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Global warming will cause ecosystems to produce more methane than first predicted
New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone. (2020-06-29)
Researchers study myxobacteria's ability to distinguish self from non-self
The new research addresses the mechanism of how myxobacteria discriminate and how highly related strains recently diverged, or evolved, into distinct social groups. (2020-06-22)
A step forward in solving the reactor-neutrino flux problem
Joint effort of the nuclear theory group at the University of Jyvaskyla and the international collaborative EXO-200 experiment paves the way for solving the reactor antineutrino flux problems. (2020-06-17)
Skoltech researchers use machine learning to aid oil production
Skoltech scientists and their industry colleagues have found a way to use machine learning to accurately predict rock thermal conductivity, a crucial parameter for enhanced oil recovery. (2020-06-10)
Why the Victoria Plate in Africa rotates
The East African Rift System is a newly forming plate tectonic boundary at which the African continent is being separated into several plates. (2020-06-08)
Infants have a basic knowledge of the role and limitations of language
Marc Colomer and Núria Sebastián Gallés, members of the Speech Acquisition and Perception (SAP) research group of the Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC) at UPF have investigated whether 14 month-old infants understand that language is a communication tool for transmitting information between speakers of the same language. (2020-06-08)
Researchers uncover the arks of genetic diversity in terrestrial mammals
Mapping the distribution of life on Earth, from genes to species to ecosystems, is essential in informing conservation policies and protecting biodiversity. (2020-05-22)
Long-term resilience of Earth's tropical forests in warmer world
A long-term assessment of the sensitivity of hundreds of tropical forest plots to increasing temperatures brings encouraging news: in the long run, Earth's tropical forests may be more resilient to a moderately warming world than short-term predictions have suggested. (2020-05-21)
Filming quantic measurement for the first time
The measurement of a strontium ion lasts barely a millionth of a second but the researchers have managed to make a 'film' of the process by reconstructing the quantum state of the system at different moments. (2020-05-12)
Ocean acidification prediction now possible years in advance
CU Boulder researchers have developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance. (2020-05-01)
Mathematical curves predict evolution in COVID-19 spread
Through research published in EPJ Plus, researchers identify a clear mathematical trend in the evolution of daily new COVID-19 cases and death numbers in China, and use the same curve to predict how a similar slowdown will unfold in Italy. (2020-04-23)
How tiny water droplets form can have a big impact on climate models
Droplets and bubbles are formed nearly everywhere, from boiling our morning coffee, to complex industrial processes and even volcanic eruptions. (2020-04-16)
Scientific machine learning paves way for rapid rocket engine design
Researchers from the Oden Institute are developing a faster modeling technique for rocket engine designers to test performance in different conditions. (2020-04-16)
Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy
PPPL scientists have borrowed a technique from applied mathematics to rapidly predict the behavior of fusion plasma at a much-reduced computational cost. (2020-04-15)
The Arctic may influence Eurasian extreme weather events in just two to three weeks
Scientists argue that the effects of rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may actually be felt across the rest of the planet in a matter of weeks, but more robust, observational-based analysis is needed to fully understand how quickly Arctic events impact the rest of Earth. (2020-04-02)
Virtual cell predicts how close tumor environment influences cancer metastasis
IGC Researchers identify signals emitted by the tumor environment, which controls the migrating capacity of cancer cells. (2020-03-31)
Designing lightweight glass for efficient cars, wind turbines
A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. (2020-03-26)
Simple framework helps future ocean studies
A framework that helps marine scientists select localized carbon dioxide levels for experiments aims to improve robustness in global warming studies. (2020-03-23)
How the brain controls the voice
A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalisations. (2020-03-20)
Global warming influence on extreme weather events has been frequently underestimated
Analysis shows global warming is intensifying the occurrence of unprecedented hot spells and downpours faster than predicted by historical trends. (2020-03-18)
Study shows widely used machine learning methods don't work as claimed
