon or Rye? You Can't Tell the Difference, New Study Says

Whiskey aficionados may claim that Manhattans must be made with fiery, grassy rye, while an Old Fashioned requires the sweetness of bourbon.

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Do We Judge Distance Based on How a Word Sounds?

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Do We Judge Distance Based on How a Word Sounds?

Marketers and brand managers responsible for naming new products should be interested to learn that people associate certain sounds with nearness and others with distance, say researchers from the University of Toronto, whose new study adds to the body of knowledge about symbolic sound.

Atoms Placed Precisely in Silicon Can Act as Quantum Simulator

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Atoms Placed Precisely in Silicon Can Act as Quantum Simulator

In a proof-of-principle experiment, researchers at UNSW Australia have demonstrated that a small group of individual atoms placed very precisely in silicon can act as a quantum simulator, m Continue reading Atoms Placed Precisely in Silicon Can Act as Quantum Simulator

Urine Turned Into Sustainable Power Source for Electronic Devices

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Urine Turned Into Sustainable Power Source for Electronic Devices

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed an innovative miniature fuel cell that can generate electricity from urine, creating an affordable, renewable and carbon-neutral w Continue reading Urine Turned Into Sustainable Power Source for Electronic Devices

New State of Water Molecule Discovered

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New State of Water Molecule Discovered

Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

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Researchers Show ‘Dirty Mice’ Could Clean Up Immune System Research

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Researchers Show 'Dirty Mice' Could Clean Up Immune System Research

Scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a new way to study mice that better mimics the immune system of adult humans and which could significantly improve ways to t Continue reading Researchers Show ‘Dirty Mice’ Could Clean Up Immune System Research