Friday, October 30, 2020

AI senses people’s pose through walls — (research)

X-ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but over the last decade a team led by Professor Dina Katabi from...

A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk — (research)

To fight cancer, researchers increasingly use vaccines that stimulate the immune system to identify and destroy tumour cells. However, the desired immune response...

RNA changes aided sunflower’s rapid evolutionary transformation, domestication — (research)

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionary transition...

Surprisingly productive microbes are a key source of food in the abyss — ...

Miles beneath the ocean's surface in the dark abyss, vast communities of subseafloor microbes at deep-sea hot springs are converting chemicals into energy...

Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms — (research)

Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace -- so...

Making the oxygen we breathe, a photosynthesis mechanism exposed — (research)

Arguably, the greatest fueler of life on our planet is photosynthesis, but understanding its labyrinthine chemistry, powered by sunlight, is challenging. Researchers recently...

Chemical studies show that dust particles originated in a low-temperature environment — (research)

Note: This press release was adapted from an original release by the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. Experiments conducted at the Department...

How grains of sediment capture — and release — impurities in water — ...

When bacteria and viruses get into well water and make people sick, often the contamination comes after heavy rain or flooding. In 2000,...

Science: Solar cells combining silicon with perovskite have achieved record efficiency of 25.2 percent...

In the field of photovoltaic technologies, silicon-based solar cells make up 90% of the market. In terms of cost, stability and efficiency (20-22%...

Science: MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas —...

Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully...

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