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Scientists Develop Focus-Free Camera with Flat Lens

Posted: 18 Mar 2020 02:15 PM PDT

A team of researchers from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and Oblate Optics, Inc. has created a camera that does not require focusing. “Our flat lenses can drastically reduce the weight, complexity and cost of cameras and other imaging systems, while increasing their functionality,” said Dr. Rajesh Menon, a scientist at the University […]
SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Stable for Several Hours to Days in Aerosols and on Surfaces

Posted: 18 Mar 2020 01:36 PM PDT

A novel human coronavirus that is now named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2019 and is now causing a pandemic. In a new study, a team of U.S. scientists analyzed the aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and compared it with SARS-CoV-1, the most […]
‘Basal Magma Ocean’ Generated Early Earth’s Magnetic Field, New Research Suggests

Posted: 18 Mar 2020 11:33 AM PDT

In a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, a team of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego provides new estimates for the thermodynamics of magnetic field generation within the liquid portion of the early Earth’s mantle and show how long that field […]
Hubble Spots Nursery of Massive Stars in Large Magellanic Cloud

Posted: 18 Mar 2020 06:46 AM PDT

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning image of a huge HII region called LHA 120-N 150. This bright pink cloud and associated young massive stars  are located on the outskirts of the Tarantula Nebula, which is the largest known star-forming region in the local Universe. The Tarantula Nebula is situated […]
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