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Explore  with us some of the latest developments in science, including physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, information, and astronomy.  Imagine what the future holds with today’s discoveries in these and other scientific pursuits.  Along the way we will encounter fascinating people and their ideas that push the boundaries of science and shape the future direction of knowledge.

We feature some of the latest developments in a range of scientific branches, highlighting the human ingenuity and circumstances that lead to discovery and new technologies.   We explain the ideas, the problems that led to the solutions, and the function of the discoveries, in words designed for the general audience so no background in science is required to appreciate the work of the scientists.  The ideas for our stories are drawn from other freely-available publications as well as paid subscriptions, and we welcome contributions and story ideas from volunteer contributors.  Join our science writers Mariana Meneses and Saulo Silvestre as we explore the exciting new developments in science and the showcase the good people who dedicate their life’s work to the advancement of knowledge and the human mission.

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Artificial Intelligence Propels Rapid Changes in Aviation

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming many aspects aviation, including maintenance, air traffic management, aircraft design, passenger experience, and security. Will the future of passenger flight be powered by electric engines?

Planetary Defense and Mapping the Solar System’s Time Dimension

Discover how a groundbreaking four-dimensional map of the solar system can revolutionize planetary defense against asteroid impacts, and Journey alongside young scientist Arushi Nath as she uses open data and robotics to explore the depths of space.

The Rising Power of Citizen Science: Enthusiasts Become Agents of Change

Unearthing ancient mysteries, discovering new species, and exploring distant galaxies: citizen scientists are harnessing the power of collaboration and cutting-edge technology to assist in groundbreaking discoveries in many fields, from paleontology to astronomy, making science more accessible and exciting for enthusiasts worldwide.

Latest Science News

  • Dark Energy Explorers: A Citizen Science Project Looks Over 9 Billion Years Into the Past

    Dark Energy Explorers is an opportunity for citizen scientists o look 9 to 11 billion years into the past. By identifying distant galaxies and false detections, volunteers are helping to create the largest ever map of the universe and reveal more about the role of dark energy in the expansion of the universe.

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    The Cool Neighbors of Our Sun: Citizen Scientists Search for Brown Dwarfs

    A new citizen science project is looking for volunteers to help search for a specific type of space object: brown dwarfs, which are bigger than planets and smaller than stars. They hope you make an historic discovery!

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    Building Future Scientists: Girls in Quantum and the Quantum Qid Foundation

    Youth-led projects aimed at involving kids in quantum computing, Girls in Quantum and The Quantum Qid Foundation provide opportunities for hands-on learning in a f technology pushing the frontiers of science. Who knows, maybe today’s youth can open some interesting new and logical paths to explore in quantum mechanics?

  • NeMO-Net Catalogues Coral Reefs Using Games: A Citizen Science Project

    Discover how you can help save coral reefs from destruction caused by rising temperatures, by playing a NASA video game called NeMO-Net. The game allows citizen scientists to classify real-life coral reef images and assist in mapping and understanding these vital ecosystems.

  • Explore Tropical Africa From Home: A Citizen Science Project

    Join the power of citizen science to explore tropical Africa, learn about our shared origins with chimpanzees, and help to protect the interconnected web of life that sustains us all.

  • Beyond the Binary: Can Machines Achieve Conscious Understanding?

    Can machines achieve true consciousness? Exploring the boundaries of machine intelligence and consciousness, this feature delves into the Turing Machine, neural networks, emotions, and the complexity of language, raising intriguing questions about the nature of consciousness and what the future might look like as we expand machine and human connections.

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