Muons: ‘Strong’ evidence found for a new force of nature

By Pallab Ghosh-Science correspondent https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reidar Hahn / FermiLab image caption The findings come from the US Muon g-2 experiment From sticking a magnet on a fridge door to throwing a ball into a basketball hoop,...

Photo: NASA Cameras Catch Spectacular Rainbow on Mars

by Alexandra Kashirina The atmosphere on the red planet is very dry and is about 95 percent toxic carbon dioxide. Some four percent is nitrogen and argon while just one percent is oxygen and water vapor....

LG becomes first major smartphone brand to withdraw from market

A visitor walks by an advertisement of LG Electronics' product at an electronic shop area in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: AP file By Joyce Lee and Heekyong Yang-  Japan Today SEOUL South Korea's LG Electronics Inc will...

The global race to develop ‘green’ hydrogen

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells could solve the key problem with battery electric vehicles -- the long recharge times -- as filling up a tank with hydrogen takes just a bit longer than putting in petrol....

Hitachi buys U.S. software firm GlobalLogic for $9.6 bil

The purchase comes with Hitachi increasingly focused on tech offerings, including through its Internet of Things unit Lumada Photo: AFP/File TOKYO - Japan Today Hitachi said Wednesday it will fully acquire U.S. software company GlobalLogic in...

The mystery of how big our Universe really is

https://www.bbc.com-(Image credit: Nasa/JPL-Caltech) By Abigail Beall The cosmos has been expanding since the Big Bang, but how fast? The answer could reveal whether everything we thought we knew about physics is wrong. Let's start by saying the...

Analysis: Money no object as governments race to build chip arsenals

By Douglas Busvine, Mathieu Rosemain  (Reuters) - Governments around the world are subsidizing the construction of semiconductor factories as a chip shortage hobbles the auto and electronics industries and highlights the world’s singular dependence on Taiwan for...

Evidence emerges of ‘brand new’ physics at CERN

Since its inception over a decade ago, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has sought to delve into the secrets of the universe by studying the smallest discreet particles of matter as they collide at...

This Breathtaking Photo of the Milky Way Took 12 Years to Create – Photo

by Max Gorbachev According to J-P Metsavainio, the final photo, which is 100,000 pixels wide shows our galaxy stretching from Taurus constellation (2,200 light years away from Earth) to Cygnus constellation, which is about...

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter: NASA To Attempt First Off-World Flight In April

Right now, the ultra-light aircraft remains fixed to the belly of the Perseverance rover, which touched down on the Red Planet on February 18. WorldAgence France-Presse The four pound rotorcraft cost NASA around $85 million to...

China’s biggest car brand launches rival to Tesla

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Getty Images image caption Geely-owned Lotus has a limited production electric sports car called Evija. China's biggest carmaker Geely is launching a premium electric car brand it hopes will take on Tesla. The Chinese company,...

Reconstruction of Ancient Vesuvius’ Eruption Shows Romans Were Killed Within Minutes

by Alexandra Kashirina Pyroclastic density currents, a mix of hot toxic gases and volcanic matter, is one of the deadliest effects to follow certain kinds of volcanic eruptions. The flows can speed down the side of...

Japan’s car makers assess impact of Renesas auto chip plant fire

Photo: REUTERS file - Japan Today TOKYO Toyota, Nissan, Honda and other Japanese carmakers scrambled on Monday to assess the impact on their production of a fire at a Renesas Electronics chip plant that could aggravate...

‘UFO Alert’ as Pentagon Reportedly Ready to Unveil Report on ‘Difficult to Explain’ Sightings

by Svetlana Ekimenko The Pentagon released three videos of "unidentified aerial phenomena" in 2020, captured on Navy aircraft cameras in 2004 and 2015. The footage, showing black shapes accelerating at incredible speeds, had previously been leaked...

GameStop: Reddit users investing in gorilla conservation

By Cody Godwin-BBC News, San Francisco https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reddit "Apes Together Strong" is a popular saying in Reddit's WallStreetBets forum, and some users are taking that seriously. Reddit users have been symbolically adopting apes and donating to...

Mars: Vast amount of water may be locked up on planet

By Paul Rincon-Science editor, BBC News website https://www.bbc.com-image copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS image caption The Curiosity rover has found extensive evidence of hydrated minerals at Mars' Gale Crater It's a longstanding mystery: how Mars lost the water that flowed...

Primordial lightning strikes may have helped life emerge on Earth

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The emergence of the Earth’s first living organisms billions of years ago may have been facilitated by a bolt out of the blue - or perhaps a quintillion of them. Researchers...

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks, competition inquiries

By Raphael Satter-  Japan Today WASHINGTON Google and Microsoft are at knives drawn. Driven in part by pressure from lawmakers and regulators over the extraordinary power the two technology companies wield over American life, the California-based search...

Greenland’s Almost 4-Billion-Year-Old Rocks Were Born Out of Magma Ocean, Scientists Find

by Lilia Dergacheva The chemical traces of ancient magma oceans were found to be much older than the Earth's oldest rocks, which dot the Isua supracrustal belt in Greenland. Scientists believe that at some point, the...

How Virtual Reality Helps US Space Force Stay In Shape To Tackle Crises

The military branch, started under former president Donald Trump, is working with government contractor SAIC on a gamified training platform that allows employees to interact with full-scale digital replicas of national security satellites. Science(c) 2021...