Impacts

This image, provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia, shows a cross-section of a urea meteorite sample captured with CSIRO's Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA). Red is iron, green is magnesium, blue is silicon, yellow is Lonsdale, and pink is diamond.

Space diamonds made from dwarf planet asteroid impacts may be stronger

Diamonds produced by interstellar collisions of dwarf planets and asteroids could lead to the development of new superhard materials for tools and production, researchers say. Rare lonsdaleite diamonds have been found in the ureilite meteorite, likely from the interior of a dwarf planet, a team of researchers reported this week in the Proceedings of the …

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Prominent anti-aging drug positively impacts health and longevity through brief exposure

Prominent anti-aging drug positively impacts health and longevity through brief exposure

Rapamycin is currently the most promising anti-aging drug.Image credit: Max Planck Institute for the Biology of Aging Brief exposure to rapamycin had the same antiaging effects as lifelong treatment. Imagine being able to take a drug to prevent decline with age and stay healthy. Scientists are looking for drugs with these effects. Currently the most …

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