A Möbius Strip Constructed Solely of Carbon Atoms

[ad_1] By Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University May 28, 2022 A new synthesis method creates a belt-shaped molecular nanocarbon with a twisted Möbius band topology, i.e., a Möbius carbon nanobelt. Credit: Issey Takahashi Scientists have constructed the first belt-shaped molecular nanocarbon with a twisted Möbius band topology—a Möbius carbon nanobelt—that paves the way […]

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Aerodynamics of Magnificent Ancient Creatures

[ad_1] Research sheds light on the flight of magnificent ancient creatures. Credit: Chihiro Kinoshita What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong: Aerodynamic analysis causes a rethink of the biggest pterosaur. One of the most exciting moments of Jurassic World Dominion, the new Jurassic Park sequel, is when the Quetzalcoatlus swoops down from the sky […]

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Graphene Quantum Magic Delivers a New Class of Superconducting Material

[ad_1] Nematic order in twisted bilayer graphene. Credit: Seiichiro Onari Superconductors are materials that conduct electrical current with almost no electrical resistance at all. This property makes them particularly appealing for a variety of applications, including loss-less power cables, electric motors and generators, and powerful electromagnets that can be utilized for MRI imaging and magnetic […]

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Earliest Record of a Candidate Aurora Found in Chinese Annals

[ad_1] One of the variant fragments of the Bamboo Annals, an excerpt from the Ancient Text of the Bamboo Annals cited in (b) Tàipíng Yùlan (v. 874, f. 4b; MS Nu-3 in. Credit: © the National Diet Library of Japan) Ancient Chinese writing mentions a celestial phenomenon that turns out to be the oldest known […]

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How Wave-Particle Interactions Generate Other Plasma Waves in Geospace

[ad_1] Arase satellite uncovers coupling between plasma waves and charged particles in Geospace Scientists unravel a bit more of the mystery underlying how wave-particle interactions generate other plasma waves in Geospace. In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from Japan show that high-frequency plasma waves in the Geospace can generate low-frequency plasma […]

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How Plants Activate Their Immune System Against Dangerous Pathogens in Rain

[ad_1] Mechanical stimuli initiate the concentric propagation of intercellular calcium waves away from trichomes. Credit: Yasuomi Tada While rain is essential for the survival of plants, it also contains bacteria and other pathogens which can cause them harm. So how do plants protect themselves from this threat? A recent study by Nagoya University researchers and […]

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