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Mercury Found to Be the Closest Planet to Earth

Mercury Found to Be the Closest Planet to Earth

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.
Liquid terminator not far off – a new generation alloy is created

Liquid terminator not far off – a new generation alloy is created

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.
American scientists develop highly efficient solution for icy roads

American scientists develop highly efficient solution for icy roads

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 Shrimp to Help Create an Underwater Gun

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?

Scientists activate ancient mammoth cells

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.

Nervous System Activity Captured on Video for the First Time

Columbia scientists and engineers were able to videotape fruit fly's nerve cells in action using a 3D microscope.

Scientists present the sound of our universe

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.

Green Icebergs: How and Why?

We are all used to think of icebergs as white or blue, but in the 20th century saw the discovery of green-colour icebergs. The mysterious natural phenomenon has excited and puzzled scientists, and its causes could not be determined to date.

Researchers demonstrate avian tyrannosaurus

Most people imagine dinosaurs as bald or scaly creatures. U.S. researchers decided to dispel this misconception by showing what tyrannosaurus hatchlings and babies actually looked like. As it turned out, they resembled birds.

Archeologists Rediscover Ancient Mayan Temple

Remarkably, the temple was nearly discovered in 1966 by researcher Victor Segovia Pinto. He missed the incredible find by a few hundred meters and it remained untouched for another half-century – to this day.

Hayabusa 2 collects sample from the surface of Ryugu

A Japanese space probe has collected a soil sample from the asteroid Ryugu by firing a tantalum pellet at its surface. Photos illustrating this event have been published by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Why would a normal horse need a zebra suit?

Researchers conducted an unusual experiment, which involved dressing an ordinary horse in a zebra costume. The aim was to find out the purpose of the black and white stripes on the animal's body.\n

Scientists discover T-Rex ancestor

The Moros intrepidus dinosaur, considered an ancestor to legendary T-Rex, turned out to be the size of a large dog. These are the conclusions made by the paleontologists responsible for making this discovery in Utah.

Scientists develop instrument for finding extraterrestrial organisms

The development is credited to Dutch scientists. The instrument can detect plants at a distance of several kilometers. This technology may come in handy when we start exploring other planets.

DeepSqueak neural network will learn the language of rats

The DeepSqueak algorithm developed by American scientists will be used to analyze ultrasonic signals made by rats. This will bring us closer to a better understanding of their communication patterns.\n