How Science Will Solve the Omicron Variant’s Mysteries

So far, panic about the mysterious new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredDec 1st, 2021

Magnetic-Plasmonic Hybrid Nanoparticles Isolate Lysosomes from Cells

Researchers at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a method to isolate intact lysosomes from cells. The technique is rapid and produces samples of high purity. Lysosomes are the garbage-disposal organelles within a c.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

Gene Variant May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive Starvation

When there’s no food, it pays to be small -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News2 hr. 45 min. ago

COVID Quickly, Episode 21: Colds Build COVID Immunity, and the Omicron Vaccine Delay

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and Josh Fischman catch you up on the... -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News2 hr. 45 min. ago

Our Best Bets against COVID

Early studies show that to fight new variants like Omicron boosters are necessary -- Read more on»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News2 hr. 45 min. ago

40 Quintillion Black Holes are Lurking in the Universe, Study Projects

"Scientists have estimated the number of 'small' black holes in the universe," reports Live Science. "And no surprise: It's a lot." Using a new method, outlined January 12 in The Astrophysical Journal, a team of astrophysicists has produced a fresh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 51 min. ago

Three Large Studies Show COVID Vaccines Fight Omicron - With Booster Shots

"Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots," reports the Associated Press: They are the first large U.S. studies to look at vac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 19 min. ago

Solving VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem with moon boots

For decades, engineers have been dreaming up creative ways to solve the infinite walking problem in virtual reality. Ekto thinks it has a new one......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Can This Startup Solve Our Recycling Problems With a New AI-Powered Appliance?

The Washington Post profiles Lasso Loop, the startup behind "a hefty home appliance machine that automatically sorts and breaks down the recyclables you toss inside it," saying the company tackles "a flaw in our waste management systems that many peo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 51 min. ago

What Are the Best Programming Languages for Linux Devs?

If you are on the path to becoming a Linux developer, surely you will understand that computer science and programming are a core part of this journey. Even though Linux holds a small market share... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi.....»»

Category: topSource:  unixmenRelated News20 hr. 19 min. ago

This stacked data science bootcamp is on sale for under £30

TL;DR: The 2022 Business Intelligence and Data Science Super Bundle is on sale for £29.33, saving you 96% on list price.If you're looking for a sign that studying up on data science is worth your time, you don't have to look far. Data science i.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News20 hr. 19 min. ago

Unvaccinated 5X more likely to get omicron than those boosted, CDC reports

Real-world data shows booster doses are standing up to omicron. Enlarge / A tray of prepared syringes for booster vaccinations with Moderna's vaccine. (credit: Getty | Picture alliance) Amid the stratospheric rise of the omic.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News22 hr. 52 min. ago

US unveils changes to attract foreign science, tech students

The Biden administration on Friday announced policy changes to attract international students specializing in science, technology, engineering and math—part of the broader effort to make the U.S. economy more competitive......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

In science, small groups create big ideas

In research and development, new topics are always emerging, maturing, and converging. Some of them quietly fade away, but others become the fundamental driving forces of innovation. Research organizations want to encourage the development of emergin.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Protecting coral reef connectivity found to be crucial for conservation efforts

A team of researchers affiliated with several entities across Australia has found that in order to save the world's coral reefs, conservationists must also protect the corridors that connect them. In their paper published in the journal Science, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Glimmers of hope, but Doomsday Clock stuck at 100 seconds to midnight

The "Doomsday Clock," representing the judgment of leading science and security experts about perils to human existence, remains at 100 seconds to midnight this year, with advances like Covid-19 vaccines balanced by rising misinformation and other th.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 20th, 2022

Missing mass? Not on our watch—Dr. Paul Sutter explains dark matter

In the pilot episode of our new series Edge of Knowledge, we explore science! Produced and directed by Corey Eisenstein. Click here for transcript. (video link) Greetings, Arsians! We have something special for you today: the premiere of a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

Astronomers shed new light on birth of stars and galaxies

A star is born—but how? Astronomers are unravelling the mysteries of how clouds of gas ignite to become stars and form spiral galaxies near our own......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

New automatic control technique uses spacecraft solar panels to reach desired orbit at Mars

A satellite on a science mission to Mars aims for a low-altitude orbit, but the lower the orbit, the more propellant is required to enter orbit when arriving from Earth. To save propellant, a technique called aerobraking uses a small propulsive maneu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

COVID and schools: Australia is about to feel the full brunt of its teacher shortage

The omicron wave is likely to exacerbate Australia's existing teacher shortages and demanding workloads. As school starts at the end of January and beginning of February across the country, many teachers will be at risk of contracting COVID. They wil.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022

China"s Population May Start To Shrink This Year, New Birth Data Suggest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from After many decades of growth, China's population could begin to shrink this year, suggest data released yesterday by China's National Bureau of Statistics. The numbers show that in 2021, China's b.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 19th, 2022