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New tool can identify harmful blue-green algae

A new way to detect early signs of harmful blue-green algae, which bloom in lakes, rivers and reservoirs around the world, has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham together with researchers at the Culture Collection of Algae.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagOct 20th, 2021

NASA Awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman Over $400M In Contracts To Avoid Space Station Gap

Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030, NASA has awarded over $400 million in agreements to three companies to further develop private stati.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Green information technologies: Superconductivity meets spintronics

When two superconducting regions are separated by a strip of non-superconducting material, a special quantum effect can occur, coupling both regions: The Josephson effect. If the spacer material is a half-metal ferromagnet, novel implications for spi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Meta Builds Tool To Stop the Spread of "Revenge Porn"

Facebook's parent company, Meta, has worked with the U.K.-based nonprofit Revenge Porn Helpline to build a tool that lets people prevent their intimate images from being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and other participating platforms without their.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Wild blue wonder: X-ray beam explores food color protein

In food products, the natural blues tend to be moody......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Live imaging of transcription using active RNA polymerase II-specific probes

A genetically encoded "live-cell" probe designed by researchers from Tokyo Tech has been able to identify phosphorylated Ser2 in the enzyme RNA polymerase II, subsequently identifying sites of the elongation phase of active transcription in living ce.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Septic system waste pervasive throughout Florida"s Indian River lagoon

For more than a decade, fertilizer leaching and associated stormwater runoff were thought to be the major drivers of harmful algal blooms in Florida's Indian River Lagoon. Despite the numerous residential fertilizer ordinances passed since 2011, wate.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

SEBI and MCA: Suggestions towards easing provisions related to buyback of own securities

Globally, companies have been resorting to buyback of their own equity shares to return surplus cash to shareholders. It is increasingly being preferred by companies over dividends as a tool to manage capital structure, thereby resulting in increase.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Biosensor barcodes identify, detail ‘chatting’ among cancer cells

Ever since the first barcode appeared on a pack of chewing gum in 1974, the now-ubiquitous system has enabled manufacturers, retailers and consumers to quickly and effectively identify, characterize, locate and track products and materials. Scientist.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Researchers identify key RNA "gatekeeper" in gene expression, pointing to possible new drug targets

Researchers have identified the first non-coding RNA that controls formation of chromosome loops, which govern gene expression. Jpx RNA was previously thought to be involved only in X chromosome inactivation, a necessary step in development of female.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Breakthrough tool to show how much exoskeletons reduce back injury risk

A study reveals a breakthrough tool to assess the effect of exoskeletons on injury risk. The tool, called Exo-LiFFT, is an interactive calculator that will help companies looking for ways to overcome workforces struggling with musculoskeletal injurie.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Twitch Unleashes AI Tool To Spot Banned Users

Twitch has launched a tool that uses machine learning to detect users trying to rejoin chat channels from which they have been banned for abusive behaviour. The gaming-focused livestreaming website said "bad actors" often created new accounts to cont.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Method to reveal undesired biological effects of chemicals

How do pollutants and other chemicals that we are exposed to affect our health? Researchers have applied a method to identify the proteins in the body affected by chemicals. The method can be used to discover at an early stage whether a substance has.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Which glioblastoma patients will respond to immunotherapy?

Scientists have discovered a new biomarker to identify which patients with brain tumors called glioblastomas -- the most common and malignant of primary brain tumors -- might benefit from immunotherapy. The treatment could extend survival for an esti.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Researchers identify key RNA "gatekeeper" in gene expression, pointing to possible new drug targets

An important player in the healthy development of female embryos turns out also to play a key role in regulating the behavior of chromosome loops and gene expression in both sexes, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hosp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Advertising in the pandemic: How companies used COVID as a marketing tool

At the start of the pandemic, consumers were bombarded with a new and hastily constructed form of advertising. In those "uncertain times," customers were promised, they could rely on their favorite brands for help......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Best blue light glasses for December 2021

Get yourself a pair of blue light glasses to help relieve eye strain......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Domestic violence goes unrecognized in faith communities

Australians who are frequently involved in religion and who identify as religious are less likely to acknowledge domestic violence is an issue within their faith community, despite acknowledging it as a national issue, a new study has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Nvidia might use TSMC"s 5nm process node for upcoming GeForce RTX 4000 GPUs

Nvidia’s RTX 4000 graphics cards could break cover as early as next summer, and it’s also possible that we’ll see an RTX 3000 series refresh before that. The next generation of cards from Team Green carry the Ada Lovelace codename internally, b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light

Scientists can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion using light. Researchers developed a new optogenetic tool, 'Opto-vTrap', which is expected to contribute to treatment for epilepsy, muscle spasms, and skin wrinkles......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Understanding how to build resilient fisheries

A new decision-making framework designed by an international team of fisheries researchers can help fisheries bolster their ability to adapt to a warming world. The tool, said marine ecologist Jacob Eurich at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ec.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021