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Science X / Best of Last Week – Century old physics riddle solved, world's oldest colors and eating fat is cause of weight gain

It was a good week for physics as a combined team from MIT and Harvard University asked whether gravitational waves could reveal how fast our universe is expanding. They have proposed a more accurate and independent way to ...

Week 29 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Einstein found right again, how Uranus got its shape and evidence of cannabis easing pain lacking

It was a good week for physics as an international team of researchers found that Einstein got it right again—weak and strong gravity objects fall the same way. Using data from the Green Bank Telescope, they tested the ...

Week 28 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week–A battery for cold climates, complex molecules found on Enceladus and new way to measure intelligence

It was a good week for technology as a team at Pennsylvania State University announced that they had developed a self-heating, fast-charging battery that makes electric vehicles climate-immune, possibly opening the door to ...

Week 27 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week–Proving Einstein right again, a drug that stops cancer from spreading and video game playing danger

It was another good week for astronomy and astrophysics as an international team of researchers reported that they had found the last of the universe's missing ordinary matter—in the space between galaxies. And it exists, ...

Week 26 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Possible new form of matter, black holes as wormholes and why hunger makes people angry

It was another good week for physics as a trio of researchers from the University of Toronto suggested that a new form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table. Bob Holdom, Jing Ren and Chen Zhang suggested that elements ...

Week 25 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Confirming Einstein's elevator, exciting news from Mars and medicines being improperly prescribed

It was another good week for physics as a team at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted an atomic clock comparison that confirmed key assumptions of 'Einstein's elevator'—one of the principles ...

Week 24 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of last week: Flux capacitor invented, a better 3-D printer and the true benefits of vitamins

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from Australia and Switzerland invented a flux capacitor able to break time-reversal symmetry. They proposed a device based on quantum tunneling of magnetic flux around ...

Week 23 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week—A new magnetic element, the cause of childhood leukemia, and leg exercise improving brain health

It was another good week for physics as a team led by a group at the University of Minnesota discovered a new magnetic element. They demonstrated that the chemical element ruthenium is the fourth single element to have unique ...

Week 22 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Measuring pressure inside a proton, flying wireless robot insects and yogurt may treat inflammation

It was a good week for physics as a team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility conducted the first measurement of a subatomic particle's mechanical property, revealing the distribution ...

Week 21 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week—Time travelers invited to Hawking memorial, hiding codes in text, benefits of low-energy diet

It was a good week for physics as a team of researchers from Germany and the U.S. suggested light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster, or even go quantum by making use of infrared laser pulses. And a ...

Week 20 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Stephen Hawking's last theory, sauna bathing reducing stroke risk and health benefits of walnuts

It was a big week for physics as Stephen Hawking's final theory about the Big Bang was published. The paper was written in collaboration with Thomas Hertog and suggests the universe is not only finite but is much simpler ...

Week 19 2018 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – A galaxy megamerger, world's oldest spider and dark chocolate improving vision

It was a good week for space science as an international team of astronomers announced that they had witnessed a galaxy mega-merger—the impending collision of 14 young, starbursting galaxies. Also, officials with the European ...

Week 18 2018 in Other Sciences