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These scientists have a wildly futuristic plan to harvest energy from black holes

Could energy from black holes be harvested to provide power for future off-planet colonies? It sounds crazy. It might very well be. But it could be possible......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsJan 15th, 2021

Paleontologists discover new insect group after solving 150-year-old mystery

For more than 150 years, scientists have been incorrectly classifying a group of fossil insects as damselflies, the familiar cousins of dragonflies that flit around wetlands eating mosquitoes. While they are strikingly similar, these fossils have odd.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 21 min. ago

Lone high-energy neutrino likely came from shredded star in distant galaxy

Provides evidence that tidal disruption events can also be cosmic particle accelerators Enlarge / The remains of a shredded star formed an accretion disk around the black hole whose powerful tidal forces ripped it apart. This created a cosmic pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 50 min. ago

Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan

The art project, which is using a quadruped Spot robot, has been criticised by maker Boston Dynamics.....»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Mouse study shows bacteriophage therapy could fight drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

Using viruses instead of antibiotics to tame troublesome drug-resistant bacteria is a promising strategy, known as bacteriophage or 'phage therapy.' Scientists have used two different bacteriophage viruses individually and then together to successful.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

High energy radiotherapy could "paint" tumors to avoid harming healthy tissue

A radiotherapy technique which 'paints' tumors by targeting them precisely, and avoiding healthy tissue, has been devised......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Research shows how single celled algae rotate as they swim towards the light

Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in the quest to understand how single-cell green algae are able to keep track of the light as they swim......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 49 min. ago

Terahertz imaging of graphene paves the way to industrialization

X-ray scans revolutionised medical treatments by allowing us to see inside humans without surgery. Similarly, terahertz spectroscopy penetrates graphene films allowing scientists to make detailed maps of their electrical quality, without damaging or.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Select Star raises seed to automatically document datasets for data scientists

Back when I was a wee lad with a very security-compromised MySQL installation, I used to answer every web request with multiple “SELECT *” database requests — give me all the data and I’ll figure out what to do with it myself. Today in a mode.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Materials scientists show way to make durable artificial tendons from improved hydrogels

UCLA materials scientists and their colleagues have developed a new method to make synthetic biomaterials that mimic the internal structure, stretchiness, strength and durability of tendons and other biological tissues......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

Pigs are smarter than we thought. Scientists taught them to play video games

In a pioneering experiment, scientists taught pigs how to play a video game. What they discovered challenges established theories on animal intelligence......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 50 min. ago

For Beats by Dre, amplifying Black culture is an always-on effort

Beats by Dre's Global Influence and Social Actions Lead talks about how the brand is leading by example when it comes to amplifying Black culture's voices......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 50 min. ago

Marc Benioff and this panel of judges will decide who gets one seat on the first all-civilian spaceflight

SpaceX’s first all-civilian human spaceflight mission, which will carry four passengers to orbit using a Crew Dragon capsule later this year if all goes to plan, will include one passenger selected by a panel of judges weighing the submissions.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 21 min. ago

ALS neuron damage reversed with new compound

Scientists have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons that become diseased and are a key contributor to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a swift and fatal neurodegenerative disease that para.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Scientists use machine-learning approach to track disease-carrying mosquitoes

Researchers are using a machine-learning approach to map landscape connectivity of the species Aedes aegypti, the so-called Yellow Fever mosquito, which is a primary vector for transmission of viruses causing dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

How a gene called HAND2 may impact the timing of labor

Using new and existing datasets the team studied genes that were active in the uterine linings of different animals while pregnant or carrying eggs. Scientists also investigated the changing levels of HAND2 during gestation......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

New therapeutic approach may help treat age-related macular degeneration effectively

Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) has been linked to retinal neovascularization and the development of abnormal blood vessels, which result in vision loss in diabetic retinopathy. Now, scientists have found that RUNX1 inhibition presents a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Screening for macrocyclic peptides

Macrocyclic peptides are promising candidates for pharmaceuticals, but their screening is difficult. Scientists have now developed an easy-to-use, high-throughput screening assay for cyclic peptides with affinity to ubiquitin, a protein that helps to.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Scientists repair injured spinal cord using patients" own stem cells

Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers report......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Malta’s energy storage tech to stabilize electricity grids reliant on renewables gets $50 million

As energy grids transition away from fossil fuels and towards the use of zero emission sources of power from primarily renewable energy sources, they’re going to need an ability to store and then use the massive amounts of energy that’s o.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago

Fintech startup Finix closes on $3M in Black and Latinx investor-led SPV

Many founders talk about their desire for a more diverse investor base. Richie Serna took that desire and made it a reality. Serna, who founded payments infrastructure startup Finix in 2016, had raised more than $95 million in venture funding from th.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News10 hr. 49 min. ago