Space station experiment to probe origins of elements

Astronomer Carl Sagan put it best: "We're made of star stuff." The atoms that make up the chemicals of our bodies didn't originate on Earth; they came from deep space. The big bang created hydrogen, helium, and a little bit ...

Metasurfaces offer new possibilities for quantum research

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories, have successfully created photon pairs at several ...

Machine learning could revolutionize mineral exploration

Twenty-first century technologies, including those central to a low-carbon future, rely on rare earth elements and metals. Many of these sought-after minerals reside in porphyry copper deposits that contain hundreds of millions ...

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