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mRNA technology for vaccines and more: An Ars Frontiers recap

Enlarge / On May 22, John Timmer (left) moderated a panel featuring Karin Bok (center) and Nathaniel Wang (right) for the Ars Frontiers 2023...

Neuralink says it has the FDA’s OK to start clinical trials

EnlargeNurPhoto In December 2022, founder Elon Musk gave an update on his other, other company, the brain implant startup Neuralink. As early...

Above the fold: The people behind the Gocycle G4 thought of everything

EnlargeJohn Timmer Foldable bikes offer a pretty obvious trade-off: the convenience of something you can easily pick up and store in the...

US Gulf states’ inactive, uncapped oil and gas wells a $30 billion liability

EnlargeTad Denson Oil and gas producers in the US are required by law to seal and cap their wells once they're finished...

Chemical reactions on the early Earth may have formed its ocean

EnlargeNASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring Water has made the Earth the planet that it is—a planet known for its blue oceans. Water shapes the...

Black hole is soaring between galaxies, leaving stars in its wake

Enlarge / Artist's impression of a supermassive black hole trailing stars behind it.NASA, ESA, Leah Hustak If you saw a similar streak...

Rising seas will cut off many properties before they’re flooded

Enlarge / If this road is your only route to the outside world, it might not matter that your house didn't flood.Maurice Alcorn /...

Little rewards get people to see truth in politically unfavorable info

EnlargeGetty Piecing together why so many people are willing to share misinformation online is a major focus among behavioral scientists. It's easy...

Google’s improved quantum processor good enough for error correction

Enlarge / Two generations of Google's Sycamore processor.Google Quantum AI Today, Google announced a demonstration of quantum error correction on its next...

New battery seems to offer it all: lithium-metal/lithium-air electrodes

EnlargeChanakarn Phinakan Current lithium-based batteries are based on intercalation—lithium ions squeeze into spaces within electrode materials such as graphite. As a result,...

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