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 2020-03-31 07:50 

Phys.org

New method predicts which black holes escape their galaxies...

Shoot a rifle, and the recoil might knock you backward. Merge two black holes in a binary system, and the loss of momentum gives a similar recoil—a "kick"—to the merged black hole....

 2020-03-31 07:44 

Phys.org

A new tool for controlling reactions in microrobots and microreactors...

In a new paper, Thomas Russell and postdoctoral fellow Ganhua Xie, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, report that they have used capillary forces to develop a simple method for producing self-assembling h...

 2020-03-31 07:42 

Phys.org

New explanation for sudden collapses of heat in plasmas can help create fusion energy on Earth...

Scientists seeking to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth must deal with sawtooth instabilities—up-and-down swings in the central pressure and temperature of the plasma that fuels fusion reactions, similar to the serrated blades ...

 2020-03-31 07:41 

Phys.org

Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming...

As the climate is changing, so too are the world's forests. From the misty redwoods in the west to the Blue Ridge forest of Appalachia, many sylvan ecosystems are adapting to drier conditions....

 2020-03-31 07:37 

Phys.org

Sophisticatedly engineered 'watercourts' stored live fish, fueling Florida's Calusa kingdom...

The mighty Calusa ruled South Florida for centuries, wielding military power, trading and collecting tribute along routes that sprawled hundreds of miles, creating shell islands, erecting enormous buildings and dredging canals wider than some highways. Un...

 2020-03-31 07:20 

Phys.org

Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to avoid freezing...

Taking the evolutionary plunge into water and abandoning land for good, as some crocodilian ancestors did nearly 200 million years ago, is often framed as choosing freedom: from gravity, from territorial boundaries, from dietary constraints....

 2020-03-31 07:13 

Phys.org

Untangling the social lives of spiders...

The idea of a complex spider society—in which thousands of spiders live, hunt, and raise their young together in a single colony—is unsettling to many of us. We are perhaps lucky then that this scene is relatively rare among arachnids. Among t...

 2020-03-31 07:05 

Phys.org

Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements...

A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made of "this" stuff and not other stuff?...

 2020-03-31 06:18 

The Conversation AU

Antibody tests: to get a grip on coronavirus, we need to know who's already had it...

With much of society now effectively in lockdown, how will we know when it's safe to resume something like normality? It will largely depend on being able to say who is safe from contracting the coronavirus, officially named SARS-CoV-2, which causes t...

 2020-03-31 06:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

This Is Why Earth, Surprisingly, Is The Densest Object In Our Solar System...

We're not made out of the densest elements, but we're the densest planet nonetheless. Here's why....

 2020-03-31 05:54 

The Conversation AU

'Pandemic drones': useful for enforcing social distancing, or for creating a police state?...

BAGUS INDAHONO/EPA People in Western Australia may soon see more than birds in the sky, as the state's police force has announced plans to deploy drones to enforce social distancing. The drones will visit parks, beaches and cafe strips, ensuring peopl...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

EurekAlert

Emotional abuse, neglect affect adolescent depression differently by gender, ethnicity...

Research shows that physical and sexual abuse are risk factors for depression in adolescents. However, we know less about the differences between emotional abuse and neglect as critical risk factors in teenage depression. A new longitudinal study examined...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

EurekAlert

New artificial intelligence system can empower medical professionals in diagnosing skin diseases...

Researchers in Korea have developed a deep learning-based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can accurately classify cutaneous skin disorders, predict malignancy, suggest primary treatment options, and serve as an ancillary tool to enhance the di...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

EurekAlert

New pathogen threatens fennel yield in Italy...

A new fungal genus and species Ochraceocephala foeniculi causes fennel yield losses of about 20-30% for three different cultivars. It damages the crops with necrotic lesions on the crown, root and stem. International research group makes the first step in...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

EurekAlert

Untangling the social lives of spiders...

Scientists begin to unravel the genetic mechanism by which a solitary spider becomes a social one....

 2020-03-31 02:23 

Scientific American

Coyotes Eat Everything From Fruits to Cats...

The diets of coyotes varied widely depending on whether they were living in rural, suburban or urban environments--but pretty much anything is fair game....

 2020-03-31 01:59 

SpaceNews

NASA selects space science cubesat mission...

NASA announced March 30 it will fund the development of a cluster of six cubesats that will fly in formation above geostationary orbit to study solar storms. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-31 00:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Blood test detects over 50 types of cancer, some before symptoms appear...

In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers....

 2020-03-31 00:17 

SpaceNews

L3Harris, Raytheon each win $500 million contracts for military satcom modems...

The contracts are to develop and produce Protected Tactical Waveform-capable modems SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-31 00:01 

New Scientist

Blood test shows promise for detecting the deadliest cancers early...

A blood test developed and checked using blood samples from 4000 people can accurately detect more than 50 cancer types...

 2020-03-31 00:01 

National Geographic

‘Forgotten’ Nazi camp on British soil revealed by archaeologists...

A decade-long forensic investigation is illuminating a chapter of World War II in the Channel Islands that many would prefer to forget....

 2020-03-30 23:59 

New Scientist

Pluto formed quickly with a deep ocean covering its entire surface...

Pluto's ancient oceans may have come about just after the icy world was born, melting from ice in a process that suggests the dwarf planet took just 30,000 years to form...

 2020-03-30 22:47 

LiveScience.com

Study will test if hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19...

a new study will test whether the anti-malaria can prevent COVID-19 transmission....

 2020-03-30 22:16 

ScienceDaily.com

Weighing in on the origin of heavy elements...

