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Scientists Propose "Neuro-Rights" to Protect Brains From Future Manipulation

Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares a report from Reuters: Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 13th, 2021

Future Space Travel Might Require Mushrooms

The mycologist Paul Stamets discusses the potential extraterrestrial uses of fungi, including terraforming planets, building human habitats—and providing psilocybin therapy to astronauts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Russia’s Space Station Incident Points to Larger Issues

Nauka’s errant firings were likely the result of human error—and they raise concerns about the future of the country’s space program and its partnership with NASA......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News7 hr. 42 min. ago

Bringing discoveries to light: X-ray science at Argonne

For more than 25 years, the Advanced Photon Source's intense X-rays have enabled important breakthroughs. With a massive upgrade in the works, scientists will be able to see things at scale never seen before......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

Artificial stomach reveals fluid dynamics of food digestion

In efforts to fight obesity and enhance drug absorption, scientists have extensively studied how gastric juices in the stomach break down ingested food and other substances. However, less is known about how the complex flow patterns and mechanical st.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Scientists boost gene knockdown in human cells with CRISPR-Cas13 using chemically modified guide RNAs

In the latest of ongoing efforts to expand technologies for modifying genes and their expression, researchers in the lab of Neville Sanjana at New York University (NYU) and the New York Genome Center (NYGC) have developed chemically modified guide RN.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

Deadly summer of extreme weather as climate change bites

Climate scientists have long warned that the 21st century would see more natural disasters made worse or more likely by global warming......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 14 min. ago

China to release updated climate plans "in near future": envoy

China's climate envoy on Tuesday said the world's most populous nation would release its updated plans to reduce carbon emissions "in the near future" as nations prepare to meet later this year for a pivotal global conference......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News16 hr. 14 min. ago

Realme launches MagDart, a MagSafe-style wireless charger for its Android phones

Realme has launched MagDart, a magnetic wireless charging system for its future Android phones, much like Apple's MagSafe for the iPhone 12 series......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 15 min. ago

Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests

Many scientists are likely to be invited for media appearances in the run up to COP26, the international negotiations on global heating that will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. Journalists will ask climate scientists to help place the talks.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

Giraffes are as socially complex as elephants: study

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 42 min. ago

Team uses 3D printing to optimize flow-through electrodes for electrochemical reactors

To take advantage of the growing abundance and cheaper costs of renewable energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists and engineers are 3D printing flow-through electrodes (FTEs), core components of electrochemical reactors used.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

All-electric 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT provide a pop of tech in understated packaging

Luxury, technology and a whole lot of flash often go hand in hand. In the age of space-faring billionaires, we all expect the latest wiz-bang gadget to look like something from the future, right? Not in Audi’s view. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Intel’s upcoming Thunderbolt 5 could make future USB-C ports twice as powerful

An Intel executive tweeted out a few harmless photos of a recent trip to an Intel lab, but one of them contained information about Thunderbolt 5......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Nauka module’s near miss raises concerns about future of space station

"Everything was going well, but there was a human factor." Enlarge / Russia's Nauka module is seen attached to the International Space Station. (credit: Roscosmos) Last Thursday the large new Russian space station module, Nauka, finally docked.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New pathway to mitigate climate change and boost progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals

A world that combats climate change while simultaneously improving on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is possible, a new study finds. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Development Insti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Building a better model of Arctic ecosystems

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory added new plant data to a computer model that simulates Arctic ecosystems, enabling it to better predict how vegetation in rapidly warming northern environments may respond to climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Machine learning provides a shortcut to simulate interactions in materials for solar energy harvesting

Scientists are using machine learning to speed up development of materials that can harness energy from sunlight......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Weird, Sustainable Booze of the Future Tastes … Good?

Small distilleries like Empirical Spirits are working on uncategorizable drinks made of stuff like plum pits, for the resilient quaff of tomorrow......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Mammal biodiversity shapes disease risk

To predict the spillover of pathogens from wildlife to humans and limit future pandemics, it is important to understand where wildlife disease risk is highest. A team of researchers, led by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in The Netherlands, r.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021