NASA probe survives the furthest exploration of human history

NASA celebrated the New Year with the historic New Horizons spacecraft survey of the world’s farthest and perhaps the oldest surviving celestial object, Ultima Thule, located some 6.4 billion kilometers from the Earth, hoping to learn more about planet formation. A series of eagerly awaited…

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…

study shows how ants combat disease in a colony

During their evolution, ants adapted their social organization and developed defense mechanisms to counter disease, according to research from Swiss biologists. All the factors that favor the spread of diseases are gathered in the anthill: a dense population and frequent contacts between individuals. Biologist Nathalie…

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…

Imminent arrival of InSight probe on Mars

On Sunday, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angelewas preparing, to make the final course adjustments to maneuver the landing gear and allow it to land on Monday on the red planet. If all goes according to plan, InSight, which completes a journey…