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Machine learning puts a new spin on spin models

Machine learning puts a new spin on spin models

IMAGE: Simulated low temperature (left) and high temperature (right) phase of a 2D Ising model, where blue points are spins pointing up, and the red...
NASA picks SpaceX to fly cargo to moon-orbiting Gateway space station

NASA picks SpaceX to fly cargo to moon-orbiting Gateway space station

SpaceX cargo craft will soon reach much farther out into the final frontier, if all goes according to plan.The California-based company already flies cargo missions to and from the International...

How Shark-Toothed Dinosaurs Came to Rule the World

For years, paleontologists and dinosaur aficionados alike have debated what is the largest land-dwelling carnivore of all time. In the one corner, there’s Tyrannosaurus rex, the terror of prehistoric North...
Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels -- ScienceDaily

Soap, Duration and Water Temperature: What Matters and What Doesn’t When It Comes to...

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, our best weapon is proper hand-washing.The novel coronavirus (known more formally as SARS-CoV-2) that is responsible for COVID-19 spreads two ways: directly, through...
Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels -- ScienceDaily

The Cure for Eczema is Likely More than Skin Deep

I’ve kept a stash of Band-aids in my backpack for as long as I can remember. Not so much for cuts and scrapes, but rather for my eczema, a chronic,...

RECOMMENDED READ: PACKING FOR MARS


Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a spacewalk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout from space? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.