Matthew Dea

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These Hybrid Metallic Crystals Are Chemistry’s New Miracle Materials

These Hybrid Metallic Crystals Are Chemistry’s New Miracle Materials

4200 meters above Melbourne, Australia, a chemistry experiment is in progress. These are the samples, which will be injected with metal and organic particles to form crystals at low gravity. And this guy back here is Dr. JJ Richardson, the lead researcher. JJ and his team study nanomaterials called Metal-Organic Frameworks, which are considered the […]

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‘Magic’ Angle Graphene Is BACK…with an Even Bigger Twist

‘Magic’ Angle Graphene Is BACK…with an Even Bigger Twist

I have got some mega news for you, my friends, and it involves two of our favorite words: graphene and superconductors. Let’s just dive right in, shall we? To understand this latest news, we have to go back to last year. The physics world was sent into a tizzy by the discovery of a ‘magic […]

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Will Betelgeuse Explode? This Is What Scientists Know So Far

Will Betelgeuse Explode? This Is What Scientists Know So Far

One of the sky’s brightest stars has been exhibiting some pretty unusual behavior. Since October 2019, this massive red supergiant, named Betelgeuse, has been losing its sparkle leading many scientists to wonder whether the star is headed toward its demise by way of a supernova explosion. And me to wonder if it will blow if […]

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Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

This is the universe in a box. Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—our universe, trapped in a cube. Well some of it, anyway. What this really is is our most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever. This very impressive feat is the result of a project called Illustris—The Next […]

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Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it’s not.

– I have type one diabetes. My body doesn’t process glucose properly, which it needs to power muscle tissue and other pretty critical things, like my brain. What I don’t have is insulin. A hormone secreted by the pancreas that helps cells take up glucose in the blood. That means for the past 15 years, […]

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The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons

When you think of leaving the Earth, you probably think of something like this: This is the Saturn V launching Apollo 11 to the Moon. It was a chemical rocket, burning a mixture of kerosene and liquid oxygen to get its payload — the Apollo astronauts — off the Earth. Chemical rockets are basically an […]

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Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

Everything Scientists Could Learn By Looking At Your Skull

I find it incredible that scientists can look at a skull, just the skull… and determine almost exactly who that person was. Skulls hold clues to our race, age, and sex. For example, just from a skull found in the woods in 1988. Police were able to solve the case of a young Asian woman […]

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Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making your microbial ecosystem a literal […]

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The Ozone Layer Was Doomed Until a Handful of Scientists Stood Up to Power

Getting every nation on Earth to agree on an environmental issue is tough, but it has been done before. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer — or just the Montreal Protocol — is the most successful step we’ve taken to protect our planet to date, but getting there wasn’t easy. When […]

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New Subatomic Particles Are Shifting the Standard Model of Physics

The Large Hadron Collider is just as exciting as it sounds—it’s the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It helps us discover brand new subatomic particles! One of the most recent newbies is called uhhhhhh…this. And it’s a…pentaquark, which is a kind of exotic hadron…which means what, exactly? And how does it fit into—or […]

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