SFL Educational News Service
Scientific Frontline Gallery
Our Purpose / Goal
Terms of Service
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
His artist’s rendering shows the material reflecting infra-red light while letting other wavelengths pass through. Image credit: Andrej Lene...
Conventional Computers Can Learn to Solve Tricky Quantum Problems
Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang Credit: Caltech There has been a lot of buzz about quantum computers and for good reason. The futuristic computers ...
The synthetic rocks help us understand how sought-after rare earth elements form
A selection of some of the rare earth artificial rocks produced by the team. Picture taken at the iCRAG Lab at Trinity College Dublin. Credi...
Star Light, Star Bright … But Exactly How Bright?
Astronomers use the brightness of a type of exploding star known as a supernova type IA (seen here as bright blue dot to the left of a remot...
Not all wildlife recovered in lockdowns, new research finds
European Robin Photo credit: Andy Holmes When the COVID pandemic started, it was a global crisis for humans – but as humans took shelter, re...
Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole
This shows a still image of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, as seen by the Event Horizon Collaboration (EHT), with an artist’s i...
Gut Microbiomes Help Bears with Very Different Diets Reach the Same Size
Photo credit: National Park Service. A recent study of the gut microbiome of Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos) shows that the microbial lif...
How global warming affects astronomical observations
The VLT's Laser Guide Star: A laser beam launched from VLT´s 8.2-metre Yepun telescope crosses the majestic southern sky and creates an ...
Wildfire smoke is unraveling decades of air quality gains
Over the last decade, PM2.5 from wildfire smoke has increased in much of the U.S., particularly in Western states, but some areas in the Sou...
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Researchers develop a cobalt-free cathode for lithium-ion batteries
Working with researchers at four U.S. national laboratories, Huolin Xin, UCI professor of physics & astronomy, has found a way to fabric...
View web version