Evaluating new processing platforms for pharmaceutical production

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most relevant sectors in today's economy. For more than a century, pharmaceutical production has relied on batch production, but this lacks the agility, flexibility, and robustness ...

NASA's NICER telescope sees hot spots merge on a magnetar

For the first time, NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has observed the merging of multimillion-degree X-ray spots on the surface of a magnetar, a supermagnetized stellar core no larger than a city.

Hotspots shed light on 'flash drought' causes

Two Clemson University engineers say their research is the most comprehensive analysis so far of what causes flash drought, a weather phenomenon that has been blamed for billions of dollars in crop damage and increased wildfire ...

Wind and ocean currents may contribute to mass dolphin strandings

The area around Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a hot spot for mass stranding events, in which 50–100 dolphins and other cetaceans routinely beach themselves. Although scientists aren't sure of the strandings' cause, various ...

What young stars teach us about the birth of our solar system

The familiar star at the center of our solar system has had billions of years to mature and ultimately provide life-giving energy to us here on Earth. But a very long time ago, our sun was just a growing baby star. What did ...

Gulf Stream intrusions feed diatom hot spots

The Gulf Stream, which has reliably channeled warm water from the tropics northward along the East Coast of North America for thousands of years, is changing. Recent research shows that it may be slowing down, and more and ...

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