Study opens a new route to achieving mechanical metamaterials

Mechanical metamaterials show abnormal properties, for example, negative Poisson’s proportion, which are difficult to accomplish in ordinary materials. Rational structure of mechanical metamaterials at the microscale is getting to be well known incompletely due to the development in three-dimensional printing advancements. Be that as it may, fusing versatile building blocks inside solids, in this way … Read moreStudy opens a new route to achieving mechanical metamaterials

Study finds scientific reproducibility does not equate to scientific truth

Reproducible scientific results are not always true and true scientific results are not always reproducible, according to a mathematical model produced by University of Idaho researchers. Independent confirmation of scientific results—known as reproducibility—lends credibility to a researcher’s conclusion. But researchers have found the results of many well-known science experiments cannot be reproduced, an issue referred to as … Read moreStudy finds scientific reproducibility does not equate to scientific truth

A hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

Bleeding is a major surgical complication. Although mortality rates of 0.1% are observed for surgical procedures, it may be 5% to 8% for elective vascular surgery, and increase to 20% in the presence of severe bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding leads to a combination of hemodilution, hypothermia, consumption of clotting factors, and acidosis, which in turn worsen … Read moreA hydrogel that can stop bleeding from an artery

Dark matter exists, confirms study

Most of the universe is made up of dark energy, a mysterious force that drives the accelerating expansion of the universe. The next largest ingredient is dark matter, which only interacts with the rest of the universe through its gravity. Astronomers cannot see dark matter directly but can study its effects. They can see light … Read moreDark matter exists, confirms study

NASA’s InSight Detects First Likely Marsquake

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” The faint seismic signal, detected by the lander’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, was recorded on April 6, the lander’s 128th Martian day, or sol. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from … Read moreNASA’s InSight Detects First Likely Marsquake

A new way to learn about learning

As a baby listens to her parents talk, her brain somehow sorts the sounds into specific sound categories. This happens even though mom and dad say the word “hello,” slightly differently because of accents or pitch. Despite those subtle differences, a baby’s brain absorbs the sounds and classifies them as equivalent. This kind of learning … Read moreA new way to learn about learning

Evidence on Mercury’s inner core is indeed solid

In order to explore the interior of a planet, planetary scientists usually observe the planet spins and then measure how their probe orbits it. The same process is followed during NASA mission to Mercury. Mercury is most closely related to the Earth’s Moon because the surface is heavily cratered and very old, but unlike the … Read moreEvidence on Mercury’s inner core is indeed solid

Possible Second Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri

Astronomers have detected a candidate planet circling the star Proxima Centauri, a dim red dwarf that lies just 4.2 light-years from our solar system. Proxima is already known to host one world, a roughly Earth-size planet called Proxima b. So, the potential sibling world is Proxima c. But “potential” is the key word. “It is only … Read morePossible Second Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri

Curiosity tastes first sample in Clay-Bearing Unit

Scientists working with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have been excited to explore a region called “the clay-bearing unit” since before the spacecraft launched. Now, the rover has finally tasted its first sample from this part of Mount Sharp. Curiosity drilled a piece of bedrock nicknamed “Aberlady” on Saturday, April 6 (the 2,370th Martian day, or … Read moreCuriosity tastes first sample in Clay-Bearing Unit

Everything you wanted to know about the first ever image of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope has released the first direct image of a black hole and its neighbourhood. This black hole lurks in the centre of a nearby galaxy called M87. This historic image shows a ring of light coming from the gas falling into the black hole. The black hole itself is shielded by the … Read moreEverything you wanted to know about the first ever image of a black hole