NASA’s Report Details a Dark Time in American History but Finds no Direct Evidence That Webb Fired People for Their Sexual Orientation

NASA has announced the release of the James Webb History Report, a document detailing their investigation into the namesake of the next-generation space telescope that took to space on December 25th, 2021. Months before it launched, the observatory became the subject of controversy when it was revealed that Webb was involved in the so-called “Lavender … Read more

Surprising details leap out in sharp new James Webb Space Telescope images of Jupiter

James Webb Space Telescope images of Jupiter display a stunning wealth of detail. A filter sensitive to auroral emission from ionized hydrogen (mapped into the red channel) reveals auroral ovals on the disk of the planet that extend to high altitudes above both the northern and southern poles. A different filter sensitive to high-altitude hazes … Read more

Team reveals surprising details of crucial energy-producing enzyme

Nebraska’s Oleh Khalimonchuk has helped unravel long-obscured details about the formation of cytochrome c oxidase (left), an enzyme critical to producing the energy that powers all sorts of life-sustaining operations in the cell. Credit: Scott Schrage / University Communication and Marketing A new study from the University of Miami and University of Nebraska-Lincoln has upended … Read more

Supercomputer simulations reveal the details of coronavirus fusion

The mechanism by which the coronavirus fuses to host cells has been suggested through simulations by University of Chicago researchers using the Frontera supercomputer at TACC. Representative depiction of a course-grained (CG) simulation of spike trimers in membrane interacting with an adjacent membrane with ACE2 dimers. The insets depict the CG model components for the … Read more