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 2017-01-23 18:00 

Phys.org

New research on wine fermentation could lead to better bouquet... +

The taste of wine arises from a symphony of compounds that are assembled as yeast ferment the must from grapes. But much of what happens in this process remains obscure. Now a team of researchers from France, a country that is synonymous with good wine, h...

 2017-01-23 17:49 

LiveScience.com

Breathtaking Earth Images Delivered By New NOAA Satellite | Video... +

The first set of images from the GOES-16 satellite have been released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA). The geostationary satellite will be used for weather forecasting, severe storm tracking and more. ...

 2017-01-23 17:44 

Phys.org

Crop achilles' heel costs farmers 10 percent of potential yield... +

Scientists assumed leaves at the top of a plant would be the best at turning higher levels of light into carbohydratesthrough the process of photosynthesiswhile the lower shaded leaves would be better at processing the low light levels that penetrate the ...

 2017-01-23 17:40 

Phys.org

How do people choose what plants to use?... +

There are about 400,000 species of plants in the world. Humans use approximately 10-15% of them to cover our basic needs, such as food, medicine and shelter, as well as other needs, such as recreation, art, and craft. But why and how have humans selected ...

 2017-01-23 17:40 

Space.com

Landmarks, On and Off Earth, Honor Apollo 1 Astronauts 50 Years After Fire... +

A football field used by schools surrounding Johnson Space Center in Houston will take on a new name in memory of the astronauts who died in a launch pad fire 50 years ago. Apollo Field joins a number of memorials on and off Earth for the fallen crew....

 2017-01-23 17:30 

Phys.org

Designing a chatbot: male, female or gender neutral?... +

Picture a virtual assistant that helps find directions, schedules appointments or plays music, and the soothing yet robotic sound of a female voice likely comes to mind....

 2017-01-23 17:28 

The Daily Galaxy

"Destination Mars" --Elon Musk and Trump Partnership May Signal NASA Shift: "Human's a Multi-Planet Species" (VIDEO)... +

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has made two trips to Trump Tower and met with President Trump in the White House yesterday on his first full day in office. It appears they discussed a possible manned mission... 0;   &n...

 2017-01-23 17:25 

Space.com

Breathtaking Earth Images Delivered By New NOAA Satellite | Video... +

The first set of images from the GOES-16 satellite have been released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA). The geostationary satellite will be used for weather forecasting, severe storm tracking and more....

 2017-01-23 17:20 

Space.com

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Title Revealed... +

The title for December's eighth installment of the "Star Wars" episodic series has been announced as "The Last Jedi."...

 2017-01-23 17:14 

Phys.org

Spanish scientists create a 3-D bioprinter to print human skin... +

Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maran, in collaboration with the firm BioDan Group, have presented a prototype for a...

 2017-01-23 17:13 

Phys.org

Bioinvasion is Jeopardizing Mediterranean Marine Communities... +

Non-indigenous species (NIS) are harming indigenous species and habitats in the Mediterranean Sea, impairing potentially exploitable marine resources and raising concern about human health issues, according to a new Tel Aviv University study....

 2017-01-23 17:03 

Phys.org

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows... +

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown....

 2017-01-23 17:00 

Space.com

Early Meteorite Bits Reveal Clues About Solar System's Evolution... +

Many meteorites found on Earth are remnants of one titanic solar-system collision that took place more than 460 million years ago. But researchers have found the composition of space rocks before then are quite different than those today....

 2017-01-23 16:59 

Phys.org

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution... +

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two train stations in the French capital....

 2017-01-23 16:58 

Phys.org

UNIST researchers get green light to commercialize metal-air batteries... +

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently announced that they have successfully developed a new way to increase energy efficiency of metal-air batteries which are next-generation energy devices by using a conducting polymer....

 2017-01-23 16:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Not just funny: Satirical news has serious political effects... +

Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests. A study found that people chose satirical news that matched their pre-existing attitudes -- liberal or conserv...

 2017-01-23 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists discover large extinct otter... +

A large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, has been found in the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. The new prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one of the largest otter species known to science....

