Classic idea clarifies weird quantum action in ultracold gas

An odd new experiment may offer a path towards a connection between classical and quantum physics. It's a goal scientists have chased for decades.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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Way before stars form, space clouds hold building blocks of life

"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~9 min

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‘Electronic nose’ sniffs out bad flavors in beer

"E-nose" technology can judge beer quality and flavor by its aroma. It could help brewers keep standards up or experiment with new kinds of ingredients.

Claudia Hooper-U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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How travel ups your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Winter is the prime season for carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn what you need to know to keep you and your family safe at home and while traveling.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~1 min

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Supercharged trash gas could produce more green energy

Chemicals called siloxanes from everyday products are "supercharging" landfill gas. It's a problem now, but it could yield more green energy in the future.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~5 min

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Deep learning speeds chemical test for food, blood, and more

Using deep learning to analyze the data that gas chromatography gathers could benefit our food, health care, the environment, and much more.

Lene Hundborg Koss-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 15, 2019 ~4 min

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‘Halos’ of invisible matter drive galactic ecosystems

Astronomers are investigating invisible matter and the workings of the galactic ecosystem.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 26, 2019 ~5 min

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Gas on Saturn’s moon could be ‘free lunch’ for alien life

The oceans on Saturn's moon Enceladus may have the chemical fuel necessary for life. If there's any around, that is.

Peter Kelley-U. Washington • futurity
June 24, 2019 ~5 min

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Light-up probes can say when fruit is ripe

A new probe that says when fruit is ripe could help with harvesting and storage.

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 8, 2019 ~3 min

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New methane fuel cell fixes temperature issue

The new fuel cell could be a cheaper, more practical way to generate energy to heat homes and eventually run cars.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 13, 2018 ~7 min

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