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ELI-NP HPLS - the most
powerful laser in the world ELI-NP HPLS - the most powerful laser in the world

Extreme Light Infrastructure for Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) High Power Laser System (HPLS) reached a power level of 10.88 PetaWatt (ten millions of billions of Watts)

“Spider milk” - Jumping spider feeds babies with milk-like substance “Spider milk” - Jumping spider feeds babies with milk-like substance

Researchers discovered that Toxeus magnus, a jumping spider species, secrets a milk-like substance on which its young offspring are entirely dependent.

Joseph
Sifakis: Elon Musk keeps saying nonsense Joseph Sifakis: Elon Musk keeps saying nonsense

Joseph Sifakis is a Greek scientist and winner of the 2007 Turing Award, the computer science world’s equivalent of a Nobel Prize.

A
Question Mark on the Sun A Question Mark on the Sun

Multiple coronal holes merged into a single form resembling a question mark, starting on 21 December 2017. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field that appear darker in extreme ultraviolet light.

World’s
first quantum encrypted intercontinental video call World’s first quantum encrypted intercontinental video call

Chinese scientists used Micius, the world’s first quantum communication satellite, for quantum key distribution (QKD), securing the world’s first intercontinental quantum video call

Cosmonauts
deploy nanosatellites from outside the ISS Cosmonauts deploy nanosatellites from outside the ISS

Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, manually deployd five nanosatellites

Boeing X-37B Orbital Test
Vehicle Mission 4 landing Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 4 landing

After 718 days in orbit, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4) landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on 7 May 2017. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, is an experimental unmanned, reusable space plane to demonstrate technologies for a reliable space test platform for the U.S.…

Annular
Solar Eclipse 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse 2017

The Southern Ring of Fire Eclipse

Venus
flytrap sea anemone Venus flytrap sea anemone

Venus flytrap sea anemone (Actinoscyphia sp.) filmed near the Moki seamount, American Samoa

Falcon 9 CRS-10 launch &
First Stage Landing Falcon 9 CRS-10 launch & First Stage Landing

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-10 launch

SpaceX
Falcon 9 CRS-10 aborted launch SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-10 aborted launch

SpaceX aborted the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with CRS-10 Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on 18 February 2017, at 15:01 UTC (10:01 EST), due to a problem with the second stage. According to NASA, the “launch attempt has been scrubbed because of the…

Geckolepis
megalepis - a new fish-scale gecko Geckolepis megalepis - a new fish-scale gecko

In Ankarana National Park, Antsiranana Province, north Madagascar, researchers discovered a new species of fish-scale gecko: Geckolepis megalepis. To escape from predators, the gecko can lose its scales at the slightest touch. The scales grow back, scar-free, in a matter of weeks

Hydrolagus
erithacus - Robin’s Ghostshark Hydrolagus erithacus - Robin’s Ghostshark

At depths of 470–1000 meters in the South-East Atlantic and South-West Indian oceans, researchers discovered a new species of chimaerid, commonly known as ghost shark. Hydrolagus erithacus is he second larges species of ghost shark ever recorded and the 50th ghost shark species described so far. The species was named…

Soft
robot helps the heart Soft robot helps the heart

Scientists developed a soft robotic sleeve which supports heart function. Tests done in pig hearts show that the device restores acutely failing hearts to 97 percent of their original cardiac output. More research is needed before the sleeve can be implanted in humans.

Neopalpa
donaldtrumpi - Donald Trump’s moth Neopalpa donaldtrumpi - Donald Trump’s moth

A new moth species was discovered in California and Baja California, Mexico. It was named Neopalpa donaldtrumpi in honor of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. According to the author, “The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting…

Mysterious sound in the Mariana Trench Mysterious sound in the Mariana Trench

Scientists made audio recordings using autonomous gliders east of Guam in an area that included the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument. One complex call caught their attention and was named Western Pacific “Biotwang” because of its unusual synthetic sound. Researchers believe the sound is biological and produced…

Snails attack with their shells

Researchers discovered snail species that use their shells to hit predators.

Leaf
spider discovered in China  Leaf spider discovered in China 

An undescribed orb web spider species resembling leaves was discovered in the tropical rain forests of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, southwest China.

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