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Researchers identify a variety of chimpanzee stone tools for cracking different nut species

During fieldwork aimed at documenting the stone tool use of a group of wild chimpanzees in the Taï Forest in Cote d'Ivoire in early 2022, the researchers identified and 3D-scanned a variety of stone tools used to crack different nut species. Their s.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailSep 21st, 2022

Unlocking AI at the edge with new tools from Deci

Key to edge AI and computer vision, Deci AI this week has released a set of semantic segmentation models, DeciSeg. Key to edge AI and computer vision, Deci AI this week has released a set of semantic segmentation models, DeciSeg.Read More.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated News18 hr. 11 min. ago

Termites love global warming, the pace of their wood munching gets significantly faster in hotter weather

When we consider termites, we may think of the danger they can pose to our houses once they settle in and start eating wood. But in fact, only about 4% of termite species worldwide are considered pests that might, at some point, eat your house......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Philadelphia’s Diatom Archive Is a Way, Way, Wayback Machine

A cache of phytoplankton at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is helping researchers reconstruct historical coastlines......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Higher temperatures make it difficult for fig tree pollinators

Researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have been studying the effect of rising temperatures on the lifespan of pollinating fig wasps. The findings show that the wasps lived much shorter lives at high temperatures, which would make it diffi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Scientists use modified silk proteins to create new nonstick surfaces

Researchers at Tufts University have developed a method to make silk-based materials that refuse to stick to water, or almost anything else containing water for that matter. In fact, the modified silk, which can be molded into forms like plastic, or.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

The carp virus that taught researchers about immunology

One of the fascinating aspects of scientific research is certainly the serendipity that comes with it, which is something the team of Prof. Alain Vanderplasschen, virologist and immunologist at the FARAH (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) of the Univer.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Mutation in key molecules could stop gonorrhea infection

Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomed.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Do you want to join the challenge to explore the moon?

Lunar enthusiasts of all ages are challenged to help identify features on the moon that might pose a hazard to rovers or astronauts exploring the surface......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Bumblebees can be classified as "fish" under California conservation law, court says

In a move that could allow a broad range of insects to be considered for endangered species status, the state Supreme Court has found that California bumblebees can be protected under the law as a type of fish......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Simple process extracts valuable magnesium salt from seawater

Since ancient times, humans have extracted salts, like table salt, from the ocean. While table salt is the easiest to obtain, seawater is a rich source of different minerals, and researchers are exploring which ones they can pull from the ocean. One.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Taylor Swift reportedly set to play first Apple Music-sponsored Super Bowl halftime show

Taylor Swift is reportedly set to play the Super Bowl halftime show for the first time in 2023, according to a new report from Variety. The report points out that one of the reasons this long-awaited performance is finally happening is that Apple is.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsSep 24th, 2022

Scary study warns sea level could rise by 1.6 feet if this ice shelf melts

A new study from researchers has issued a dire warning about the ongoing climate change issues plaguing our planet. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans last month. According to the study, the massive Pi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2022

Trellix launches Advanced Research Center to improve global threat intelligence

The Advanced Research Center, comprised of hundreds of the security analysts and researchers, produces actionable real-time intelligence and threat indicators to help customers detect, respond and remediate the latest cybersecurity threats. “The th.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

AI-based screening method could boost speed of new drug discovery

Developing life-saving medicines can take billions of dollars and decades of time, but University of Central Florida researchers are aiming to speed up this process with a new artificial intelligence-based drug screening process they've developed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

Deepest scientific ocean drilling sheds light on Japan"s next great earthquake

Scientists who drilled deeper into an undersea earthquake fault than ever before have found that the tectonic stress in Japan's Nankai subduction zone is less than expected, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin a.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

Pneumatic Assistive Device for People with Disabilities

Researchers at Rice University have developed a pneumatic assistive device for people with disabilities. The technology includes an air pump that is mounted in the wearer’s shoe, providing pneumatic power with each step. This power is stored in a w.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

Wearable Pneumatic Assistive Tech with Logic Gate Control

Researchers at Rice University have developed a textile control system, free of any electronics, for pneumatic wearable technology that is designed to be helpful for people with limited mobility. Medgadget recently covered the pneumatic ‘gripper’.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

Motion Sensors to Detect Age-Related Disease

Researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have developed a motion tracking system that is intended to assist in detecting age-related disease in elderly people. The system could be installed in someone’s home or in assisted-living facili.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

Granular Hydrogels for Improved Bioinks

Researchers at Penn State have developed a granular hydrogel that contains both hydrogel microparticles and self-assembling nanoparticles, and which could be highly suited for bioprinting purposes. The concept involves the nanoparticles becoming adso.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022

3D Printed Tablets for Controlled Drug Release

Researchers at the University of the Basque Country have developed a technique that allows them to 3D print pharmaceutical tablets using different types of starch. By modifying the types of starch used and the shape of the tablets, the team can fine-.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  medgadgetRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2022