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Graphene Reveals a Super-Rare Form of Magnetism When 3 Layers Combine Together – ScienceAlert

For something that largely exists in just two dimensions, graphene seems to be everywhere. The super-thin ‘wonder material’ is famous not only for its incredibl…

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For something that largely exists in just two dimensions, graphene seems to be everywhere. The super-thin ‘wonder material’ is famous not only for its incredible strength, but also its unique, often surprising mix of thermal and electromagnetic properties.
In recent times, many of the strangest experimental discoveries in graphene research have been made when scientists stack separate layers of graphene on top of one another. When ordinary materials combine like this, nothing much happens, but …

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For The First Time, Astronomers See Plumes of Sulfur Dioxide From The Volcanoes of Io – ScienceAlert

For the first time, astronomers have seen clear evidence of plumes of toxic volcanic gas erupting forth from the volcanoes of Io.

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For the first time, astronomers have seen clear evidence of plumes of toxic volcanic gas erupting forth from the volcanoes of Io.
New radio images of the Jovian moon have finally provided some answers to long-standing questions about its atmosphere.
Io is the most volcanic place in the Solar System. More than 400 active volcanoes speckle its surface, the manifestation of the moon’s internal stress as it is gravitationally tugged in different directions not just by Jupiter but by the planet’s other…

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Asteroid Bennu: Successful Touchdown, But Sample Return Mission Has Only Just Begun – Gizmodo Australia

Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: “Touchdown is complete”. Then applause a few seconds later for…

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Relief showed clearly on the faces of the team of NASA scientists and engineers as they were told: Touchdown is complete. Then applause a few seconds later for back away burn complete. The most hazardous part of the mission was over and seemingly successful, although we will have to wait for a few more days to hear the scale of the success.
OSIRIS-REx (for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer)) was launched in September 2016, arriving at its target…

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You’ve Heard of Vantablack. Scientists Just Created ‘Super White’, And It’s Very Cool – ScienceAlert

Scientists have created a super white paint that is the yin to Vantablack’s yang.

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Scientists have created a super white paint that is the yin to Vantablack’s yang. 
While ultra black materials can today absorb more than 99.96 percent of sunlight, this new super white coat can reflect 95.5 percent of all the photons that hit it.
Instead of warming up under direct light, objects painted with this new acrylic material can remain cooler than their surrounding temperature even under the Sun, which could allow for a new energy-efficient way to control temperature inside buildings.

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