NANOTRÅD: Verdens tyndeste ledning er tre atomer tyk
Amerikanske forskere har fremstillet nano-tråd med en tykkelse på bare tre atomer og med et isolerende lag af diamant. Tråden er ledende og kan bruges til at skabe nye materialer som for eksempel dioder og halvledere.
ANIMALS – ENVIRONMENT: China’s ivory ban is great, now for shark fins and tiger bone
Beijing's ban on ivory is very welcome and could save the African elephant, but it must do the same for rhinos, pangolins and more, says Richard Schiffman
ALLERGY – PEANUT – BABIES: Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy
An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.
FOOD PLANTS: Incredible Photorealistic Renderings of the Foods That Power the Human Race
Wheat, rice, and corn form the basis of most diets around the world—but in every culture, these foodstuff appears in a different form. The post Incredible Photorealistic Renderings of the Foods That Power the Human Race appeared first on WIRED .
NET NEUTRALITY: Don’t Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good for People and Business
Opinion: An NYU economics professor describes how abandoning net neutrality would hurt companies and consumers alike. The post Don't Gut Net Neutrality. It’s Good for People and Business appeared first on WIRED .
DRIVHUSEFFEKT: Nyt kemisk stof vil formindske effekten på klimaet med 93 procent
Der er udsigt til at slippe af med en af de mest skadelige drivhusgasser, SF6, og erstatte den med et…
BATTERIER: CES: Pc-producenter kæmper med batteritiden i ultralette bærbare pc'er
Kampen om at fremstille den tyndeste bærbare pc koster på batteritiden. Tre af de nyeste bud illustrerer, hvor svært det er for producenterne.https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ces-pc-producenter-kaemper-med-batteritiden-ultralette-baerbare-pcer-1071420 Version2
INTERNET OF THINGS: Forskere: Vi vil finde en løsning på problemet med sårbare Internet of Things-teknologier
Der er færre regler for Internet of Things-produkter i USA, og derfor rejser europæiske IoT-startups over Atlanten. Nu vil forskere hjælpe iværksætterne til at udvikle produkterne i Europa – produkter som samtidig er mindre sårbarehttps://www.version2.dk/artikel/forskere-vi-vil-finde-loesning-paa-problemet-med-saarbare-internet-of-things-teknologier Version2
SPACE – MARS WATER: Mars should have loads more water – so where has it all gone?
We have either misunderstood what its early years were like – or it is hiding vast amounts of water beneath its surface
GEOTERMISK VARME I DANMARK: Håndfaste drejebøger skal hjælpe geotermisk varme i gang i Danmark
Geus vil sammen med ti partnere udrydde usikkerheden omkring udnyttelse af geotermisk varme med tre konkrete drejebøger.
SPACE: Ny NASA-mission skal udforske universets ekstreme objekter
Missionen skal give astronomerne svar på, hvad der sker i miljøerne omkring universets mest ekstreme objekter såsom supertunge sorte huller og neutronstjerner.
AUTISM – FACIAL CUES: Computer uses facial cues to spot if people have autism
Learning how people’s responses to stories vary has enabled a program to tell whether people have autism or ADHD
DEMENS – TRAFIK: Tung trafik nær bopæl øger risikoen for demens
Forskere finder sammenhæng mellem risikoen for at udvikle demens og en adresse mindre end 300 meter fra en stor, trafikeret vej.
LASER WEAPON: UK military to build prototype 'laser weapon'
The UK Ministry of Defence has officially awarded a £30m contract to produce a prototype laser weapon.
OLD PEOPLE EXCLUDED: Out in the cold: Why are the oldest people the most excluded?
People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. In a study of 10,000 people aged over 65, social policy researchers found the 'oldest old' — those 85 and over — have more trouble accessing services such as healthcare and food shops, with 16 percent reporting 'significant' problems, compared
BRAIN: Of mice and men: Unique electrical properties of human nerve cells make a difference
Scientists have presented the first direct evidence that human neocortical neurons have unique membrane properties that enhance signal processing. The research implies that human cortical neurons are efficient electrical microchips that use low membrane capacitance to compensate for humans' larger brains and cells, and to process sensory information more effectively.
