Research reveals protein plaques associated with Alzheimer's are stickier than thought
130 articles from WEDNESDAY 25.1.2023
NASA system predicts small asteroid to pass close by Earth this week
Scientists from Rice University are using fluorescence lifetime to shed new light on a peptide associated with Alzheimer's disease, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates will affect nearly 14 million people in the U.S. by 2060.
What’s next for COVID-19 vaccines? Scientists and regulators chart a course amid uncertainty
Asteroid 2023 BU is about the size of a box truck and is predicted to make one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded.
A new AI tool can predict mosquitoes' ages with 98% accuracy to speed malaria research
FDA panel will discuss switch to an annual booster in the fall, akin to flu vaccination strategy
New NASA safety system enables Rocket Lab launch from Wallops
Using machine learning techniques to predict the age of mosquitoes from different populations could reduce turnaround time for malaria research and improve surveillance programs, says a new study published in BMC Bioinformatics.
Study says strong political action needed to reduce increasing share of millionaires' enormous environmental impact
A revolutionary NASA flight safety system has enabled a new era of space transportation with the successful flight of Rocket Lab U.S.'s Electron rocket Jan. 24, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Plant protection of the future may come from the plants themselves
The number of millionaires in the world is steadily increasing, and their emission patterns make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet the Paris Agreement's target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to a new study by tourism professor Stefan Gössling, the millionaires will, within just a few decades, be responsible for almost three quarters of carbon dioxide...
When speaking up at work, talk to someone who can take action, study recommends
Humans and animals all have chemical and microbial signatures that influence their well-being in one way or another. In medicine, the use of probiotics rather than antibiotics has become high on the agenda. However, humans and animals are not the only ones who have a close relationship with their microflora. Plants exhibit similar relationships with their environments too. Just as they do in...
Saving Florida's only population of rare, endangered orchid from extinction
Conventional wisdom says it pays to speak up at work: When an employee offers a novel idea for workplace improvements, and managers listen and act, both the organization and employee win.
One facility makes a big contribution to Salt Lake's winter brown cloud
Researchers have pinpointed the biggest threats to the only population of rare, endangered mule ear orchids in the U.S.
Lucy spacecraft set to encounter new asteroid target
The 2.4 million people who live along Utah's Wasatch Front experience some of the most severe winter particulate matter air pollution in the nation. Now, analysis of measurements taken during National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research flights in 2017 indicates that emissions from a single source, a magnesium refinery, may be responsible for a significant fraction of the fine...
Study analyzes gender differences in uptake of biological control agent to tackle tomato pest in Pakistan
NASA's Lucy spacecraft will add another asteroid encounter to its 4-billion-mile journey. On Nov. 1, 2023, the Southwest Research Institute-led Lucy mission will get a close-up view of a small main belt asteroid to conduct an engineering test of the spacecraft's innovative asteroid-tracking navigation system.
Webb spies Chariklo ring system with high-precision technique
A new CABI-led study has analyzed gender differences in the uptake of the biological control agent Trichogramma chilonis to control the pest Helicoverpa armigera on tomato crops in Pakistan.
Study: How to apply lessons from Colorado's costliest wildfire to drinking water systems
In 2013, Felipe Braga-Ribas and collaborators, using ground-based telescopes, discovered that Chariklo hosts a system of two thin rings. Such rings had been expected only around large planets such as Jupiter and Neptune.
Work from home success linked to work/life boundaries
Wildfire damage to drinking water systems can significantly delay a community's economic recovery. The costliest disaster in Colorado's history, the Marshall Fire of 2021, resulted in more than $2 billion in losses. Six drinking water systems were directly in the fire's path.
US wealth gap widening more quickly than Europe's: Study
Remote jobs can help workers craft more satisfying lives, with higher psychological well-being and work engagement, but only if that work occurs during regularly contracted hours, according to new ILR School research.
New shield blocks electromagnetic interference while allowing wireless optical signals
The wealth gap was partly due to significant rises in stock market prices, according to the new study from Imperial College Business School, published in the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Keep on flowing: The importance of freshwater corridors in the Amazon
Researchers have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, a mechanically flexible silver mesh that is visibly transparent, allows high-quality infrared wireless optical communication and efficiently shields electromagnetic interference in the X band portion of the microwave radio region. Optical communication channels are important to the operation of many devices and are often used for...
Fraudulent microchip use and compliance issues found on controversial lion farms in the Free State, South Africa
The Amazon rainforest and basin are crucial for the balance of the Earth's environmental systems that enable life as we know it. The world's largest rainforest covers 6.7 million square kilometers and encompasses the largest network of forests and rivers in the world, housing around 10% of the world's biodiversity and 20% of the planet's freshwater.
Proper management of nitrogen and irrigation shown to increase yields and reduce leaching
A number of serious management and compliance issues were revealed on lion farms in the Free State province, South Africa, by a joint team of researchers from MONITOR, Blood Lions, and World Animal Protection. Potentially fraudulent activities relating to the use of microchips, operating without valid permits, and incomplete, inconsistent, and unclear record keeping were some of the irregularities...
Citizen scientists discover more than 1,000 new burial mounds
Imagine a hot and dry summer day, it might have been dry and hot for a long time. The birds are singing and the irrigation machines in the fields are running at full speed. But what does irrigating crops really mean for farmers' yields and how does it affect nitrate leaching? Researchers from Aarhus University have found the answer in data from 1988-1992.
Can we increase the carbon content of agricultural soils?
Over the past few years, citizen scientists from the Heritage Quest project have scoured the entire Veluwe and Utrechtse Heuvelrug areas for unknown archaeological heritage. One of the results of this research is that the number of known burial mounds in this area has doubled.
Field trial shows that knowing the carbon footprint of food prompts people to eat more sustainably
Climate change is considered one of the most pressing problems of our time. In this context, soil plays a greater role than might be expected. Soil can simultaneously store CO2 from the atmosphere and emit CO2 through microbial decomposition of organic matter.
Labeling the carbon footprint of food prompts people to eat more sustainably: This was the key finding for TRR 266 Accounting for Transparency researchers from LMU Munich, HU Berlin and Aalto University in Finland in a recent field trial. How the information is presented turned out to be the critical factor: The effect was greatest when CO2 information was visualized as traffic light colors or...