 2017-01-23 16:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Experiment resolves mystery about wind flows on Jupiter... +

A team of geophysicists has recreated Jupiter's jets in the laboratory for the first time and shown that they likely extend thousands of kilometers below Jupiter's visible atmosphere....

 2017-01-23 16:51 

ScienceDaily.com

How plant cells regulate growth shown for the first time... +

Researchers have managed to show how the cells in a plant, a multicellular organism, determine their size and regulate their growth over time. The findings overturn previous theories in the field and are potentially significant for the future of agricultu...

 2017-01-23 16:50 

Phys.org

New crab species shares name with two 'Harry Potter' characters and a hero researcher... +

While not much is known about the animals living around coral reefs, ex-Marine turned researcher Harry Conley would often take to the island of Guam, western Pacific Ocean, and dig deep into the rubble to find fascinating critters as if by magic learnt at...

 2017-01-23 16:31 

Phys.org

New ancient otter species among largest ever found... +

Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and that is among the largest otter species known....

 2017-01-23 16:30 

New Scientist

Whale sharks secrets revealed by live-tracking aquatic drones... +

Whale sharks dive deep and swim far, making them hard to monitor. A Honduras project is using aquatic drones to track the worlds biggest fish in real time...

 2017-01-23 16:21 

Phys.org

Experiment resolves mystery about wind flows on Jupiter... +

One mystery has been whether the jets exist only in the planet's upper atmospheremuch like the Earth's own jet streamsor whether they plunge into Jupiter's gaseous interior. If the latter is true, it could reveal clues about the planet's interior structur...

 2017-01-23 16:20 

Phys.org

Paresh Dave: Snapchat in 2017: 7 predictions about what's to come... +

As Snap Inc. moves toward an expected initial public offering this year, it's natural to expect increased predictability and transparency from a company that has thrived so far without much of either....

 2017-01-23 16:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists get best view yet of cancer-causing virus HPV... +

New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to research....

 2017-01-23 16:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Nutritional considerations for healthy aging, reduction in age-related chronic disease... +

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami,” report authors of a new report....

 2017-01-23 16:15 

ScienceDaily.com

The unintended consequences of centralized blood banking and what to do about it... +

In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. One researcher says that this policy is now having unintended negative consequence...

 2017-01-23 16:14 

Phys.org

Georgia court dismisses car crash lawsuit against Snapchat... +

A lawsuit claiming Snapchat's "speed filter" tempted a woman to drive too fast before she crashed into a couple's car has been dismissed by a judge who says the Communications Decency Act provides the social media company with immunity....

 2017-01-23 16:13 

Phys.org

Oceanographic analysis offers potential crash site of MH370... +

A group of oceanographers offers a new analysis of the potential crash site of flight Malaysian Airlines flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The researchers, which included scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and ...

 2017-01-23 16:11 

NPR

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Destructive Storms Soak, Batter And Bury Communities Around The Country... +

Apparent tornadoes killed at least 19 people in the South, nearly 4 inches of rain caused mudslides in California and a storm is dumping snow and rain from the Mid-Atlantic through the Northeast....

 2017-01-23 16:03 

ScienceDaily.com

Identifying early markers of cardiac dysfunction in pregnancy... +

Preeclampsia, which affects 3-8 percent of all pregnancies, is a disease specific to pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Research studies have clearly shown that there is a link between a history of preeclampsi...

 2017-01-23 16:00 

Phys.org

Physicists show that real-time error correction in quantum communications is possible... +

Nature Physics today, Monday, 23 January 2017, published online the research by a team led by physicists from the School of Physics at Wits University. In their paper titled: Characterising quantum channels with non-separable states of classical light the...

 2017-01-23 16:00 

Phys.org

Immune defense without collateral damage... +

Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland have clarified the role of the enzyme MPO. In fighting infections, this enzyme, which gives pus its greenish color, produces a highly aggressive acid that can kill pathogens without damaging the surr...

