Science News Science News Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:53:08 -0600 Feed Informer Space Launch Calendar 2019: Sky Events, Missions & More urn:uuid:286b250d-6ba0-e40e-43d8-cd73ef2261ce Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:05:24 -0600 Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel. Wildfires in Oregon's blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:278b77e6-cafc-2f11-2060-e114aa580ebf Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:39:32 -0600 Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent, more extensive and more severe, according to a new study. New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:95520def-96a6-71a8-32e9-859826126ac2 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:39:27 -0600 Researchers have developed a way for ceramic coatings to control heat radiation, a feature that could increase the performance of aircraft engines operating at high temperatures. How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:8d06e264-99de-8ed5-d250-56c699eed904 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:39:25 -0600 With a shortage of new tuberculosis drugs in the pipeline, a software tool can predict how current drugs--including unlikely candidates -- can be combined in new ways to create more effective treatments. That Epic Meteor Outburst Tonight May Be a Bust, NASA Scientist Says urn:uuid:d92bc29f-5113-5089-fb62-5b80137f60ef Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:45:12 -0600 A NASA scientist thinks that tonight's meteor outburst could be a total bust. Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:900abd6c-ce7b-3dab-143f-0f9ac7927228 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:33:34 -0600 Among young women without an eating disorder diagnosis, those who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control had higher odds of receiving a subsequent first eating disorder diagnosis within one to three years than those who did not report using these products. Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:65394abe-6a77-4f77-5447-778c39dd0d49 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:33:28 -0600 A research team developed new algorithms and filled in knowledge gaps about how robots contribute to teams and what robots know about their environment and teammates. Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:6c80bd2a-be18-693b-23d0-16b2d3a6d40b Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:33:24 -0600 Researchers asked participants to look at pairs of photographs and decide which showed a normal face and which showed a person wearing a mask. Surprisingly, participants made the wrong call in one in five cases. Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:411ad3fa-b664-0374-6872-c38741e9a4bb Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:33:22 -0600 Researchers are investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine -- which targets a different part--more effective. The findings suggest it can. Boosting 5G technology ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:2e9dc4ef-ec93-e24b-8646-489cb378cf24 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:12:15 -0600 A new project may boost 5G and mm-Wave technologies, improving military communications and sensing equipment. Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:3389946d-cb1d-d240-198e-4661082b9bab Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:12:12 -0600 Researchers have made a new discovery about how seemingly minor aspects of the internal structure of bone can be strengthened to withstand repeated wear and tear, a finding that could help treat patients suffering from osteoporosis. It could also lead to the creation of more durable, lightweight materials for the aerospace industry. Study probes relationship between strange metals and high-temperature superconductors ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:fdeadd4d-32e9-ca87-9247-650da432d2b4 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:12:09 -0600 Theorists have observed strange metallicity in a well-known model for simulating the behavior of materials with strongly correlated electrons, which join forces to produce unexpected phenomena rather than acting independently. Their work provides a foundation for connecting theories of strange metals to models of superconductors and other strongly correlated materials. Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:81f88679-e38e-e0a3-73fe-7144603619d2 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:12:06 -0600 Researchers have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of newborn mice that are germ-free -- meaning no microbes colonizing their lungs. Their goal is to learn how differences in the types of microbes that already colonize human lungs at birth -- including extremely premature infants -- can protect or make an infant more susceptible to life-threatening bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD. Epic Black Friday Deal: The Lego UCS Millennium Falcon Will Drop to Lowest Price Ever on Amazon urn:uuid:f04e4504-40a0-bdb2-1a0f-16e5606c4d83 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:11:39 -0600 The $799.99 Lego Millennium Falcon is awesome, Amazon is knocking a whopping 40% off for Black Friday 2019. Breaking (and restoring) graphene's symmetry in a twistable electronics device ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:5d8890ae-947f-7620-b5d1-c9d4455ce9fd Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:14:33 -0600 A recent study demonstrates a new way to tune the properties of 2D materials simply by adjusting the twist angle between them. The researchers built devices consisting of monolayer graphene encapsulated between two crystals of boron nitride and, by adjusting the relative twist angle between the layers, they were able to create multiple moiré pattern--''the first time anyone has seen the full rotational dependence of coexisting moiré superlattices in one device.'' Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:3b2da756-7802-83bd-23f7-bd4521cb5200 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:14:25 -0600 Researchers applied a new modeling approach for long-term planning of the U.S. power grid under future climate and water resource conditions. The new approach shows the grid may need an additional 5.3% to 12% of power-generating capacity to meet demand and reliability requirements. The changes would lower water use and carbon emissions, potentially helping mitigate future climate changes. Who is left behind in Mass Drug Administration? ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:091c12ef-545a-718b-339e-056507869135 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:14:17 -0600 Ensuring equity in the prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is critical to reach NTD elimination goals as well as to inform Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Now, researchers have unmasked inequities in the delivery of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programs that leave vulnerable populations underserved. Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e89d89a2-9ef8-37fe-1d09-2ad4575ef2d2 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:14:15 -0600 Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to develop drinking problems, while others are not. Now, researchers have discovered a brain circuit that controls alcohol drinking behavior in mice, and can be used as a biomarker for predicting the development of compulsive drinking later on. Online reviews reveal need for specialized drug treatment facility assessments ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:8531a19d-112c-44f9-b933-9558c01d59d5 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:14:04 -0600 With no national standard to measure drug treatment facilities, new research reveals opportunities to learn from patients to help create metrics. Non-coding DNA located outside chromosomes may help drive glioblastoma ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:9b237a38-0964-0ab6-d4f5-62ddb9020da1 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:54 -0600 According to a new study, extra DNA scooped up and copied alongside cancer-causing genes helps keep tumors going -- elements that could represent new drug targets for brain tumors and other cancers notoriously difficult to treat. Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:7542d2e4-c2fb-698c-194f-9a48214ded2c Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:52 -0600 Scientists present a comprehensive analysis of two decades of energy storage research involving nanomaterials. The authors lay out a roadmap for how this technology can enable the world's urgent shift toward better energy storage devices and sustainability. Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:8c787b3c-e8ea-bc0e-21c6-00a231d81525 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:47 -0600 When pathogens invade the cells, our body combats them using various methods. Researchers have now been able to show how a cellular pump keeps such invading pathogens in check. As the researchers report, this pump causes a magnesium shortage, which in turn restricts bacterial growth. Almost a third of tropical Africa's flora faces extinction ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d0cb84ee-5729-8a80-45f9-678363021c66 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:43 -0600 31.7% of tropical Africa's vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), for the first time researchers have been able to assess the potential conservation status of tropical flora on the scale of a continent. Nature's secret recipe for making leaves ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:47e12cc8-97ee-4cfa-4beb-6633d463197f Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:41 -0600 The secret recipe nature uses to make the diverse leaf shapes we see everywhere around us has been revealed in research. New machine learning algorithms offer safety and fairness guarantees ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:86a4e5d7-afb2-6f06-66cc-67487a38ded2 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:13:25 -0600 Scientists have introduced a new framework for designing machine learning algorithms that make it easier for users of the algorithm to specify safety and fairness constraints. Who is Baby Yoda? The Mandalorian’s Breakout Character Explained urn:uuid:c7a74763-44ae-ebdc-6409-6d4610331e95 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 13:10:56 -0600 The Mandalorian's own show has been stolen by a mysterious new child. Here's everything we know about the character the internet's calling 'Baby Yoda.' A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:1dff17d9-d85c-2c96-912d-014eec91f30a Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:45:19 -0600 Researchers have discovered a new active substance effective against gram negative bacteria that targets a previously unknown site of action: 'Darobactin'. Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:b005d94e-e99d-183e-949a-9bcbbb3d01dc Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:45:17 -0600 New research from Notre Dame offers the first large-sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial sector. 'The Expanse,' New Season 4 Trailer Promises Exoplanet Action, Adventure and Intrigue urn:uuid:81ab0a58-aee6-0b15-dc2c-fe400a56637c Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:30:45 -0600 In the latest trailer for Season 4 of "The Expanse," we see the crew of the Rocinante make their way to New Terra, where they find more evidence of the protomolecule. Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:12713246-dc23-bdd9-ff04-b15c18a68b34 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:31:49 -0600 Before land and labor shortages prompted by the Industrial Revolution forced food production to move away from cities, agriculture was central to urban environments and their planning. Now, certain shifts in consumption habits and preferences are allowing urban agriculture to make a comeback to address sustainability issues in our food system and promote social and environmental cohesion by reducing dependence of fossil fuels and increasing food security. Exposing office distractions and effects on worker productivity ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:3389ee5d-2045-5c22-038f-d465c0a0a6a5 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:18:22 -0600 Scientists have conducted an experiment using thermal imaging and wearable sensors to better understand the stress and performance patterns of so-called knowledge workers. Wolfe Creek Crater younger than previously thought ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:07bf9700-c720-58a6-d6a5-ce506c6581c6 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:18:11 -0600 Wolfe Creek Crater, one of the world's largest meteorite craters, is much younger than previously thought. Simulations suggest embryo selection based on traits like height or IQ is still far off ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:5fdb26fd-2a43-ac48-c1f1-4c2da3a03909 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:17:57 -0600 The recent live births resulting from human embryonic CRISPR editing have heightened global concerns regarding 'designer babies.' Currently, the most practical approach to genetic 'enhancement' is preimplantation genetic screening of IVF embryos. The ability to select for traits that are brought about by multiple genes -- rather than genetic diseases caused by a single mutation -- is more far off and complicated than most people realize. Theory of pore-scale transport to enable improved flow batteries ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:f03ce3fe-1b7b-3d8e-f751-ae53508d6cd9 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:17:49 -0600 Redox flow batteries are an emerging technology for electrochemical energy storage that could help enhance