Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 20, 2019
Brain training app improves users' concentration, study shows
A new 'brain training' game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users' concentration, according to new research published today.

Ecological benefits of part-night lighting revealed
Study shows there is no difference in pollination success between part-night lighting and full darkness, highlighting the ecological benefit of switching off our street lights even for short periods in the night.

Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health
A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay.

Mystery orbits in outermost reaches of solar system not caused by 'Planet Nine'
The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesized by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, say researchers.

Novel technology reduces energy consumption of MRAM and AI hardware
Researchers from Osaka University, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Grenoble Alpes University, succeeded in efficiently controlling the direction of a nano-sized magnet by heating at high speed.

Frog eggs help researchers understand repair of DNA damages
The DNA replication process, which takes place every time a cell divides, also triggers repair of DNA damage, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have described in a new study, where they have studied extracts from frog eggs, whose proteins are very similar to those of human cells.
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