FOOD WASTE: Worries about food waste appear to vanish when diners know scraps go to compost
Diners waste far less food when they're schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, the educational benefit disappears.
CLIMATE CHANGE – PERMAFROST: When the Arctic coast retreats, life in the shallow water areas drastically changes
The thawing and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts has dramatically increased in the past years and the sea is now consuming more than 20 meters of land per year at some locations.
GONORRHEA: Scientists develop new antibiotic for gonorrhea
Scientists have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.
FISH – HERRING: Eelgrass in Puget Sound is stable overall, but some local beaches suffering
Eelgrass, a marine plant crucial to the success of migrating juvenile salmon and spawning Pacific herring, is stable and flourishing in Puget Sound, despite a doubling of the region's human population and significant shoreline development over the past several decades.
DEMENTIA – TRAFFIC: Living near major traffic linked to higher risk of dementia
People who live close to high-traffic roadways face a higher risk of developing dementia than those who live further away, new research has found.
VITAMIN D HEADACHE*: Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache
Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study.
MICROBES – DNA – MEMORIES: Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes' ability to make memories
Researchers have identified a mutation that prompts bacterial cells to acquire genetic memories 100 times more frequently than they do naturally. This discovery provides a powerful research tool and could bring scientists one step closer to developing DNA-based data storage devices.
BRAIN – NETWORK ANALYSES: Network Analyses and Nervous System Disorders
Network analyses in nervous system disorders involves constructing and analyzing anatomical and functional brain networks from neuroimaging data to describe and predict the clinical syndromes that result from neuropathology. A network view of neurological disease and clinical syndromes facilitates accurate quantitative characterizations and mathematical models of complex nervous system disorders
BRAIN – NETWORK ANALYSES: Dense Associative Memory is Robust to Adversarial Inputs
Deep neural networks (DNN) trained in a supervised way suffer from two known problems. First, the minima of the objective function used in learning correspond to data points (also known as rubbish examples or fooling images) that lack semantic similarity with the training data. Second, a clean input can be changed by a small, and often imperceptible for human vision, perturbation, so that the resu
BRAIN – NETWORK ANALYSES: Encoding Sensory and Motor Patterns as Time-Invariant Trajectories in Recurrent Neural Networks
Much of the information the brain processes and stores is temporal in nature – a spoken word or a handwritten signature is defined as much by how it unfolds in time as by its spatial structure at any given moment in time. It remains unclear how neural circuits encode such patterns. We show that the same recurrent neural network model can simultaneously encode time-varying sensory and motor pattern
CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'
New research backs a controversial study that found there had been no slowdown in global warming.
SPACE: How to build a DIY replica of Galileo's telescope
DIY Stargaze like the pioneering astronomer Build a DIY replica of Galileo's telescope to stargaze like the pioneering astronomer did.
DEMENTIA – TRAFFIC: Living near a highway may increase dementia risk by 7 per cent
Living within 50 metres of a busy road like a motorway or highway is linked to higher risk of developing dementia. Air pollution may partly be to blame
SPACE: Theory provides roadmap in quest for quark soup 'critical point'
Thanks to a new development in nuclear physics theory, scientists exploring expanding fireballs that mimic the early universe have new signs to look for as they map out the transition from primordial plasma to matter as we know it. The theoretical work identifies key patterns that would be proof of the existence of a so-called "critical point" in the transition among different phases of nuclear ma
SPACE: NASA Unveils New Missions to Bizarre Asteroids
The Lucy spacecraft will investigate Jupiter's Trojan asteroids, while the Psyche mission will voyage to a mysterious metallic space rock
MICROBES IN ANIMALS – FOR DRUG: Roadkill Animals Are Surprising Sources of Drug Discovery
Deer and opossums on an Oklahoma highway harbor microbes with helpful chemicals
SMARTPHONES: Who gets most distracted by cell phones?
