Science

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest extent this month since satellite observations started

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest extent this month since satellite observations started

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has announced that Arctic sea ice witnessed its second-lowest level this month since the time satellite observations have started.

Solar Plus Probe to Launch by July 2018: NASA

Solar Plus Probe to Launch by July 2018: NASA

The U.S. Space agency NASA has announced a solar probe that will gather interesting information for scientists to help them predict any major solar events and its impact on our planet. Solar flares and mass ejections can have an impact on telecommunication networks on Earth.

A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics

Holograms are a ubiquitous part of our lives. They are in our wallets — protecting credit cards, cash and driver’s licenses from fraud — in grocery store scanners and biomedical devices.

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it

Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all usually oblivious.

Small blue galaxy could shed new light on Big Bang

A faint blue galaxy about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor could shed new light on conditions at the birth of the universe.

When dung beetles dance, they photograph the firmament

The discovery that dung beetles use the light of the Milky Way to navigate in the world has received much praise.

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