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Researchers at the University of Colorado have recently developed a new technique to measure mechanical motion using simultaneous electromechanical amplification and cooling processes. Their method, presented in a paper published in Physical Review Letters, allowed them to perform a nearly noiseless measurement of the position of a mechanical oscillator, which... Read more
Published 27 minutes ago
From: phys.org
Microscopes have been at the center of many of the most important advances in biology for many centuries. Now, KAUST researchers have shown how a standard microscope can be adapted to provide even more information.... Read more
Published 1 hour ago
From: phys.org
Bitcoin mining may have released 17 megatonnes of CO2 in 2018, similar to the annual emissions from Estonia and just one-third of an earlier emission estimate... Read more
Published 1 hour ago
From: New Scientist
The evolution of modern finance was closely linked to the evolution of computers, communications, and financial mathematics. Two main changes happened in the 1970s with the beginning of derivative trading and after the crisis of 2007 with the massive introduction of fintech.... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: phys.org
Light is versatile in nature. In other words, it shows different characteristics when traveling through different types of materials. This property has been explored with various technologies, but the way in which light interacts with materials needs to be manipulated to get the desired effect. This is done using special... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: phys.org
CHURCHILL, Canada — Crack. Crack. Crack. Crack.In the waning afternoon of Nov. 5, Manitoba conservation officers leapt from their pickup truck onto Kelsey Boulevard, the snow-blanketed main drag in the 900-person town of Churchill. They fired bursts of exploding “scare” cartridges from a shotgun, like fireworks blasted from a firearm,... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: Mashable
By Mark Kaufman
Game theory helps calculate the probabilities of an outcome in adversarial situations, and we use several games as models – but now there’s one that can cover many situations... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: New Scientist
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03544-xLarge teams can produce more impactful work, but organizing a paper produced by many can be a major challenge.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Jack Leeming
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03558-5Practical tips for effective interdisciplinary collaborations.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Lianghao Dai
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03525-0Science academies and the World Health Organization must act in unison.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03528-xThe latest science news, in brief.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03542-zResearch is a global game, yet even for top collaborators, the closest partners are mainly local.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03572-7A growing number of research agencies are assigning money randomly.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By David Adam
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03526-zThe Environmental Protection Agency must desist from a course that could harm both human and planetary health.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03533-0Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Andrew Robinson
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03540-1Connections prove resilient as researchers circumvent geopolitical obstacles.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Bec Crew
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03535-yIn this second article to mark Nature’s 2019 graduate survey, respondents call for more one-to-one support and better career guidance.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Chris Woolston
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03545-wA description of the terminology and methodology used in this supplement, and a guide to the functionality available free online at natureindex.com.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03543-yUncertainty about the United Kingdom’s role in EU science is damaging research networks.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Mark Peplow
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03534-zStudy the effects of earthquakes, floods and other natural hazards with sensitivity to ethical dilemmas and power imbalances.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By JC Gaillard
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03538-9Love is the drug.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Judy Helfrich
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03530-3Researchers grapple with the meaning of the first objects entering our Solar System from distant regions.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Alexandra Witze
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1758-2Publisher Correction: Harnessing innate immunity in cancer therapy... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Olivier Demaria
Nature, Published online: 20 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03541-0Despite government tensions, collaboration between the United States and China remains strong.... Read more
Published 14 hours ago
From: nature.com
By Chris Woolston
Scientists at Imperial College London took EEG readings of subjects under the influence.... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By Jennifer Ouellette
In broken US health system, a flu shot can cost triple what it should.... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By Beth Mole
Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The disease is usually caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, and its telltale signs are a severe headache, sudden fever and stiff neck.... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
From: Live Science
Scientists caught Europa spewing enough water vapor to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool in minutes. But where is it coming from?... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Wired
By Daniel Oberhaus
Standing on one moon, you'd see the other pass overhead twice before ducking around to pass on the other side.... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Live Science
Called TECLA, the project uses materials found onsite that are reusable and recyclable to build circular and affordable homes. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Environment, Housing, and Future Blink... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Mashable
By Saavon Smalls
In our culture, there's this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. Here's what the science says.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Live Science
Company's tech could allow sunlight to power industrial processes.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By John Timmer
The trendy concept of 'dopamine fasting' actually finds its roots in established addiction therapies.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Live Science
When your dog's big, pleading eyes look up at you, is it with old-age wisdom or teenage naiveté?... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Live Science
I simply must inform you of this crucial bee fact: When bees get trapped in water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back to the safety of land.Read more...... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
