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 2019-11-15 14:40 

Phys.org

Stretchable, self-healing and semiconducting polymer films for electronic skin (e-skin)...

Next-generation polymers developed in the lab must become stretchable and self-healing to form novel skin-like sensory devices to meet the demands of futuristic electronic skin applications. Although researchers have made notable advances in skin-inspired...

 2019-11-15 14:22 

Phys.org

Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector...

Astronauts began an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station....

 2019-11-15 14:20 

Phys.org

Using aluminum and lasers to make bendable glass...

An international team of researchers has found a way to make bendable glass using lasers fired at crystalline aluminum oxide. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and the features of the glass they produced....

 2019-11-15 14:11 

Phys.org

Evidence found of magnetic reconnection generating spicules on the sun...

An international team of researchers has found evidence that magnetic reconnection is the source of spicule generation on the surface of the sun. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of the sun and what they lea...

 2019-11-15 14:01 

Phys.org

Real-time 3-D reconstruction of complex scenes from long distances are shaping our present and future...

Researchers at Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Toulouse, France, have proposed a novel framework that combines statistical models with highly scalable computational tools from the computer graphics communit...

 2019-11-15 13:52 

Phys.org

New twist on CRISPR technology...

In a classic episode of an old-school TV comedy called I Love Lucy, we see Lucille Ball stepping into an assembly line job at a candy factory. As the pace of the conveyor belt exceeds her ability to wrap the candy, the frenzy gets the best of her. She sho...

 2019-11-15 13:49 

Phys.org

Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection...

To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that's not as simple as it s...

 2019-11-15 13:47 

Phys.org

Discovery of a new type of particle beam instability...

Accelerated, charged particle beams do what light does for microscopes: illuminate matter. The more intense the beams, the more easily scientists can examine the object they are looking at. But intensity comes with a cost: the more intense the beams, the ...

 2019-11-15 13:46 

Phys.org

NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance'...

Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research....

 2019-11-15 13:31 

TreeHugger

The real problem with the NTSB's mandatory bike helmet recommendation...

We covered this subject before but I got it wrong. Peter Flax of Bicycling Magazine got it right....

 2019-11-15 13:24 

Phys.org

Size of thunderstorm dome clouds may predict tornado intensity...

The size of a bulge at the top of a thunderstorm's anvil-shaped cloud may allow researchers to forecast the strength of tornadoes that spawn from such storms, according to a new study in AGU's journal Geophysical Research Letters....

 2019-11-15 13:15 

Phys.org

New research expands the answers we can get from bat guano...

Here's the thing about bats: They can fly. And they do that in the dark....

 2019-11-15 13:14 

Phys.org

Chemists map an artificial molecular self-assembly pathway with complexities of life...

Two pathways diverged in a chemical synthesis, and one molecule took them both. Chemists at the University of Tokyo have studied how molecular building blocks can either form a spherical cage or an ultrathin sheet that shows some of the basic properties o...

 2019-11-15 13:00 

ScienceNews.org

A Dallas museum hosts rare hominid fossils from South Africa...

Fossils of the South African hominids Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi are on display at the Perot Museum of Science and History in Dallas....

 2019-11-15 12:49 

National Geographic

What it takes to protect gorillas from Ebola...

Spread of the disease among endangered eastern gorillas could be catastrophic for their survival....

 2019-11-15 12:47 

Phys.org

Arctic Ocean could be ice-free for part of the year as soon as 2044...

It's hard to imagine the Arctic without sea ice....

 2019-11-15 12:42 

Phys.org

How multiple factors of climate change affect soil...

A team of ecologists at Freie Universitt Berlin studied soil and how it was affected by multiple factors of climate change. The team, led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig, experimentally examined effects of up to 10 factors of climate change by randomly addin...

 2019-11-15 12:36 

LiveScience.com

World's Oldest People May Have Supercharged Immune Cells...

People who live to 110 seem to have unusually high levels of a rare immune cell....

 2019-11-15 12:28 

SpaceNews

Inspector general report says NASA risks losing access to the ISS in 2020...

NASA's inspector general warned in a new report that, because of commercial crew delays, utilization of the International Space Station will drop sharply in 2020 and that NASA runs the risk of losing access entirely by next fall. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-11-15 12:21 

LiveScience.com

Ancient 'Shaman' Woman's Piercing Gaze Brought to Life in Stunning Reconstruction...

An artist's reconstruction of an ancient hunter-gatherer woman shows a stern-faced woman wearing a feather cape and sitting upright on a bed of antlers....

 2019-11-15 12:18 

Space.com

Before We Find Aliens, Humans Need to Figure Ourselves Out...
 2019-11-15 12:06 

Space.com

The 1st Sun Details from NASA's Parker Solar Probe Are Out. And They're Hot!...
 2019-11-15 12:03 

Space.com

Astronauts Are Taking a Tricky Spacewalk to Fix a Dark Matter Experiment. Here's How to Watch...
 2019-11-15 12:00 

New Scientist

A laser-sighted toxic goo gun is killing feral cats in Australia...

