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Astronomers prove that buckyballs can be formed in deep space

Astronomers prove that buckyballs can be formed in deep space

The destruction of complex matter is not the only process that takes place near aging stars: synthesis of new compounds is another possibility to explore.
A single injection of antibodies cures peanut allergies

A single injection of antibodies cures peanut allergies

The majority of the patients in the study could consume peanuts within weeks after the injection.
Single-use plastics banned in Thailand

Single-use plastics banned in Thailand

Over the next couple of years, the country will ban plastic bags and utensils, replacing them with substitutes made from eco-friendly materials.

Genome sequencing to become available to every UK new born baby

The project’s initiators propose to introduce new mandatory tests, allowing to identify dangerous health conditions at an early stage of a baby’s development.

The Implementation of Paris Agreement Will Not Stop Sea Level Rise

Studies have shown that mankind has been significantly contributing to global warming since the 18th century.

Scientists 3D Print Living Skin Complete with Blood Vessels

The technology has so far been tested on mice. For patient testing, donor cells have to be modified using CRISPR.

Surgeons Broadcast Neurological Operation on Facebook Live

The goal of the broadcast was to show a successful operation to reduce other patients’ fears.

More than half of all UK electricity comes from renewable sources

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the country’s wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants generated more energy than fossil fuel combustion for the first time in history.

AI Develops an Innovative Super-robust and Super-compressible Metamaterial

In the future, self-learning algorithms will be able to conduct full-fledged materials engineering experiments by analyzing data from previous experiments.

Scientists Manage to Preserve Nervous Activity in Isolated Brain Tissue for a Month

The new device allows for keeping neurons active for 25 days, but scientists believe that the incubation period can be extended to 100 days.

Engineers propose interstellar engine that can reach the speed of light

The new engine can solve the problems related to organizing the first interstellar expedition.

Facebook develops neural interfaces for people with motor neuron disease

In the past, Mark Zuckerberg was skeptical about implanted devices, but he has recently started changing his attitude towards these technologies.

Inventors of lithium-ion batteries win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Lithium-ion battery technology, developed back in 1970-1980, has given a powerful impetus to mobile devices and electric vehicles progress.

Aleph Farms grows meat on ISS for the first time

In order to print a small fragment of muscle tissue, the experimenters placed cells in the artificial microgravity conditions.

Chernobyl’s Reactor Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The radiation level at the facility is still high, therefore, visitors have to wear special hazmat suits to protect themselves from radiation and undergo a test to determine their exposure to radioactive compounds following the visit.