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Amber preserved a 99 million-year-old flower
Paleontologists from the University of Oregon and the USDA's agricultural research Service have discovered a previously unknown species of ancient angiosperms thanks to a find in amber from Myanmar. The new species, called Valviloculus pleristaminis, belongs to the order laurales and is most closely related to the modern monimiaceae and atheros...
Physicists have derived formulas for describing processes in quantum dots
RIA Novosti. Japanese physicists have developed mathematical formulas to describe the current and fluctuations of electrons in quantum dots. The formulas published in the journal Physical Review Letters can be applied to further theoretical studies of the physics of quantum dots, ultracold atomic gases, and quarks. Quantum dots — nanoscale co...
World could lose coral reefs by end of century, UN environment report warns
Every one of the world’s coral reefs could bleach by the end of the century, unless there are drastic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned. “In the face of inaction, coral reefs will soon disappear,” Leticia Carvalho, head of UNEP’s Marine and Freshwater Branch said o...
Scientists discover a new complex europium hydride
A team of researchers from Russia, the United States and China led by Skoltech Professor Artem R. Oganov have discovered an unexpected very complex europium hydride, Eu8H46. The paper detailing the discovery has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry letters. Superhydrides of rare-earth metals are interesting compounds ...
International competition of research works dedicated to International Day of Education (UN) "Science for education. Education for science"
We invite you to take part in the international competition of research works of schoolchildren, students and young scientists "Science in the name of development" (hereinafter – the competition). The competition is organized and conducted by the educational center "Alive mind" (hereinafter referred to as the educational c...
Hybrid 3D printing technology allows you to create objects filled with liquid
Usually, if you want to create a 3D printed liquid object, you need to enter the liquid after the object has been printed. however, the new process allows you to print such items in one step – and this technology can have several valuable applications. this method was developed by a team of researchers from the german martin luther university...
It is now possible to treat cardiac arrhythmia without electric shock
Today, the main method of stopping dangerous cardiac arrhythmias is defibrillation — the application of a high-voltage electric discharge. the method works, but the high-voltage pulse is very painful and can damage a person's heart. A new study has shown that the effectiveness of a more gentle method — a series of low — voltag...
"The moment of truth and hope," the UN chief called on humanity to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century
At a virtual climate summit today, the UN Chief called for a Global coalition to achieve carbon neutrality by the middle of this century. To achieve this, global greenhouse gas emissions should be reduced by 45 percent compared to 2010 levels by 2030. This is necessary in order to keep the temperature rise within 1.5 C. Today's summit, which is...