Researchers have verified that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can adversely affect our cognitive performance, particularly among infrequent internet users.
FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH: U.S. Scientists Fear New Restrictions on Fetal-Tissue Research
A probe led by House Republicans concluded that such work is of limited value
VIBRIO CHOLERAE: New mechanism for Type IV pili retraction in Vibrio cholerae
Although pathogenic bacteria often rely on a specialized molecular motor to retract their pili, a new study reveals that a minor pilin protein elicits pilus retraction in the cholera bacterium, Vibrio cholerae.
CLIMATE CHANGE: The fire through the smoke: Working for transparency in climate projections
To help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change, a group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind the most recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change regarding the potential ecological, social, economic and meteorological repercussions of climate change.
BRAIN – STRESS – FEAR: Witnessing fear in others can physically change brain
Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
MOLECULES: Green chemistry: Au naturel catalyst mimics nature to break tenacious carbon-hydrogen bond
A new catalyst for breaking the tough molecular bond between carbon and hydrogen holds the promise of a cleaner, easier, cheaper way to derive products from petroleum, say researchers. Simple, plentiful hydrocarbons are the starting block for complex chemical products such as plastics and pharmaceuticals. The first step, however, is very, very difficult — breaking the carbon-hydrogen bond. A new
ZIKA VIRUS: How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects
A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and other congenital brain abnormalities, according to a systematic review.
CELL DIVISION: Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching
A new study offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers.
GRAPHENE: Nano-chimneys can cool circuits
Researchers show that tweaking graphene to place cones between it and nanotubes grown from its surface would form 'nano-chimneys' that help heat escape. The discovery offers a strategy to channel heat away from nano-electronics.
FISH – IN NOT-CLEAR WATER: Murky Amazon waters cloud fish vision
African cichlid fish evolved in calm, clearwater lakes saturated with sunlight, and are known for their incredible visual system, which relies on a diverse array of visual pigment proteins called opsins. A new analysis is the first to examine related cichlids from the murky, silty water of South America's Amazon Basin. The researchers found that, in three select Amazonian species, several opsin ge
STATIN AND CHOLESTEROL: Most younger adults with high LDL-C levels do not take a statin
Despite recommendations, less than 45 percent of adults younger than 40 years with an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level of 190 mg/dL or greater receive a prescription for a statin, according to a new study.
BRAIN AND FOOD: Brain shrinks less in older people who eat Mediterranean diet
As we age, our brains shrink. A study of 401 people in their 70s suggests that a diet high in vegetables and olive oil is linked to slightly less shrinkage
CLIMATE CHANGE: Increasing rainfall in a warmer world will likely intensify typhoons in western Pacific
An analysis of the strongest tropical storms over the last half-century reveals that higher global temperatures have intensified the storms via enhanced rainfall. Rain that falls on the ocean reduces salinity and allows typhoons to grow stronger.
E-CIGARETTES: Liquid nicotine for electronic cigarettes is toxic for kids
A 6-year-old child who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine intended for her parents' electronic cigarettes required immediate emergency medical treatment that included intubation and an overnight stay in a pediatric intensive care unit.
OBESITY: Cardiovascular benefits continue five years after weight loss program
Participants in the Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Management) program lost substantial amounts of weight, and even those who maintained relatively little loss of weight after five years demonstrated reduced risks of cardiovascular disease.
SPACE: Icy ridges found on Pluto
Using a model similar to what meteorologists use to forecast weather on Earth and a computer simulation of the physics of evaporating ices, a new study has found evidence that snow and ice features previously only seen on Earth, have been spotted on Pluto.
CLIMATE CHANGE – ATLANTIC CIRCULATION SYSTEM: Potential instability in Atlantic Ocean water circulation system
One of the world's largest ocean circulation systems may not be as stable as today's weather models predict, according to a new study. In fact, changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation — the same deep-water ocean current featured in the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow' — could occur quite abruptly, in geologic terms, the study says.
