Scientists chip away at the mystery of how radiation weakens metal, one atom at a time

Science Advances (2022). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn0900″ width=”800″ height=”434″/> The analyzed GB and its surrounding environment. (A) Automated crystal orientation mapping showing the grain orientations in the vicinity of the interface of interest. The boundary of interest separates the two indicated grains, labeled as A and B, at the center of image (B) and terminates at triple … Read more

Statistical analysis aims to solve Greek volcano mystery

The Greek island of Santorini, traditionally known as Thera, experienced one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the Holocene epoch, most likely between 1609 and 1560 BCE, according to a new analysis by Sturt Manning, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Classical Archaeology. Credit: Sturt W. Manning One of the largest volcanic eruptions in … Read more

Solar Orbiter solves magnetic switchback mystery

Science & Exploration 12/09/2022 6 views 0 likes With data from its closest pass of the Sun yet, the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has found compelling clues as to the origin of magnetic switchbacks, and points towards how their physical formation mechanism might help accelerate the solar wind. Solar Orbiter has made the first ever … Read more

Full Moon of Virgo – The Mystery of Form – TPS – English

Today we celebrate the ninth of the 12 Festivals of the new world Religion, the Full Moon of Virgo, the festival aimed at asserting the Will to nourish and manifest the Christ and at grasping and understanding, through the consciousness of the Disciple-Humanity, the Mystery of Form, since Form is the crystal of Creation, the … Read more

Unraveling a mystery surrounding cosmic matter

Yanou Cui is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside. Credit: I. Pittalwala/UC Riverside. Early in its history, shortly after the Big Bang, the universe was filled with equal amounts of matter and “antimatter”—particles that are matter of counterparts but with opposite charge. But then, as space expanded, the universe cooled. Today’s … Read more

Using science to solve a 1,300-year-old art mystery

Dancing Horse, 608-907 CE, China, Tang Dynasty, earthenware with pigments, Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Carl and Eleanor Strauss, 1997. Credit: Cincinnati Art Museum The Cincinnati Art Museum turned to a scientist at the University of Cincinnati for help solving a mystery 1,300 years in the making. The museum’s Chinese dancing horse sculpture is so … Read more

Researchers reveal the origin of ultrafast mystery signals in valleytronic materials

By exciting the transitional metal dichalcogenide monolayers—atomically thin semiconductors—with ultrashort pump pulses, atoms can coherently vibrate and modulate optical responses. The probe pulses can detect the ultrafast modulation that shows peculiar high-frequency overtones of K-point acoustic phonons. Credit: Yokohama National University Tiny materials hold big mysteries, the solutions to which could bring about next-generation electronics. … Read more

Mystery crater potentially caused by relative of dinosaur-killing asteroid

How the crater may have formed. Credit: Author provided The ocean floor is famously less explored than the surface of Mars. And when our team of scientists recently mapped the seabed, and ancient sediments beneath, we discovered what looks like an asteroid impact crater. Intriguingly, the crater, named “Nadir” after the nearby volcano Nadir Seamount, … Read more

Ancient Coin Discovery With An Astronomical Mystery

What does the ancient coin found recently off the shores of Israel depicted? You never know what discoveries are waiting to be found in old records or artwork. A recent archaeological find sent us down just such an astronomical rabbit-hole, leading us to ideas that are fun and interesting to consider. It all started with … Read more

Long-term mystery on muscle mechanisms may be solved, and may lead to better drugs

Nature Communications (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32110-9″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Modeling of Pi-release of striated muscle (cardiac) myosin II. a Schematic illustration of Pi-release from myosin subfragment 1: with binding of ATP (1), Pi-binding to the active site (2) Pi-binding to the secondary site (3) release via the back door and finally weak electrostatic binding to surface sites … Read more