Latest Scientific Stories- The "Look what I made!" Thread

So I just realised we don’t really have a thread for some of the cool stuff coming out in science (at least I couldn’t find something). Thought it’d be nice and positive to show the advancements occurring in the world.

I’ll start with:

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/02/07/world/herculaneum-scroll-passages-decoded-philodemus-vesuvius-scn/index.html

The scrolls discovered in Herculaneum have now had their first passages decoded. The scrolls were found preserved in the ash, however they obviously can’t be opened for fear of destroying them. There’s currently $100,000 up for grabs for the first team that can non-destructively decode it. The first passages are from a philosopher that was widely dismissed in modern times as there haven’t been many of his works that survive.

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The US is about to land its first moon mission in 50 years. The lander has been a joint effort between NASA and commercial companies for the first time ever. Currently a few miles above the moon’s surface.

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Live stream here

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