Mind-blowing images of the Sun in ‘highest resolution ever’ revealing solar atmosphere in stunning detail
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Mind-blowing images of the Sun in ‘highest resolution ever’ revealing solar atmosphere in stunning detail

RECENTLY released images of the Sun show it in the highest resolution ever and it’s pretty impressive. The snaps reveal spots on the Sun’s surface that are filled with hot plasma strands. 3 The hot plasma strands can be seen hereCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe images also show that the Sun’s atmosphere it much more complex than…

World’s oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought
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World’s oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

(CNN)Archeologists say they have found the world’s oldest string of yarn or cord, which our Neanderthal ancestors made by twisting together natural fibers.Researchers said the find is the earliest known evidence of textile and cord making and suggests that Stone Age Neanderthals were perhaps much smarter than we thought. “The idea that Neanderthals were cognitively…

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Silicon-based light emitter is ‘Holy Grail’ of microelectronics, say researchers

Silicon sees the light: Elham Fadaly (left) and Alain Dijkstra in their Eindhoven lab. (Courtesy: Sicco van Grieken/SURF) A light-emitting silicon-based material with a direct band gap has been created in the lab, 50 years after its electronic properties were first predicted. This feat was achieved by an international team led by Erik Bakkers at…

Your daily 6: National stockpile nearly gone, revival of household skills and Amazon threatens firings
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Your daily 6: National stockpile nearly gone, revival of household skills and Amazon threatens firings

Your daily 6: National stockpile nearly gone, revival of household skills and Amazon threatens firings Also in Thursday’s headlines: 50 years after Apollo 13 and a feel-good tale of those dollar bills stapled to a bar’s walls.  National stockpile of masks, gowns and medical supplies nearly gone In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 photo provided…