Borophene is a two-dimensional monoatomic material first synthesized in 2015. Its properties are still being studied, but it is already called the “killer of graphene”, for the production of which fantastic amounts of money have recently been allocated.
Pulsars are dead stars characterized by their constant rotation and emission of strong impulses. Scientists love them for this, as pulsars are perfect beacons that can be used for navigation in space by calculating the distance between objects.
At present, Asteroid Bennu is being rigorously studied by interstellar station OSIRIS-REx. Its approach will happen next year, which is why NASA is currently creating a detailed map of the object. The agency has made several photos of the asteroid and posted them online.
The Chinese media have announced Beijing's plans to build a research base on the Earth’s satellite within the next decade, according to spokespersons for the Chinese National Space Agency.
Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin met up with representatives of other countries’ space agencies, they visited the Russian Mission Control Center together and discussed the details of Moon exploration.
NASA has approved the design of a new space device, which will explore Psyche - a small volcanic asteroid, located in 2,841 au from the Earth.
Because of global warming, glaciers are starting to melt, which in turn leads to an increase in global sea levels. Since 1961, over 9 trillion tonnes of ice have already melted, with sea levels increasing by 1 mm each year. What results can we expect from this trend?
British scientists have found another reason that triggered the evolutionary change of ancient people’s faces making them softer and more refined.
There is a huge gap between artificial and living organisms, but the world is steadfastly moving towards its narrowing. We may even see self-replicating robots in future. Anyway, a step in this direction has already been made.
Every living thing has to eat, but there are creatures that have neither mouth nor digestive system. These include the paracatenula flatworms that inhabit the seabed in temperate climates. How do they get nutrition?
Many scientists believe that the first molecule in history was helium hydride. It was formed approximately 100,000 years after the Big Bang as a result of interaction between hydrogen and helium.
The Gobi desert - located in China - will soon have its very own Mars base simulator. But instead of professional astronauts, its users will be regular children.