Carbon release, plant respiration, University of Minnesota, mean global temperature, global emissions, climate change, ecosystems, fossil fuels, plant species, carbon cycling
November 19, 2017 6:11 pm

Carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30 per cent higher than previously predicted, a study has found.

Computerised brain test, University of Alabama Birmingham, dementia, Western Kentucky University, Alzheimer's disease, computerised process training, strategy-based memory, cognitive training
November 19, 2017 6:11 pm

A computerised brain training program reduces risk of dementia among older adults by 29 per cent, a 10-year study claims.

NASA Juno spacecraft, Jupiter storm, Jupiter northern hemisphere, Juno Jupiter flyby, JunoCam imager, storm cloud altitudes, ammonia ice, Jupiter's atmosphere, gas giant planets
November 19, 2017 5:25 pm

NASA's Juno spacecraft beamed back a stunning image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter's northern hemisphere

Lunar missions, ISRO, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum, AS Kiran Kumar, Chandrayaan-2, JAXA Selene, Chandrayaan-1, Hiten spacecraft
November 19, 2017 5:01 pm

The space agencies of Japan and India, JAXA and ISRO, could collaborate on future lunar missions, said the ISRO chief in a joint statement.

Gravitational waves from black hole collision detected
November 19, 2017 4:28 pm

Energy equivalent to about one solar mass was emitted as gravitational waves during the collision of black holes seven and 12 times the mass of the Sun.

Motion sensors, wearable technology, buckypaper, carbon nanotubes, Florida State University, printable sensors, low-power design, soft robotics, artificial muscles, internet of things, structural modelling, semiconductor sensors
November 19, 2017 4:27 pm

Scientists have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of affordable wearable technology.

Cancer spread, cancer cells, cancer preventing protein, University of Guelph, cadherin-22, cancer metastasis, tissue oxygen levels, hypoxia incubator, cell binding, molecular tools, low-oxygen tumour
November 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together.

NASA, Earth's surface, climate change, NASA observation satellites, temperatures, Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor, ecosystems, Earth-observing satellites, phytoplankton, ocean basins, biological deserts, ocean currents
November 19, 2017 3:08 pm

NASA scientists have compiled a captivating video that maps how the Earth’s surface has changed over a span of 20 years, using data from various satellites. In the Northern Hemisphere, ecosystems wake up in the spring and sprout new leaves, while a fleet of Earth-observing satellites track the spread of the newly green vegetation. Meanwhile, […]

Neanderthals, modern human evolution, Spain, Middle Paleolithic age, University of Barcelona, southern Iberia, Stone Age, Eurasian populations, Paleolithic material culture, Paleolithic genomes
November 19, 2017 2:20 pm

Researchers have found Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer in the Southern Iberia region, modern day Spain, long after they had died out everywhere else.

Greenhouse gas catalyst, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gas recycling, University of Surrey, nickel-based catalyst, methane, synthesis gas, carbon capture technology, carbon dioxide emissions, climate change, atmosphere
November 19, 2017 1:56 pm

A cost-effective catalyst has been developed to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change - carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).

November 18, 2017 8:47 am

As per the report, through the operation, the team was able to successfully connect the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.

Haze particles, Pluto's atmosphere, Pluto temperature, NASA New Horizons spacecraft, University of California Santa Cruz, planet cooling, heat absorption, hydrocarbon particles, particle aggregates
November 17, 2017 8:47 pm

A cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles could be responsible for keeping Pluto's atmosphere more frigid than scientists expected

Leonid meteor shower 2017, Leonid meteor shower 2017 time, Leonid meteor shower 2017 visibility, annual Leonid meteor shower, Leo constellation, Temple-Tuttle comet, rate of showers, astronomers, stargazers
November 17, 2017 8:43 pm

The annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to hit the Earth this year over the night of November 17, when it is expected to peak.

NASA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Perseus galaxy cluster, University of Southampton, x-ray emissions, other universes, X-ray spectroscopy, cosmic plasmas, stellar explosions, iron peak elements
November 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Data captured by a 'lost' satellite mission has provided scientists with vital information about gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth.

Wheat fungal disease, wheat gene, University of California Davis, wheat epidemic, rice, Ug99 stem rust immunity, molecular markers, seedling stage, wheat-rust pathosystem
November 17, 2017 7:02 pm

Researchers have identified a gene that can help fight a new devastating strain of a fungal disease that is now at the door of Punjab.

Ocean plastic, ocean trenches, Newcastle University, Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, semi-synthetic cellulosic fibres, microfibres, textiles, polymers, deep-sea landers, marine ecosystems
November 17, 2017 7:02 pm

Scientists have found plastic in the stomachs of animals living more than 10 kilometres below the ocean surface.

Chinese herbs, dental caries, antibacterial capacity, fluorite, West China School of Stomatology, galla chinenses, tooth mineralisation, antioxidant nature, antiviral properties, pH change in mouth, liquid chromatography
November 17, 2017 5:38 pm

Scientists have identified a Chinese herb which may help prevent dental caries due to its antibacterial capacity and tooth mineralisation benefit.

Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, internet free AI system, University of Waterloo, data privacy, personal data, mobile computer chips, smartphones, electronic robots, deep-learning AI, artificial neurons
November 16, 2017 8:28 pm

Scientists are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that breaks free from the internet and cloud computing, and provides greater privacy to users.

