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Astronomers find signature of magnetar outbursts in nearby galaxies

Apart from black holes, magnetars may be the most extreme stars in the universe. With a diameter less than the length of Manhattan, they pack more mass than that of our sun, wield the largest magnetic field of any known object—more than 10 trillion.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 13th, 2021

Brave web browser adds native support for peer-to-peer IPFS protocol

The decentralized tech community is aiming to find support for technologies that go beyond cryptocurrency support. In a blog post, today the team at Brave announced that they have worked with Protocol Labs to integrate native support for the InterPla.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 27 min. ago

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the fu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 27 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra: Is it a major upgrade?

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung's highest-end phone that isn't a phablet, but does it beat 2020's model, the Galaxy S20 Ultra? We compare the two to find out......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 56 min. ago

Uppbeat launches a freemium music platform aimed at YouTubers

A new music platform, Uppbeat, aims to make it easier for YouTubers and other content creators to find quality free music to use in their videos. The system, which is designed to navigate the complexities of copyright claims while also fairly compens.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 55 min. ago

Hitman III review: Let’s call it Hitman 2.5 and be fine with it

This sequel's lack of ambition will likely reinforce your murderous bias. How many people can we assassinate from the very top of a Dubai skyscraper? Agent 47 seems poised to find out in the op.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 28 min. ago

Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We"re testing species from bats to seals to find out

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have found coronavirus infections in pet cats and dogs and in multiple zoo animals, including big cats and gorillas. These infections have even happened when staff were using personal protective e.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 55 min. ago

How to find mutated sperm? Just go FISH

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments are known to cause harsh side effects that patients can see or feel throughout their bodies. Yet there are additional, unseen and often undiscussed consequences of these important therapies: the impacts on their.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 55 min. ago

Astronomers detect an outbursting young stellar object

By analyzing datasets from the Palomar Gattini InfraRed survey (PGIR) and NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft, astronomers have identified an outbursting young stellar object (YSO) in the star-forming region NGC 281-W. The study, which reports the finding and.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Engineers create "smart" aerogel that turns air into drinking water

Some say future wars will be fought over water, and a billion people around the world are already struggling to find enough water to live. Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a substance that extracts water fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Empty cities have long been a post-apocalyptic trope – now, they are a reality

Carry out a Google image search of the phrase "28 Days Later" and among the many stills and publicity images for the 2002 horror film, one will find a scattering of photographs of London taken during the first COVID-19 lockdown in late March and earl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 55 min. ago

Using 100-million-year-old fossils and gravitational-wave science to predict Earth"s future climate

A group of international scientists, including an Australian astrophysicist, has used findings from gravitational wave astronomy (used to find black holes in space) to study ancient marine fossils as a predictor of climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 55 min. ago

How advanced A.I. and new hardware push the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s camera forward

Just how improved is the Galaxy S21 Ultra's camera compared to the S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra? We spoke to a Samsung product expert to find out......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

The best Wi-Fi 6 routers for 2021

Find the best Wi-Fi 6 routers for advanced wireless connections. As new mobile devices adopt the Wi-Fi 6 standard, it's time to upgrade your router to match......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Scientists surprised to find that electric eels sometimes hunt in packs

Discovery raises fresh questions about how the eels communicate. Volta's electric eels can gather in groups, working together to corral smaller fish in shallower waters, a new study finds. Then, smaller groups of about 10 eels attack in un.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds

Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without using their legs. While the jump's motion has been studied in depth, the physical mechanisms that enable the beetles' signature clicking maneuver have.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

A "super-puff" planet like no other

The core mass of the giant exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than what was thought necessary to build up the immense gas envelope surrounding giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn, astronomers at Université de Montréal have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Researchers find how cells move while avoiding adhesion

Cell velocity, or how fast a cell moves, is known to depend on how sticky the surface is beneath it, but the precise mechanisms of this relationship have remained elusive for decades. Now, researchers from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Researchers find inhibitors effective against a coronavirus enzyme

While the first vaccines have been developed against the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, studies are still underway to identify effective drugs for treating coronavirus infections. Scientists in Gießen, Mainz, and Würzburg in Germany involved in a fundamental.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round Trips

Imagine if we lived on a cube-shaped Earth. How would you find the shortest path around the world?.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometers a day to find food, according to a recent paper by scientis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021