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Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene

Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene The problem is that graphene is incredibly difficult to make, but researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) might have stumbled upon a solution.The KSU team was working on creating carbon soot aerosol gels with combustion.

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think

Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think On paper, triangulene is made of six benzene rings, put together edge-on to make a flat triangular flake of a molecule that has a seemingly innocuous set of unpaired electrons.The icing on the proverbial cake is that the scientists who made triangulene have no idea how to handle it nor what to do with it.

The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished

The only sample of metallic hydrogen on Earth has vanished The physics world was abuzz with excitement (and skepticism) last month when scientists from Harvard University claimed they had created a stable sample of metallic hydrogen.As the name implies, metallic hydrogen is a solid form of hydrogen with properties like a metal.

The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star system where they’re located.Using some of the leftover “unaccounted mass,” the game, unprompted, created a star system very much like TRAPPIST-1.

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere

NASA proposes building artificial magnetic field to restore Mars' atmosphere A NASA talk given at the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop presented a potential way to make Mars more habitable by giving it an artificial magnetic field.A few billion years ago, Mars had a magnetic field (like Earth does) that shielded it from radiation and the solar wind.

NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS

NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS This device will head up to the International Space Station later this year where it will create the coldest spot in the known universe.Scientists are not aware of any natural phenomenon that can lower temperatures to this level, meaning the CAL could be the coldest thing in the universe.

Scientists use lasers to detect enriched uranium from a distance

Scientists use lasers to detect enriched uranium from a distance Naturally, being able to detect this isotope of uranium is important, and scientists from the University of Michigan think they’ve found a way to do that at a distance using lasers.By analyzing the optical and acoustic spectrum of the resulting uranium oxide molecules, the researchers confirmed there’s a measurable difference between natural and enriched uranium.

4chan contemplates free will and determinism

4chan contemplates free will and determinism JONTRON DID NOTHING WRONG 14 hrs agoSome thing you always repost.23 hrs agoWearing badges has a history of being Reich.

This game teaching particle physics to five-year-olds

This game teaching particle physics to five-year-olds Five-year-olds and particle physics don't usually go in the same sentence together.But the guys that made Angry Birds is trying to change that with the launch of Big Bang Legends, its new game that introduces particle physics concepts to kids.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Kendrick and more celebs 'audition' to be Stephen Hawking's new voice

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Kendrick and more celebs 'audition' to be Stephen Hawking's new voice Stephen Hawking's synthesized voice is perhaps just as famous as his brilliant mind.Now, however, Hawking says he's ready for a replacement.

This MIT professor with a reality show is the Kardashian of physics

This MIT professor with a reality show is the Kardashian of physics César Hidalgo is an Associate Professor at MIT who's studying the human collective learning process.He travels all over the world to advise organizations and give speeches.

Astronomers switch on globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope

Astronomers switch on globe-spanning Event Horizon Telescope Astronomers around the world have banded together and flipped the switch on a project called the Event Horizon Telescope.Astronomers will use the Event Horizon Telescope to look at two different supermassive black holes.

Genius Tells a Fascinating Story but Subtlety Isn't its Strong Suit

Genius Tells a Fascinating Story but Subtlety Isn't its Strong Suit Judging by the first episode, Genius doesn’t shy away from showing the less-flattering aspects of Einstein’s life.The period sets look real, and the cinematography makes you feel like you’re there.