In June 2017, physicists achieved ‘liquid light’ at room temperature for the first time ever, making this strange form of matter more accessible than ever. This matter is both a superfluid, which has zero friction and viscosity, and a kind of Bose-Einstein condensate - sometimes described as the fifth state of matter – and it allows light to actually flow
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(Photo by TPG/Getty Images) What are some new trends in solar energy research and development in 2018? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora: Before I answer the
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Most experts adjusted their projections for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season because one of the primary formation regions has exhibited cooler than normal sea surface temperatures. There has also been some discussion about whether a potentially emerging El Nino (warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean) will impact activity. Even with
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook attends the Viva Tech startup and technology gathering at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. The VivaTech exhibition brings together nearly 1,800 startups alongside the largest international groups. Photo by Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images. Facebook has confirmed its purchase of Bloomsbury.ai,
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From the normally mild summer climes of Ireland, Scotland and Canada to the scorching Middle East, numerous locations in the Northern Hemisphere have witnessed their hottest weather ever recorded over the past week. Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to the sweltering temperatures. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports
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Energy Personality: Hannah Olmberg-Soesman Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable energy future in the region. A dynamic entrepreneur with a background in social work and a master degree in law, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman has managed to
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The internet isn’t your phone. It’s not Instagram, YouTube, or Netflix. Behind those apparitions, the internet is actually a sprawling matrix of hundreds of undersea data cables, criss-crossing the ocean for some 885,000 km (550,000 miles). That’s where your Facebook and FOMO come from. But those hidden conduits aren’t just useful for relaying data –
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A massive collision forever tilted Uranus into a jaunty angle and may be why the planet is so cold. According to new research, a young protoplanet roughly twice the size of Earth is responsible for changing Uranus’ orientation and dooming the world to freezing temperatures. An international team of astronomers, led by Durham University in
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