Unified Science in Resonance with Nature

Science News

DNA Acts Like a Wire to Conduct Electron Signals Between Proteins for Repair and Replication

In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and her colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and repair potentially harmful mutations to DNA.

Read More

Science News

Stabilized entanglement of massive mechanical oscillators

The elusive quantum mechanical phenomenon called entanglement has now been made a reality in objects almost macroscopic in size. Results published in Nature show how two vibrating drumheads, the width of a human hair, can display the spooky action.

Read More

Science News, Uncategorized

Not junk: ‘Jumping gene’ is critical for early embryo

A so-called “jumping gene” that researchers long considered either genetic junk or a pernicious parasite is actually a critical regulator of the first stages of embryonic development, according to a new study in mice led by UC San Francisco scientists and published June 21, 2018 in Cell.

Read More

Science News

Happy summer solstice!

It’s that time of year again when the sun is at its maximum declination and passes overhead at noon for all observers at latitude 23.5 degrees.

Read More

Science News

Friction has memory, say physicists

Memory encoding has been found in an unlikely place: the frictional forces between two surfaces. Researchers have been able to show that a material “remembered” how it reached its current state and was evolving based on its history, not just its current state. Such behavior is similar to that proposed by Physicist Nassim Haramein to describe the properties of spacememory.

Read More

Science News

The search for supernovae with the re-purposed Kepler – K2

The latest supernovae survey reveals the crucial importance in furthering our understanding of supernovae and reaching confident conclusions as soon as possible.

Read More

Science News

Speculative wormhole echoes could revolutionize astrophysics

Structure at the horizon scale of black holes would give rise to echoes of the gravitational wave signal associated with the post-merger ringdown phase in binary coalescences. A new study examines the waveform of echoes in static and stationary, traversable wormholes in which perturbations are governed by a symmetric effective potential. The waveform of echoes is also predicted for rotating wormholes, also known as Kerr-like wormholes. The study generates predictions of what waveforms should be examined to determine if there are echoes occurring after merger of black holes. If such echoes are identified, it would suggest that there is structure at the black hole horizon and these are more accurately called exotic compact objects (ECOs), like wormholes.

Read More

Science News

Saturn’s rings reveal sought after spin rate

The rotation speed – spin rate – of Saturn was previously found through observations of its magnetic field. Now, scientists have determined the spin rate through ripples in its rings!

Read More

Science News

Two different forms of water isolated for first time

Scientists have isolated the two different forms of water molecule for the first time. Water molecules were known to exist as two distinct “isomers”, or types, based on their slightly different properties at the atomic level.

Read More

Science News

Back to the future as researchers invent real-life flux capacitor

Time-reversal symmetry is a seemingly indelible facet of quantum mechanics and physics in general. Particle-to-particle interactions look the same whether they are run “forward” in time or “backwards” in time, this is time-symmetry, and had been an inviolate feature of physics until recent experiments, such as the time crystal, have shown violation of time-reversal symmetry. In a recent report researchers propose another device that may exhibit time-reversal symmetry breaking.

Read More

Science News

Dark matter particles elude scientists in the biggest search of its kind

The largest particle detector of its kind has failed to turn up any hints of dark matter, despite searching for about a year.

Read More

Science News

Static Orbits in Rotating Spacetimes: Detection may Reveal Key Characteristics of Black Holes

Under certain conditions an axisymmetric rotating spacetime contains a ring of points in the equatorial plane, where a particle at rest with respect to an asymptotic static observer remains at rest in a static orbit. Researchers illustrate the emergence of such orbits for boson stars. Further examples are wormholes, hairy black holes, and Kerr-Newman solutions.

Read More

Science News

Ultrafast X-ray Laser Reveals Intricate Hydrogen-bond Network of Water Molecules

In the not-so-distant past is was “crack-pot” science to talk about water structure, and its related property of water memory. Despite this wide-spread perspective, scientific investigation into the actual nature of water, of which remarkably little was known, has revealed that undoubtedly water has a specific geometry and that this coherent molecular structure formed form long-range coordination of hydrogen bonds determines many of water’s remarkable properties. The key to understanding water on a molecular level is watching the changes of the hydrogen-bond network, which can play a major role in biological activity and life as we know it.

Read More

Science News

Cosmic dawn could now be in sight

Cosmic dawn, the epoch given to the point in time when the first ever stars formed, may now just be in sight.

Read More

Get the latest unified science news delivered to your inbox

Yes, Sign me up!

Complete this form and click the button below to subscribe to our Science News Digest

No SPAM. Ever. That’s a promise.

X