Deep learning expands study of nuclear waste remediation  PHYS.ORG · 11 minutes
A research collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Brown University, and NVIDIA has achieved exaflop performance on the Summit supercomputer with a deep learning application... more
Some hoppy news: Hops don't need to go dormant in order to flower  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The explosion of craft brewing across the globe has created an insatiable demand for hops—the fragrant green flowers that impart beers with... more
NASA finds heavy rain in Tropical Storm Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall occurring within the newly developed Tropical Storm Fengshen. more
Half of Piedmont drinking wells may exceed NC's hexavalent chromium standards  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the state's... more
NASA renames faraway ice world 'Arrokoth' after backlash  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been officially renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan and Algonquian languages, following a significant backlash over the... more
Widespread misinterpretation of gene expression data  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Reproducibility is a major challenge in experimental biology, and with the increasing complexity of data generated by genomic-scale techniques this concern is immensely amplified. RNA-seq, one of the most widely used methods in modern molecular biology,... more
Songbirds sing species-specific songs  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The generation of species-specific singing in songbirds is associated with species-specific patterns of gene activity in brain regions called song nuclei, according to a study published November 12 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Kazuhiro Wada of Hokkaido University... more
Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), whale sharks are considered endangered, which means the species has suffered a population decline of more than 50% in the past three... more
Larger than life: Augmented ants  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
An ant the size of a lion isn't as far-fetched as you would think. From as small as a sesame seed to the size of a big cat, ants come in all sizes—in augmented reality, at least. more
New collection showcases cutting-edge techniques in insect morphology and systematics  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
While the field of morphology—the study of the form and function of organisms—is centuries old, the last two decades have brought incredible leaps forward through the emergence of... more
Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those variations align with... more
Study reveals breach of 'dancing' barrier governs crystal growth  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
While crystals have been studied for centuries and are ubiquitous in daily life—they are in our bones, the food we eat and the batteries we use—scientists still don't fully understand... more
New research finds carbon nanotubes show a love/hate relationship with water  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are valuable for a wide variety of applications. Made of graphene sheets rolled into tubes 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, CNTs... more
Bats don't rely on gut bacteria the way humans do  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Right now, there are trillions of bacteria living in your gut, making up about one percent of your body weight. They're supposed to be there—we need them to... more
Scientists advance citrus greening research efforts  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Citrus greening, a devastating disease, has reduced Florida citrus production by 70%, according to most accounts. Efforts to develop disease control methods have been stymied because scientists have been unable to culture and experimentally manipulate the... more
National parks a boost to mental health worth trillions: study  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Spending time outdoors is long understood to offer mental health perks, including reduced stress, improved sleep and enhanced cognition. more
Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Wildfires such as those raging across eastern Australia have become more common across the world in recent years. AFP talked to scientists about the ways in which climate change can make them... more
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
EU must boost spending in space or be squeezed out: experts  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The EU needs to boost space funding and improve its strategy to compete with military superpowers and smaller upstarts, a panel of experts told MEPs on... more
Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president... more
Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Some statisticians and scientists are renewing calls to get rid of a statistical concept that holds huge sway over how scientific results are appraised, which studies get published, and what medicines make... more
Rocky Mountain not-so high: Oil, gas wells drive down Colorado home values  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A cornucopia of contradiction is dotting the landscape of Colorado's Front Range, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. more
Massive photons in an artificial magnetic field  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
An international research collaboration from Poland, the UK and Russia has created a two-dimensional system—a thin optical cavity filled with liquid crystal—in which they trapped photons. As the properties of the cavity were modified... more
Knowledge of the origin of the food makes it taste better  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The research was conducted in Indonesia with the participation of young Indonesians who rated modern and traditional versions of tempeh, which has a long tradition in... more
Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research. more
UAE's first astronaut urges climate protection on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Wearing a blue space suit with a UAE flag on one sleeve and a spaceship on the other, the first Emirati astronaut said Tuesday his mission highlighted a crucial issue—climate change. more
Finding the factors that most influence the steel corrosion in reinforced concrete  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Since the Egyptian pyramids and the Roman Coliseum were built, mankind has been searching for an affordable, versatile building material, that can be easily... more
Maritime continent weakens Asian Tropical Monsoon rainfall through Australian cross-equatorial flows  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Cross-equatorial flows (CEFs) north of the Australia in the lower atmosphere play a pivotal role in mass, moisture and energy transport between the Northern and Southern... more
Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. more
Magnetic tuning at the nanoscale  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
In collaboration with colleagues from the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) and the University of Glasgow, physicists from the German research center Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) are working to produce engineered magnetic nanostructures and... more
MXene materials help photodetectors see the light  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Photodetectors are the devices that convert information carried by light into an electric signal that can be processed by electronic circuits and computers. They are found in everyday devices, such as television remotes and... more
Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of... more
Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction. more
Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion. more
Carbon dots make calcium easier to track  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
In hospitals, doctors often advise patients to take calcium supplements. But does the calcium get into the cells that need it? Until recently, it's been hard to tell. more
New research shows the more women on a company's board, the more market value is lost  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A company with a gender-diverse board of directors is interpreted as revealing a preference for diversity... more
Using sound waves to remotely target drugs to tumors  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The lack of a clinically viable method to track and direct cancer drugs to tumors is a big problem for targeted therapeutics. more
Gender quotas in business—how do Europeans feel?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Despite years of effort to bring more women to the top boards of business, the proportion of women on the committees of listed companies remains in the single digits. In 2019, women held just... more
Study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue... more
Spray painting fiber bandages onto wounds  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
With newly developed technology, medical personnel can manufacture a bandage with drug-delivery capabilities directly onto a wound. more
Cells control their dance of death  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
La Trobe University researchers have revealed for the first time how white blood cells control the final moments of their death, helping their own removal from the human body. more
Research team discovers epigenetic pathway that controls social behavior in carpenter ants  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Through early adulthood, exposure to new experiences—like learning to drive a car or memorizing information for an exam—triggers change in the human brain, re-wiring... more
Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
As bacteria adapt to hotter temperatures, they speed up their respiration rate and release more carbon, potentially accelerating climate change. more
Data science could help Californians battle future wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A major wildfire spread through Colorado, and I spent long hours locating shelters, identifying evacuation routes and piecing together satellite imagery. more
What leads citizens to vote for 'anti-establishment' parties?  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The first national elections that were held in Europe after the economic crisis of 2008 revealed rather a clear political map. In almost all countries (especially in southern and eastern Europe), challenger... more
Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves heart function in cancer survivors
Last Arctic ice refuge is disappearing
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
New bio-inspired hydrogels can act like superglue in highly ionic environments like seawater
Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient
Firestorms and flaming tornadoes: How bushfires create their own ferocious weather systems
The differences between SMAD2 and SMAD3, nearly identical transcription factors with distinct roles
Frogs' mating calls also attract predators
Rosetta's ongoing science
Vietnam deer rediscovered after nearly 30 years
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How religions shape the environmental movement in Indonesia
Drones used to release sterile insects to disrupt orchard pests
Injured veteran almost back to normal after penis and scrotum transplant
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