 2017-01-23 16:00 

Phys.org

First big-picture look at meteorites from before giant space collision 466 million years ago... +

Four hundred and sixty-six million years ago, there was a giant collision in outer space. Something hit an asteroid and broke it apart, sending chunks of rock falling to Earth as meteorites since before the time of the dinosaurs. But what kinds of meteori...

 2017-01-23 16:00 

LiveScience.com

11 Ways Processed Food Is Different from Real Food... +

In a new editorial in JAMA Pediatrics, one researcher argues that the processed food experiment has failed. Here's what makes processed foods different....

 2017-01-23 16:00 

Scientific American

Carbon Monoxide is Toxic, but Could it Treat Tissue Damage?... +

A few early-stage clinical trials are underway ...

 2017-01-23 16:00 

Seeker

Elusive Dwarf Galaxies Found Hidden Away in Tiny Clusters... +

The discovery of these bite-sized galaxy clusters provides a key piece of evidence for how galaxies evolve and how dark matter might be in the middle of it all....

 2017-01-23 16:00 

New Scientist

Bird is evolving to be less flashy in response to global warming... +

White patches on male collared flycatchers' heads have been shrinking, as climate change mysteriously makes those with big patches less likely to survive...

 2017-01-23 15:54 

Phys.org

Video: What might Trump mean for chemistry?... +

Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the U.S. While much was said about a variety of topics during the presidential campaign, little was said about science. This leaves uncertainty around how the new administration will deal with science and how its ...

 2017-01-23 15:45 

Scientific American

What Could Replace the Clean Power Plan?... +

Trump could soon issue an executive order directing the EPA to consider the Clean Power Plan illegal and stop any work related to the regulation ...

 2017-01-23 15:30 

Space.com

Ultrafast Camera Captures 'Sonic Booms' of Light for First Time... +

Just as aircraft flying at supersonic speeds create cone-shaped sonic booms, pulses of light can leave behind cone-shaped wakes of light. Now, a superfast camera has captured the first-ever video of these events....

 2017-01-23 15:20 

Phys.org

Peruvian potatoes to join world's largest banana collection in Belgium... +

For 30 years, KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has been home to an impressive collection of bananas that already contains over 1,500 varieties and is the biggest in its kind. The collection is recognised as world heritage and will soon be expande...

 2017-01-23 15:20 

New Scientist

Dried-up slime could help microbes survive briny waters on Mars... +

Colonies of bacteria called biofilms live longer in Mars-like waters especially if they were dried out first, as they would be after hitching a ride through space...

 2017-01-23 15:19 

Phys.org

Mammal testing could be cut by moth larvae... +

The number of mammals used in animal testing could be cut dramatically and replaced with moth larvae.Last year two University of Exeter scientists founded BioSystems Technologies Ltd, which provides moth larvae to researchersoffering a cheap and effective...

 2017-01-23 15:17 

Phys.org

Noninvasive ultrasound pulses used to precisely tweak rat brain activity... +

Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound. The method first "cages" a drug inside tiny, ...

 2017-01-23 15:13 

Phys.org

Calabrese says mistake led to adopting the LNT model in toxicology... +

Edward Calabrese, the University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist who has long been a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U....

 2017-01-23 15:12 

Phys.org

In African 'fairy circles,' a template for nature's many patterns... +

Be it the Mima mounds of Washington state or the famous "fairy circles" of Namibia in southwestern Africa, people are captivated by the regular patterns of plant growth that blanket desert and grassland landscapes, often with mesmerizing consistency....

 2017-01-23 15:11 

LiveScience.com

Beyond Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Heads to Next Adventure... +

Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for its next big adventure in the icy outskirts of the solar system....

 2017-01-23 15:09 

Phys.org

Provocative prions may protect yeast cells from stress... +

Prions have a notorious reputation. They cause neurodegenerative disease, namely mad cow/Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. And the way these protein particles propagategetting other proteins to join the pilecan seem insidious....

 2017-01-23 15:07 

Phys.org

UNIST embarks on journey to develop ultrafast train... +

Earlier today, UNIST has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with seven research institutes to accelerate the realization of government's new plan to build a new form of futuristic transportation system....

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