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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
Science X / Best of Last Week: Our black hole is getting hungrier, electricity from the night sky and why we gain weight as we age

It was a good week for physics as an international team of researchers found evidence of towering balloon-like structures near the center of the Milky Way—they suggest the hourglass-shaped structures likely resulted from ...

Week 38 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Extracting fuel from sunlight, uncloaking nature's deepest secret, and how mouthwash thwarts exercise

It was a good week for technology research, as a team at Rice University announced that they had built a reactor that turns a greenhouse gas into pure liquid fuel—it uses carbon dioxide to produce formic acid, a fuel cell ...

Week 37 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Devices that disappear, a robotic thread and weight loss with intermittent fasting

It was a good week for technology research, as a team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology demonstrated a biocompatible magnetic skin that could enable new wearable systems—the skin cover allows for tracking ...

Week 36 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week – Heavyweight candidate for dark matter, stardust in Antarctic snow and fasting reducing inflammation

It was another good week for physics as a team with members from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna announced that they had achieved complex quantum teleportation for the first time—they found ...

Week 35 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: New state of matter, synthesizing a cyclocarbon and calcium connection to age-related memory loss

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from New York University, the University of Buffalo and Wayne State University announced that they had discovered a new state of matter—topological superconductivity.

Week 34 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Electricity-free coolers, dark matter older than big bang and health effects of eating marijuana

It was a good week for technological innovation as an international team of engineers described how in the future, an electricity-free tech could help cool buildings in metropolitan areas. It is based on special material ...

Week 33 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: A major nuclear release, a 3-D model of the Universe and exercises that overcome obesity genes

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from Rutgers University, the National Institute for Materials Science and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, made a graphene discovery that could help develop ...

Week 32 2019 in Other Sciences
Science X / Best of Last Week: Counting sound particles, drones that might fly for days, and doubts about safety of aspartame

It was a good week for physics, as a team led by UCLA's Andrea Ghez reported that though Einstein's general relativity theory has been questioned, it still stands for now; they conducted what they described as the most detailed ...

Week 31 2019 in Other Sciences