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Science

Abandoned farmlands could play a role in fighting climate change. A study shows exactly where they are

Flowchart of our approach to map cropland abandonment. Credit: Environmental Research Letters (2024). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ad2d12 Farmland is often a battleground in the fight against climate [Read more about this post…]

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Astronomy & Space

New technique offers more precise maps of the moon’s surface by StuffsEarth

Cropped LOLA LDEM (a), (c) and SfS solution (b), (d) for the Malapert Massif candidate landing region, centered at 85.964°S, 357.681°E on a ridge near [Read more about this post…]

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Nanotechnology

New wind speed sensor uses minimal power for advanced weather tracking by StuffsEarth

Overview of the breeze-awaken anemometer (B-WA) and the rolling-bearing triboelectric nanogenerator (RB-TENG). a Composition and workflow diagrams of the B-WA. The B-WA consists of two [Read more about this post…]

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Physics

Research team shows theoretical quantum speedup with the quantum approximate optimization algorithm by StuffsEarth

Classical and quantum algorithms applied to the LABS problem. Credit: Science Advances (2024). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adm6761 In a new paper in Science Advances, researchers at JPMorgan [Read more about this post…]

Estimated read time 11 min read
Astronomy & Space

Successful engine test boosts Vega-C toward return-to-flight by StuffsEarth

The Zefiro-40 solid rocket motor on its test stand, built by Vega-C prime contractor Avio at its Salto di Quirra test facility in Sardinia, Italy. [Read more about this post…]

Estimated read time 9 min read
Nanotechnology

Researchers realize controlled synthesis of Au-Ag heterodimer arrays for high-resolution encrypted information by StuffsEarth

by Zhao Weiwei, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Characterization of Au-Ag dimer arrays. (a-b) Schematic of Au-Ag dimer arrays with different [Read more about this post…]

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Physics

How a fear of failure is hampering physicists’ quest for the ultimate answer by StuffsEarth

Albert Einstein tried and failed. Credit: wikipedia, CC BY-SA It has been over a century since the boom period of physics exploded with Albert Einstein, [Read more about this post…]

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Astronomy & Space

What you will and won’t see from June’s planetary parade by StuffsEarth

A girl looks at the moon through a telescope in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Six planets will line up in the early [Read more about this post…]

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Nanotechnology

Researchers develop efficient tandem catalyst to enhance nitrate electroreduction to ammonia by StuffsEarth

(a) Co3O4/ Cu1-N-C and (b) Cu1-N-C at −0.8V vs. RHE in 1 M NO3– with different distances ranging from 0 to 200μm; (c) Free energy [Read more about this post…]

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Physics

Researchers find high magnetic field facilitates novel intrinsic ferromagnetic polar metals by StuffsEarth

by Zhao Weiwie; Hou De, Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences Design and realization of intrinsic ferromagnetic polar metal state. Credit: Hou [Read more about this post…]