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A Star Shredded by a Black Hole

One of the craziest things a supermassive black hole can do is shred a star with its enormous tidal forces. The tidal disruption events are one of the very few ways astronomers know of the existence of supermassive black holes at the…

How Do You Think About Risk?

Risk surrounds us. Researchers in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Basel set out to discover how we look at risk and developed a new method to determine how society perceives it. The meaning of risk differs from individual to…

Haptics Opportunities in the Future

Since Apple first launched its custom linear resonant actuator (LRA), Taptic Engine, in 2015, the market has moved beyond the simple rumbling and vibration of those days. It has shifted to high-definition tactile feedback giving a wide…