FETAL TISSUE RESERCH: US scientists fear new restrictions on fetal-tissue research
House Republicans conclude that tissue from aborted fetuses is of limited value for research and seek to reduce funding. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21254
HEART DISEASE: Drug seems to treat deadly heart disease in cats
A new drug shows promise for treating heart disease in cats and humans, report researchers. The drug, MYK-461, proved effective in a study of five cats with a naturally occurring form of inherited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a currently incurable disease that also affects humans. A paper describing the work appears in the journal PLOS ONE . HCM is the most common form of feline heart disea
AGERING: How to Control Aging
A new book lays out the scientific case for lengthening your telomeres—and perhaps your life
SPACE – SUPERNOVAE CLOCK IS ACCURATE: Role of supernovae in clocking the universe
New research by cosmologists confirms the accuracy of Type Ia supernovae in measuring the pace at which the universe expands. The findings support a widely held theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating and such acceleration is attributable to dark energy. The findings counter recent headlines that Type Ia supernova cannot be relied upon to measure the expansion of the universe.
KLIMAÆNDRING – HAVENES TEMPERATUR: Ny forskning bekræfter: Havene er blevet støt varmere de sidste 75 år
Klimaforandringerne tog ikke en "pause" fra 1998 og frem. Temperaturmålingerne havde indbygget skævhed, bekræfter forskere fra Storbritannien og USA.
QUANTUM WORLD: Physicists can’t agree on what the quantum world looks like
A survey of 149 scientists shows that there’s a split over which interpretation is correct – and many don’t even care
IMMUNOTHERAPY: Immunotherapy, gene therapy combination shows promise against glioblastoma
In a new study, gene therapy deployed with immune checkpoint inhibitors demonstrates potential benefit for devastating brain cancer.
STOMACH IN A LAB: A stomach grown in a petri dish could help scientists understand our guts
Health Digestion under a microscope Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital created a working piece of human stomach in a lab, complete with acid and digestive-enzyme producing capabilities.
AUSTRALIA FERAL CATS: Feral cats now cover over 99.8 percent of Australia
Feral cats cover over 99.8 percent of Australia's land area, including almost 80 percent of the area of our islands. These are just some of the findings of new research which looks at the number of feral cats in Australia. The research was undertaken by over 40 of Australia's top environmental scientists and brings together evidence from nearly 100 separate studies across the country.
MORNING SICKNESS: New Study Raises Concerns About Morning Sickness Drug
An analysis of an early trial reveals missing data, high dropout rates and inconsistencies
SPACE: NASA's new Psyche mission will take us to a metal asteroid for the first time
Space It may be the naked core of an ancient planet Asteroids are some of the last remaining unexplored territories in the solar system. To help fill in some of the blanks, NASA just announced two new missions.
CLIMATE CHANGE: People aren't the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards
A research team has projected the potential affects of carbon emissions standards in the year 2020. Their work shows that key crops and tree species would benefit from policies that would limit the emission of pollutants from power plants.
AUUTISM: Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of these children also have significant gastrointestinal issues, but the cause of these symptoms is unknown. Now, researchers suggest that the gastrointestinal issues in these individuals with autism may be related to an increased reaction to stress. The researchers ho
SPACE: Enigmatic Radio Pulses Linked to Far-Distant Galaxy
Pinpointing a source for "fast radio bursts" brings scientists one step closer to solving a cosmic mystery
OXYGEN THERAPY: How oxygen therapy improves cord blood transplants
A small clinical trial—the first human trial of its kind—has uncovered the importance of a hormone called erythropoietin for effective umbilical cord blood transplants in leukemia and lymphoma patients. Lowering EPO levels in people aids in a process known as homing, where newly transplanted blood stem cells migrate properly to the bone marrow of the patient and begin to restore the body’s abilit
KLIMAÆNDRINGER – FUGLE: Trækfugle surfer på den grønne bølge på tværs af kontinenter
Nattergalen og rødrygget tornskade får svært ved at overleve i fremtidens klima, konkluderer danske forskere efter at have fulgt fuglenes trækmønster.
