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NREL explains the higher cellulolytic activity of a vital microorganism

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels. Their discovery was made during an investigation into the performance of Clostridium thermocellum. Show More Summary

Career opportunity: Assistant Research Scientist in Estuarine Biogeochemical Modeling, University of Maryland, USA

Location: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland, USA Salary: Competitive salary, benefits End Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Show More Summary

5 Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, an artist creates a maze of small boxes in a Boyle Heights basement and writers and artists pay homage to Sandra Bland, whose death still presents more questions than answers. Science as fashion “The Small Laboratory,” William Leavitt's installation at Honor Fraser, conjures a mad scientist with good...

Marvin Minsky, artificial intelligence pioneer, RIP

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

MIT professor Marvin Minsky, a "founding father" of the field of artificial intelligence, has died. He was 88. In 1959, Minsky co-founded MIT's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (now the Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceShow More Summary

Artificial intelligence luminary Marvin Minsky has died at 88

Marvin Minsky, a founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Artificial Intelligence Project, which later became known as the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has died. Minsky was 88. An MIT spokesperson confirmed the news. Minsky died yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage, The New York Times reported. Minsky was one of the first […]

How well does a rat simulate a human gambler?

How well does a rat simulate a human gambler? Well enough to be the basis of science announcements. Those announcements come from a laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Here’s one of the announcements: UBC Psychology Professor Catharine Winstanley [pictured here]’s one-of-a-kind approach to gambling addiction is a highlight of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre […]

Hoverboard Company Swagway Allegedly Makes False Safety Claims

Categories: Industry News, Suppliers, Supply Chain Tags: General News, L2 Hoverboard maker Swagway is allegedly putting counterfeit safety marks on its products. Underwriters Laboratories, an independent safety science company that reviews...Show More Summary

Cobalt nanomaterial converts CO2 into clean energy

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The overabundance of CO2 in the atmosphere could become the source of cheap, clean and renewable energy. Scientists from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences in Hefei, China, have developed a nanomaterial made of cobalt oShow More Summary

Cyborg Photosynthetic Bacteria!

This is weird science. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have taken some normal bacteria and made them photosynthetic by adding cadmium sulfide nanoparticles. Cadmium sulfide is what makes the garden-variety photoresistor work. Show More Summary

Fujitsu and NIMS Develop World’s Largest-Scale Magnetic-Reversal Simulator

Fujitsu in joint research with the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and Fujitsu Laboratories have developed the world’s largest magnetic-reversal simulator, using a mesh covering more than 300 million micro-regions. Based.. The post Fujitsu and NIMS Develop World’s Largest-Scale Magnetic-Reversal Simulator appeared first on Gadgets, gizmos, and tech from the East.

Capturing the Rhythm of Space: Insights from 47th DPS Meeting

The Division of Planetary Science (DPS) Meeting saw many exciting scientific discussions spanning the range of processes on different planetary bodies, as well as their replication in the laboratory and in models.

What a 'CERN' for agricultural science could look like

The Large Hadron Collider, a.k.a. CERN, found success in a simple idea: Invest in a laboratory that no one institution could sustain on their own and then make it accessible for physicists around the world. Astronomers have done the same with telescopes, while neuroscientists are collaborating to build brain imaging observatories. Show More Summary

21ST CENTURY RESEARCH: Sex in the name of science: what we can learn from studying intercourse. “W…

21ST CENTURY RESEARCH: Sex in the name of science: what we can learn from studying intercourse. “Who volunteers to have sex in a laboratory? I was struck by this question when reading about an experimental study of ideal sexual positions for men with back pain. For the purpose of the research, couples were filmed using […]

UCLA chemistry professor loses fellowship over fatal lab fire

The American Assn. for the Advancement of Science has dropped UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran as one of its 2015 fellows, saying that members who initially approved his nomination were unaware of a fatal fire in a laboratory he supervised. The decision by the world's largest general scientific...

Only male subjects in basic science research? Not anymore

Before a drug or treatment hits the market, it has to be extensively tested. Usually, the test subjects include laboratory animals — mice, rats, pigs. For decades, those critters shared one trait: They were predominantly male. Scientists seeking breakthroughs experimented almost exclusively on...

How Memorable are Your Photos? Deep Learning Can Tell You

by Angela Guess Adam Conner Simons of CSAIL recently wrote in MIT News, “Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an algorithm that can predict how memorable or forgettable an...Show More Summary

How Memorable Is Your Image? Now There's an App for That

Scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an algorithm that predicts the memorability of any picture.

Research reveals promising novel strategy to target cancer-causing protein

A team of scientists, comprising researchers from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR), Singapore, and the VIB Laboratory of MolecularShow More Summary

New clues for battling botulism

UPTON, NY-Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators at Stony Brook University and the Institute of Advanced Sciences in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, have discovered new details aboutShow More Summary

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