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Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of matter with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, allowing them to maintain constant oscillation without energy. Two separate research teams managed to...
NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for future generations of human colonists. By launching a giant magnetic shield into space to protect Mars from solar winds, the space agency says we could restore the Red Planet's...
DNA contains information about a living organism. It codes everything in an living being. That’s why it makes sense for corporations like Microsoft to invest in research that studies how DNA can be used to store data. Unlike most of the existing data storage devices out there, DNA doesn’t degrade...
In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types of stem cells to build life in a Petri dish. The stem cells were grown outside the body in a blob of gel, and were able to transform into several early-stage internal...
Rocket science isn't easy. Ask any engineer. Rocket science isn't cheap. Just ask NASA. Fortunately, in recent years, a number of commercial spaceflight companies have stepped up to the plate in order to help national space agencies extend their reach into the final frontier. Innovative companies like  Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos' Blue...
Thee search for an “Earth twin” around a nearby star has turned up a solar system with a whole lot of sisters. Astronomers using powerful space telescopes and ground-based observatories have discovered seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around a star just 39 light-years away. Several of these exoplanets are in the habitable...
A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar...
Scientists have long been intrigued by why people tend to naturally favour the use of one hand over the other. We still don't fully understand what causes people to be left or right handed, but for decades researchers have assumed that the origin lies inside our brains. But new research...
Scientists believe that there is a possibility of life existing on Europa, one of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons. Recently, NASA has kickstarted plans to send a lander to the icy exoplanet in search of extraterrestrial life within its crust. A 264-page report published by the space administration details their plans...
LEARNING FROM LESS DATA The old adage that practice makes perfect applies to machines as well, as many of today’s artificially intelligent devices rely on repetition to learn. Deep-learning algorithms are designed to allow AI devices to glean knowledge from datasets and then apply what they’ve learned to concrete situations. For example, an...

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