Nuclear physicists conducted a physics experiment that utilizes novel techniques to study the nature and origin of heavy elements in the universe....

 2020-03-30 22:14 

LiveScience.com

Scoreboard ranks states by social distancing. How is yours doing?...

The metric used is changes in distance traveled post-coronavirus versus pre-coronavirus....

 2020-03-30 20:59 

Space.com

See Mars and Saturn tango in the predawn sky Tuesday. Here's where to look....

The bright planets Mars and Saturn will tango in the predawn sky on Tuesday (March 31). You can catch them above the southeast horizon before sunrise....

 2020-03-30 20:57 

National Geographic

Border wall construction expands, despite pandemic, imperiling jaguars and other animals...

With the nation focused on coronavirus, Trump administration paves way for 175 miles of new walls along U.S.-Mexico border, through animal migration corridors....

 2020-03-30 20:15 

Space.com

Astronauts could use their own urine to build moon bases one day...

When humans return to the moon to stay, where will they live? Well, it turns out they might stay in buildings made out of astronaut pee....

 2020-03-30 20:14 

SpaceNews

New studies show growing proliferation of anti-satellite weapons...

CSIS and SWF released their annual assessments of global counterspace weapons. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-30 19:56 

Phys.org

Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible...

Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities—tiny boxes for light—could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work was published on March 30 by the journal Nature....

 2020-03-30 19:53 

National Geographic

She was a record-breaking aviator—but her husband overshadowed her feats...

Anne Morrow Lindbergh—wife of Charles Lindbergh—was a pilot, radio operator, environmentalist, and bestselling author....

 2020-03-30 19:48 

Sky & Telescope

How Amateurs Could Help Future Exoplanet Observations...

Large observatories will require precise timing info to measure as many exoplanet atmospheres as possible. Backyard astronomers have the power to keep that intel fresh. The post How Amateurs Could Help Future Exoplanet Observations appeared first on Sky &...

 2020-03-30 19:45 

Universe Today

How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang?...

In the past few decades, astronomers have been able to look farther into the Universe (and also back in time), almost to the very beginnings of the Universe. In so doing, they've learned a great deal about some of the earliest galaxies in the Universe...

 2020-03-30 19:44 

SpaceNews

Solar array problem killed Venezuela's VeneSat-1, officials confirm...

Venezuela confirmed its first and only government-operated communications satellite, VeneSat-1, suffered a mission-ending failure that its Chinese builder blamed on a solar array problem. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-30 19:25 

smithsonianmag.com

What Scientists Know About Immunity to the Novel Coronavirus...

Though COVID-19 likely makes recovered patients immune, experts aren't sure how long protection lasts...

 2020-03-30 19:22 

ScienceDaily.com

Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible...

Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet....

 2020-03-30 19:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Study helps to identify medications which are safe to use in treatment of COVID-19...

A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19....

 2020-03-30 19:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Experimental AI tool predicts which COVID-19 patients develop respiratory disease...

An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a new study found....

 2020-03-30 19:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers find way to improve cancer outcomes by examining patients' genes...

Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low hanging fruit' for the benefit of patients....

 2020-03-30 19:21 

ScienceDaily.com

Hopes for pandemic respite this spring may depend upon what happens indoors...

How much spring and summer affect the COVID-19 pandemic may depend not only on the effectiveness of social distancing measures, but also on the environment inside our buildings, according to a new review on how respiratory viruses are transmitted....

 2020-03-30 19:21 

ScienceDaily.com

How at risk are you of getting a virus on an airplane?...

Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks. This research is especially used for air travel where there is an increased risk for contagious infection or disease, such as the recent worldwide outbreak ...

 2020-03-30 19:02 

Space.com

Production of NASA's new X-59 supersonic jet continues amid coronavirus outbreak...

Work continues on NASA's new supersonic X-plane, the X-59 test vehicle, despite closures and delays in the space industry caused by the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2....

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Phys.org

Projecting the outcomes of people's lives with AI isn't so simple...

The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people's lives, according to a mass study led by researchers at Princeton University in a collaboration w...

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Phys.org

New maps of Malaysian Borneo reveal worsening carbon losses along forest edges...

Tropical forests are heavily fragmented as they are cleared for agricultural expansion and logging. Forest fragmentation leads to declines in carbon storage beyond just those trees that are cleared—the remaining forest at the edge of each clearing e...

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Phys.org

Research identifies regular climbing behavior in a human ancestor...

A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees....

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Phys.org

Movement toward gender equality has slowed in some areas, stalled in others, new five-decade study finds...

Women have made progress in earning college degrees as well as in pay and in occupations once largely dominated by men since 1970—but the pace of gains in many areas linked to professional advancement has slowed in recent decades and stalled in othe...

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Phys.org

Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date...

Charlotte Pearson's eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked "unusually light," and she made a note without giving it a second thought. Three years later, and armed with new methodology and technology...

 2020-03-30 19:00 

Scientific American

Social Media Posts and Online Searches Hold Vital Clues about Pandemic Spread...

Such data offer valuable information and could help track the novel coronavirus—but they risk errors and raise privacy concerns...

 2020-03-30 18:55 

LiveScience.com

Stuck at home? Take a tour through Disney's (empty) Star Wars, Pandora and space-age parks...

From the comfort and safety of your own home, you can now explore Walt Disney World all by yourself....

 2020-03-30 18:53 

TreeHugger

Sidewalk etiquette in times of COVID-19...

If you need to be out and about during physical distancing, please mind your sidewalk manners....

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