Wow! mystery signal from space finally explained

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Center of Planetary Science (CPS) has finally solved the mystery of the "Wow!" signal from 1977. It was a comet, they report, one that that was unknown at the time of the signal ...

Second contagious form of cancer found in Tasmanian devils

Transmissible cancers—cancers which can spread between individuals by the transfer of living cancer cells—are believed to arise extremely rarely in nature. One of the few known transmissible cancers causes facial tumours ...

Introducing Stringbike: the bike with no chain (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hungarian bicycle designers have unveiled their new Stringbike in Padova, Italy. The design replaces the traditional chain with a symmetrical rope and pulley system, which they say is more efficient, makes ...

Three Interesting Uses for Mass Spectrometry

(PhysOrg.com) -- When many think about mass spectrometry, they visualize uses in biomolecular work. This is because mass spectrometry used in MALDI and ESI techniques is much less harsh than ionization methods used before. ...

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