Science News Science News Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:53:08 -0600 Feed Informer Cancer device created to see if targeted chemotherapy is working ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:432d716f-7c5d-6728-0e5b-ee6822deb949 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:00:07 -0500 Researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses artificial intelligence and biosensors, is up to 95.9% accurate in counting live cancer cells when they pass through electrodes, according to a new study. Poll: 50 Years After Apollo 11, More Americans Now Back Mars Landing urn:uuid:ef35474c-6349-23fb-a307-cafb87736df6 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:20:25 -0500 Americans are more willing to pay for a mission that would land an astronaut on Mars, a Gallup poll conducted in the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing has found. Intranasal sufentanil as good as IV morphine for emergency pain relief, study finds ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:4f26f751-a6d2-2ba2-5f36-5ca71d4b5659 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:12:37 -0500 In patients presenting to an emergency department with severe traumatic pain, intranasal sufentanil was as good as standard-of-care intravenous morphine for pain relief, according to a new study. Prescribed opioids associated with overdose risk for family members without prescriptions ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e134b209-5917-dc3f-f465-836dee44bc8e Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:22:57 -0500 Access to family members' drugs may be a strong risk factor for overdose in individuals without their own prescriptions, according to a new study. Awesome 'Star Wars' Lego Sets On Sale for Prime Day urn:uuid:af6c3074-db94-99a6-75c5-7ddcafb8b091 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:14:02 -0500 The Amazon Prime Day force is strong with these Lego "Star Wars" sets. What Is NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)? urn:uuid:851e393a-548e-2eb3-c939-2076eb663174 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:10:11 -0500 NASA’s future flagship telescope, WFIRST, will help us find potentially habitable exoplanets and study a mysterious phenomenon called dark matter. SpaceX Says Faulty Valve Led to Crew Dragon Test Accident urn:uuid:1d7dabc7-e502-006f-4247-1ad55b9a46a1 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:02:32 -0500 The April 20 explosion of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft was caused by a leaky component and faulty valve, the company says. The Best Space Books On Sale for Prime Day urn:uuid:e3f053f9-62f7-d248-563c-d3bc99c43e33 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:00:59 -0500 From the astrophysical topics to the inspiring tales of women in space, we've compiled the best space books that are on Amazon and on sale right now — just in time for Prime Day. Hundreds Demonstrated Against Poverty at Apollo 11 Moon Launch urn:uuid:3670b79b-7196-db89-98b8-0f50c827f3ca Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:50:09 -0500 All told, the U.S. spent $25 billion in 1960s money on the Apollo program — and plenty of Americans believed there were more pressing needs that funding could have addressed. New Sci-Fi Series 'Pandora' Launches on CW Tonight! urn:uuid:cea5f093-110c-3688-71cf-2ef4c9ab830f Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:49:50 -0500 The show follows one spacefaring woman on a journey of self discovery. Stellar Deals on Celestron Telescopes and Binoculars urn:uuid:62180d86-cdab-8683-c4e2-895c15deb4a0 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:49:12 -0500 Inspire others to look up this holiday season by giving the gift of a telescope or astronomy binoculars! We've rounded up some of the best deals on Celestron products for sale on Amazon right now. Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit is Now Back on Display at Smithsonian urn:uuid:2f63d08b-5817-4f68-8118-f1b11e791bda Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:49:02 -0500 Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit has returned to display, 13 years after the Smithsonian removed it from exhibit and 50 years after it lifted off on the historic first moon landing mission. Women's stronger immune response to flu vaccination diminishes with age ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d90e8678-a0a8-b5a6-767c-f597ae8fc82f Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:51 -0500 Women tend to have a greater immune response to a flu vaccination compared to men, but their advantage largely disappears as they age and their estrogen levels decline, suggests a new study. Speeding up science on near-earth asteroids ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:9644fb4b-4e4e-b3c4-e8d6-95fed3d925ce Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:42 -0500 Modeling the shape and movement of near-Earth asteroids is now up to 25 times faster thanks to new research. Limitation exposed in promising quantum computing material ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:ee18873c-8e9a-bd12-becf-f83b8a871bee Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:40 -0500 Physicists have theorized that a new type of material, called a three-dimensional (3-D) topological insulator (TI), could be a candidate to create qubits for quantum computing due to its special properties. A study found that when the TI's insulating layers are as thin as 16 quintuple atomic layers across, the top and bottom metallic surfaces begin to destroy their metallic properties. Researchers wirelessly hack 'boss' gene, a step toward reprogramming the human genome ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d0223285-6f82-12a7-ef92-4e36008dceed Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:38 -0500 A new study describes how researchers wirelessly controlled FGFR1 -- a gene that plays a key role in how humans grow from embryos to adults -- in lab-grown brain tissue. The ability to manipulate the gene, the study's authors say, could lead to new cancer treatments, and ways to prevent and treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Gaia starts mapping the galactic bar in the Milky Way ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:2a9d5780-ce8d-407b-788f-814421447d3d Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:35 -0500 The first direct measurement of the bar-shaped collection of stars at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made by combining data from the Gaia mission with complementary observations by ground- and space-based telescopes. Why some greater sage grouse males 'strut' better than others ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d54ddba3-3564-88dc-1ae0-1cc96d395177 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:48:31 -0500 When it comes to mating displays, a little persistence can go a long way, at least for the greater sage grouse. Scientists have now used a custom-built statistical model to understand an underexplored dimension of greater sage grouse mating display behavior. The authors report that males that show greater display persistence, even in the face of seemingly uninterested females, have a competitive advantage over their peers. Stellar Deals on Celestron Telescopes and Binoculars urn:uuid:24e40fb6-c916-18ad-1b9b-ed49ab84e43e Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:31:15 -0500 Inspire others to look up this holiday season by giving the gift of a telescope or astronomy binoculars! We've rounded up some of the best deals on Celestron products for sale on Amazon right now. On This Day in Space! July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 Launches to the Moon urn:uuid:31b3eefb-70db-212c-73b7-6488615a64b8 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:22:23 -0500 On July 16, 1969, NASA astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins blasted off on their famous mission to land and walk on the moon. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series! Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 16, 1969: Launch Day urn:uuid:910611e1-f375-7258-7aa8-836e93b0c2e5 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:16:50 -0500 Commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Mike Collins and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin blasted into space 45 years ago today (July 16) on Apollo 11's history-making mission to the moon. Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Space Deals to Watch urn:uuid:232f4193-6dbc-49a2-8353-03fbf0c8379f Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:14:15 -0500 Amazon Prime Day started Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and lasts for TWO days this year! Here are some awesome deals and discounts for space fans. Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit is Now Back on Display at Smithsonian urn:uuid:81c929b9-e899-bbfc-331c-7afab61f483b Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:58:38 -0500 Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit has returned to display, 13 years after the Smithsonian removed it from exhibit and 50 years after it lifted off on the historic first moon landing mission. Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:46d1cdd5-1676-bff7-938b-e3ade87f7765 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:30:35 -0500 Floating air particles following disasters and other geological events can have a lasting impact on life on Earth, and a new model drawing on chaos theory looks to help predict how these particles move, with an eye toward applications for geoengineering. Scientists have developed a model for following particles as they travel around the globe. Using it, she has generated maps that can be used to predict how particles will be dispersed above the world. Method to select for mammalian cells with half the number of chromosomes ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:1ea9e203-0759-ed28-1cda-54c071bb1cf0 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:30:33 -0500 Since the emergence of molecular genetics, scientists have tried to isolate haploid mammalian cells. Haploid cells are a powerful genetic tool to analyse gene function. In the past decade, a number of researchers finally succeeded in developing haploid cell line cultures. However, these cell lines are unstable and have a tendency for diploidization. Now, researchers have identified chemical compounds that increase the stability of mammalian haploid cell lines. Stronger earthquakes can be induced by wastewater injected deep