Nibiru, Planet X, will the world end today, Earth, world ending today, world news
November 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet outside our solar system which is expected to be temperate and could be a "comfortable abode for possible life".

Solar cells, butterfly wing nanostructures, improved solar radiation absorption, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, photovoltaic systems, scanning electron microscopy, PV absorber
November 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Scientists have successfully reproduced nanostructures found on butterfly wings in solar cells to enhance their light absorption rate by up to 200 per cent.

Artificial cartilage, Kevlar bulletproof jackets, Kevlar synthetic cartilage, University of Michigan, polyvinyl alcohol, cartilage replacement surgeries, natural cartilage, biomolecules
November 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Scientists have developed an artificial cartilage from Kevlar - a material used for making bulletproof vests - that can withstand forces within the body without getting damaged.

NASA study, global ice melt, global warming, Greenland ice sheet, city wide flooding, Antarctica, glaciers, ice sheets, ice caps, sea-level changes, global fingerprint mapping, mapping diagnosis tool
November 16, 2017 6:23 pm

NASA scientists have developed a tool to forecast which cities are vulnerbale to flooding due to melting of ice in a warming climate.

Largest dinosaur tracks, Plagne France dinosaur tracks, Jurassic Period tracks, The National Center for Scientific Research, sauropods, Pterosaur Beach Museum, Rhenish Massif,
November 15, 2017 8:40 pm

Scientists have uncovered the world's longest dinosaur tracks sprawling over more than 150 meters.

NASA Mars mission, human crews on Mars, fission power technologies, Kilopower project, Mars landing technologies, US Department of Energy, extraterrestrial surfaces, Los Alamos National Laboratory
November 15, 2017 8:40 pm

NASA is about to start testing a key energy source that could "empower" human crews on the Mars surface

Earth's oldest life form, stromatolites, University of Tasmania, peat-bound karstic wetlands, spring mounds, Tasmanian 'living fossils', micro-organism communities, mineral-rich groundwater
November 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Scientists have discovered rare, living specimens of stromatolites – the oldest evidence of life on Earth - deep within a remote, protected World Heritage Area in Australia.

Global warming effects, induced volcanic eruptions, greenhouse gases, University of Exeter, geoengineering, tropical cyclone activity, aerosol injections, sub-Saharan Africa, North Atlantic, hemispheres
November 15, 2017 7:25 pm

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, a study has found.

November 15, 2017 1:23 pm

The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

Global carbon dioxide emissions, fossil fuels, coal powered electricity, Global Clmate Project, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, UN Climate Change Conference, University of Exeter
November 14, 2017 7:51 pm

Driven by China's greater use of coal, global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are projected to rise again in 2017 after a three year hiatus.

Wearable electronic circuits, University of Cambridge, smart textiles, wearable electronics, inkjet printing of graphene inks, printed electronics, toxic solvents, plastic, rubber
November 14, 2017 7:51 pm

Scientists have successfully printed washable and stretchable electronic circuits into fabric, paving the way for smart textiles and wearable electronics.

Ingestible sensor drug, US Food and Drug Administration, Abilify MyCite, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Proteus Digital health, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, wearable patch
November 14, 2017 6:49 pm

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move to ensure that patients with mental illness take the medicine prescribed for them.

Drinking water, fluoride content in water, skeletal fluorosis, University of Bath, fluoride colour detection test, elevated fluoride levels, water treatment plants, untreated water, weather events
November 14, 2017 5:47 pm

A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could help prevent skeletal fluorosis, the crippling bone disease, in developing countries like India, says a study.

Artificial intelligence, human emotions, human speech, National Research University Higher School of Economics, neural networks, stored data, spectrogram, emotion detection accuracy
November 14, 2017 5:46 pm

Scientists have created a new artificial intelligence system that can identify a range of emotions - from happiness to disgust - in human speech.

NASA Mars Mission, Mars Indian space enthusiasts, InSight mission to Mars, Red Planet, NASA Indian names list, silicon wafer microchip, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Martian surface, Mars geological material
November 14, 2017 4:45 pm

More than 1.3 lakh Indian space enthusiasts have submitted their names to NASA to be carried to Mars onboard the US space agency's mission to the red planet next year.

Hair bleach compound, hydrogen peroxide, chemical reaction to life, Australian National University, heat vents, porous rock, origin of life, temperature and pH levels, enzymes, habitable enviromnments
November 13, 2017 7:42 pm

A compound commonly used in hair bleach, hydrogen peroxide, made the eventual emergence of life on Earth possible, a study has found. Hydrogen peroxide was the vital ingredient in rock pores around underwater heat vents that set in train a sequence of chemical reactions that led to the first forms of life, according to lead […]

Piezoelectirc rubber film, wearabale charged rubber film, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dorina Opris, mechanical movements, electrical impulses, piezoelectric effect, pressure touches
November 13, 2017 7:42 pm

Researchers have developed a rubber film that generates electricity when stressed and could potentially be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body

Antarctica, ancient forests, fossilised tree, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Transantarctic Mountains, McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes, Robert Scott 1929 expedition, Antarctica's geologic history, Gondwanaland, volcanic eruptions, atmospheric greenhouse gases
November 13, 2017 6:10 pm

During Antarctica's summer, scientists from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains, and found evidence of these ancient fossils.