Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh found that stimulating the brain to trigger the sense of touch speeds up the use of brain-controlled prosthetic arms, sometimes cutting the time it takes to grasp and move objects in half.
NASA Earth Observatory images show “zombie fires,” which smolder during the winter after a wildfire and re-emerge in spring. New research suggests that zombie fires are becoming more frequent due to the warming climate.
Researchers from McGill University discovered that “ultrahigh-grade” gold deposits can form in days, when nanoparticles of gold lose their charge and clump together. Scientists likened the process to butterfat particles forming a jelly when milk sours.
Nyiragongo volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted suddenly, leaving thousands of people displaced and dozens dead.
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Researchers in Japan observed magnetic fields inside galaxy cluster Abell 3376 bending plasma jets from a black hole. It’s the first time such an interaction has been viewed, and could help scientists understand the nature of cosmic magnetism.