Researchers solve mystery of 'structure-insensitive' catalytic reactions
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Researchers solve mystery of 'structure-insensitive' catalytic reactions

A schematic representation of the difference between structure sensitive and structure insensitive behavior of particles. Credit: Utrecht
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Yes, DeepMind crunches the numbers – but is it really a magic bullet? | John Naughton

The most important development of the week was not Facebook losing its appeal against the EUR2.4bn European Commission fine for abusing its search
The Intense Pressurized Conditions of Earth's Outer Core Have Been Recreated in a Lab
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The Intense Pressurized Conditions of Earth's Outer Core Have Been Recreated in a Lab

The core of the planet is located thousands of kilometers below the surface of Earth, where it can be found under severe pressures and scorching
New nanocomposite improves solar evaporation for water purification
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New nanocomposite improves solar evaporation for water purification

For efficient water collection, amorphous inorganic hollow multishelled structures have been used. Credit: Yang Nailiang Global water scarcity is a
Structure of a 'promiscuous' protein will help scientists design better drugs
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Structure of a 'promiscuous' protein will help scientists design better drugs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at CSSB and EMBL Hamburg have identified the molecular structure for a gut protein that aids in drug
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In New York City, You Can Climb Up the Exterior of a 1,200-Foot Skyscraper

New York's cityscape is breathtaking. Manhattan's five observation decks cost $40 per person to view the city from its highest points. Tourists
A Magnetic Tunnel Surrounds the Earth
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A Magnetic Tunnel Surrounds the Earth

Imagine if your eyes could see radio waves! We might be able, if we had the ability to see into space, to see a tunnel made of radio waves. It would
Wild New Paper Claims Earth May Be Surrounded by a Giant Magnetic Tunnel
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Wild New Paper Claims Earth May Be Surrounded by a Giant Magnetic Tunnel

Astronomers have been puzzled for decades by mysterious structures in the sky. Now they might have an answer. A vast network of magnetized filaments
Epic Particle Collider Experiment in US Could Reveal How Matter Holds Itself Together
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Epic Particle Collider Experiment in US Could Reveal How Matter Holds Itself Together

Robert Hofstadter, a Nobel Prize-winning US physicist, and his team shot highly energetic electrons at an extremely small vial of hydrogen at
Getting up to speed on the proton
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Getting up to speed on the proton

Artist rendering of the proton structure, showing its complex and dynamic system made up of quarks & gluons. Credit: Argonne National