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Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing

Experimental computer memories and processors built from magnetic materials use far less energy than traditional silicon-based devices....

The Marshall Star for February 21, 2024 – NASA

By Jessica Barnett NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s newest center director, Joseph Pelfrey, took to the podium Feb. 15 in the lobby of Building 4221 to host his first media event since his appointment to the position. Pelfrey, who had been...

Play it again, Spirio

Seated at the grand piano in MIT’s Killian Hall last fall, first-year student Jacqueline Wang played through...

Some Pregnant Women and Infants Received the Wrong R.S.V. Shots

This winter, for the first time ever, there were two vaccines available to ward off respiratory syncytial virus, which is particularly dangerous to older adults and infants. Only one of them — Abrysvo, made by Pfizer — was approved...

Social media harms teens’ mental health, mounting evidence shows. What now?

In January, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook’s parent company Meta, appeared at a congressional hearing to answer questions about how social media potentially harms children. Zuckerberg opened by saying: “The existing body of scientific work has not shown a...

Team planning to rebuild outside of King Menkaure’s pyramid in Egypt told “it’s an impossible project”

Cairo — Just weeks after an Egyptian-Japanese archaeological team announced an ambitious project to reconstruct the outer granite casing of the pyramid of King Menkaure, the smallest of the three main pyramids at Egypt's iconic Giza Necropolis, a committee...

What Is a Species, Anyway?

Naturalists have been trying for centuries to catalog all of the species on Earth, and the effort remains one of the great unfinished jobs in science. So far, researchers have named about 2.3 million species, but there are millions...

Poison Frogs Have a Strange Behavior That Scientists Seek to Explain

Faster than Gene Kelly tap-dancing in the rain, many species of poison dart frogs tap their middle toes on their hind feet so rapidly it can look like a blur.Three laboratories in different countries recently set out independently to...

Don Catlin, Who Ran an Elite Antidoping Laboratory, Dies at 85

Dr. Don Catlin, who built the first U.S. antidoping laboratory and whose research unlocked the chemistry behind previously undetectable performance-enhancing drugs and snared athletes who cheated by using steroids and other banned substances, died on Jan. 16 at his...

Here’s how scientists reached nuclear fusion ‘ignition’ for the first time

One of nuclear fusion’s biggest advances wouldn’t have happened without some impeccable scientific artistry.In December 2022, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California created fusion reactions that produced an excess of energy — a first. In the experiment,...
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WHO plans more evacuations from Gaza hospital as bodies reportedly decompose

By Aidan Lewis(Reuters) - The World Health Organization aims to evacuate more of the roughly 140 patients stranded in...
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