CLIMATE CHANGE: The global warming hiatus never actually happened
Environment Yes, the oceans have been warming for the past 75 years We just can’t get a break.
SPIDER SILK: Antibiotic spider silk for drug delivery, regenerative medicine and wound healing
A chance meeting between a spider expert and a chemist has led to the development of antibiotic synthetic spider silk.
SINGLE GENE DISORDERS: Simple blood test can detect genetic diseases early in pregnancy
Together, single-gene disorders are more common than Down’s syndrome. Now there’s a safe prenatal test that can help prospective parents decide what to do
SPACE: Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy, and perhaps magnetar
Since first detected 10 years ago, fast radio bursts have puzzled astronomers. Unlike pulsars, they flash irregularly, most only once, and only for milliseconds. And they seem to come from outside the galaxy, meaning they are very energetic. A team of astronomers has now localized the only repeating burst, to a distant dwarf galaxy. The researcher who created the rapid data collection and analysis
CLIMATE CHANGE: 2016 Edges 1998 as Warmest Year on Record
Globally, 2016 edged out 1998 by +0.02 C to become the warmest year in the 38-year satellite temperature record, according to scientists. Because the margin of error is about 0.10 C, this would technically be a statistical tie, with a higher probability that 2016 was warmer than 1998. The main difference was the extra warmth in the Northern Hemisphere in 2016 compared to 1998.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS: Enzyme may cause runaway inflammation in cystic fibrosis
New research links the chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis with a new class of bacterial enzymes that hijack the patient’s immune response and prevent the body from calling of runaway inflammation. Results from the laboratory investigation appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and give scientists two avenues to explore for the creation of therap
GLOBALE WARMING: No Pause in Global Warming
Scientists, not politicians, resolve a set of controversial measurements
STOMACH IN LAB: Scientists tissue-engineer functional part of human stomach in laboratory
Scientists have used pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in a Petri dish that produce acid and digestive enzymes. They grew tissues from the stomach's corpus/fundus region. The study comes two years after the same team generated the stomach's hormone-producing region (the antrum). The discovery means investigators now can grow both parts of the human stomach to study disease.
FOSSIL FISH: 280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes
High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-like fossil from South Africa, shows telltale structures of the brain, major cranial nerves, nostrils and inner ear belonging to modern-day chimaeras.
CLIMATE CHANGE – WILDLIFE: Where Trade Threatens Biodiversity
These maps show the “threat hotspots” around the world where consumption in the U.S. and Japan impact endangered wildlife. This video was reproduced with permission and was first…
PHOTOSYNTHESIS: Artificial leaf goes more efficient for hydrogen generation
A new study has introduced a new artificial leaf that generates hydrogen, using the power of the Sun to mimic underwater photosynthesis.
WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER: Turning your living room into a wireless charging station
Researchers demonstrate that the technology already exists to produce a wireless power transfer system similar to a flat-screen TV that could remotely charge any device within its line of sight.
AGEING: A cure for ageing is near but you probably can’t afford it
The race is on to develop anti-ageing treatments, but will they really work? And if they do, will only the rich be to defy the ravages of time?
MAIZE IN AFRICA: Pigeon peas are good sidekicks for Malawi’s maize
Planting pigeon peas alongside maize in Malawi could improve crop yields and address gaps in both local nutrition and food supply, new research suggests. Maize is Malawi’s most important food crop. But subsistence farmers in many regions—often highly weathered and leached soils—tend to have mediocre crop yields. A lack of phosphorous and also nitrogen in the soil is a common problem. After a deva
CLIMATE CHANGE: Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets
The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in climate-warming emissions, a new study shows. Based on the new calculations, the Paris Agreement's warming target of 2 degrees C won't be met unless clean technologies are developed and implemented at rates 10 times faster than in the past. Radically new strategies to implement technological advances are
WILDLIFE – BIRDS: What's Killing the World's Shorebirds?
