Researchers Created an ‘AI Physicist’ That Can Derive the Laws of Physics in Imaginary Universes

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Motherboard US (This article and its images were originally posted on Motherboard US November 1, 2018 at 01:57PM.) Two researchers … Continue reading Researchers Created an ‘AI Physicist’ That Can Derive the Laws of Physics in Imaginary Universes

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Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to BBC News – Science & Environment (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & … Continue reading Who knew?

Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org (This article and its images were originally posted on Phys.org October 31, 2018 at 02:06PM.) (Cover Image) A 250,000-year-old … Continue reading Researchers discover earliest recorded lead exposure in 250,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth

Researchers identify immune system mechanism that regulates inflammation

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress (This article and its images were originally posted on Medical Xpress July 25, 2018 at 08:20AM.) (cover image) … Continue reading Researchers identify immune system mechanism that regulates inflammation

Researchers Demonstrate How To Bypass Two-factor Authentication

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to E Hacking News – Latest Hacker News and IT Security News   We are switching to Two-factor authentication (2FA) … Continue reading Researchers Demonstrate How To Bypass Two-factor Authentication

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Business Insider An employee walks between rows of solar panels at a solar power plant in China. Thomson Reuters … Continue reading Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor Drivers

Car companies have already deployed distraction-tracking systems, mostly to ensure drivers remain attentive when their car is in semi-autonomous mode. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system, for example, tracks the human’s head position with an infrared camera. Other automakers are considering eye-tracking systems that know when a person’s actually watching the road, but the Waterloo team hopes to leapfrog past that solution.

Scientists Have Created a Super-Thin Fabric That Harvests Energy From Our Movements

The mechanism responsible for the fibre’s generation of electricity is surprisingly simple. A mesh of carbon atoms rolled into tubes 10,000 times thinner than the width of a human hair makes up the fundamental fibres of the complete filament.

New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

“Imagine if your Wi-Fi router knows when you are dreaming, and can monitor whether you are having enough deep sleep, which is necessary for memory consolidation,” says Dina Katabi

Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’

Credit: Delft University of Technology Researchers from TU Delft in The Netherlands, in collaboration with a team at the University of Cambridge (U.K.), have found a way to create and … Continue reading Researchers create very small sensor using ‘white graphene’

Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans

The oldest bones of Homo sapiens were found at the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud. Here, a view of the site showing the remaining deposits and people excavating them (center). … Continue reading Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans

Ice Cores Dating From The Black Death Challenge The Concept of ‘Natural’ Lead Levels

No such thing? The Black Death tore through Europe in the years 1346–1353, killing as many as 200 million people as the deadliest plague known to humans carved its path … Continue reading Ice Cores Dating From The Black Death Challenge The Concept of ‘Natural’ Lead Levels

Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

UCI physicist Jing Xia (right, with graduate student Alex Stern) calls the fiber-optic Sagnac interferometer he built the most sensitive magnetic microscope in the world. He compares it to a … Continue reading Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Nanoscale logic machines go beyond binary computing

(Left) The four states of the atom correspond to (right) the four rooms of a maze. The random nature of tunneling electrons in and out of an atom simulates the … Continue reading Nanoscale logic machines go beyond binary computing

New material helps record data with light

The way of how the light with different wavelengths influences on a MOF crystal: different types of excitons are showed in red and blue (left). Image of crystals (right). Credit: … Continue reading New material helps record data with light

Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia, study finds

Indiana University scientists have identified 24 compounds that increase the brain’s production of the enzyme NMNAT2, which helps prevent the formation of these tangles associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as … Continue reading Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia, study finds

A kidney disease’s genetic clues are uncovered

This image shows a cross section of a kidney. Credit: Holly Fischer/Wikipedia Researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding IgA nephropathy (IgAN), or Berger’s disease, an autoimmune kidney disease … Continue reading A kidney disease’s genetic clues are uncovered

Scientists have found a way to rapidly thaw cryopreserved tissue without damage 

Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to rapidly thaw cryopreserved human and pig samples without damaging the tissue – a development that could help get rid of organ … Continue reading Scientists have found a way to rapidly thaw cryopreserved tissue without damage 

Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

A Gooty Sapphire Ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica), which served as a source of biological inspiration for the research. Credit: Cathy Keifer/Dreamstime A brilliant-blue tarantula may give many people the heebie-jeebies, … Continue reading Blue Tarantula Hair Inspires Nonfading Color Pigment

Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

How does consciousness arise? Researchers suspect that the answer to this question lies in the connections between neurons. Unfortunately, however, little is known about the wiring of the brain. This … Continue reading Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Researchers found short ribonucleic acid molecules (microRNA) even in mummies like Oetzi. Credit: Andreas Keller, Saarland University They have found the molecules in the well-known glacier mummy “Ötzi.” A number … Continue reading Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

‘Zealandia’: New continent on Earth is sitting off Australia’s coast

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), … Continue reading ‘Zealandia’: New continent on Earth is sitting off Australia’s coast

Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

Last year, a consortium led by billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking announced a plan to get to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Called the Breakthrough … Continue reading Super-Fast Spacecraft Could Slow Down Using Alpha Centauri’s Starlight as Brakes

Scientists finally understand how pitcher plants developed the taste for flesh

Plants that feast on animals for sustenance are something of a nightmarish novelty in the world of botany, but what’s even more amazing is how distantly related carnivorous plants from … Continue reading Scientists finally understand how pitcher plants developed the taste for flesh

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times 

Video via Univ. of California, Riverside Researchers from Shandong University in China, the University of California, Riverside and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently published a study detailing the invention of light-printable, … Continue reading Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times 

Researchers model superluminous supernova in 2-D for the first time

Astrophysicist Ken Chen ran 2D simulations with Berkeley Lab’s CASTRO code on NERSC’s Edison supercomputer to better understand the physical conditions that create superluminious supernova. Credit: Ken Chen, National Astronomical … Continue reading Researchers model superluminous supernova in 2-D for the first time

Patient with unique antibodies helps researchers develop strongest HIV-attacking antibody to date

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Credit: Chris Bickel / AAAS Medical Xpress)—A large international team of researchers has created what they are describing as the most powerful HIV-attacking antibody ever … Continue reading Patient with unique antibodies helps researchers develop strongest HIV-attacking antibody to date

Paleontologists Find 450-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs 

left: ventrally preserved specimen of the Ordovician trilobite Triarthrus eatoni showing nine eggs in the specimen’s left genal angle; scale bar – 5 mm. Right: close up of the egg-bearing … Continue reading Paleontologists Find 450-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs 

Cat experiment suggests they remember in ways similar to humans and dogs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Japan has found that cats are able to remember events in a way observed in both humans … Continue reading Cat experiment suggests they remember in ways similar to humans and dogs

Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies and meta-analyses, … Continue reading Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism

Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date 

Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of bacteria at once, making it one of the most promising advances we’ve had to date in the … Continue reading Scientists just announced our best shot at ending antibiotic resistance to date 

Ultrafast Camera Captures ‘Sonic Booms’ of Light for First Time

This graphic shows a so-called photonic Mach cone, which is sort of like a sonic boom; but in this instance, you can see the cone-shaped wake of light pulses. Credit: … Continue reading Ultrafast Camera Captures ‘Sonic Booms’ of Light for First Time

Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread

Enterobacteriaceae. Citrobacter freundii, one member of the family. Credit: Public Domain A family of highly drug-resistant and potentially deadly bacteria may be spreading more widely—and more stealthily—than previously thought, according … Continue reading Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ show worrisome ability to diversify and spread

3D zebrafish can replace real animals in the lab

NYU Tandon: Ross Anderson A few years ago, zebrafish became the new lab rat because of their genetic similarity to humans. So, when a team of researchers from the NYU … Continue reading 3D zebrafish can replace real animals in the lab

This Centrifuge Costs 20 Cents to Make and Can Be Used Anywhere

It may look like a toy, but a centrifuge made out of paper could dramatically cut the cost of analyzing blood and diagnosing diseases like malaria in places where standard … Continue reading This Centrifuge Costs 20 Cents to Make and Can Be Used Anywhere

Environmentally-friendly soy-based filter can capture toxic chemicals that other filters can’t

Before and after demonstration of filter’s ability. Credit: WSU Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, … Continue reading Environmentally-friendly soy-based filter can capture toxic chemicals that other filters can’t

Scientists have tied molecules into the tightest knot ever created

Scientists have successfully manipulated strands of molecules to create the tightest physical knot ever, with eight crossings twisting molecules into a Celtic knot-structure. That might not sound too impressive, but … Continue reading Scientists have tied molecules into the tightest knot ever created

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of ‘vestigial’ parts – appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone – that gradually … Continue reading Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings

Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and … Continue reading Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings

Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter

A three-dimensional graphene assembly and scanning electron microscope image of a graphene assembly (insert, scale bar, 20 µm). Credit: Qin et al. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1601536 A team of researchers at … Continue reading Porous, 3-D forms of graphene developed at MIT can be 10 times as strong as steel but much lighter