Science and Technology 2022, December

The ultimate strength of a person is calculated

The ultimate strength of a person is calculated

The ultimate strength of a person is calculated. It is reported by Rambler. Further: https://news.rambler.ru/science/47064985/?utm_content=news_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink

Australia seeks "dark matter" in deep gold mine

Australia seeks "dark matter" in deep gold mine

Deep in a gold mine on the outskirts of the small Victorian town of Stowell, located a few hours drive northwest of Melbourne, a laboratory is being built to search for one of the most elusive substances in the universe - dark matter

Ball lightning - the main mystery of atmospheric electricity

Ball lightning - the main mystery of atmospheric electricity

Ball lightning looks like a luminous sphere that usually occurs during a thunderstorm. Often such an object hangs or moves at a more or less fixed height above the ground. Sometimes ball lightning explodes when it collides with something

Scientists calculate how to fly to the nearest star using lasers

Scientists calculate how to fly to the nearest star using lasers

A photon engine of 100 million lasers will help the Breakthrough Starshot space sailing ship to reach Alpha Centauri, the closest neighbor of the solar system, in just 20 years. Australian researchers have figured out how to accelerate interstellar

Does a person have instincts?

Does a person have instincts?

We talked with an anthropologist and found out why many of our ideas about a person are wrong

Scientists have learned about the ability of the brain to predict the future

Scientists have learned about the ability of the brain to predict the future

Danish scientists: the brain is able to predict the future when listening to music

Scientists have found out why people in the course of evolution stopped rotating their backs when walking

Scientists have found out why people in the course of evolution stopped rotating their backs when walking

American biologists have found out why, in the course of evolution, people stopped turning their pelvis when walking

Geologists have figured out where hundreds of millions of years of the Grand Canyon rock record have disappeared

Geologists have figured out where hundreds of millions of years of the Grand Canyon rock record have disappeared

Scientists have been able to unravel the intricate riddle of one of the Grand Canyon's most famous geologic features: the mysterious missing span of time in the canyon's geochronological record that spans hundreds of millions of years

Earth's core has been named the planet's largest carbon store

Earth's core has been named the planet's largest carbon store

According to scientists, the percentage of carbon in the core can be from 0.3 to 2%

Scientific paradox - glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are inhabited by worms

Scientific paradox - glaciers in the Pacific Northwest are inhabited by worms

What do we know about glaciers? These are chunks of ice that have been forming over thousands of years. At first glance, it seems that there can be no question of life in them, since no organism can withstand such extreme conditions

How many dimensions are there in our brain

How many dimensions are there in our brain

Neuroscientists have used classical mathematics to look into the structure of our brains. They found that it is full of multidimensional geometric shapes working in 11 dimensions

Scientists have confirmed that the flip of the Earth's magnetic poles is "cyclical" and occurs every 200 million years - the time for a new change of poles has already come

Scientists have confirmed that the flip of the Earth's magnetic poles is "cyclical" and occurs every 200 million years - the time for a new change of poles has already come

Scientists have found that the reversal of the Earth's magnetic poles is a cyclical phenomenon and occurs every 200 million years, which means that another “coup” awaits us - much to the concern of scientists who are not sure how this will affect

Scientists have proposed a radically new concept for defining life on Earth

Scientists have proposed a radically new concept for defining life on Earth

About 3.5 billion years ago, life on Earth began from molecular origins and has evolved over time into the impressive array of creatures we know today. This is the modern line of reasoning. But we still do not have a clear definition

Solved one of the main problems of quantum computers

Solved one of the main problems of quantum computers

Researchers in Australia have developed a device that monitors millions of qubits. This is one of the main challenges on the road to creating full-fledged processors for a quantum computer, capable of fault-tolerant operation

In the entire history of mankind, have there been societies that actually live underground?

In the entire history of mankind, have there been societies that actually live underground?

From the ancient catacombs to modern metros, people have always moved underground for short periods of time. But did entire societies of people live underground? Yes, but historically only in emergencies and when they had no other choice. However, in the last days

Research shows that the bodies of Buddhist monks decompose very slowly after death

Research shows that the bodies of Buddhist monks decompose very slowly after death

It is believed that one of the most remarkable effects of lifelong meditation may be the relatively slow aging process of the body. The death of the Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Lhundub Sopa on August 28, 2

Treasures and dangers of permafrost

Treasures and dangers of permafrost

Viruses that have dormant in frozen soils for millennia may reappear on the surface as a result of global warming. Drilling ice in the High North risks awakening microbes buried millions of years ago. They will be in direct contact with

The modern aborigines of the Philippines turned out to be the closest relatives of the Denisovites

The modern aborigines of the Philippines turned out to be the closest relatives of the Denisovites

We are talking about the representatives of one of the tribes of the Philippine people of the Aeta

The first land plants evolved from freshwater algae

The first land plants evolved from freshwater algae

Scientists from Australia and the United States studied the spores of ancient plants and concluded that terrestrial forms evolved from freshwater green algae

The new chameleon robot can become "invisible" on any surface

The new chameleon robot can become "invisible" on any surface

A research team from Seoul National University has created a robot that changes color depending on its surroundings. In honor of the most famous reptile with this ability, the robot was dubbed "chameleon"

