‘Star Trek: Picard’ new trailer, ‘Discovery’ renewed, plus ‘Strange New Worlds’ premiere date

In one fantastic Star Trek announcement, streaming service Paramount Plus provided updates on every incarnation of the favorite sci-fi franchise, including a new trailer for Season 2 of “Star Trek: Picard.” The second season of “Picard” will premiere on Thursday, March 3 (moved from February 17) in 10 episodes, while Season 3 was scheduled to … Read more

Bioengineers Have Modeled The Workings of The World’s Most Basic Synthetic Life Form

Life is complicated. Even the smallest cells contain a stunning selection of chemical reactions that allow them to thrive in a chaotic landscape. If we want to know where to draw the line between life and the bubbles of stale old organic soup, it helps us remove irrelevant additives to discover the basic components and … Read more

The World’s Massive Need For More Solar Panels Has One Shiny Catch

There is a big problem in the global need for solar panels, a new analysis suggests. A booming solar panel market – crucial to the future of clean energy – could require nearly half of the world’s aluminum by 2050. Fortunately, there are ways we can mitigate this. Unlike more precious metals, such as lithium … Read more

UBC scientists unveil world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron spike protein – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Researchers from UBC School of Medicine conducted the first structural analysis at the molecular level of the Omicron spike protein variant. The findings were published today in Science. Researchers from UBC School of Medicine conducted the first structural analysis at the molecular level of the Omicron spike protein variant. The findings were published today in … Read more

How the world’s first ‘quantum tornadoes’ came to be

Ultra-cold atoms flowed together like water, but they were a completely different state of matter. Photo deposit In some of the most extreme physical conditions, physicists have created perhaps the fewest storms to date. This “quantum tornado”, created by quantum researchers from MIT and Harvard, is the latest demonstration of quantum mechanics – a strange … Read more

3 newly discovered worlds risk doom orbiting too close to dying stars

Astronomers have spotted three new exoplanets orbiting dangerously close to their parent stars, on the verge of extinction. Three exoplanets, named TOI-2337b, TOI-4329b and TOI-2669b, were detected using NASA’s transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Echelle High Resolution Spectrometer (HIRES) of the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii. “These planets are in such extreme places … Read more

Scientists Built The World’s Tiniest Antenna, And It’s Made Out of DNA

Scientists have made the smallest antenna ever made – only five nanometers in length. Unlike its much larger counterparts that we are all familiar with, this miniature thing is not made to transmit radio waves, but to reveal the secrets of ever-changing proteins. The nanoantenna is made of DNA, a molecule that carries genetic instructions … Read more

Worlds in Shadow, by Patrick Nunn – Mountain Beltway

Subtitled “Submerged Countries in Science, Memory, and Myth,” this well-designed study examines the position of the various lost lands on our planet and the geological mechanisms of their drowning. Sea level rise, isostatic subsidence and sediment compaction, volcanism, tectonic landslides and good old-fashioned erosion all play a role in occupying places that were dry and … Read more