Scientists Directly Manipulate Antimatter For The First Time

Antimatter, the mysterious antiparticles that exist with a hypothetical charge opposite that of matter (the building block of the known universe), has finally been directly manipulated by scientists. According to a paper published in the journal Nature, the Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) project, based at CERN in Geneva, slowed antihydrogen particles down by laser-cooling them toward absolute zero. This is a shocking breakthrough because …

High School Student Dasia Taylor’s Color-Changing Sutures Detect Infection

Iowa City West High School student Dasia Taylor utilized beet dye to develop suture thread that changes color when a surgical wound becomes infected. Taylor began working on the concept in October 2019 and this January she became a finalist at the Regeneron Science Talent Search (a prestigious competition for high school seniors). Taylor was motivated by data from infections after Cesarean sections—and utilized the …

Download Retro iOS App Icons That Nod To Apple’s History

Product designer Ben Vessey developed 110 black and white, pixelated icons for today’s most popular apps, including Twitter, Tinder and Netflix. Dubbed the “iOS (Old School)” project, Vessey looked to Apple’s history to inform his clever designs. In addition to the app icons, Vessey created six monochromatic wallpapers. Together, the backgrounds and icons can be purchased for a little over $5 and installed on any …