underground ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:c3cbe805-deef-e911-6313-b81e301c1fd7 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:30:30 -0500 Earthquakes are getting deeper at the same rate as the wastewater sinks. First ever state sepsis regulation in US tied to lower death rates ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:18ad0e18-b12e-7abe-6f85-61607822c5c2 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:30:24 -0500 Death rates from sepsis fell faster in New York than expected -- and faster than in peer states -- following the introduction of the nation's first state-mandated sepsis regulation, according to an analysis. The finding is good news for the nearly dozen other states in varying stages of adopting similar policies to reduce deaths from sepsis, the leading cause of death in hospitalized patients. Hey, Star Wars Fans! Check Out These Amazon Prime Day Deals urn:uuid:bb144b44-08a4-4f39-0e35-1cd9db75c24f Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:56:50 -0500 For those who want the force to be with them, a ton of Star Wars-themed deals are being offered today. The interlayers help perovskite crystallisation for high-performance light-emitting diodes ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:1bd8a420-80de-ef0e-bddd-932168192396 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:34:15 -0500 Scientists have shown how to achieve efficient perovskite light-emitting diodes (LEDs). They provide guidelines on fabricating high-quality perovskite light emitters, and consequently high-efficiency perovskite LEDs. Australian ants prepared for 'Insect Armageddon' ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:a512e30a-68f6-559a-86dc-9b46c4add735 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:34:11 -0500 Researchers have uncovered an exception to the global phenomenon known as 'Insect Armageddon' in the largest study of Australian insect populations conducted to date. Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:8e6b5c31-5cdd-0bfa-d841-103094323454 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:34:05 -0500 Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who are receiving hormone therapy have poorer sleep quality and greater fatigue than women of the same age with preserved ovarian function. Long live the long-limbed African chicken ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:63d0c652-1b56-ca50-228c-d027a0cc1d91 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:34:02 -0500 For generations, household farmers in the Horn of Africa have selectively chosen chickens with certain traits that make them more appealing. Some choices are driven by the farmers' traditional courtship rituals; others are guided by more mundane concerns, such as taste and disease resistance. The result is the development of a genetically distinct African chicken -- one with longer, meatier legs, according to new research . But that 3,000-year-old local breed type is threatened by the introduction of commercial cluckers. Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:08594d0a-d850-c32e-e395-d96726821659 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:33:59 -0500 Physics research groups have generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide, a recently discovered two-dimensional semiconductor. New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:aae87a33-5e0e-6434-c02a-feb3ec63c130 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:33:56 -0500 Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, and a globally important region for species in need of conservation. Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day urn:uuid:c702c0e4-69ca-ca27-6a69-d9e51aa6a643 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:33:55 -0500 The Saturn V rocket carrying three Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon soars behind an American flag shortly after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Watch Today! NASA Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Launch Anniversary urn:uuid:1f26ea41-6de4-38d2-8706-8257c540ebd3 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:32:57 -0500 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA will showcase a series of live events today. Watch them live now! New Sci-Fi Series 'Pandora' Launches on CW Tonight! urn:uuid:c974c5fb-78d1-c864-8745-fb12dd57be2b Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:27:23 -0500 The show follows one spacefaring woman on a journey of self discovery. Hundreds Demonstrated Against Poverty at Apollo 11 Moon Launch urn:uuid:5d9dbcc6-0f36-4b0e-ae61-7513c1d146a0 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:00:07 -0500 All told, the U.S. spent $25 billion in 1960s money on the Apollo program — and plenty of Americans believed there were more pressing needs that funding could have addressed. Resistance is utile: Magnetite nanowires with sharp insulating transition ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:be70e003-6c93-557d-e7d2-a7424244196a Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:59 -0500 Scientists have produced Fe3O4 nanowires on 10-nm length scales by deposition on an MgO substrate. When cooled to 110 K, the nanowires showed a sharp Verwey transition -- greater resistivity resulting from a change in crystal structure. This switching is essential for nanoelectronics, but hard to achieve in Fe3O4 nanowires. It was possible because of the low density of antiphase boundary defects, and will promote advances in green electronic technologies. Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA damage ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:5110f715-3aeb-a1f9-ff84-bcd7c5651f54 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:51 -0500 A new biomedical research study finds a transcription factor called Slug contributes to breast cell fitness by promoting efficient repair of DNA damage. The absence of Slug leads to unresolved DNA damage and accelerated aging of breast cells. Why two out of three babies are cradled on the left ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:79972371-6097-1ae3-8a0f-b739022bfaf0 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:47 -0500 Over two thirds of all people prefer to carry a baby in their left arm. The figure is as high as three quarters for women, and the same also applies to right-handed people. This is the result of an analysis of 40 studies from the past 60 years. Antioxidant precursor molecule could improve Parkinson's ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:c641f7cf-a935-e505-bd97-1081ff8a0931 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:45 -0500 The naturally occurring molecule N-acetylcysteine (NAC) shows benefit in a clinical trial for Parkinson's Disease. Australian bee sting vaccine trial holds promise against allergic reactions ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:584c40fd-0544-900c-da5b-43e5b12cab20 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:43 -0500 Most people have probably been stung by a bee and while it can be painful, it's especially dangerous for those at risk of suffering a life threatening allergic reaction. Australian researchers have successfully completed a human trial on a vaccine designed to eliminate the risk of a severe allergic reaction to European honeybee stings. An AI technology to reveal the characteristics of animal behavior only from the trajectory ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:d305a76b-139f-95c8-8519-1594b34bad9c Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:41 -0500 Recording the movements of people and animals has become easy because of small GPS devices and video cameras. However, the reasons for such movements remain difficult to infer. Scientists have developed a flexible artificial intelligence technology to understand the movement of animals, ranging from roundworms in petri dishes to penguins in the Antarctic Ocean. This method may make it easier to understand animal movements as well as their underlying brain activities. Field research in Turkmenistan's highest mountain reveals high biological diversity ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:7d2bd9cb-25cc-67a2-329a-2f9ea1391601 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:39 -0500 Well-known for its unique landscapes and rare wildlife, the Koytendag State Nature Reserve was yet to reveal the scale of its actual biodiversity when a series of international expeditions. Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e46b63c4-030b-ec27-b0ac-306f86d9fb94 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:37 -0500 Researchers have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population. 'Smart' textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:eb38e97c-17b1-bff1-fb44-aa902c116cf3 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:33 -0500 Researchers have incorporated metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between wearable electronic devices. This innovation could have future applications in high-tech athletic wear and medical apparel. Accurately describing mental health disorders ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:f5d0314d-2f75-d46a-f3c1-b0a6979a3b50 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:31 -0500 A researcher collaborated with the World Health Organization on the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines. Get up and go bots getting closer ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:0b0828ee-fd47-519a-a5bb-47b0173a5986 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:23 -0500 Robotics researchers have for the first time used a commercial 3D printer to embed complex sensors inside robotic limbs and grippers. But they found that materials commercially available for 3D printing still need to be improved before the robots can be fully functional. Robot control system for grasping and releasing objects under both dry and wet conditions ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e785c97f-3738-f5fd-4ca9-924d375230f4 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:55:21 -0500 A control system for deformable robot-fingertips was developed for grasping and releasing objects. Previously developed robot fingertips with high friction texture can stably grasp a paper box, a soft object under both dry and wet conditions. By injecting a lubricant (absolute ethanol) the grasped object slipped downwards without changing the position of the robot fingertips. The current controlling system using lubricant could be applied to robot tasks in a narrow space.