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 2021-07-29 18:37 

Space.com

Russia's Nauka module briefly tilts space station with unplanned thruster fire...

Nauka's bumpy ride to the International Space Station didn't get any smoother after the new Russian science module docked on Thursday (July 29)....

 2021-07-29 18:00 

Phys.org

Climate change to fuel increase in human-wildlife conflict...

With wildfires spreading across the parched Western U.S., severe floods in Europe and in the coming decade a potential surge in coastal flooding, 2021 could be a pivotal year in how governments, societies and families view the threat of climate change....

 2021-07-29 18:00 

Phys.org

In plant cells, a conserved mechanism for perceiving mechanical force resides in unexpected location...

Minuscule tunnels through the cell membrane help cells to perceive and respond to mechanical forces, such as pressure or touch. A new study in the journal Science is among the first to directly investigate what one type of these mechanosensitive ion chann...

 2021-07-29 18:00 

Scientific American

Infrastructure Deal Whittles Down Climate Spending...

The bipartisan legislation includes less funding for public transit and electric vehicles...

 2021-07-29 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

Viruses can kill wasp larvae that grow inside infected caterpillars...

Proteins found in viruses and some moths can protect caterpillars from parasitoid wasps seeking a living nursery for their eggs....

 2021-07-29 17:54 

Space.com

Boeing's Starliner capsule rolls out to pad ahead of crucial Friday launch (photos)...

The CST-100 Starliner capsule and its Atlas V rocket rolled out to their pad at Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station this morning (July 29) ahead of their planned Friday liftoff....

 2021-07-29 17:53 

Phys.org

Researchers kick-start magnetic spin waves at nanoscale in pursuit of low energy computing...

An international team from Delft, Lancaster, Nijmegen, Kiev and Salerno has demonstrated a new technique to generate magnetic waves that propagate through the material at a speed much faster than the speed of sound....

 2021-07-29 17:50 

New Scientist

Covid-19 news: Daily new cases in the UK rise to 31,117...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-07-29 17:25 

ScienceNews.org

Dinosaur-killing asteroid may have made Earth's largest ripple marks...

A tsunami created by the Chicxulub impact could have formed giant ripples found in rock under Louisiana, a new study finds....

 2021-07-29 17:21 

NBC News

First sign of animal life on Earth may be a sponge fossil...

A Canadian geologist may have found the earliest fossil record of animal life on Earth, according to a report...

 2021-07-29 17:14 

New Scientist

QAnon posts by figurehead Q may be written by more than one person...

An analysis of around 5000 posts by Q, the figurehead of a far-right conspiracy theory, suggests that there is more than one person writing under that name...

 2021-07-29 17:08 

Phys.org

Clays, not water, are likely source of Mars 'lakes'...

Three studies published in the past month have cast doubt on the premise of subsurface lakes below the Martian south pole....

 2021-07-29 17:02 

SpaceNews

Inmarsat unveils multi-orbit Orchestra constellation...

British operator Inmarsat plans to add at least 150 low-Earth-orbit satellites to its global fleet, stepping up competition against OneWeb and others developing megaconstellations for mobility markets. SpaceNews...

 2021-07-29 17:00 

Phys.org

Experiment with working poor in India finds no impact from more night sleep...

Subjectively, getting more sleep seems to provide big benefits: Many people find it gives them increased energy, emotional control, and an improved sense of well-being. But a new study co-authored by MIT economists complicates this picture, suggesting tha...

 2021-07-29 16:59 

Phys.org

A new information storage and processing device...

A team of scientists has developed a means to create a new type of memory, marking a notable breakthrough in the increasingly sophisticated field of artificial intelligence....

 2021-07-29 16:58 

Phys.org

Novel method of imaging silicon anode degradation may lead to better batteries...

A novel method of characterizing the structural and chemical evolution of silicon and a thin layer that governs battery stability may help resolve issues that prevent using silicon for high-capacity batteries, according to a group of researchers....

 2021-07-29 16:30 

Space.com

Mars' buried polar 'lakes' may just be frozen clay...

Bright reflections that radar detected beneath the south pole of Mars may not be underground lakes as previously thought but deposits of clay instead, a new study finds....

 2021-07-29 16:30 

Space.com

Move asteroids now before they become a threat, researchers argue...

A pair of astronomers have proposed two new strategies for preventing possible asteroid impacts....

 2021-07-29 16:26 

LiveScience.com

Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving Einstein right...

The "luminous echoes" come from the rear part of the black hole's corona...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

New Scientist

Ancient humans in Europe may have stolen food from wild hunting dogs...

The earliest humans known to have lived outside Africa shared their environment with hunting dogs and may even have stolen food from them...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

New Scientist

People happily steal from groups even if they are generous one-on-one...

In lab tests where people are able to take money from groups of people, they nearly always do but the same individuals tend to be fair when dealing with just one other person...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

Science AAAS

Obesity doesn't always mean ill health. Here's what scientists are learning...

Research on DNA, animals, and people could lead to rethinking medical care...

 2021-07-29 16:00 

TreeHugger

Most Americans Support Clean Energy, Poll Says...

After previous attempts failed, Democrats are now plan to push clean energy legislation through the Senate by a simple majority vote....

 2021-07-29 15:39 

Phys.org

AI learns physics to optimize particle accelerator performance...

Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, vastly speeds up computational tasks and enables new technology in areas as broad as speech and image recognition, self-driving cars, stock market trading and medical diagnosis....

 2021-07-29 15:34 

Phys.org

Mars' bright south pole reflections may be clay—not water...

Bright reflections observed at Mars' south pole serve as evidence for water. But, seeing may be deceiving....

 2021-07-29 15:32 

TreeHugger

Experts Weigh in on Global World Tiger Day...

