The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars

According to a new study from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, the pressure at the center of a proton is one-hundred times greater than at the core of a neutron star! The post The Pressure Inside Every Proton is 10x That Inside Neutron Stars appeared first on Universe Today.
2018-05-20 14:30:02 preview's
A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

Astronomers argue that there’s an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discovered rocky body has added evidence to the circumstantial case for it.
2018-05-20 07:15:02 preview's
Anti-GMO Activists Slow Scientists Breeding a CO2-Reducing Superplant

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists calls it "a plant that could save civilization, if we let it." Slashdot reader meckdevil writes: A "super chickpea plant" now in development could remove huge amounts of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide and fix it in the soil, greatly diminishing the impacts of climate change (not to mention producing large amounts of tasty hummus). But fear of anti-GMO activists has so far deterred her from using the CRISPR gene-editing tool to speed work on the plant. The effort is led by Joanne Chory, director of the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences -- who according to the article will make much slower progress without CRISPR. "Even with advanced breeding techniques, Chory estimates that developing a super plant in this fashion would take around 10 years..." "She estimates that if 5 percent of the world's cropland, approximately the total area of Egypt, were devoted to such super plants, they could capture about 50 percent of current global carbon dioxide emissions." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2018-05-19 15:45:01