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Fast Radio Burst Puzzles Space Scientists With Repeating 16-Day Cycle

There are at least 50 different theories regarding what fast radio bursts, or FRBs, actually are. A whole wiki is dedicated to the subject called the FRB Theory Wiki, which lists them out. First discovered in 2007, astronomers and astrophysicists still don’t fully understand the true nature of these mysterious bursts. They last only milliseconds …

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India Prepares to Send Half-Humanoid Robot On Mission to the Moon

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will attempt another lunar landing this year, and they’re sending a humanoid robot torso named Vyommitra along for the ride. Providing everything goes as planned, India’s Gaganyaan crewed orbital spacecraft, with Vyommitra on board, will set off for the Moon in December, as part of the Chandrayaan-3 lunar exploration …

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University Reveals Living ‘Xenobots’ Designed By Supercomputer

“A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need.” That’s quite the way to begin a press release. The University of Vermont recently shared details on what their scientists have been up to lately. That is, using a supercomputer AI to construct …

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Plant Communication: New Study Finds Plants Emit Sound When Stressed

We’ve all probably asked ourselves this question when outside gardening or while eating those mashed potatoes for dinner: Do plants feel pain? Do they know what’s happening when we prune or cut or devour them? The question of plant consciousness depends greatly on how we define consciousness in general. It’s a debate scientists have had …

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