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Moon Atmosphere Volatile to Solar Winds, Not Immune as Previously Thought, Says Swedish Scientist

The moon’s space environment is much more volatile and active than previously thought since the solar wind is seen to be affecting the crustal magnetic fields of the moon, said researcher Charles Lue at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Umea University in Sweden. The solar wind is a continuous flow of plasma from the Sun which affects the ...

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Owl’s ‘Stealth Technology’ May Help Make Aircraft Engines ‘Silent’ by 2030

It has long been a mystery to solve for scientists as to how owls succeed in being such great hunters without letting their preys become even a tad aware of their descent. Earlier this year, in June; researchers from the University of Cambridge and three other US institutes started an experiment to learn the mechanism behind owls’ “silent flight mechanism”. ...

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Jahn-Teller Metal, 4th Matter in World Discovered by Japan Researchers

Kosmas Prassides of Tohoku University, a post-doctoral researcher who just joined the faculty, has led a team that discovered a new state of matter called the ‘Jahn-Teller-metal’ that has some unique features — an insulator, superconductor, metal and magnet — all-in-one metal. Essentially, the new matter ‘Jahn-Tellar-metal’ is useful as superconductors at very high temperatures, a deadly combination for future ...

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E-solar wind sail for cheap flight to and fro Mars possible in future

Imagine an electric solar wind sail to and from Mars and refueling the launch vehicle mid-air on Mars orbit, thanks to E-sail technology that is a novel propellant-less technolgy. The new fundamentally different and economically sustainable approach may be useful for bi-directional manned Mars mission in the future, say researchers. The E-sail technology was invented in Finland in 2006. What is E-sail ...

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