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Video with Arecibo telescope Shrinkage HYPEBEAST

The sad news of the Arecibo telescope’s collapse is still being felt by many astronomers around the world. To give an idea of ​​how the entire 820-ton receiver collapsed, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has just released official footage of the disaster. The video (complete with sound) gives two angles: one from the base of the support tower, and the …

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“The game has changed.” AI triumphs in protein folding

Protein structures that were predicted by artificial intelligence (blue) and experimentally determined (green) are almost identical. IMAGE: DEEP THOUGHT Artificial intelligence (AI) has solved one of the great challenges of biology: predicting how proteins are folded by a chain of amino acids into 3D shapes that perform life’s tasks. This week, the organizers of a protein folding competition announced the …

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Astronomical events in December 2020: Gemini meteor shower, total solar eclipse, Jupiter’s “great connection”, Saturn

This holiday season will be even brighter thanks to three amazing astronomical events in December – including the best meteor shower of the year and observation of a “double planet”! Meteor shower from Gemini The Geminid meteor shower will reach its peak on the evening of December 13-14. AccuWeather named it the best meteor shower of the year, saying it …

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The researchers pioneered a revolutionary new method for direct observation of dark excitons

Dr. Julien Madeo, a scientist at the OIST Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit, aligns the beam with extreme ultraviolet light. Credit: OIST Predicting the end of a decade, in a promising new class of extremely thin two-dimensional semiconductors, scientists first visualized and measured elusive particles called dark excitons that could not be seen by light. The powerful technique described in a leading …

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