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Why geology is our destiny

One day in October 1820, two young men, Elijah Hamlin and Ezekiel Holmes, were walking on a hill in Maine called Mount Mika when they saw a glowing green stone on the ground. They picked him up and began looking for others, but the darkness was falling. It snowed the next day. When they finally returned, in the spring they …

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Researchers have discovered how the intestinal epithelium folds and moves by measuring forces

Incision of the intestine showing its characteristic folded structure. Credit: Amy Engevik An international team led by Xavier Trepat of IBEC measured the cellular forces in the laboratory-grown mini intestines, deciphering how the inner wall of this vital organ folds and moves. The study, published in Nature Cell Biology, opens the door to a better understanding of the basics of …

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Now NASA has tried and failed to fix the Hubble Space Telescope 3 times. Has been offline for a week.

The Hubble Space Telescope on the Earth’s Edge and Space in a photo taken after Hubble’s second mission in 1997. NASA NASA is working to save its valuable Hubble Space Telescope after a mysterious computer problem took it offline last week. Hubble went into space in 1990 and immediately began capturing the universe in revolutionary detail. The Earth’s orbital observatory …

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Breakthrough in the decomposition of CO2 with high efficiency

FIG. 1: Synthesis method for the new three-component photocatalyst. A carbon nanotube encapsulating iodine molecules was immersed in an aqueous solution of silver nitrate (AgNO3) to give the composite photocatalyst. Credit: Shinji Kawasaki and Yosuke Ishii of the Nagoya Institute of Technology Scientists are finding a way to effectively use visible sunlight to break down CO2, opening the door to …

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