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Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet around Young Sun-Like Star

Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered and directly imaged a giant exoplanet orbiting the young star YSES 2. A direct image of the massive exoplanet YSES 2b and its host star. Image credit: ESO / SPHERE / VLT / Bohn et al. YSES 2 is…

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Rare Wild Coffee Species Has Arabica-Like Flavor, Greater Tolerance to Higher Temperatures

The enigmatic narrow-leaved coffee (Coffea stenophylla), a rare and little-known species of wild coffee from West Africa, has a similar flavor profile to high-quality Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica), but grows and crops under the same range of key climatic conditions as robusta (Coffea canephora) and Liberica (Coffea liberica) coffee, according to new research led by…

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Genome-Wide Data from Stone Age Bears Recovered from Cave Sediments

Scientists have reconstructed the genomes of the extinct giant short-faced bear (Arctodus simus) and the American black bear (Ursus americanus) using environmental DNA fragments from the remote Chiquihuite Cave in Mexico. Reconstruction of the giant, short-faced North American bear Arctodus simus. Image credit: Daniel Reed / CC BY-SA 3.0. Fossil records are incomplete, and many…

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Archaeologists Find 3,450-Year-Old Alphabetic Inscription in Israel

A team of archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology has discovered an inscribed sherd at the site of Tel Lachish, which is located in the Shephelah region in modern-day Israel and is one of the most prominent Bronze and Iron Age sites of the Southern Levant.…

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New Barium Sulfate-Based Paint is Whitest Yet

The new barium sulfate- (BaSO4) acrylic paint has a solar reflectance of 98.1%, according to a paper published online in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. An infrared camera shows how a sample of the whitest white paint (the dark purple square in the middle) actually cools the board below ambient temperature, something that…

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Amazon’s New Quantum Computer Design Relies On Tiny Schrödinger’s Cats

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Engineering Bias Out of AI

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Cerebras’ New Monster AI Chip Adds 1.4 Trillion Transistors

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Data Science and Machine Learning Drive Innovation in Civil Engineering in Stevens

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Robots Versus Toasters: How The Power of Movement Plays Tricks On Human Brains

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