Month: February 2021

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New observations of a very unusual and mysterious star located approximately 15,000 light-years away from Earth have revealed a bizarre pattern of stellar activity that astronomers say they’ve never witnessed before. The star in question is called Swift J1818.0–1607, and it was only discovered last year. Swift J1818.0–1607 is what’s known as a magnetar –
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Scientists have developed a new kind of cryogenic computer chip capable of functioning at temperatures so cold, it approaches the theoretical limit of absolute zero. This cryogenic system, called Gooseberry, lays the groundwork for what could be a revolution in quantum computing – enabling a new generation of machines to perform calculations with thousands of
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The world’s smallest male reptile can fit right on your fingertip – if its massive genitals don’t get in its way. Meet Brookesia nana, an extremely tiny species of chameleon from the rainforests of northern Madagascar. Researchers recently described one male and one female of the species in a study published January 28 in the journal Scientific Reports, and