‘Hell planet’ orbits its star every 17.5 hours

The surface of 55 Cnc e, known as the "hell planet," is so hot (roughly 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit) that its surface is an ocean of lava.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Meet the 2022-23 Accenture Fellows

This year's fellows will work across research areas including telemonitoring, human-computer interactions, operations research,  AI-mediated socialization, and chemical transformations.

School of Engineering • mit
yesterday ~5 min

Earth’s rock glaciers may clarify ‘hidden giants’ on Mars

New research digs into rock glaciers on our home planet, but the findings could help scientists get a deeper understanding of Mars, too.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
yesterday ~9 min

Computational system streamlines the design of fluidic devices

This computational tool can generate an optimal design for a complex fluidic device such as a combustion engine or a hydraulic pump.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Ada Lovelace's skills with language, music and needlepoint contributed to her pioneering work in computing

Lovelace was a prodigious math talent who learned from the giants of her time, but her linguistic and creative abilities were also important in her invention of computer programming.

Corinna Schlombs, Associate Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Dec. 8, 2022 ~8 min

Scientists: Ancient Creature Grew Quicker Than Expected

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 8, 2022 ~4 min

Looking to retain most potent regenerative stem cells

Humans lose them after embryonic development, unlike some animals. New Harvard research offers potential insights into why.

Alice McCarthy • harvard
Dec. 8, 2022 ~4 min

Team swaps yeast sex drive for cannabinoid sensor

Researchers have made yeast turn red or glow when it successfully detects cannabinoids, a feat that could lead to drug discovery.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 8, 2022 ~7 min

Millions of Birds Could Bring Visitors to Eastern Mexico

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 7, 2022 ~4 min

San Francisco Pulls Back Decision to Permit Armed Police Robots

VOA Learning English • voa
Dec. 7, 2022 ~6 min