Synthetic biology circuits can respond within seconds

Summary: MIT engineers design the first synthetic circuit that consists entirely of fast, reversible protein-protein interactions. Original author and publication date: Anne Trafton -July 1, 2021 Futurizonte Editor's Note: Synthetic biology is already here. The…

The Earth has a pulse — a 27.5-million-year…

Summary: Analysis of 260 million years of major geological events finds recurring clusters 27.5 million years apart Original author and publication date: New York University - June 18, 2021 Futurizonte Editor's Note: Earth (Gaia) is…

Can Science Survive the Death of the Universe?

Summary: Three physicists envision ways in which the quest for knowledge can last forever Original author and publication date: John Horgan - June 16, 2021 Futurizonte Editor's Note: If science can survive the death of…

Voyage 2050 sets sail: ESA chooses future science…

Summary: ESA's large-class science missions for the timeframe 2035-2050 will focus on moons of the giant Solar System planets, temperate exoplanets or the galactic ecosystem, and new physical probes of the early universe. Original author…

New Study Sheds Light on the First Microsecond…

Summary: Researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied a substance called Quark-Gluon Plasma and revealed new insight into the very first moments of the Big Bang and our ever-expanding universe Original author and publication date: Chris…

Could humans have contaminated Mars with life?

Summary: Humanity has sent around 30 spacecraft and landers to the Red Planet since the space age began. Now, we know which microbes might have survived the trip, says geneticist Christopher Mason. Original author and…

Young, Giant Exoplanet Chows down on Gas as…

Summary: Astronomers have gotten a rare look at a young, Jupiter-sized planet that is growing by feeding off material surrounding a young star 370 light years from Earth. Original author and publication date: UT Austin…