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Candy-like mixture can print patterns on microscopic objects

Patterns of microscopic discs, rings or letters can be added to microrobots or stretchy electronics with a dissolved sugar mixture

24/11/2022

Low traffic neighbourhood schemes cut air pollution on nearby roads

Schemes that aim to reduce traffic through certain streets have been accused of increasing air pollution on roads at their borders, but a study in London has found that the opposite is true

24/11/2022

NASA’s Orion capsule captures gorgeous close-up pictures of the moon

The Orion capsule has made its closest fly-by of the moon and sent back detailed images of its surface and of the spacecraft rounding the far side of the moon

23/11/2022

Vaccine to prevent UTIs could be taken as a dissolving tablet

Recurrent UTIs could one day be prevented with a vaccine instead of antibiotics if promising results in mice and rabbits are replicated in clinical trials

23/11/2022

Orchidomania: A history of our obsession with orchids

These images from a new illustrated book chart the long human love affair with orchids, the incredible family of flowering plants that continue to captivate us today

23/11/2022

We may finally know how blazars act as cosmic particle accelerators

Supermassive black holes that beam powerful jets of matter towards Earth, known as blazars, accelerate particles to extraordinarily high energies – and astronomers have finally figured out how

23/11/2022

ESA's new astronauts include former Paralympian runner John McFall

The European Space Agency has chosen an astronaut with a physical disability for the first time, as one of six new trainees for space missions

23/11/2022

Bustards may use plants to treat STIs during the breeding season

Male great bustards seek out two toxic plants during the birds' breeding season, and extracts from these plants have been found to kill common pathogens in the lab

23/11/2022

Oldest army ant found in 35-million-year-old Baltic amber

An unexpected discovery in a piece of amber stored at Harvard University since the 1930s reveals that army ants once lived in Europe

23/11/2022

JWST has spotted chemical reactions in an exoplanet's atmosphere

Astronomers analysing data from the James Webb Space Telescope have spotted signs of chemical reactions driven by star light in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time

22/11/2022

Meta's board game-playing AI can pass as a human in game negotiations

An AI developed by researchers at Meta convincingly negotiated with humans while playing an online version of the board game Diplomacy. It was also ranked in the top 10 per cent of players

22/11/2022

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