World Wildlife Fund hopes to double the world's tigers by 2022. Experts take a look at where we stand....

 2021-07-29 15:19 

ScienceDaily.com

Optimizing phase change material usage could reduce power plant water consumption...

The food-water-energy nexus dictates that there is a direct link between these three necessities, and stressing one directly impacts the supply of the other two. As the population grows, human demand for energy and food has caused our freshwater reserves ...

 2021-07-29 15:15 

Space.com

Astronomers catch fizzled-out gamma-ray burst from supernova...

A fizzled example of a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, suggests these outbursts can be surprisingly brief, researchers say....

 2021-07-29 15:09 

Phys.org

The soft 'spaghetti' of proteins that's essential for the resistance of bacteria...

Bacteria are increasingly resistant, especially to antibiotics, which is a major global health problem. An example, related to the pandemic? Covid weakens hospitalized people so much that we are now witnessing an upsurge in bacterial infections (resistant...

 2021-07-29 15:04 

Phys.org

Collisions of light produce matter/antimatter from pure energy...

Scientists studying particle collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility for nuclear physics research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—have produced definitive...

 2021-07-29 15:01 

Phys.org

New method to detect impact of sea level rise...

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to analyze sulfur isotopes, which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in environments such as oceans, and freshwater rivers and lakes....

 2021-07-29 15:00 

Phys.org

Italian astronomers discover new star cluster...

Astronomers from Italy report the detection of a new star cluster as part of the YMCA (Yes, Magellanic Clouds Again) survey. The newly discovered stellar grouping, designated YMCA-1, may be an old and remote star cluster of our Milky Way galaxy. The findi...

 2021-07-29 15:00 

Phys.org

Understanding past climate change 'tipping points' can help us prepare for the future...

Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far can we push it before something drastic happens?...

 2021-07-29 15:00 

Scientific American

The Question Medical AI Can't Answer...

It's unable to tell us why it came to a particular decision—and that's crucial information...

 2021-07-29 15:00 

TreeHugger

How Simple Mills Is Supporting Regenerative Agriculture...

Simple Mills is focused on identifying and understanding ingredients that are inherently better for the soil and communities—and then developing products around those ingredients....

 2021-07-29 14:58 

Phys.org

Scientists create UV-enabled flexible wearable technology...

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from NTU Singapore have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.While invisible to the human eye, UV...

 2021-07-29 14:58 

Phys.org

Rainfall becomes increasingly variable as climate warms...

Climate models predict that rainfall variability over wet regions globally will be greatly enhanced by global warming, causing wide swings between dry and wet conditions, according to a joint study by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chin...

 2021-07-29 14:57 

Phys.org

A 'twist' brings new possibilities for ultra-thin 2D materials...

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows how the ability of 2D materials to convert sunlight into electricity can be controlled by simply "twisting" the angle between two ultra-thin layers correctly....

 2021-07-29 14:57 

Phys.org

New study shows rats can make friends...

Rats choose carefully who they spend time with, according to a new study published today. Published by researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth and Lincoln, the study found that male rats have preferred partners in their groups and they decide who ...

 2021-07-29 14:57 

Phys.org

Small proteins discovered to be regulators of the aging process...

Scientists have discovered that the protein ubiquitin plays an important role in the regulation of the aging process. Ubiquitin was previously known to control processes such as signal transduction and metabolism. Prof. Dr. David Vilchez and his colleague...

 2021-07-29 14:56 

Phys.org

Ocean microbes reveal distribution of nitrogen-fixers at a global level...

Nitrogen is one of the major building blocks of life. It makes up 80 percent of Earth's atmosphere and it is described as one of the most important growth-limiting nutrients for both land and marine plants. This is because the most abundant form of ni...

 2021-07-29 14:56 

BBC

Delayed Russian Nauka module joins space station...

It was scheduled to launch in 2007, but the 13m-long, 20-tonne laboratory is finally in position....

 2021-07-29 14:56 

Phys.org

Machine-learning technique used to pinpoint quantum errors...

Researchers at the University of Sydney and quantum control startup Q-CTRL today announced a way to identify sources of error in quantum computers through machine learning, providing hardware developers the ability to pinpoint performance degradation with...

 2021-07-29 14:55 

Phys.org

New exotic matter particle, a tetraquark, discovered...

Today, the LHCb experiment at CERN is presenting a new discovery at the European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP). The new particle discovered by LHCb, labeled as Tcc+, is a tetraquark—an exotic hadron containing two quar...

 2021-07-29 14:54 

Phys.org

Study: More tolerant primates have a greater need to communicate vocally...

Primates who are more tolerant of each other use vocal communication more than their stricter counterparts, research from the University of York shows....

 2021-07-29 14:40 

Universe Today

Strange Intersecting Sand Dunes on Mars...

In our exploration of Mars, we've seen some strange, naturally occurring shapes. Polygons a shape with at least three straight sides and angles, typically with five or more have been seen in several different Martian landscapes, and scientists say the...

 2021-07-29 14:35 

LiveScience.com

DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein in the human body...

AI firm DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein in the human body and in 20 species of research animals....

 2021-07-29 14:30 

TreeHugger

VELLO Introduces the First Folding Gravel Bike...

Austrian bike company VELLO introduced what it calls the first foldable gravel bike, which it says combines the flexibility of a folding bike with riding performance for off-road use....

 2021-07-29 14:00 

TreeHugger

This 13-Year-Old Dog Has a Home Again...

A senior border collie finds a new home after her owner gives her up. It's heartbreaking when older pets have to start all over....

 2021-07-29 13:52 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists observe gas re-accretion in dying galaxies for the first time...

A new study suggests that previously displaced gases can re-accrete onto galaxies, potentially slowing down the process of galaxy death caused by ram pressure stripping, and creating unique structures more resistant to its effects....

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