A device that kills feral cats by squirting their fur with toxic gel they lick off while self-grooming is being used to protect endangered Australian animals...

 2019-11-15 12:00 

TreeHugger

Indonesia's food supply is being contaminated by imported plastics...

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air....

 2019-11-15 11:45 

Scientific American

Plasma Scalpel Takes On Cancer...

A pilot study is ongoing with the new tool...

 2019-11-15 11:00 

ScienceNews.org

For people with HIV, undetectable virus means untransmittable disease...

HIV outreach and care in Washington, D.C., reveals the struggles and successes of getting drugs into the hands of those who need them....

 2019-11-15 11:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Sunray venus clam and friends...

Our photo of the day comes from The Sunshine State....

 2019-11-15 10:53 

Phys.org

Jackdaw mobs flip from chaos to order as they grow...

Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows....

 2019-11-15 10:46 

New Scientist

Stone Age artists were obsessed with horses and we don't know why...

Stone Age artists loved drawing horses. One possible explanation is that this was because they believed horses were the most important of all the animals...

 2019-11-15 10:45 

National Geographic

Defenders of threatened tribes warn of mounting hostility in the Amazon...

Rights advocates anticipate calamity as Brazil moves to weaken the agency that has long worked to protect indigenous communities and their homelands....

 2019-11-15 10:30 

National Geographic

16 years ago, they nearly came face-to-face with the “Arrow People”...

Deep in the jungles of Brazil, Indian rights advocate Sydney Possuelo raced to save people he hoped never to meet: the uncontacted Flecheiros....

 2019-11-15 10:26 

BBC

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires...

Scientists say rising temperatures are having a big influence on the scale and frequency of extreme weather events....

 2019-11-15 10:05 

New Scientist

An insulin nasal spray could help with polycystic ovary syndrome...

Women with PCOS often have to eat less and exercise more in order to maintain a healthy weight a study in sheep suggests that a nasal insulin spray could help...

 2019-11-15 10:04 

BBC

Bloodhound car goes faster still - to 562mph...

After some frustrating technical glitches, the land speed racer is upping its pace again....

 2019-11-15 08:58 

Phys.org

Research reveals new state of matter: a Cooper pair metal...

For years, physicists have assumed that Cooper pairs, the electron duos that enable superconductors to conduct electricity without resistance, were two-trick ponies. The pairs either glide freely, creating a superconducting state, or create an insulating ...

 2019-11-15 08:39 

Phys.org

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought...

You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the crusty stuff on trees or rocks was, they're lichens, a combination of algae and fungi living together almost as...

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction...

For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause. A new study indicates that sexual dysfunction increases by nearly 30% during perimenopause, and vaginal dryness most often has the greatest effect on des...

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought...

Lichens -- a combo of fungus and algae -- can grow on bare rocks, so scientists thought that lichens were some of the first organisms to make their way onto land from the water, changing the planet's atmosphere and paving the way for modern plants. Bu...

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Life experience critical for managing Type 2 diabetes...

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, with younger patients more susceptible to psychological distress resulting in worse health outcomes....

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data...

A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital in preventing the spread of infectious disea...

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Jackdaw mobs flip from chaos to order as they grow...

Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows....

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population...

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations, all of them influencing the gene pool of modern Finns. Th...

 2019-11-15 05:00 

EurekAlert

Scientists discover how the molecule-sorting station in our cells is formed and maintained...

A recent study by a group of scientists from Japan and Austria has revealed that a different mechanism is responsible for the formation and maintenance of the cell organelle called endosome that sorts and distributes substances entering a cell. Contrary t...

 2019-11-15 04:13 

The Conversation AU

Place your bets: will banning illegal offshore sites really help kick our gambling habit?...

While total gambling spending in Australia decreased during 2016-17, sports betting increased by 15.3%, from A$921 million to A$1.062 billion. SHUTTERSTOCK The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is going to start asking internet service ...

 2019-11-15 02:45 

The Conversation AU

Is social media damaging to children and teens? We asked five experts...

They need to have it to fit in, but social media is probably doing teens more harm than good. from www.shutterstock.com If you have kids, chances are you've worried about their presence on social media. Who are they talking to? What are they posting? ...

 2019-11-15 01:55 

Space.com

'Artemis Is Here:' Vice President Pence Stresses Importance of 2024 Moon Landing...

U.S. leadership in space is a priority of the Trump Administration....

 2019-11-15 01:05 

BBC

Black Friday: Brands opt out for environment reasons...

More than 300 fashion brands pledge to not participate in Black Friday because it's not good for the planet....

 2019-11-15 00:26 

BBC

Plans to build thousands of new homes in flood zones...

Almost 10,000 new homes are planned for some of the most flood-prone areas of England....

 2019-11-14 23:52 

SpaceNews

EchoStar, fresh off Helios Wire acquisition, orders S-band smallsats from Tyvak...

EchoStar has ordered two tiny S-band satellites from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems to jumpstart a low-Earth-orbit constellation using spectrum gained through its October acquisition of IoT startup Helios Wire. SpaceNews.com...

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