Shorebird populations have shrunk by 70% across North America since 1973, and the species that breed in the Arctic are among the hardest hit
ALCOHOL ABUSE: Alcohol abuse increases risk of heart conditions as much as other risk factors
Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure as much as other well-established risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and obesity, according to a new study.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Domino effect: The loss of plant species triggers the extinction of animals
When plant species disappear due to climate change, this may lead to the subsequent loss of various animal species. Insects which depend on interactions with specific plant partners are particularly threatened. Plants, in contrast, will be less sensitive to the disappearance of their animal partners, according to a new article.
MELANOMA: Promising new drug stops spread of melanoma by 90 percent
Researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, and potential new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90 percent.
FISH: Male pipefish pregnancy: It's complicated
In the upside-down world of the pipefish, sexual selection appears to work in reverse, with flashy females battling for males who bear the pregnancy and carry their young to term in their brood pouch. But new research shows even more factors appear to play a role in determining mating success.
DRUG TRIAL TRAGEDY: Battle to see all data behind drug trial tragedy must go on
A year after a volunteer died during a test of an experimental painkiller, full details remain beyond wider scrutiny. That must change, says James Randerson
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: Factors responsible for chronic nature of autoimmune disease identified
Researchers have uncovered two factors responsible for the chronic, lifelong nature of autoimmune disorders, which tend to flare up intermittently in affected patients.
FIBER AND GOUT*: High fiber diets may alleviate inflammation caused by gout
New research shows that a high-fiber diet likely inhibits gout-related inflammation caused by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals.
SPACE: First look at new, extremely rare galaxy
Approximately 359 million light-years from Earth, there is a galaxy with an innocuous name (PGC 1000714) that doesn't look quite like anything astronomers have observed before. New research provides a first description of a well-defined elliptical-like core surrounded by two circular rings — a galaxy that appears to belong to a class of rarely observed, Hoag-type galaxies.
CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: Corporal punishment viewed as more acceptable and effective when referred to as spanking
Corporal punishment is viewed as more acceptable and effective when called spanking, according to a new study. Parents and nonparents alike judged identical acts of a child's misbehavior and the subsequent corporal punishment more favorably when called 'spank' or 'swat' rather than 'slap,' 'hit' or 'beat.' The findings indicate that people buffer negative views of corporal punishment by calling it
SPACE: Some Bizarre Black Holes Put On Light Shows
Black holes aren't all doom and gloom. Some of these incredibly dense matter-suckers fling powerful jets of light and charged particles — the space version of a fireworks show. (Image credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser)
CLIMATE CHANGE: Alaska Faces Up to $5.5 Billion in Climate Damage by 2100
Spending money to adapt will likely be a good investment in Alaska and other states facing sea-level rise and shifting precipitation patterns
DINOSAUR EGG: What do we know about dinosaur eggs?
Animals These fossils can reveal a lot about how dinosaurs lived Dinosaur eggs can shed light on dinosaur evolution, behavior and even how they went extinct.
EARLY HUMAN: Dust To Dust: Scientists Find DNA Of Human Ancestors In Cave Floor Dirt
Anthropologists in Germany say they may not need old bones to recover ancient DNA. They just analyze dust from the floor of caves where Neanderthals and other now-extinct human relatives once resided. (Image credit: Bence Viola/Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology )
BLACK HOLES: Some Bizarre Black Holes Put On Light Shows
Black holes aren't all doom and gloom. Some of these incredibly dense matter-suckers fling powerful jets of light and charged particles — the space version of a fireworks show.
ENDANGERED SPECIES: Big data shows how what we buy affects endangered species
We don't have to snuff out species when we eat a hamburger or buy a tee-shirt — if we know how our consumption affects endangered and threatened species.
ATOMVÅBEN: The world doesn't need more nuclear weapons | Erika Gregory
Today nine nations collectively control more than 15,000 nuclear weapons, each hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We don't need more nuclear weapons; we need a new generation to face the unfinished challenge of disarmament started decades ago. Nuclear reformer Erika Gregory calls on today's rising leaders — those born in a time without Cold War fears and
BRAIN – MUSIC: Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection
Have you ever met someone who just wasn't into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.
