NASA's IXPE helps solve black hole jet mystery

Some of the brightest objects in the sky are called blazars. They consist of a supermassive black hole feeding off material swirling around it in a disk, which can create two powerful jets perpendicular to the disk on each ...

Chinese writing: From complexity to greater complexity

The world's major writing systems have tended to simplify over time, with a notable exception: New research shows that the Chinese writing system has become increasingly complex over the course of its 3000-year history.

New research reveals invisible meteors

In a new thesis from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics and UmeƄ University, unique methods for the analysis of radar data and simulations of meteoroids in the solar system are presented. The methods have been applied ...

Scientists unlock nature's secret to super-selective binding

EPFL researchers have discovered that it is not just molecular density, but also pattern and structural rigidity, that control super-selective binding interactions between nanomaterials and protein surfaces. The breakthrough ...

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