In the Nov. 25 SN: Charting lumpy space, Bronze Age movers and shakers, T. rex’s slasher arms, gene editor corrects typos, the Great Pyramid hides a void, mosses chronicle Arctic warming, an itty-bitty insect-inspired robot and more.
GET YOUR GLOW ON The reef coral Montipora capitata naturally fluoresces in red and cyan, as seen in this confocal microscopy image.
J.M. Caldwell et al/Scientific Reports 2017
LIFE AND LIMB Prostheses have come a long way in 50 years. Some new artificial limbs can restore wearers’ sense of touch or be controlled by wearers’ thoughts.
CHOMPING AT THE QUBIT IBM announced two new advances to its quantum computing hardware (cooling system and other infrastructure shown): a 20-qubit processor that will be available commercially and a 50-qubit prototype currently undergoing testing.
Fifty years ago, aviation experts tried helping commercial aircraft come to a stop during landing by catching them in massive nets. The idea crash-landed for commercial flights, but it’s still used in the military.