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Astronomers have a new tool in their search for extraterrestrial life -- a sophisticated bot that helps identify stars hosting planets similar to Jupiter and Saturn. (2019-06-25)
Querying big data just got universal
A universal query engine for big data that works across computing platforms could accelerate analytics research. (2019-06-23)
Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg
The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. (2019-06-13)
'Lubricating' sediments were critical in making the continents move
Plate tectonics is a key geological process on Earth, shaping its surface, making it unique among the Solar System's planets. (2019-06-05)
Labels of US probiotic products lacking, researchers find
When it comes to buying probiotics, most product labels do not give consumers enough information to make an informed decision, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center research team. (2019-06-04)
Finding a needle in a haystack: Discovery of Ti 2 InB 2 for synthesizing layered TiB
Scientists at Tokyo Tech managed to use boron as the X element in a family of materials called MAX phases, for which only carbon and nitrogen could previously be used. (2019-05-31)
Efficient triplet pair separation in dibenzopentalene derivatives
In intramolecular SF (iSF), the strong coupling nature and confinement of diffusional separation of 1(TT) limits the extraction and harnessing of triplet energy. (2019-05-28)
How to interact between mantle and crustal components in the subduction zone?
Subduction process drives the differential evolution of the earth and realizes material cycle and energy exchange. (2019-05-24)
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. (2019-05-22)
A new iron-based superconductor stabilized by inter-block charger transfer
A research team from Zhejiang University report the discovery of an iron-based superconductors (IBSC) BaTh2Fe4As4(N0.7O0.3)2, an intergrowth compound between BaFe2As2 and ThFeAsN0.7O0.3, on basis of a block-layer design. (2019-05-16)
Particulate matter from aircraft engines affects airways
In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers under the leadership of the University of Bern have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells. (2019-05-16)
New study reveals that some over reported stress after 2016 election to support political party
In a new study, researchers found that many Democrats may have over reported mental stress after the 2016 election. (2019-05-16)
Compositional design of multi-component alloys by high-throughput screening
Multi-component materials have become one of the most promising materials in the engineering and biomedical applications. (2019-05-14)
Study suggests crash location of MH370 near 25°S, north of underwater search area
A new analysis of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 found that the most probable crash site in the Indian Ocean is near 25°S, north of the area where most of the underwater search missions were performed. (2019-05-08)
Threatened sturgeon learns for the fitness
An international team led by IGB is providing one of the first proofs of the complex learning behavior of fish in a recent study. (2019-05-07)
Evaluating the impact of user interface changes on time spent searching for prior exams
The upgraded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves over the prior system in reduced time spent searching for prior studies and total time spent reading studies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)
When it comes to planetary habitability, it's what's inside that counts
Which of Earth's features were essential for the origin and sustenance of life? (2019-05-02)
Why do birds typically live longer than mammals?
Why do birds typically live longer than mammals? A new paper offers a hint, albeit not a conclusive answer. (2019-05-01)
CNIO team describes the 'energy engine' of a protein that mediates key processes in cancer cells
The assembly of protein complexes involved in cancer mechanisms, like mTOR, ATR or telomerase, involves proteins -- chaperones and co-chaperones -- that resemble construction machinery Researchers at CNIO used cryo-electron microscopy to solve how the 'energy engine' of one of these co-chaperones, a potential target to reduce tumor growth, is regulated (2019-05-01)
New mathematical approach tested for the search of flight MH370
The 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 remains ones of the biggest mysteries in aviation. (2019-04-30)
New application of principal component analysis in seismology
Principal component analysis is an ancient multivariate statistical method. A recent study has successfully applied it into seismology to image the deep structure. (2019-04-24)
High-efficiency thermoelectric materials: New insights into tin selenide
Tin selenide might considerably exceed the efficiency of current record holding thermoelectric materials made of bismuth telluride. (2019-04-24)
New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics
A novel family of amphiphilic core-sheath structured CNT composited fiber, i.e., CNT-gold@hydrophilic CNT-polyaniline (CNT-Au@OCNT-PANI) with excellent electrochemical properties for wearable electronics was explored by Huisheng Peng et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-18)
Google searches reveal popular bird species
Cross-referencing a decade of Google searches and citizen science observations, researchers have determined which of 621 North American bird species are currently the most popular and which characteristics of species drive human interest. (2019-04-15)
Stability improvement under high efficiency -- next stage development of perovskite solar cells
This review summarizes the state-of-the-art progress on the improvement of device stability and discusses the directions for future research, providing an overview of the current status of the research on the stability of PSCs and guidelines for future research. (2019-04-10)
These molecules could trap viruses inside a cell
Viruses are often used as vehicles for delivery in gene therapy because they're engineered not to damage the cell once they get there, but neglecting to consider how the virus will exit the cell could have consequences. (2019-04-08)
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks
Researchers at MIT have devised a new way of powering heavy-duty trucks that could drastically curb pollution, increase efficiency, and reduce or even eliminate their net greenhouse gas emissions. (2019-04-08)
New record on the growth of graphene single crystals
An exciting rapid growth of large graphene single crystal on liquid Cu with the rate up to 79 μm s-1 based on the liquid metal chemical vapor deposition strategy was released by Lei Fu et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-02)
VLA makes first direct image of key feature of powerful radio galaxies
A dusty, doughnut-shaped feature long thought to be an essential part of the 'engines' at the cores of active galaxies is seen for the first time in one of the most powerful galaxies in the Universe. (2019-04-02)
Are healthcare providers 'second victims' of medical errors?
Four women with family members who died as a result of preventable medical error penned an editorial for The BMJ urging abandonment of the term 'second victims' to describe healthcare providers who commit errors. (2019-04-02)
Tobacco use makes precancerous cells that fertilize cancer growth
Inhibiting EGFR along with PI3K may negate EGFR escape route that precancerous cells provide to cancer cells to avoid PI3K inhibitors. (2019-04-01)
Turbocharging the switch to efficient engines
Predicting capricious pre-ignition combustion events could enable automakers to build powerful yet more efficient engines. (2019-03-28)
Two novel pancreatic cancer cell lines with highly metastatic activity were established and analyzed
A recent research established two human pancreatic cancer cell sublines with high metastasis potential, MIA PaCa-2 In8 and Panc-1 In8, by Matrigel induction assay. (2019-03-27)
Abandon the term 'second victim' say families of patients who died after medical errors
Families of patients who died after medical errors argue that it's time to abandon the term 'second victim' to describe doctors who are involved in a medical error. (2019-03-27)
Peking University makes progress in Materials Genome project by modifying the size of atoms
Pan' group takes a first step towards a novel 'effective atomic size' (EAS) model, which takes into consideration the impact of the types and number of neighboring atoms on the relationship between ionic radii and interatomic distances. (2019-03-26)
New gene potentially involved in metastasis identified
Cancers that display a specific combination of sugars, called T-antigen, are more likely to spread through the body and kill a patient. (2019-03-26)
Mixed-cation perovskite solar cells in space
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) exhibiting outstanding efficiency, high power-per-weight, and excellent radiation resistance are considered to be the new-generation energy technology for space application. (2019-03-12)
Inside the brains of hungry worms, researchers find clues about how they hunt
When looking for food, the roundworm C. elegans searches the same area for up to 20 minutes before trying its luck at more distant locales. (2019-02-26)
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's solar system, new research suggests. (2019-02-25)
Health-related Google searches doubled in week before ER visits
Patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many people do searches on their condition well before deciding to go to the hospital. (2019-02-20)
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