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New research shows that ultracold molecules could be the vehicles through which the data bits needed for quantum devices are created.
Astronomers have discovered the smallest star known to science: EBLM J0555–57Ab, about the size of Saturn, is 600 light-years from Earth.
Designer Dani Clode created this 3D-printed robotic prosthesis to spotlight the way we think about disabilities and prosthetics.
Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created a Maglev elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables. The firm has completed the first public tests of the technology in a dedicated tower. Named Multi, the experimental elevator trades in cables for rails and magnetic fields. The fields push the cabins along the rails which work like linear motors, much like an in-building hyperloop.
Scientists have captured video footage of DNA replicating for the first time. It's more chaotic than we realized.
Scientists are reviewing plans for an electric-powered space tug, which would transport cargo between the moon and Earth without expensive fuels.