To Ditch Pesticides, Scientists Are Hacking Insects’ Sex Signals

It’s now possible to mass-produce pheromones that keep insects from breeding near crops—protecting cereals and other staples with fewer chemicals......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredNov 23rd, 2022

To track disease-carrying mosquitoes, researchers tag them with DNA barcodes

West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria are all diseases spread by bites from infected mosquitoes. To track the threat of such diseases over large populations, scientists need to know where the mosquitoes are, where they've been, and where they might go......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News33 min. ago

Virus undercuts fungus"s attacks on wheat

A naturally occurring virus co-discovered by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists may offer a way to undermine a costly fungal threat to wheat, barley and other small-grain crops......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Scientists propose framework for understanding establishment of plants after long-distance dispersal

Mechanisms of plant colonization after long-distance dispersal (LDD) and current related knowledge were the topic of a review by Prof. Li Dezhu's team at the Kunming Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 33 min. ago

Scientists found 2 minerals in a meteorite that have never occurred naturally on Earth

Space exploration isn’t just about finding life on other planets or discovering the next Earth. We’re also looking to better understand how the universe formed. And we’re trying to mine space for previously unseen minerals that migh.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 33 min. ago

China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

From biomass to functional crystalline diamond nanothread

New research from a team of scientists led by Drs. Kuo Li and Haiyan Zheng from the Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) reported the first synthesis of a three-dimensional crystalline carbon nanothread (CNThs) f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 33 min. ago

To battle climate change, scientists tap into carbon-hungry microorganisms

Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a new technique, modeled after a metabolic process found in some bacteria, to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into liquid acetate, a key ingredient in producing "liquid.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 33 min. ago

China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; Scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 1 min. ago

Scientists Reexamine Why Zebra Stripes Mysteriously Repel Flies

While biologists still aren't exactly sure how it works, a new study closes in on why the insects that pester Savannah animals zig when anything zags......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News7 hr. 1 min. ago

Emergent charge order brings new physics in pressurized kagome superconductor

Superconductors lose their electrical resistance when cooled below a certain threshold temperature. With their promising application future as well as glamorous physical mechanisms, superconductors appeal to numerous scientists dedicated to this fiel.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 1 min. ago

A new method for small-sized platinum intermetallic fuel cell catalysts

Platinum plays a main role in fuel cell catalysts but restricts the commercialization of fuel cells due to its high cost. Given this limitation, scientists developed intermetallic compounds (IMCs) as a promising low-Pt electrocatalyst......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 1 min. ago

Bioreactor keeps cell culture conditions under control

A cell-culturing technique developed by KAUST scientists helps to create biological conditions that more closely mirror physiological environments compared to standard protocols used in most laboratories today......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 33 min. ago

Scientists just revived an ancient virus that was frozen for 48,500 years

An ancient virus has been revived after being frozen for almost 50,000 years. The virus was found along with six others in the Siberian permafrost. The youngest frozen virus clocked in at 27,000 years old, while the oldest was clocked at 48,5000 year.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Two colliding black holes created a phenomenon scientists have never seen before

Scientists discovered a phenomenon created by a black hole merger. They believe the merger took place when two black holes collided as they passed by each other, creating something we’ve never seen before. The researchers published a paper on the d.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News20 hr. 33 min. ago

Facebook: Meta fined €265m by Irish Data Protection Commission

Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News21 hr. 33 min. ago

Study reveals genomic potential of active soil microbial populations under simulated winter conditions

Scientists estimate that northern peatlands contain one third of the Earth's soil carbon. This makes them important ecosystems for carbon storage, which keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and controls climate change. In northern peatlands, ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News22 hr. 1 min. ago

Hydroacoustic signals help study impacts of underwater explosions off French coast

A study of hydroacoustic, acoustic and seismic waves from underwater explosions off the French coast could help guide the disposal of unexploded World War II ordnance (UXO) in those waters, according to a new study published in the Bulletin of the Se.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 28th, 2022

Chickens from live poultry markets in Nigeria could be bad for your health—scientists explain why

Many livestock farmers treat their animals with antimicrobial medications. These are drugs that target bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. But using them the wrong way can have unwanted results. Animals are known to develop resistance to the drug.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 28th, 2022

Ancient DNA from medieval Germany tells origin story of Ashkenazi Jews

Excavating ancient DNA from teeth, an international group of scientists peered into the lives of a once thriving medieval Ashkenazi Jewish community in Erfurt, Germany. The findings, shared today in the JournalCell, show that the Erfurt Jewish commun.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 28th, 2022

The WOW! Signal Is Just As Mysterious As It Was In 1977

Over 40 years ago, scientists discovered a radio anomaly known as "the WOW! signal" — and despite continuous research, its origin continues to remain unknown. Over.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsNov 28th, 2022