A new study published in Nature Communications has used the reverberations from earthquakes to reveal new details about the structure of the Earth’s inner core. For decades, there has been evidence to suggest that the inner core is made up of distinct layers, but their properties have remained mysterious. To better understand the inner core’s structure, researchers used multiple seismometers to examine how seismic waves are distorted as they pass through the solid ball of iron nickel at the Earth’s heart. The researchers found that the waves travelled differently through the innermost inner core than through the outer part.
Creating artificial life, a recurring theme in science and literature, holds potential in the fields of viral vaccines and disease treatment. Associate professor Chenguang Lou and Professor Hanbin Mao have pioneered “hybrid peptide-DNA nanostructures” for this purpose. These structures combine DNA’s precise control and peptide technology’s chemical diversity. Recent research has successfully linked three-stranded DNA […]
Equatorial Guinea has confirmed its first outbreak of Marburg virus, related to Ebola, with a fatality rate of up to 88%. Health officials worldwide are urgently testing whether experimental vaccines can protect against the deadly illness. The World Health Organization has convened an urgent meeting to discuss the feasibility of testing Marburg vaccines in Equatorial […]
LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, has achieved a remarkable advancement in sensitivity by employing a technique known as frequency-dependent squeezing. This innovative approach enables LIGO to transcend the quantum limitations that previously hindered its measurements. A substantial 60% increase in the detection rate of cataclysmic events, like the collision of black holes and […]