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Chinese Scientists Synthesized Starch From Carbon Dioxide

AltMachine shares a report from Phys.Org: Chinese scientists recently reported a de novo route for artificial starch synthesis from carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first time. Relevant results were published in Science on Sept. 24. The new route makes i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 25th, 2021

Huawei, SMIC Suppliers Received Billions Worth of Licenses For US Goods

Suppliers to Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and China's top chipmaker SMIC got billions of dollars worth of licenses from November through April to sell them goods and technology despite their being on a U.S. trade blacklist, documents released by Con.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

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 News9 hr. 36 min. ago

If you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chance

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real. Enlarge / The telescope array of the Next Generation Transit Survey. (credit: NGTS) If you've ever wanted to search for distant worlds, your time has c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 4 min. ago

Zooniverse wants to turn you into a planet hunter

Scientists ask the public for help in figuring out which signals are real. Enlarge / The telescope array of the Next Generation Transit Survey. (credit: NGTS) If you've ever wanted to search for distant worlds, your time has c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 4 min. ago

Novel eremophilane sesquiterpenoids with immunosuppressive activity isolated from Parasenecio albus

Plants of the genus Parasenecio have long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for invigorating the circulation of blood, relieving rheumatic ache, and for the treatment of injures from falls. Previous phytochemical investigations on Paraseneci.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

The climate project that changed how we understand extreme weather

When a handful of scientists tried to publish rapid research into the role of climate change in record rainfall that lashed Britain in 2015, they were told their high-speed approach was "not science"......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Yahoo Finance app pulled from Chinese App Store

Yahoo Finance appears to be the latest victim of China's suppressive internet regulations, as the iOS app used by many to access foreign news coverage is no longer available in that country's App Store.The app was purged on Oct. 14, according to Appl.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

Apple could be the next target of China"s push to get more data stored locally

New Chinese regulations that would require Apple to store more user data locally in the country will soon put the company in a tough spot as it navigates competing interests.Credit: AppleA pair of new laws aimed at data security and protection could.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

Microorganisms are sensitive to large-scale climate change in Antarctica

For a long time, scientists assumed that microorganisms, due to their broad distribution patterns, were much less affected by such climatic changes than plants and animals that often present very limited distribution areas. By examining fossils of An.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

Scientists uncover the genetic pathway that colors bumble bee stripes

While most people in the U.S. may think of bumble bees as the standard yellow and black variety, there are an estimated 260 bee species that sport about 400 different color patterns. One reason many people associate bumble bees with distinct colors i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 35 min. ago

China smartphone shipments fall 5% in September

Smartphone sales in the China market slipped 5.4% sequentially to 20.81 million units in September 2021, with non-Chinese brands accounting for less than 6% of the sales, indicating iPhone 13 series launched in mid-September had yet to show notable s.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Steak Knife Made From Hardened Wood Is Three Times Sharper Than Steel

Scientists have used a new form of hardened wood to create a steak knife that is nearly three times sharper than a stainless steel dinner table knife. It can even be washed in the dishwasher! New Atlas reports: This hardy new form of wood is the hand.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

How a deadly land fungus began killing marine mammals in the Salish Sea

In the early 2000s, a fungus infected hundreds of animals and people in British Columbia and Washington State. Scientists found that the disease also killed porpoises and dolphins in the Salish Sea—perhaps affecting cetaceans even earlier than peop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Owl unseen for 150 years has been photographed in the wild for the first time

British scientists working in Ghana have rediscovered a "holy grail" giant owl that has lurked almost unseen in African rainforests for 150 years......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Biodiversity of islands worldwide is in peril, scientists warn

Scientists are sounding the alarm. The biodiversity of islands around the world is becoming increasingly threatened, due in large part to habitat loss, overexploitation, invasive species and climate change. If healthy island environments are to be co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The next big thing: How do scientists bring hydrogen fuel cells from the laboratory to public life?

Fuel cells, due to their high efficiency and environment-friendly attributes in the process of electricity generation, are gaining popularity for Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) production, such as automobiles, forklifts, buses and airplanes. However, the co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Study rewrites dogma of adenovirus infection and double-stranded RNA

Challenging the dogma of what scientists thought they understood about DNA viruses, a team of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has shown that adenovirus uses its own efficient RNA splicing mechanisms to prevent the format.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Study reveals inland arid climate dynamics over Asia since the Holocene

A joint research team led by Prof. Shi Zhengguo from the Institute of Earth Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators revealed the inland arid climate dynamics over Asia since the Holocene......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Caribbean-South American plate boundary primed for major earthquake

Faults along the central portion of the Caribbean-South American tectonic plate boundary are primed to produce a powerful earthquake, posing a potentially serious hazard to northern Venezuela, according to an international team of scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

The term "Anthropocene" isn"t perfect, but it shows us the scale of the environmental crisis we"ve caused

Earlier this year, scientists identified early warning signs of the collapse of the Gulf Stream, an ocean current that influences the climate of the North American east coast and much of western Europe......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021