Image: Saturn's moons Tethys and Hyperion

Saturn's moons Tethys and Hyperion appear to be near neighbors in this Cassini view, even though they are actually 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) apart here. Tethys is the larger body on the left.

How Chinese cabbage and white cabbage became alike

White cabbage and Chinese cabbage have a lot in common: both have leaves that wrap tightly around each other to form a leafy head. Remarkably, however, these two crops originate from two different Brassica species used and ...

Scientists produce microresonators with unprecedented precision

Researchers from Aston University and ITMO University demonstrated a new method to fabricate optical microresonators with unprecedented precision of less than the diameter of a single hydrogen atom and 100 times less than ...

Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing

Both hobbyists' pottery and engineered high-performance ceramics are only useable after they are fired for hours at high temperatures, usually above 1000 °C. The sintering process that takes place causes the individual particles ...

'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have found that graphene might be the ideal material for manufacturing plasmonic devices capable of detecting explosive materials, toxic chemicals, and ...

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