New Research Finds Drinking Alcohol More Dangerous to the Heart Than Previously Thought

Cardiac Heart MRI Scan

Heart MRI scan. Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are associated with the development of heart failure, according to new research presented at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).[1] “This study adds to the body of evidence that a more cautious approach to alcohol … Read more

New Quantum Research Experiments With an Exotic State of Matter

New Quantum Research Experiments With an Exotic State of Matter

Inside NASA’s Cold Atom Lab, scientists form bubbles from ultracold gas, shown in pink in this illustration. Lasers, also depicted, are used to cool the atoms, while an atom chip, illustrated in gray, generates magnetic fields to manipulate their shape, in combination with radio waves. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Produced inside NASA’s Cold Atom Lab, the ultracold … Read more

Everyday Plastic Products – Such As Coffee Cups – Release Trillions of Microscopic Particles Into Water

Disposable Coffee Cup Nanoparticles

NIST researchers analyzed single-use beverage cups, such as coffee cups, which can release trillions of nanoparticles, or tiny plastic particles, from the inner lining of the cup when the water is heated. Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST Plastics are all around us, whether it’s the grocery bags we use at the supermarket or household items such as … Read more

X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology Aircraft Mission

X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology Aircraft Mission

Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST. Credit: Lockheed Martin New Name, Same Great Supersonic Mission Introducing Quesst. Evoking the experimental nature of flight testing and the spirit of aeronautical exploration, Quesst is what NASA is now calling its mission to enable supersonic air travel over land. This new moniker – complete with an extra “s” to represent … Read more

Space Station Crew Opens Boeing Starliner Hatch, Greet “Rosie the Rocketeer”

Rosie the Rocketeer on Boeing Starliner

NASA astronauts Bob Hines and Kjell Lindgren greet “Rosie the Rocketeer” inside the Boeing Starliner spacecraft shortly after opening its hatch. Credit: NASA Astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) opened the hatch for the first time to Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft at 12:04 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 21, on its uncrewed Orbital Flight … Read more

Hubble Data Shows That “Something Weird” Is Going On

Hubble Data Shows That “Something Weird” Is Going On

A representation of the evolution of the universe over 13.77 billion years. The far left depicts the earliest moment we can now probe, when a period of “inflation” produced a burst of exponential growth in the universe. (Size is depicted by the vertical extent of the grid in this graphic.) For the next several billion … Read more

Science Made Simple: What Are Microplastics?

Microplastic on Finger

Microplastics are fragments of any type of plastic that are less than 5 mm (0.20 in) in length. Microplastics are small plastic pieces less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our ocean and aquatic life. Plastic is the most prevalent type of marine debris found in our oceans and Great Lakes. Plastic … Read more