New sensing technologies to study elusive flying bats
ESA's Mars Express unravels mystery of martian moon using 'fake' flybys
How can we understand the activity of wild bats? Mostly soundless, flying in the dark, bats feed at night and evade our senses. Many bats can use echolocation to hunt and can avoid the traditional nets used to capture them; those that do not "echolocate" cannot be detected by ultrasound bat detectors. Now, an international research team led by the University of Göttingen has developed a new...
CMS collaboration homes in on Higgs boson's lifetime
By performing a series of real and 'fake' flybys, ESA's Mars Express has revealed how Mars' largest moon, Phobos, interacts with the solar wind of charged particles thrown out by the Sun—and spotted an elusive process that has only been seen at Phobos once before.
Study: New German govt's plans fall short of climate goal
The Higgs boson doesn't stick around for long. Once it is created in particle collisions, the famed particle lives for a mere less than a trillionth of a billionth of a second or, more precisely, 1.6 x 10-22 seconds. According to theory, that is, for so far experiments have only been able to set bounds on the value of the particle's lifetime or to determine this property with a large uncertainty....
Making your website stickier: The role of customer value, satisfaction, trust and habit
A research institute's analysis has concluded that the incoming German government's plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to put Germany on course to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Prairies facing ecological disaster from uncontrolled spread of wild pigs
A competitor is usually just one click away, so how to companies make their websites stickier and so retain their potential buyers and persuade them to make a purchase? Writing in the International Journal of Technology Marketing, a team from India has investigated the role of customer values, satisfaction, trust, and habits and how those characteristics related to their sticking with a given...
Host and resident bacteria join forces to control fungi in plant roots
His warnings have gone largely unheeded, while wild pigs continue rapidly expanding across Western Canada, with no nationally co-ordinated science-based containment strategy in place and limited provincial resources available. For Brook, it's a recipe for disaster.
Artificial material protects light states on smallest length scales
In nature, the roots of healthy plants are colonized by complex microbial communities of bacteria and filamentous eukaryotes (i.e., fungi and oomycetes, Fig. 1), the composition of which profoundly influences plant health. Maintaining a microbial equilibrium in their roots is very important for plants to remain healthy, however, the means by which this is achieved by plants is still largely...
Iron selenide film reveals clues about superconductivity
Light not only plays a key role as an information carrier for optical computer chips, particularly for the next generation of quantum computers. Its lossless guidance around sharp corners on tiny chips and the precise control of its interaction with other light are the focus of research worldwide. Scientists at Paderborn University have now demonstrated the spatial confinement of a light wave to a...
International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk
Through their study of two-dimensional iron selenide (FeSe) films, a research team has unlocked some intriguing clues about superconductivity.
Africa alerted the world to Omicron. Why are we now the pariahs? | Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija
The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a U.S. launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia's space agency said, the latest in a series of incidents in which space debris have forced astronauts to...
Can seven questions determine how wise you are?
Rich nations are again raising barriers to ending the pandemic – politicians, globally, must follow the science and act togetherDr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija is the co-chair of the African Union’s Africa Vaccine Delivery AllianceThe advent of the Omicron variant has given us a glimpse of an alternative future in which, had the Sars-CoV-2 virus been initially identified in Africa in early 2020,...
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Gene-editing used to create single sex mice litters, 100% efficiency
Researchers report that an abbreviated, seven-item scale can help determine with high validity a person's level of wisdom, a potentially modifiable personality trait that has been shown to have a strong association to well-being.
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Whether people inform themselves or remain ignorant is due to three factors
Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.
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Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia
People choose whether to seek or avoid information about their health, finances and personal traits based on how they think it will make them feel, how useful it is, and if it relates to things they think about often, finds a new study.
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Do Covid vaccine mandates work?
Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a new study. Since resting heart rate is easy to measure and can be lowered through exercise or medical treatment, the researchers believe that it may help to identify people with higher dementia risk for early intervention.
Hubble Gazes at a Dazzling Spiral Galaxy
Growing number of countries are exploring making jabs compulsory, but is it the right approach?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA growing number of countries are exploring making Covid jabs compulsory for the general population, but is it the right approach? Continue...
3 privately owned, commercial space stations get NASA funding
Portal origin URL: Hubble Gazes at a Dazzling Spiral GalaxyPortal origin nid: 475680Published: Friday, December 3, 2021 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features the spiral galaxy Mrk 1337, which is roughly 120 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Virgo.Portal...
Forests offer minimal protection against major flood events
NASA announced on Thursday it has awarded $415.6 million US to billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, stalwart contractor Northrop Grumman Corp and venture-backed Nanoracks to develop privately owned and operated commercial space...
Egg-carton-style patterning keeps charged nanoparticles in place and suitable for a wide range of applications
New research examining whether forests can mitigate flood risk suggests they may offer less protection against major events than had been hoped.
Novel two-step mechanism revealed in two-dimensional material formation
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Seoul National University of Science and Technology have devised a new method for manufacturing devices that require precisely sized and positioned micro- and nanoscale particles. The technique is suitable for a wide array of assembly of micro- and nanoscale objects, and useful for electronic devices, and biological applications.
Typically only an atom thick, 2D materials exhibit highly desirable properties for advanced technologies, such as flexibility, superconductivity and more. Made from carefully transitioning individual components from gas or vapor to crystalline solids, such materials and the mechanisms by which they become imbued with such characteristics are still shrouded in mystery.