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New Technique Reveals Centuries of Secrets in Locked Letters

M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures. From a report: In 1587, hours before her behea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 3rd, 2021

New method measures super-fast, free electron laser pulses

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create a femtosecond optical shutter, the technique encodes the electric field.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 29 min. ago

New study reveals charge transfer at interface of spinel oxide and ceria during carbon monoxide oxidation

A recent study has unveiled the reason behind the exceptional catalytic performance of non-noble metal-base mixed catalysts. This is thanks to a new synthetic strategy for the production of cube-shaped catalysts that could further simplify the struct.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 57 min. ago

3D-printed material to replace ivory for restoration of artifacts

For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in 1989. To restore ivory parts of old art objects, one must therefore resort to substitute materials—such as b.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News15 hr. 57 min. ago

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 29 min. ago

Novel theory addresses centuries-old physics problem

The 'three-body problem,' the term coined for predicting the motion of three gravitating bodies in space, is essential for understanding a variety of astrophysical processes as well as a large class of mechanical problems, and has occupied some of th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

1Password acquires SecretHub and launches new enterprise secrets management tool

1Password, the password management service that competes with the likes of LastPass and BitWarden, today announced a major push beyond the basics of password management and into the infrastructure secrets management space. To do so, the company has a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Using near-field optical microscopy to conduct real-time evanescent wave imaging

A team of researchers at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology has developed a new technique for conducting real-time evanescent wave imaging using standard optical technology. In their paper published in the journal Nature Photonics, the group d.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Estate agent"s hi-tech house tour exposes personal data

House listing on Rightmove reveals "treasure trove of private data"......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Researchers develop new method for putting quantum correlations to the test

Physicists from Swansea University are part of an international research collaboration which has identified a new technique for testing the quality of quantum correlations......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Sensitive qubit-based technique to accelerate search for dark matter

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago have demonstrated a new technique based on quantum technology that will advance the search for dark matter, the invisible stuff that accounts.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

AMD Ryzen 7000 leak reveals two important features coming in 2022

AMD is rumored to be working on Ryzen 7000, which is set to launch in 2022 with a new socket, DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and onboard RDNA 2 graphics......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Following atoms in real time could lead to better materials design

Researchers have used a technique similar to MRI to follow the movement of individual atoms in real time as they cluster together to form two-dimensional materials, which are a single atomic layer thick......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Technique allows mapping of epigenetic information in single cells at scale

Histones are tiny proteins that bind to DNA and hold information that can help turn on or off individual genes. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a technique that makes it possible to examine how different versions of histones bind.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

New Jurassic flying reptile reveals the oldest opposed thumb

A new 160-million-year-old arboreal pterosaur species, dubbed 'Monkeydactyl', has the oldest true opposed thumb—a novel structure previously not known in pterosaurs......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Unusual fossil reveals last meal of prehistoric pollinator

An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some light on the diet of one of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Centrifugal multispun nanofibers put a new spin on COVID-19 masks

KAIST researchers have developed a novel nanofiber production technique called 'centrifugal multispinning' that will open the door for the safe and cost-effective mass production of high-performance polymer nanofibers. This new technique, which has s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

UPPERCASE or lowercase? The way brands write their names sends a subtle message to consumers

Brand names are often written using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters. Others defy convention by using all lowercase, such as amazon or ebay, or all uppercase, such as IKEA......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

New laser to help clear the sky of space debris

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have harnessed a technique that helps telescopes see objects in the night sky more clearly to fight against dangerous and costly space debris......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Egypt's best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging Detects Liver Fat Content

Researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have applied a new imaging technique in a way that may allow clinicians to assess liver fat content without having to take biopsies. Called near-infrared hyperspectral imaging, the method can highlight f.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021