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2DPA-1 – A new type of plastic, twice as durable as steel, makes smartphones incredibly lightweight and durable

Known as 2DPA-1, the new plastic invented by MIT researchers is twice as durable as steel, but has similar thermal and electroconductive properties. The completely artificial material can be cast in molds such as PET and about as light as regular plastic. According to the research team that invented it, 2DPA-1 can be used for almost the same applications as ordinary plastic, but its much higher strength allows to reduce the quantities used and...

Important tips for when playing at an online casino

Gambling is so attractive to all of us because of the level of entertainment it offers us. Thus, we can choose to relax and have fun in front of our favorite games at an online casino, remotely, whenever we want. What intrigues us all the most at gambling is the chance to win. This aspect, although the luck is rather random, brings a high degree of adrenaline, which makes the whole process betting extremely fun. For some people I know, online...

How does the brain find out almost instantly that the tea is too hot?

The tongue has a complex mechanism for informing the brain about contact with something hot, such as tea. The same mechanism is pretty fast and efficient. There are a multitude of nerve endings on your tongue that detect temperature. As soon as you take a sip of that hot tea, these endings are activated, alerting the brain. Here's how the process works, in detail. When the temperature of the tea is higher than 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit (43 ┬░...

Why do we get vaccinated in the shoulder with the Covid19 vaccine?

Those who were vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus but also those who did not observed that the vaccination was done in the shoulder. Specifically, in a shoulder muscle called the deltoid. Why do we get vaccinated in the shoulder with the Covid-19 vaccine? At this point you are probably asking yourself what's so special about this muscle? Not all vaccines are given into the shoulder muscle (intramuscular injection). Some, such as the...

The girl who was born from a cryogenic embryo frozen 28 years ago

A little girl born on October 26, 2020 in the American state of Tennessee entered the history books after she was born from an embryo that underwent a cryogenic process 28 years ago. Molly Everette Gibson's embryo was cryogenized on October 14, 1992 and was stored in a liquid nitrogen tank until February 2020. This was the longest period of time spent by a frozen embryo before it was successfully implanted. Molly Everette Gibson. ImageCredit:...

C-Section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism, according to a controversial study. What is the risk of ADHD

C-section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism disorder and 17% of ADHD, according to a research that combined 61 studies across 19 countries. The statistical analysis, which was recently published in the JAMA Network Open, does not show that caesarean section directly causes such medical problems. Other factors that have led doctors use the c-section procedure could be the reason for this, according to Reuters. Researchers led...

The correct age of the Earth’s core

The inner core of the Earth or the nucleus, which is a solid iron ball larger than Pluto, could be younger than previously thought. This is the conclusion of a study published Monday, suggesting that 565 million years ago it had not yet begun its consolidation. Since its existence was discovered, back in 1936, the age of the inner core of the Earth has been the subject of many speculations and studies among the scientific community....

Chinese researchers have obtained the first seeds that germinated on the moon

Chinese researchers have obtained the first cotton seed that were germinated on the moon. This a success of one of the experiments of the Chang'e 4 probe. The Chang'e 4 probe has succeeded in landing on the hidden face of the Earth's satellite by setting a premiere in the history of space exploration. According to the team of researchers at Chongqing University (Southeast China), the first cotton seeds that germinated on the Moon is the...

NASA warns that a long winter can hit the space. Record temperatures could be recorded

A long winter and record low temperatures could be felt in space, NASA warns. A space agency researcher says the sunspot activity is extremely low, which will record record temperatures in space. However, the Earth's climate will not be affected. "We are seeing a cooling trend," said Martin Mlynczak of the Langley Research Center, NASA. He added that at a high height of the Earth's surface, near the border with space, our atmosphere...

An impressive detail found in a piece of amber that’s 100 million years old

A feather coming from the tail of a bird that lived about 100 million years ago was discovered in an amber by a team of scientists from China and Canada. Unlike most of the tail feathers found in compression fossils, the amber has up to three-dimensional structure and contains more information. The feather dates back to the beginning of the Cretaceous, an important period for bird evolution. During this period, certain types of dinosaurs...

Graphene could give us the electronics of the future much faster

New experiments presented in Nature magazine seem to show that this substance composed of a single layer of carbon atoms can transform electronic signals transmitted in gigahertz into higher frequency signals. We are talking about terahertz, capable of carrying up to 1,000 times more information per second. Electromagnetic waves in the terahertz range are notoriously difficult to create and conventional silicon-based electronics have trouble...

Why did the FBI suddenly evacuated the space observatory in New Mexico?

National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Sunspot, New Mexico, was shut down by FBI agents earlier this month (September 2018) due to security concerns, but the facility was reopened later on. Even so, many of us are wondering what are the reasons behind this action. At present, the solar observatory no longer represents a security issue, but conspiracy theorists are not relaxed on this particular topic. According to AURA (Association of Universities...