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Unravelling the mysteries of extragalactic jets

University of Leeds researchers have mathematically examined plasma jets from supermassive black holes to determine why certain types of jets disintegrate into huge plumes.

Hyperlens crystal capable of viewing living cells in unprecedented detail

Just imagine: An optical lens so powerful that it lets you view features the size of a small virus on the surface of a living cell in its natural environment.

Today's "Planet Earth Report" --Interstellar Space Rock or Alien Probe? Astronomers to Search for Signs of Technology, Octopus' Alien DNA, New Physics 'Holy Grail' Particle

December 11, 2017: Today's links to headline stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet --along with an occasional dash of humor, popular culture, and an intriguing conspiracy theory or two. Coverage includes...        

The Strangest Sign Of A Psychopath

12 hours agoAcademics / Psychology : PsyBlog

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World-first uses satellites and ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

In a world-first, a research team of Australian and international scientists has used data collected by satellites and an ocean model to explain and predict biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor.

Presenting facts as 'consensus' bridges conservative-liberal divide over climate change

In the murk of post-truth public debate, facts can polarise. Scientific evidence triggers reaction and spin that ends up entrenching the attitudes of opposing political tribes.

The St. James Drive roadcut

Recent work in far east Piedmont has exposed some excellent bedrock worth a close inspection. Because the town government won’t put an interpretive sign there, this post will have to do. To my knowledge, there are only two sites of powerline towers in Piedmont, one at the mouth of Estates Drive and the other at […]

WFIRM wound healing technology licensed to XCell Biologix

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) A potential new cell-free treatment for severe burns and chronic wounds that was developed by scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) has been exclusively licensed to XCell Biologix?, a private company that aims to make the therapy available to patients worldwide.

A computer system needing less time and memory to simulate mechanical systems

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) At the NUP/UPNA-University of Navarre, the industrial engineer Aitor Plaza-Puértolas has developed a set of techniques and algorithms to simulate the functioning of mechanical systems, such as vehicles, trains, robots...Show More Summary

Interview with Mathematician and Physicist Arnold Neumaier

Please give us a brief background on yourself Over 40 years ago, I studied mathematics, physics and computer science in Freiburg and Berlin (Germany). My Ph.D. thesis was in pure mathematics, but I was later drawn more and more into applied mathematics. Since 1994 I am a full professor of mathematics at the University of […]

Stable quantum bits

(University of Konstanz) Physicists from Konstanz, Princeton and Maryland created a stable quantum gate as a basic element for the quantum computer.

Major life events shared on social media revive dormant connections, study shows

(University of Notre Dame) New research from the University of Notre Dame examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such as in marketing.

ADHD is Real (Like All Mental Disorders Are)

I recently came across the unintentionally funny op-ed piece by John Rosemond, a family psychologist known for his controversial views on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other childhood behavioral issues. In the piece, he laments how he was dis-invited from a recent speaking invitation […]

TPU scientists to print 3-D models of children's hearts for urgent operations

(Tomsk Polytechnic University) Cardiac surgeons use 3-D models of children's hearts created at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) to plan and pre-work forthcoming operations. For urgent cases TPU scientists are going to accelerate 3-D printing of children's heart models up to 1-2 days and to manufacture them out of rubber-like material.

Scientists use ears in the ground to monitor the eyes of hurricanes

(EarthScope National Office) The strong atmospheric pressure of hurricanes also generates detectable seismic waves. Using seismic waves to track hurricanes might provide a new tool for monitoring hurricanes from a distance.

New therapies improve outlook for bleeding and clotting disorders

(American Society of Hematology) In three studies being presented today during the 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, researchers report remarkable benefits from new, more easily administered therapies for bleeding and clotting disorders, including hemophilia A and people with cancer experiencing venous thromboembolism.

Cascading use is also beneficial for wood

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Another ten years -- that is approximately how long sustainable forestry will be able to satisfy the continuously growing demand for wood. In Germany and Europe, new concepts are therefore being discussed for more responsible and efficient industrial use of the renewable, but still limited wood resources. Show More Summary

Brazilian researchers uncover 6 new species of silky anteater

(Oxford University Press USA) In a recent study published in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, a team of Brazilian researchers discovered six new species of silky anteater, a mammal that lives in tropical rain forests of the Amazon region and Central America.

Research offers guidelines to improve patient care for sexual assault survivors

(American Osteopathic Association) Disclosing personal history of sexual assault and other forms of abuse to a primary care physician can have a profound impact on the patient's experience in the doctor's office as well as the quality of care, according to a review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

NUS marine scientists lead comprehensive review of giant clams species worldwide

(National University of Singapore) An international team of marine researchers, led by Dr Neo Mei Lin and Associate Professor Peter Todd from the National University of Singapore, has recently published a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams worldwide.

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