SPACE: Hidden secrets of Orion's clouds
This spectacular new image is one of the largest near-infrared high-resolution mosaics of the Orion A molecular cloud, the nearest known massive star factory, lying about 1350 light-years from Earth. It reveals many young stars and other objects normally buried deep inside the dusty clouds.
WILDLIFE: What’s killing the world’s shorebirds?
Researchers brave polar bears, mosquitoes and gull attacks in the Canadian Arctic to investigate an alarming die off Nature 541 16 doi: 10.1038/541016a
BREXT: Migrant farm workers may stay after Brexit but red tape goes
The government is "absolutely committed" to ensuring that British farmers have access to migrant workers after Brexit.
QUANTUM COMPUTER: Quantum Computers Ready to Leap Out of the Lab in 2017
Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines
ANSIGTSGENKENDELSE: Tekstiler med 'ansigtsprint' skjuler dig for kameraerne
Ved at bære stof med et mønster af, hvad computeralgoritmer anser for ansigter i massevis, kan bæreren slippe uden om ansigtsgenkendelse.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD: 3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable
There are three big factors that contribute to the sustainability of our individual and collective diets—and one or two of these often gets overlooked
ROBOT: Ny Lego-robot skal introducere børn til programmering – med pruttelyde
https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ny-lego-robot-skal-introducere-boern-programmering-med-pruttelyde-1071393 Lego Boost er mindre avanceret end Mindstorms og er tænkt som et legetøj, der skal lære børn principperne i programmering. Version2
KRÆFTFORSKNING – HAVSVAMP:
På bunden af Stillehavet findes en havsvamp med et enormt potentiale. Svampen producerer nemlig et stof der sandsynligvis kan bremse kræftcellers spredning.
ELBILER: Ny elbil med 1.050 hk præsenteres i Las Vegas
Første elbil fra det kinesisk-amerikanske startup Faraday Future et netop blevet vist på CES-messen i Las Vegas. Bilen får 1.050 hk, over 600 km rækkevidde og sensorer, der gør den fuldt selvkørende.
BIOLOGICAL CLOCK: The Remarkable Timing of Seals
Some marine mammals can compare time periods and sense milliseconds of difference
SPACE: Orion-tågen gemmer på skjulte unge stjerner
Nyt enormt infrarødt billede af Orion A stjernefabrikken afslører flotte detaljer.
GADGETS: The 11 Best Tech Gadgets We’ve Seen at CES So Far
So many things we want! The post The 11 Best Tech Gadgets We've Seen at CES So Far appeared first on WIRED .
DRIVERLESS CAR: Take a Spin in Hyundai’s Ioniq, the Driverless Car for the Masses
Cheaper sensors and less computing power add up to an autonomous car you might call affordable—if Hyundai ever builds it. The post Take a Spin in Hyundai's Ioniq, the Driverless Car for the Masses appeared first on WIRED .
CEMENT: Cement Is Stronger When Its Molecules Are Busted
New research shows that molecular imperfections make cement more resilient to shock. The post Cement Is Stronger When Its Molecules Are Busted appeared first on WIRED .
BREXIT: Scientists should not resign themselves to Brexit
Leaving the European Union is not yet a done deal, and UK researchers must look past a pay-off and take a stand, says Colin Macilwain. Nature 541 6 doi: 10.1038/541006a
SPACE: Superbillede af Mælkevejens stjernefabrikker
Med optagelser fra infrarødt teleskop i Chile har astronomer sammenstykket et foto, der giver nyt indblik i processerne for stjernedannelse.
BRAIN CONCUSSION: This single brain activity might diagnose a concussion
Currently there is not a single test that can reliably and objectively diagnose concussions, but new research suggests measuring the brain’s response to sound could take the guesswork out of the diagnosis. “Our ambition is to produce a reliable, objective, portable, user-friendly, readily available, and affordable platform to diagnose concussion,” says Nina Kraus, a professor at Northwestern Univ
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