The hottest known exoplanet is melting molecules in its atmosphere | Astronomy.com

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The dayside of this scorching world is so hot that it splits hydrogen molecules in twain. But don’t worry, they can recombine after migrating to the planet’s cooler nightside.

Source: The hottest known exoplanet is melting molecules in its atmosphere | Astronomy.com

Startling Discovery Shows How Close Nazi Germany Really Was to a Nuclear Program

The Nazis really did have cubes that nearly gave them great power.

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It doesn’t look like much. A cold, pock-marked block of benign uranium small enough to hold in your hand.

Source: Startling Discovery Shows How Close Nazi Germany Really Was to a Nuclear Program

Spinning Water Droplets That Seemingly Defy Physics – Video – NYTimes.com

Chinese researchers have discovered a new way to make water droplets spin, creating a potential new kind of hydropower.

These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

A grape meets a hydrogel bead, and sparks fly.

 

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a pair of grape hemispheres exposed to intense microwave radiation will spark, igniting a plasma.”

Source: These Physicists Finally Figured Out Why Microwaved Grapes Ignite – Gastro Obscura

Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

Researchers at MIT have found a way to create nanoscale objects of nearly any shape. The system produces 3-D structures one thousandth the size of the originals.

Source: Researchers have invented a new method of shrinking objects to one thousandth of the size | World Economic Forum

What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know – The Chronicle of Higher Education

For one, our planet would immediately shrink in both mass and radius. Gravity would weaken. Oh, and there’s the blueberry geysers.

Source: What Would Happen If the Earth Turned Into Blueberries? Thanks to a New Paper, Now We Know – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead – The New York Times

Discovering how to store vast amounts of data by manipulating magnetic and electrical fields paved the way for devices like the smartphone.

Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons | Smart News | Smithsonian

Photons typically don’t interact, but physicists bound three together in the lab

Source: Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons | Smart News | Smithsonian