SSAB in Sweden has become the world's first producer of fossil-free green steel created with green hydrogen instead of coal. The green steel was produced for Volvo who will use it to manufacture electric trucks.
Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have successfully observed the creation of matter from two colliding photons of light, in accordance with Breit-Wheeler process, which was first posited in 1934.
The Russian Defence Minister wants to extract the DNA from the archealogical remains of Scythian warriors (9th to 2nd century BC) found in Siberia and use it clone an army of warriors. You would be forgiven in thinking this was the plot of a movie blockbuster but no, it was a conversation held during an online session of the Russian Geological Society last month.
Due to the differing focal points of coloured light, our eyes can't focus on blue as well as green and red light at the same time. As a result, our brain steps in and makes up the difference. Check out Caleb Kruse interesting post that illustrates this with some side by side comparisons of images with and without the blue channel.
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin used EEG monitors to scan the brain of musicians while they listened to a piece of music and imagined a piece of music they knew. The study found that the brain's electrical activity for listened music and imagined or expected music was the same except for being of opposite voltage. When the listened music matched the expected music in the brain, the positive and negative signals cancel each other out.
A former aerospace engineer turned YouTuber Rick Cavellero designed a land yacht that harnesses the power of the wind to propel itself faster than said wind. After online disagreements with physics professors, one who bet him $10,000 that it wasn't possible according to the laws of perpetual motion, he built the real thing and won the bet!
The Atlantic published an interesting article about how considering the opposite viewpoint when making a decision can lead to better decision making. The piece describes how research about the wisdom of crowds has evolved to demostrate that a change in mindset can help you to harness the power of your inner crowd, which on average leads to better decision outcomes.