(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the Center of Planetary Science (CPS) has finally solved the mystery of the "Wow!" signal from 1977. It was a comet, they report, one that that was unknown at the time of the signal discovery. Lead researcher Antonio Paris describes their theory and how the team proved it in a paper published in the Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences.
And Wow the second (Leastwise Wow is what I said when I saw the article.)
Addendum about the latter, did you know you could use sticky tape to peel layers off a graphene crystal until you're down to one atom thick? And then put them BACK the same way? Me either. Scotch Tape Forever!
Physicists Finally Have Proof That Two-Dimensional Magnets ExistBEC CREW 8 JUN 2017
(Science Alert) Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, there's been a proliferation of strange new two-dimensional materials. In all of them, scientists have been chasing one invaluable property - magnetism, which is crucial for data storage, medical devices, and electricity generators.
After years of searching, many suspected that true two-dimensional magnets might not actually exist. But now we finally have proof - physicists have created the first ever 2D magnet, and it's got properties we haven't even seen yet.