319 articles from MONDAY 10.5.2021

Graphene key for novel hardware security

As more private data is stored and shared digitally, researchers are exploring new ways to protect data against attacks from bad actors. Current silicon technology exploits microscopic differences between computing components to create secure keys, but artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used to predict these keys and gain access to data. Now, researchers have designed a way to make the...

Informed tourists make whale watching safer for whales

According to the International Whaling Commission, whale-watching tourism generates more than $2.5 billion a year. After the COVID-19 pandemic, this relatively safe outdoor activity is expected to rebound. Two new studies funded by a collaborative initiative between the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and Arizona State University (ASU) show how science can contribute to...

Stimulators could aid spinal cord, heart therapies

Engineers develop a new version of their wireless implant that allows for multiple stimulators to be programmed and magnetically powered from a single transmitter outside the body. The implants could be used to treat spinal cord injuries or as pacemakers.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample

Portal origin URL: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid SamplePortal origin nid: 470882Published: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 15:22Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way...

Study may help boost peptide design

Peptides, which are short strings of amino acids, play a vital role in health and industry with a huge range of medical uses including in antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drugs. They are also used in the cosmetics industry and for enhancing athletic performance. Altering the structure of natural peptides to produce improved compounds is therefore of great interest to scientists and...

Animal production responsible for vast majority of air quality-related health impacts from US food

Poor air quality caused by food production in the United States is estimated to result in 16,000 deaths annually, 80 percent of which are related to animal production, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The research also found there are measures farmers and consumers alike can take to reduce the air quality-related health impacts of the food we eat.

Researchers reconstruct the oral microbiomes of Neanderthals, primates, and humans

Living in and on our bodies are trillions of microbial cells belonging to thousands of bacterial species, known as the microbiome. These microbes play key roles in human health, but little is known about their evolution. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a multidisciplinary international research team led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for...

Tracking Carbon from the Ocean Surface to the Twilight Zone

Portal origin URL: Tracking Carbon from the Ocean Surface to the Twilight ZonePortal origin nid: 470682Published: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 14:47Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A seaward journey funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation sets sail in the northern Atlantic for the month of May—the sequel to a complimentary, and yet contrasting,...

NASA Highlights Science Engagement at Virtual STEM Video Showcase

Experts from across NASA will participate in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase, a virtual event funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Researchers, practitioners, policy makers, parents, and the public at large are encouraged to view the videos, join the conversation, and vote for your favorites through social media. The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through...

Johnson says England guidance on hugging will change, pubs and restaurants can serve indoors – as it happened

Latest updates: prime minister unveils new easing of restrictions from 17 May in next steps in England’s roadmap out of lockdownFull report: Boris Johnson confirms further lockdown easing in EnglandLockdown easing in England: what will change from 17 MayEnd of England’s hug ‘ban’ highlights confusion over law and guidanceZero Covid deaths reported in England, Northern Ireland and...

Langley Scientists Observe Storm Clouds in 3D — You Can, Too

Portal origin URL: Langley Scientists Observe Storm Clouds in 3D — You Can, TooPortal origin nid: 470865Published: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 13:41Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, are breaking out their 3D glasses — not to watch the latest blockbuster movie, but to get a more...

E-waste recycling matter of national security: report

Recovering precious elements from e-waste is a security imperative for Europe that should be written into law, according to a report Monday that said it was "crucial" to ensure industry competitiveness and sustain tech-dependent lifestyles in the region.

Team 'reads minds' to understand human tool use

Researchers have made an astonishing new discovery about how our brains control our hands. The team used MRI data to study which parts of the brain are used when we handle tools. The findings could help shed light on the regions of the brain that evolved in humans and set us apart from primates, and could pave the way for the development of next-generation prosthetic limbs that tap into the...