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The city of Beira in Mozambique suffered twice: it was recently hit by a massively destructive storm, but there was nothing left to destroy as the city had been demolished by the Idai Cyclone just a week earlier. The tragedy has been called the ‘worst disaster to strike the Southern hemisphere’.
Devon is one of the largest uninhabited islands in the world, located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. But this isn’t the only thing that makes it unique: the island’s special climate and landscape make it practically identical to Mars.
The newly created model of the Solar System makes it possible to accurately determine the positions of the planets while they move around the Sun. It turned out that most of the time the planet closest to the Earth is Mercury.
US chemists have developed a new type of liquid metal, which can be manipulated with magnetic field. Previously, such materials moved only horizontally, but they can now move vertically as well.
People living in cold countries constantly run into trouble with infrastructure. Ice is detrimental towards equipment, roads and airstrips, which is why experts are actively engaged in developing new devices and materials to get rid of it.
Mantis shrimps have uniquely designed claws which to a great extent ensured the survival of the species. But how can it help people, especially in making underwater weapons?
There has been talk of bringing mammoths back to life for quite some time now. Some scientists limit their ambitions to genetically modifying elephants, while others try to revive the cells of an animal that died thousands of years ago.
Columbia scientists and engineers were able to videotape fruit fly's nerve cells in action using a 3D microscope.
NASA has posted a video on their official YouTube channel showing a photo taken in space, accompanied by somewhat disturbing, but ultimately spectacular sounds. Representatives from the agency have explained that the ‘music’ was created based on ultrasound signals.