the use of power produced by renewable energy resources. Scientists have addressed some of its challenges with a new theory to predict how fluid flow affects the ability of molecules in a flow battery to react at the surfaces of porous electrodes. Rise of the bots: Team completes first census of Wikipedia bots ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:87cf01e3-76cd-7d9d-b9b6-54f95e14046b Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:17:47 -0600 Researchers have completed the first analysis of all 1,601 of Wikipedia's bots, using computer algorithms to classify them by function and shed light on the ways that machine intelligences and human users work together to improve and expand the world's largest digital encyclopedia. Life under extreme conditions at hot springs in the ocean ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:40b59d2b-e7af-b918-6df0-704faa3b58ba Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:17:45 -0600 Marine researchers decipher adaptation mechanisms of biological communities to an active volcano in Taiwan. What If Space-Time Were 'Chunky'? It Would Forever Change the Nature of Reality. urn:uuid:0f7c53cd-2582-a4ef-5e4f-efe261aaeecc Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:00:26 -0600 An ambitious new fleet of spacecraft could reveal whether space-time is smooth or chunky, and in doing so the ultimate nature of reality. Set Your Phasers to 'Fun' With HBO's New Space Comedy 'Avenue 5' urn:uuid:2acfc8a8-cae2-7717-3192-8953390a0fee Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:00:59 -0600 HBO's new comedy 'Avenue 5' set aboard a luxury space cruise ship: the Avenue 5. Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day urn:uuid:23355b14-c6c5-9d8a-48a8-0ab1c6d4de98 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:26:40 -0600 The spiral galaxy NGC 772, seen here in a new image from the Hubble Space Telescope, bears some striking similarities to the Milky Way galaxy, with its spiral arms, glowing core and dark dust lanes. But there are some key differences. New 'Spelfie' App Takes Photos of You from Space urn:uuid:fb137d4f-5972-2bc1-5bfd-8593c889c341 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 09:00:18 -0600 A free app called Spelfie lets users snap photos of themselves from very high above, courtesy of cameras aboard Airbus Earth-observation satellites. Eastern equine encephalitis virus poses emergent threat ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:4a1383b4-8476-79f4-93ff-a8ecd895e344 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:50:10 -0600 2019 has been a particularly deadly year in the U.S. for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne illness. As of November 12, 36 confirmed cases of EEE had been reported by eight states; 13 of these cases were fatal. First evidence of bio-essential sugars in meteorites ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:ecb25269-baac-fc0a-8ecb-fecea43a2d24 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:50:04 -0600 A new study has discovered meteorites containing RNA sugar, ribose, and other bio-important sugars; the first direct evidence of bio-essential sugars' delivery from space to the Earth. Fish in California estuaries are evolving as climate change alters their habitat ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:a79528d0-d61e-b1c7-7f50-08d43556b9a3 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:50:02 -0600 The threespine stickleback, a small fish found throughout the coastal areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is famously variable in appearance from one location to another, making it an ideal subject for studying how species adapt to different environments. A new study shows that stickleback populations in estuaries along the coast of California have evolved over the past 40 years as climate change has altered their coastal habitats. Boeing's 1st Starliner Space Capsule Rolls Out to Launch Site for Test Flight urn:uuid:406ba737-b4b9-258c-2736-47d5a8b16878 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:49:47 -0600 Boeing's crew capsule bound for the International Space Station is taking its next big step on the journey today (Nov. 21) as it moves from the company's facility out to its launch complex. Investigational drug for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:530d0bbb-6315-f8ab-2bfb-9af5a7530635 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:09:47 -0600 Imagine not being able to drive, shower alone or even work because you are never quite sure when the next seizure will leave you incapacitated. Hope may be on the horizon for epilepsy patients who have had limited success with seizure drugs. 'Legion's' Noah Hawley in Talks to Helm 'Star Trek 4' — Report urn:uuid:48a3061d-7a0e-0715-14d9-b6b498bf88d9 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:00:33 -0600 With Chris Pine and the rest of the cast returning. How to fight illegal cocoa farms in Ivory Coast ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:cac09926-3aeb-e52c-0118-679d104c10b6 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:54:33 -0600 The world's love for chocolate has helped decimate protected forests in western Africa as some residents have turned protected areas into illegal cocoa farms and hunting grounds. But an international group of researchers has found that simply patrolling the grounds of two forest reserves in Ivory Coast has helped reduce illegal activity by well more than half between 2012 and 2016. Scientists develop rapid cell division in marine sponges ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:c3e67211-9b34-2461-d12f-67aa3b63b531 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:54:28 -0600 Despite efforts over multiple decades, there are still no cell lines for marine invertebrates. For the first time, scientists have developed a breakthrough in marine invertebrate (sponge) cell culture, demonstrating exceptionally fast cell division and the ability to subculture the cells. This groundbreaking discovery forms the basis for developing marine invertebrate cell models to better understand early animal evolution, determine the role of secondary metabolites, predict the impact of climate change to coral reef community ecology and develop novel medicines. American children and teens are consuming significantly fewer sugary drinks ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:73b4cb3e-3340-7b8a-b2d6-8528d99a5068 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:54:26 -0600 According to a new study, the share of children and adolescents consuming sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the calories they consume from SSBs declined significantly between 2003 and 2014. Physicists Just Created the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe in History urn:uuid:bd50dfb1-4a33-4842-820c-f9429ceca378 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 05:39:45 -0600 An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.