Green "Internet": how plants communicate with each other in secret

Green "Internet": how plants communicate with each other in secret

The leaves "scream", the flowers "hear", and the trees in the forest communicate through their own "Internet" - you just need to know how to look into their secret life

Baby mammals dream about the world they will enter after birth

Baby mammals dream about the world they will enter after birth

Brain activity suggests that baby mammals can already see themselves in the world they're about to be born into, even before their eyes open, according to a new study from Yale University

The US will not return to the moon in 2024. NASA has no spacesuits

The US will not return to the moon in 2024. NASA has no spacesuits

The schedule of the project of conquest of the moon by American astronauts has once again been adjusted

Perhaps the "second brain" in the gut developed earlier than the "first"

Perhaps the "second brain" in the gut developed earlier than the "first"

The intestinal nervous system (enteric nervous system) is often called the "second brain" because it works as hard as the brain or spinal cord. Scientists have finally been able to figure out exactly how the neurons in the intestine push food, and from what

Visualization of 4000 Years of World Power History

Visualization of 4000 Years of World Power History

Imagine that you are creating a timeline of the entire history of your country, starting from the moment it was founded. It wouldn't be an easy task, but imagine taking a few steps further. Instead of a timeline for one country like in

Artificial intelligence has discovered amazing patterns in the massive biological extinction of the Earth

Artificial intelligence has discovered amazing patterns in the massive biological extinction of the Earth

The idea that mass extinctions allow many new species to evolve is a central concept for evolution, but new research using artificial intelligence to study fossils has shown that this is rarely true

The mystery of the origin of the "dinosaur killer" is revealed

The mystery of the origin of the "dinosaur killer" is revealed

About 66 million years ago, a 9.6 km asteroid crashed into Earth, triggering a series of catastrophic events that led to the deaths of many dinosaurs. Scientists find out where this asteroid came from

People without imagination. Scientists have discovered an unusual feature of the brain

People without imagination. Scientists have discovered an unusual feature of the brain

It seems completely natural to recall pictures of the past or to fantasize. However, not everyone is capable of this. Some people do not have visual images when they remember. Such people are called aphantastes

Anomalous zone on Mount Aragats in Armenia - what is the secret of the phenomenon?

Anomalous zone on Mount Aragats in Armenia - what is the secret of the phenomenon?

Many physical laws and phenomena seem to us unshakable and constant. One of these is the attraction of the Earth, which affects all natural processes occurring on it. How gravity manifests itself, we all know. If you put the ball on the slope of the mountain, it will

Scientists have reconstructed the skull of an animal that is 340 million years old

Scientists have reconstructed the skull of an animal that is 340 million years old

Computer simulations helped to learn more about one of the oldest amphibians

The worst disease: why France has suspended the study of prions?

The worst disease: why France has suspended the study of prions?

Imagine that you suddenly feel bad. First, there was a burning pain in the right shoulder and neck, which intensified and spread to the right side of the body

Giant "drops of mud" float underground and turn into mountains

Giant "drops of mud" float underground and turn into mountains

A scientist from the University of Wyoming, using a computer model, tested the hypothesis that sand and mud weathered off the coast of California about 75 million years ago sank deep into the earth's crust, and then rose and turned into mountains

Lazarus syndrome: strange cases of "resurrection" after cardiac arrest and cessation of blood circulation

Lazarus syndrome: strange cases of "resurrection" after cardiac arrest and cessation of blood circulation

Lazarus syndrome is a sudden resumption of cardiac activity that occurs after a person has been pronounced dead. In the medical literature, the first such case was described back in 1982. We will go into more detail about Lazarus syndrome and explain

Physicist claims aliens can communicate using starlight

Physicist claims aliens can communicate using starlight

Perhaps the twinkling of the stars is the communication of aliens with each other. At least that's what one scientist thinks

The Pentagon is experimenting with artificial intelligence that can predict events "days ahead"

The Pentagon is experimenting with artificial intelligence that can predict events "days ahead"

If you're wondering how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming, then be aware that the U.S. military is testing an experimental AI network to determine likely future events that deserve close scrutiny

The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere was associated with a slowdown in its rotation

The appearance of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere was associated with a slowdown in its rotation

Scientists have shown that lengthening the day leads to more productive photosynthesis and may have once helped cyanobacteria make an oxygen revolution on ancient Earth

Earth's magnetosphere: protecting our planet from harmful cosmic energy

Earth's magnetosphere: protecting our planet from harmful cosmic energy

NASA, yesterday published a large article about the Earth's magnetosphere, about the changes taking place in it, about the influence of solar flares on it, about the migration of the poles and about the possible change of the poles of our planet

Why does corn grow so well?

Why does corn grow so well?

Bountiful harvests of corn and other staple crops depend on a mysterious phenomenon known as hybrid vigor. When highly inbred varieties are crossed, their offspring become taller, more hardy and produce more grain. Researchers now report that

What is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic?

What is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic?

It's time to talk about what an epidemic is and how it differs from a pandemic