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Science X / Best of Last Week: Gamma ray lasers, an unstable ice shelf, and cancer risk from hair products

It was a good week for physics research as a professor at the University of California-Riverside, Allen Mills, performed calculations that showed spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms were stable in liquid ...

Week 50 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Evidence of hypothetical particle, climate tipping points, dementia reduced by olive oil in mice

It was another good week for physics as a team working at CERN and led by Attila Krasznahorkay of the Atomki institute reported that the plot thickened for a hypothetical X17 particle—they found another anomaly in a nuclear ...

Week 49 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Sugars in meteorites, Tesla's electric pickup truck, and dangerous effects of sleep deprivation

It was a good week for space research as an international team of researchers announced the first detection of sugars in meteorites, giving clues to the origin of life—the finding suggests meteorite bombardment may have ...

Week 48 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Objective reality doesn't exist, Wi-Fi can track you in home, and the Keto diet's effect on the flu

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from MIT, Harvard University, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University and Argonne National Laboratory carried out an experiment with ultrafast laser ...

Week 47 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space, Siri's laser weakness, and human disease killed the Neanderthal

It was a good week for space news, as a team at the University of Iowa announced that Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space—in addition to confirming that the craft has moved into the interstellar medium, they also detected ...

Week 46 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: New class of black holes, traffic maps for the internet, and 3-D printed skin

It was another good week for space exploration as a group with members from the University of Connecticut, Texas A&M University, the University of Central Florida, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the Air Force Research ...

Week 45 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Magneto-inertial fusion experiment, artificial leaves, and driving rats

It was a good week for physics, as a team working at Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that their magneto-inertial fusion experiment is nearing completion—they call it an ambitious approach to achieving controlled ...

Week 44 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: New stable form of plutonium, highest throughput 3-D printer, benefits of exercise before breakfast

It was another good week for physics as an international team of scientists announced that they had discovered a new stable form of plutonium—the compound had an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation state and was solid and ...

Week 43 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Unlocking an old physics secret, artificial bee colony optimization, and food packaging findings

It was a good week for physics as a group at IBMsolved a 140-year-old mystery in physics, revealing some previously unknown physical characteristics of semiconductors. Also, a group with members from NIST, the University ...

Week 42 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week–Less than zero energy, alternative to Bitcoin and men should avoid alcohol prior to conceiving a child

It was a good week for physics, as a team at Goethe University solved a mystery surrounding photon momentum using a new spectrometer they built with previously unattainable resolution. And an international team investigated ...

Week 41 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Getting closer to a quantum computer, a million-mile battery and garlic and onions may prevent cancer

It was another good week for physics research as Hooman Davoudiasl, a theoretical physicist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, proposed that LIGO/Virgo black holes originate from a first-order phase transition—a first-order ...

Week 40 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Earth warming more quickly than thought, a mesh plug-in and gut bacteria's ties to obesity

It was a good week for space news, as a team at the Goddard Institute for Space Science explored whether Venus could once have been habitable. They found evidence suggesting the planet may have been temperate approximately ...

Week 39 2019 in Other Sciences