Models and algorithms for analyzing complex networks are widely used in research and affect society at large through their applications in online social networks, search engines, and recommender systems. (2020-03-16)
Space weather model gives earlier warning of satellite-killing radiation storms
A new machine-learning computer model accurately predicts damaging radiation storms caused by the Van Allen belts two days prior to the storm, the most advanced notice to date, according to a new paper in the journal Space Weather. (2020-03-02)
APS tip sheet: modeling the matter after big bang expansion
Matter's fragmentation after the big bang. (2020-02-03)
Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict
New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict. (2020-02-03)
The most human algorithm
A team from the research group SEES:lab of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Universitat Rovira I Virgili and ICREA has made a breakthrough with the development of a new algorithm that makes more accurate predictions and generates mathematical models that also make it possible to understand these predictions. (2020-01-31)
The future of hazelnuts: the economic value of subseasonal forecasts
Cold spells can bring significant costs to agribusiness. Using sub-seasonal forecasts to predict extreme events 2-6 weeks in advance can bring an economic value up to 60% to the players of the hazelnut agribusiness. (2020-01-28)
Kazan University chemists teach neural networks to predict properties of compounds
The international team works on a computational model able to predict the properties of new molecules based on the analysis of fundamental chemical laws. (2020-01-21)
Calculated surprise leads to groundbreaking discovery in cognitive control research
To better understand how motivational control processes help maximize performance when faced with task challenges, researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and provide fascinating insights into the role of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) as a component network of brain regions that support motivated behavior. (2020-01-13)
The start of biological spring in Africa is linked to the quantity of hours of sunshine
The start of the increase in the verdure of vegetation (equivalent to the start of spring) in Africa is directly connected to the amount of hours of sunshine a day, that is to say the it would be the 'photoperiod' which controls this process and not the arrival of the first rains, as was believed until now. (2020-01-08)
Scientists improve yield predictions based on seedling data
A doctor diagnosing a 50-year-old patient based on a blood test taken during the patient's infancy would be unthinkable. (2020-01-08)
Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines
A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV, and autoimmune diseases. (2020-01-03)
Scientists create thin films with tantalizing electronic properties
Scientists have created thin films made from barium zirconium sulfide (BaZrS3) and confirmed that the materials have alluring electronic and optical properties predicted by theorists. (2019-12-23)
Newly developed mathematical model could be used to predict cancer drug side effects
A research team at Kobe University Hospital have further illuminated the likelihood of cancer drug side effects that can occur due to genetic mutations in the drug-metabolizing enzyme. (2019-12-20)
Artificial Intelligence can now predict long-term risks of heart attack and cardiac death
A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that machine learning, the patterns and inferences computers use to learn to perform tasks, can predict the long-term risk of heart attack and cardiac death. (2019-12-19)
Amazon forest regrowth much slower than previously thought
The regrowth of Amazonian forests following deforestation can happen much slower than previously thought, a new study shows. (2019-12-19)
Artificial intelligence identifies previously unknown features associated with cancer recurrence
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors. (2019-12-18)
Ice sheet melting: Estimates still uncertain, experts warn
Estimates used by climate scientists to predict the rate at which the world's ice sheets will melt are still uncertain despite advancements in technology, new research shows. (2019-12-18)
Reflecting on the year in chemistry
A lot can happen in a year, especially when it comes to science. (2019-12-18)
Could dark carbon be hiding the true scale of ocean 'dead zones'?
The impact of climate change on the world's oceans is becoming increasingly known but new research suggests current computer models could be omitting a crucial piece of evidence when it comes to assessing the scale of ocean dead zones. (2019-12-10)
June rainfall in the lower Yangtze River Basin can be predicted four months ahead
A new study shows that the Met Office's operational seasonal forecasting system can predict June rainfall in the middle/lower Yangtze River basin up to four months in advance. (2019-12-10)
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