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As autumn approaches here"s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

The tell-tale signs that autumn is here are clear to us; the days are getting shorter and the temperature is decreasing. We take this as a sign to pull out our winter woolies and think about turning on the radiators. But how do insects know that wint.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgSep 24th, 2021

Valve reveals the dates of Steam"s Autumn and Winter sales

Steam sale dates tend to be leaked from other sources—PayPal UK was often first to publish them—but this time Valve itself that has revealed them on Steamworks (via PCGamer)......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News19 hr. 0 min. ago

Researchers use mobile tech, forge partnerships to study home literacy efforts

Penn State scientists are combining their skills in data science and innovative approaches to mobile technology with their ability to forge community partnerships to find ways to support families in their home literacy efforts......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 0 min. ago

Mixed sales performance seen for different chip segments in 2022

IC design houses will see mixed business results for different chip segments in 2022. Vendors of automotive chips, Ethernet controllers, Wi-Fi chips and other networking ICs will sustain strong demand and remain capable of raising prices, but those o.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Personalization of Product Hierarchies: 3 Data-Driven Approaches

Personalization is a process of anticipating and meeting user needs. Starting with navigational constructs is an easy to validate way to begin. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated NewsOct 26th, 2021

Insect digestive enzyme activates sugar-containing plant defence substance

Plants are not entirely at the mercy of their herbivore enemies. Often, chemical defenses ensure that the plants are inedible, or even toxic, and as a result insects and other hungry animals steer clear of them. A new study has shown, for the first t.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Assessing seismic activity near site of planned city NEOM

The potential for major earthquakes around the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba may be lower than geophysicists feared. Separate studies by two students, using quite different approaches but arriving at similar findings, give hope that there will be.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 25th, 2021

Panthers vs Giants live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

Here's how to get a Carolina Panthers vs New York Giants live stream and watch the NFL game from anywhere, as two teams in truly desperate shape face off at the MetLife Stadium......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 24th, 2021

Pixar lamp and Mystique inspire novel approaches to shapeshifting materials

Two new papers highlight promising methods for making shapeshifting structures. Enlarge / Harvard scientists built "Totimorphic" structural materials that can adopt and maintain any possible shape. Scientists at Case Western Reserve Un.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2021

Luxo, Jr. and Mystique inspire novel approaches to shapeshifting materials

Two new papers highlight promising methods for making shapeshifting structures. Enlarge / Harvard scientists built "Totimorphic" structural materials that can adopt and maintain any possible shape. Scientists at Case Western Reserve Un.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes

Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to accept further price hikes, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

IC design houses set to continue stockpiling specific chips

IC design houses intend to continue scaling up their inventory levels for specific chips or applications, despite a recent slowdown in end-market demand for consumer devices, according to industry sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

IC design houses join Foxconn EV ecosystem

Taiwan-based semiconductor suppliers MediaTek, Novatek, Realtek, Sunplus, ITE Tech, PixArt Imaging, Weltrend, Fitipower, NOVA, and Nuvoton have joined the Foxconn-led EV consortium, MIH, to expand car application businesses......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Myth, busted: Spider silk might not have antibiotic properties after all

Scientists extracted dragline silk from some spiders using a mechanical LEGO apparatus Enlarge / A new study found that ethyl acetate and other solvents typically used to study the antimicrobial properties of spider silk can inhibit ba.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

3D imaging study reveals how atoms are packed in amorphous materials

Many substances around us, from table salt and sugar to most metals, are arranged into crystals. Because their molecules are laid out in an orderly, repetitive pattern, much is understood about their structure......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 18th, 2021

Synthetic biology moves into the realm of the unnatural

The field of synthetic biology has had great success engineering yeast and bacteria to make chemicals—biofuels, pharmaceuticals, fragrances, even the hoppy flavors of beer—cheaply and more sustainably, with only sugar as the energy source......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsOct 15th, 2021

New, non-invasive blood sugar testing methods using saliva

Despite breakthrough diabetes research over the past century, people with diabetes still need to rely on obtaining blood samples to monitor their sugar levels. Daily glucose monitoring by tracking blood sugar levels is essential for managing both typ.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 14th, 2021

3D structure of cell receptor with critical role in health and disease

Cells communicate with their environment via receptors on their surface. When a protein approaches these receptors, they can pass along a message to the inside of the cell, for example the instruction to grow which can lead to tumor formation. New re.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 14th, 2021

Taiwan backend houses gain shifted orders for MOSFETs from Southeast Asia

Taiwan-based backend houses continue to land shifted orders for MOSFET and other power ICs from Southeast Asia, where operations at fabs run by international IDMs are being disrupted by a resurgence of COVID-19 infections, according to industry sourc.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2021

Highlights of the day: DRAM to seek weaker bit gowth in 2022

DRAM will continue to see bit growth in 2022, but the growth momentum will be weaker than this year's. Device makers are already slowing down purchases of DRAM, reflecting the disappointing end-market demand. Backend houses in Taiwan are seeing order.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2021

Taiwan IC design houses combat rising wafer foundry costs

TSMC's plans to raise its foundry service quotes have caused a stir among its customers. Wafer foundry and packing/testing production capacity prices have been going up. The price increases have accumulated in the chip end market forcing the selling.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2021