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Researchers uncover how some animals sense the gritty texture of their food

There's more to taste than flavor. Let ice cream melt, and the next time you take it out of the freezer you'll find its texture icy instead of the smooth, creamy confection you're used to. Though its flavor hasn't changed, most people would agree the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 2nd, 2021

New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material and biological processes

Researchers have developed new X-ray optics that can be used to harness extremely fast pulses in a package that is significantly smaller and lighter than conventional devices used to modulate X-rays. The new optics are based on microscopic chip-based.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 45 min. ago

Apple takes on Tile with AR-ready AirTags tracking devices

The Find My app and the iPhone's U1 chip finally make a lot more sense. Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada, engineering program manager at Apple, presents AirTags (with one visible in her right hand)......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Earthquakes continued after COVID-19-related oil and gas recovery shutdown

When hydraulic fracturing operations ground to a halt last spring in the Kiskatinaw area of British Columbia, researchers expected seismic quiescence in the region. Instead, hundreds of small earthquakes occurred for months after operations shut down.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 45 min. ago

Predicting the next pandemic virus is harder than we think

The observation that most of the viruses that cause human disease come from other animals has led some researchers to attempt "zoonotic risk prediction" to second-guess the next virus to hit us. However, in an Essay publishing April 20th in the open.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Boosting fiber optics communications with advanced quantum-enhanced receiver

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic, researchers are warning of a capacity crunch......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security

The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not have been solitary predators as popularly envisioned, but social carnivores similar to wolves, according to a n.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Ten ways to ensure bees benefit from the solar power boom

Researchers assessing the impact of solar energy development across Europe have come up with ten ways in which the expansion of solar can be shaped to ensure pollinators benefit......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Genome editing in farm animals: Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors

Researchers at the TUM have demonstrated a way to efficiently study molecular mechanisms of disease resistance or biomedical issues in farm animals. Researchers are now able to introduce specific gene mutations into a desired organ or even correct ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Combining light, superconductors could boost AI capabilities

As artificial intelligence has attracted broad interest, researchers are focused on understanding how the brain accomplishes cognition so they can construct artificial systems with general intelligence comparable to humans' intelligence......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Certain gut microbes make mosquitoes more prone to carry malaria parasite

Dietary sugars and gut microbes play a key role in promoting malaria parasite infection in mosquitoes. Researchers in China have uncovered evidence that mosquitoes fed a sugar diet show an increased abundance of the bacterial species Asaia bogorensis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

A gene finding links severe canine juvenile epilepsy to mitochondrial dysfunction

In a study conducted at the University of Helsinki, researchers found a cause for severe epilepsy resulting in death in Parson Russell Terrier puppies at a few months of age. A change in the PITRM1 gene can lead to a dysfunction of mitochondria, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Reliably detecting cocoa off-flavors

Musty, moldy, smoky or horse dung-like smelling cocoa is not suitable for chocolate production. As part of a larger research project, a team of scientists led by Martin Steinhaus from the Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical Un.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Biologists discover a new type of placental structure in animals

The Cyclostomata is an ancient group of aquatic colonial suspension-feeders from the phylum Bryozoa. The fact that they have unique placentae has been discovered by researchers at St Petersburg University and the University of Vienna. The coenocytes,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 45 min. ago

Camille Walala creates pop-up Supermarket food store at the Design Museum

Designer Camille Walala has turned the London Design Museum's shop into a pop-up supermarket selling artist-designed foods. Read more Designer Camille Walala has turned the London Design Museum's shop into a pop-up supermarket selling ar.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago

Robots Versus Toasters: How The Power of Movement Plays Tricks On Human Brains

An excerpt from Kate Darling’s book, The New Breed: What Our History With Animals Reveals About Our Future With Robots Kate Darling is an expert on human robot interaction, robot ethics, intellectual property, and all sorts of other things at.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News13 hr. 17 min. ago

New bug discovery proves mite of Twitter

Call it the mite of Twitter: Japanese and Austrian researchers have confirmed a bug they spotted posted in a tweet is a previously unknown species, now aptly dubbed "Ameronothrus twitter.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Teaching children to play chess found to decrease risk aversion

A trio of researchers from Monash University and Deakin University has found that teaching children to play chess can reduce their aversion to risk. In their paper published in Journal of Development Economics, Asad Islam, Wang-Sheng Lee and Aaron Ni.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Despite promises by IOC, sustainability of Olympics has been decreasing

A team of researchers from the University of Lausanne, New York University and the University of Bern has found that despite efforts by the International Olympic Committee, the Olympics have been decreasing in sustainability since 2012. In their pape.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago

Social Status calculator shows what "class" you would have been in Shakespeare"s time

Researchers from the University of Kent, King's College London and the University of Birmingham have developed a class calculator to explore the cultural and social world of the 16th and 17th Century England. The calculator will allow individuals to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 45 min. ago