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MIT Physicists Discover “Magic-Angle” Trilayer Graphene May Be a Rare, Magnet-Proof Superconductor - SciTechDaily
New findings might help inform the design of more powerful MRI machines or robust quantum computers. MIT physicists have observed signs of a rare type of superconductivity in a material called magic-angle twisted trilayer graphene. In a study appearing in Nat…

Here's What's Next for NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover - Gizmodo
The space agency said that the rover will soon begin sampling Martian rock and looking for signs of ancient life.

15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier - Gizmodo
Two ice core samples drilled from the Tibetan Plateau yielded over 30 different viruses from the last ice age.

No life will survive the death of the sun — but new life could be born after, new research suggests -
Can life blossom around a dead star? A new study offers hope.

New algorithm flies drones faster than human racing pilots - Tech Xplore
For the first time, an autonomously flying quadrotor has outperformed two human pilots in a drone race. The success is based on a novel algorithm that was developed by researchers of the University of Zurich. It calculates time-optimal trajectories that fully…

Student becomes first amateur astronomer to discover a moon orbiting Jupiter - Daily Mail
An amateur astronomer has discovered a new moon orbiting Jupiter.The new moon, which has a provisional name of EJc0061, brings the total number of moons to 80.

Tiny ancient reptile named after Thor’s world-ending nemesis -
The near-complete fossil dates to about 310 million years ago.

NASA's Webb to Explore a Neighboring, Dusty Planetary System - NASA
Researchers will take stock of the dust in the debris disk surrounding the nearby star Beta Pictoris.

Plasmid, Virus or Other? DNA 'Borgs' Blur Boundaries. - Quanta Magazine
Scientists have reported large DNA structures in some archaea that defy easy categorization.

Russia launches huge Nauka science module to space station after years of delays -
Nauka is Russia's biggest International Space Station room yet.

July's full Buck moon rises this week — and it may appear red in the night sky - CBS News
The full moon may appear a reddish-orange hue — and this time, it's not because of an eclipse​.

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