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A growth hormone that increases root growth can be a new agricultural tool

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A molecule sold as a food additive also has an underground role: helping roots grow faster. When the molecule, designated beta-cyclocitral, is added to the soil, rat growth in rice and tomato plants accelerates, researchers report May 8, 2019 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . It also makes rice plants resistant …

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Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will land humans on moon by 2024

May 10, 2019 By Paul Brinkmann May 10, 2019, 11:20:00 AM EDT Share: Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos unveiled plans Thursday to land humans on the moon by 2024 – in a new country called Blue Moon The company held a news conference in Washington, DC, to announce the plan and updated its website with new descriptions and images

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Calculates faster with quasi-particles

Schedule for a two-dimensional Josephson junction: A normally-conducting two-dimensional electron gas sandwiched between two superconductors S (gray). If a magnetic field in the plane is used, Majorana fermions are expected to occur at the ends of the normal range. Credit: Ewelina Hankiewicz Majorana particles are very strange members of the family of elemental particles. The first predicted 1937 by the …

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Poor astronomy | When the first stars in the universe exploded, they * really exploded *

It is strange how things are sometimes combined in astronomy. By studying a nearby star, astronomers have been able to determine that much first (and now far away) the stars of the universe exploded asymmetrically and sent out ridiculously powerful, narrowly focused rays of matter moving at very close speed [19659002] How was this witchcraft completed? First, let us take …

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Suppressed star formation in the early universe

A galaxy cluster map showing the density of the galaxies in the massive cluster SPT-CLJ0421. Astronomers studying five such gaps in the era of about 4.5 billion years after the great battle states that their star formation is extinguished. Symbols show the positions of individual galaxies and the cross marks the position of SPT detection. Credit: Strazzullo et al. 2019 …

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Life on Mars BREAKTHROUGH: Biologist claims ‘Mars still has life’ but ‘it’s HIDING’ | Science | News

When looking for locations where alien life can potentially live, few places are the imagination like Earth's nearest neighbor – Mars. Humans have for centuries has looked to the heavens and wondered whether Mars is a home for extraterrestrials. And although NASA research has yet to find evidence of alien life on Mars, it does not necessarily mean the Red …

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NASA will target a DART at target Asteroid in upcoming deflection tests

Telescopes and spacecraft are already looking at the forest for potentially dangerous asteroids, but what can one do to actually deflect a dangerous object on its way to earth? On May 1, the audience of the [6459005] 6th International Academy of the Space Defense Planetary Defense Conference heard more than a dozen presentations related to an upcoming test to tie …

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