A weakened black hole may be the culprit for the birth of thousands of stars in a galaxy. (Photo Credit: X-ray: NASA / CXC / SAO / G.Schellenberger et al.; Optical:SDSS) Scientists recently found a weakened black hole that is allowing its galaxy to awaken and give birth to thousands... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Geek.com
By Genevieve Scarano
Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vulnerable to damage such as erosion and sputtering with each tiny collision. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studied this interaction one molecule at a time to... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: phys.org
ymptoms of acute leukemia resemble depictions of people suffering from vampire attacks in popular gothic novels.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Live Science
Using data gathered by NASA’s Cassini probe, scientists have compiled the first global geologic map of Saturn’s enigmatic moon Titan. The new map reveals a world that’s distinctly familiar, yet completely foreign at the same time. Read more...... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By George Dvorsky
Trash talk has long been an effective (but underhanded) tool when it comes to sports, gaming, and other competitive endeavors. But it’s been assumed that it’s a strategy that only works between humans who can deliver remarks with emotional weight. It turns out that’s not the case, as researchers from... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
From: Gizmodo
By Andrew Liszewski
Elon Musk’s private space company SpaceX is trying to bring broadband to the globe by sending up to 12,000 tiny satellites into low-Earth orbit. But not everybody is thrilled. In particular, astronomers are finding that the 122 satellites SpaceX has already launched are already ruining the night sky, showing up... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made one of the highest-performance cameras ever composed of sensors that count single photons, or particles of light.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated a formation and current-induced motion of synthetic antiferromagnetic magnetic skyrmions. The findings are expected to pave the way towards new functional information processing and storage technologies.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Atoms, molecules or even living cells can be manipulated with light beams. At TU Wien a method was developed to revolutionize such "optical tweezers".... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Blood clots have long been implicated in heart attacks and strokes, together accounting for almost half of deaths annually in the United States. While the role of one key protein in the process, called von Willebrand factor, has been established, a reliable model for predicting how vWF collects in blood... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Coordinated behavior is common in a variety of biological systems, such as insect swarms, fish schools and bacterial colonies. But the way information is spread and decisions are made in such systems is difficult to understand.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Galaxy clusters have been fascinating astronomers for decades. Often consisting of thousands of galaxies, the clusters are the largest known structures being held together by gravity. At their centers astronomers found some of the biggest and most powerful black holes ever discovered instead of the distant star systems they were... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
"This is a super cool program."... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: Arstechnica
By Eric Berger
Close Encounters Neptune has 14 confirmed moons, one of which is so far away from the planet, it needs 27 Earth years to complete a single orbit. But the two closest moons, Naiad and Thalassa, need just seven and seven-and-a-half hours, respectively, to travel all the way around Neptune —... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
The ways astronauts prep for spaceflight could benefit cancer patients (via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) Being an astronaut isn’t always as glamorous as it seems: During spaceflight, folks experience physical stress similar to that of cancer patients undergoing treatment. So perhaps by mimicking a NASA cosmonaut’s exercise regimen […]... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Geek.com
By Stephanie Mlot
Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. Austrian and German scientists have now removed an important obstacle to their practical use. They were able to show that a special form of mechanical vibration heats trapped particles in a very short time and knocks them out of the... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
Professor Kaoru Minoshima from the University of Electro-Communications and NEOARK Corporation have succeeded in prototyping a greatly improved magneto-optic effect measurement device as part of the ERATO MINOSHIMIA Intelligent Optical Synthesizer Project, under the JST Strategic Basic Research Programs. An exhibition of the prototype device is planned for the Science... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
You're about to take a dip into the inky blackness of a giant black hole and see what's on the other side of that enigmatic event horizon. What will you find inside? Read on, brave explorer.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Live Science
Astronaut Nicole Stott unpacks (and debunks) some of the more memorable Hollywood depictions of outer space.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Wired
By Daniel Oberhaus
Apps that secretly give people access to their partners' smartphones are growing in prominence, but is the threat being taken seriously?... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: New Scientist
An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Live Science
A sprawling humanoid-shaped Nazca Line etched into the Peruvian desert has just been discovered by a team of scientists using artificial intelligence.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Live Science
Scientists can now flood the black market for rhino horns with horsehair fakes. Conservationists, however, have serious concerns.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Wired
By Matt Simon
When lead is quickly brought to extremely high pressures using 160 laser beams, it suddenly becomes 250 times stronger – and then it explodes... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: New Scientist
A 2016 experiment pointed towards the existence of an undiscovered force of nature. Now researchers say they've seen a second sign... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: New Scientist
Report chides agencies for not recognizing aggressive Chinese tactics for acquiring technology... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Science Mag
Research continues during the confrontations, but long-term effects on student and faculty recruitment are unclear... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Science Mag
Researchers who asked people to play a video game against a robot opponent found that humans made worse decisions when the bot trolled them... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: New Scientist
Landslide “nowcasts” could give residents of Rio de Janeiro extra time to escape disaster... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Science Mag

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