A mysterious supernova caught in Kepler’s last days

The Kepler Space Telescope mission ended in October, but the analysis of its latest data continues to reveal a wealth of information, not only for researchers looking for new exoplanets, but also for supernovas specialists. Images taken on February 4th by the Kepler Space Telescope…

A clock so precise that it can measure gravity

To measure the time at the limits of physics, scientists perfected atomic clocks that already possessed remarkable precision. Their new variant of these devices has a stability so great that it can measure the distortions of space-time. Our modern world is obsessed with the passage of…

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

On Saturday, a Space X capsule arrived at the International Space Station.  The payoad contained everything astronauts will need to cook their Christmas dinner, in addition to mice and worms for scientific experiments and more than 2270 kilograms of equipment for the station.  The Dragon…

The cobweb draws its strength from nanotechnology

Reproducing the properties of cobwebs could create a material of unparalleled strength. Now researchers have began to understand the secrets of their construction. Spider webs have fascinated researchers for many years. Their strength and flexibility are unsurpassed in the animal world and, at equal weight,…

complex life on earth started sooner than previously thought: study

Microbes have been able to oxygenate photosynthesis at least a billion years earlier in Earth’s history than previously thought. This hypothesis put forward by British biologists at Imperial College London has upset the widely accepted theory of the moment of the appearance of complex life…

“Old” algorithm beats modern StarCraft opponents

An algorithm created from old artificial intelligence methods triumphed against other technically more advanced programs last weekend at a StarCraft competition in Edmonton. Despite recent advances in artificial intelligence, the “old” SAIDA has demonstrated its relevance by winning 95.91% of its 2590 matches of StarCraft: Brood War . This…