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whales

Whale Songs’ Changing Pitch May Be Response to Climate Changes

Blue whales around the world have been dropping pitch incrementally over several decades, but the cause has remained a mystery. A new international study may have...
global warming

Global Warming Increases the Risk of an Extinction Domino Effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to...
Electric Vehicles

Startup Founded by MIT Alumnus Unveils Electric Vehicles for the Future

Electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive has spent the first nine years of its existence in stealth mode working to design vehicles around what it...
quantum computers

USC Scientists Find a Way to Enhance Quantum Computer Performance

SC scientists have demonstrated a theoretical method to enhance the performance of quantum computers, an important step to scale a technology with potential to...
metric system

For All Times, For All Peoples: How Replacing the Kilogram Empowers...

Two unusual things happened on Nov. 16, 2018. Fifty-five nations from every continent (except Antarctica) agreed on something, and metrology, the science of measurement,...
​Electromethanol

Zero Emission Shipping on the Horizon

​The UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, aims to reduce shipping emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 percent by 2050 and eliminate them completely over...
Weights and Measures

Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI)...
Antarctic ice

Cause of Long, Potentially Damaging Channels on Antarctic Ice Shelves Found

Glaciers in Antarctica are remote and difficult to study, which means much about their behaviour is unknown. These knowledge gaps mean scientists cannot be...
skin sensor

‘Game-Changing’ Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus – a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds...
Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Treatment Shows Unique Results

“I believe we soon can offer the first approved drug for Alzheimer’s disease,” says Lars Lannfelt, Senior Professor of Geriatrics, whose research sparks hope...
video

Mental Health Disorders: Risks and Resilience in Adolescence

Video: In this video you can see the regions of the brain coloured by how much they change between 14 and 24 years of age....
quantum information

Quantum Information Science: Making the Leap

Quantum information science will contribute to one of the next revolutions in computing, but realizing that promise will stretch our scientific understanding and technological...
business model, supply chain, vloyen

New Business Platform “Moves the Cheese”

Vloyen disrupts the status quo, changing the game and introducing something new
blood pressure

Hundreds of Genetic Markers Linked to Blood Pressure Uncovered

The research, carried out by a team at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, used data from more than one million...
bacterial DNA

Researchers Target Protein That Protects Bacteria’s DNA ‘Recipes’

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria are extraordinarily resilient. For example, when...
chemical reactions, DNA repair and genome stability, computers, spintronic, antiferromagnetic, stem cells, fatty liver disease, schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis, collaboration, RNA modification, multiple sclerosis, spin Seebeck effect, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, Endocrine cells, short-sightedness

Energy-Efficient Spin Current Can Be Controlled by Magnetic Field and Temperature

The transition from light bulbs to LEDs has drastically cut the amount of electricity we use for lighting. Most of the electricity consumed by...
organic dyes

Amazingly ‘Green’ Synthesis Method for High-Tech Dyes

They not only impress due to their radiant and intense colour, they also have an important technological significance: organic dyes are a class of...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
oesophageal cancer

Combining Heartburn Drugs and Aspirin Could Help Prevent Oesophageal Cancer in...

In the famous words of Benjamin Franklin: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”While he may have been talking about fire...
splash of detergentvideo

A Splash of Detergent Makes Catalytic Compounds More Powerful

Researcher David Rosenberg examines images of a white powder under a powerful scanning electron microscope. Up close, the powder looks like coarse gravel, a...