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UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

UCLA Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong Light-Weight Metal using Nanoparticles

By infusing magnesium with a dense and even dispersal of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have come up with a new metal. The newly developed metal is exceptionally strong and lightweight with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. But, the interesting thing is that the newly developed metal could have significant implication in making of airplanes, cars, mobiles, electronics and many more.

Christmas brings two rare celestial events

Christmas brings two rare celestial events

This Christmas brought at least two rare celestial events - a rare full moon and Asteroid 2003 SD220’s closest approach to Earth.

A rare full moon called the “Full Cold Moon” glowed over the Earth, brightening the night sky just before the Christmas Day. This moon is called Full Cold Moon because of its full size and the timing of the start of winter.

According to the statement by the U.S. space agency, it was the first Full Cold Moon since the year of 1977, and this phenomenon will not occur again until 2034.

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California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California Needs System That Can Help People Reach Safe Place When Hit By Earthquake

California residents presently are in high need of an highly advance system that can help them reach safer place in case hit by an earthquake, said members of the US Congress who are urging US President to provide funds for a prototype system currently being developed by California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Presently, a prototype system has been developed by the researchers at the California Institute of technology (Caltech) and the congress members are asking president Obama to fund the project.

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

Strong and Light-weight metal developed by UCLA Research Team Using Ceramic Nanoparticles

UCLA researchers have developed a new metal by combining magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles which has record-breaking strength to weight ratio. The lightweight metal has extremely high specific strength and modulus. It can be used as light structural metal. Structural metals are used as load-bearing metals in structures and vehicles. The research team used magnesium as it is the lightest structural metal.

First Stage Recovery of Falcon 9 Rocket Successful

First Stage Recovery of Falcon 9 Rocket Successful

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed in Cape Canaveral on December 21 2015. The first stage booster of SpaceX returned unharmed after completing its mission. This is the first time that a rocket has landed back smoothly on Earth after propelling 11 commercial satellites into the orbit. The satellites launched by the rocket were owned by communications company Orbcomm.

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New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

New Caledonian crows captured making and using tools by Biologists

Crows can survive in wide variety of habitats as they are adaptable and intelligent. Past researchers have proved that crows effectively use many tools. However, a technologically advanced species of crows, the New Caledonian crows, have been captured on camera making tools which they used for foraging. New Caledonian crows were captured in an interesting video by biologists while they were making hook-shaped tools.

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UCLA Scientists Create Super Metal with Amazing Strength to Weight Ratio

UCLA Scientists Create Super Metal with Amazing Strength to Weight Ratio

A new super metal has been created by the scientists of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), which is likely to bring about a revolution in the production of airplanes, spacecraft and cars. The metal has been made with a combination of ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles and magnesium, and is likely to have varied applications. This metal is highly strong and super light, along with distinct stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Viking Iron Age Settlement Almost 1,500 Years Old

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Viking Iron Age Settlement Almost 1,500 Years Old

A team of archaeologists discovered a pre-Viking Iron Age settlement belonging to over 1,500 years ago. This ancient village was excavated from at the site of a former Viking settlement in the middle of Norway's Ørland peninsula.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology said in a press release that the site of excavation includes three large longhouses arranged in a U shape, one of which had several fire pits possibly used for cooking, keeping warm and for handwork.

Mysterious Streak Light in Western US Sky was Detached Body of Russian Rocket, say Experts

Mysterious Streak Light in Western US Sky was Detached Body of Russian Rocket, say Experts

A streak of light seen in three Western US states has been baffling people since December 22. Some people are speculating that it was a meteor, but US Military officials said the streak was debris from a Russian rocket.

The officials said the light witnessed by many people over an apartment complex in Las Vegas earlier came from rocket debris while entering the earth’s atmosphere. They also said that people should not believe rumors suggesting that the light was a meteor.

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Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

In a latest discovery, a new shark species with jet black skin and a faint glow has been found. It is a master of stealth. The shark has been given appropriate name ‘Ninja Lanternshark’, and lives in deep waters, from 2,742 feet to 4,734 feet, or 836 to 1443 meters, in the Pacific Ocean, off Central America coast.

The animal’s unique name has been given by Vicky Vásquez’s young cousins. Vásquez is among the team of scientists that have detailed the latest shark discovery in a study carried by the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

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