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Hospitals Aren't Ready for a Mass-Casualty Wildfire
With wildfires intensifying, the number of burn victims is likely to rise. But hospitals have been losing their burn treatment expertise, leaving the country unprepared.
3 hours ago
Wired Science
Hospitals Aren't Ready for a Mass-Casualty Wildfire
Weather Forecasts Will Soon Use Weird, Bendy GPS Signals
SpaceX will soon launch weather-prediction satellites that track how GPS signals bend as they travel through the atmosphere.
18 hours ago
Wired Science
Weather Forecasts Will Soon Use Weird, Bendy GPS Signals
The Midwest's Farms Face an Intense, Crop-Killing Future
The flooding that struck the Midwest is just one way climate change is causing plants to fail, complicating life for the region's growers.
21 hours ago
Wired Science
The Midwest's Farms Face an Intense, Crop-Killing Future
What Adam Savage Needs to Know to Fly an Iron Man Suit
In the first episode of Savage Builds, Adam Savage tries to build and control an Iron Man flying suit. But he didn't quite figure out the controls.
1 day ago
Wired Science
What Adam Savage Needs to Know to Fly an Iron Man Suit
Lawyers in a Murder Trial Clash Over a DNA Forensics Method
The first trial in which genetic genealogy helped identify a suspect is now underway, and the two sides are sparring over the limits of the new technique.
1 day ago
Wired Science
Lawyers in a Murder Trial Clash Over a DNA Forensics Method
Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!
Scientists are building a case for a mission to Neptune, an ice giant that's only been visited by a spacecraft once. But the window to act is closing.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!
The Prickly Debate on Germline Gene Therapy, and Moving It Forward
In 2016, a healthy baby boy came screaming into the world in a Mexican clinic. Harboring DNA from three parents, the baby had had his genes dramatically altered while still an embryo. Without the treatment, an inheritable neurological disorder would've killed him before the age of three. Two years later ...
40 minutes ago
SingularityHUB
The Prickly Debate on Germline Gene Therapy, and Moving It Forward
Inching Towards Abundant Water: New Progress in Desalination Tech
In early 2018, Cape Town, South Africa came dangerously close to being the world's first major city to run out of water. People lined up for blocks to collect spring water. Stores sold out of receptacles like buckets and bowls. Bottled water was rationed in tourist-heavy parts of the city. April 12 was ...
24 hours ago
SingularityHUB
Inching Towards Abundant Water: New Progress in Desalination Tech
The Rise of AI Art?and What It Means for Human Creativity
Artificially intelligent systems are slowly taking over tasks previously done by humans, and many processes involving repetitive, simple movements have already been fully automated. In the meantime, humans continue to be superior when it comes to abstract and creative tasks. However, it seems like even ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
The Rise of AI Art?and What It Means for Human Creativity
Thousands of big energy reps at UN climate talks: monitor
Lobby groups representing some of the world's biggest polluters have sent thousands of delegates to negotiations aimed at limiting global warming since UN climate talks began, according to data obtained by AFP. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) brings together nations, ...
16 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Thousands of big energy reps at UN climate talks: monitor
Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes
Southern California is a lot shakier than ever before realized. According to a new study, a tiny earthquake rumbles through the southern portion of the Golden State every 3 minutes.These temblors won't knock down walls or send palm trees swaying. In fact, they're too small for even typical seismic ...
21 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Tiny Earthquakes Shake Southern California Every 3 Minutes
Explainer: U.S. dependence on China's rare earth - Trade war vulnerability
Rising tensions between the United States and China have sparked concerns that Beijing could use its dominant position as a supplier of rare earths for leverage in the trade war between the two global economic powers. China supplied 80% of the rare earths imported by the United States from 2014 to 2017. ...
44 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Explainer: U.S. dependence on China's rare earth - Trade war vulnerability
Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud
(Bloomberg) -- Elliott Management Corp. is preparing to compromise with Vivendi SA on board representation at Telecom Italia SpA to end their battle for influence over the indebted phone carrier, people familiar with the matter said.The agreement between two of Telecom Italia's biggest shareholders will ...
44 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Elliott Plans Vivendi Compromise to End Telecom Italia Feud
Explainer: Mysterious 'brain fever' killing children in Bihar
More than 110 children in India, most from poor rural families, have died this month from encephalitis, a type of brain disease that has afflicted the eastern state of Bihar for more than two decades. Health experts have long been dumbfounded by the root of the encephalitis outbreak, commonly known ...
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
Explainer: Mysterious 'brain fever' killing children in Bihar
World's Best Bar Winner Alex Kratena Opens His First Solo Project in London
Will Tay"r + Elementary be the next world's best bar" It very well could be.
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
World's Best Bar Winner Alex Kratena Opens His First Solo Project in London
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing
Researchers have developed a new method for using lasers to create tiny lattice waves inside silicon crystals that can encode quantum information. By taking advantage of existing silicon hardware, this work may greatly reduce the cost of future quantum computers for cryptographic and optimization applications. ...
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition
A research team has made a groundbreaking discovery in the quest to replace hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration systems with natural refrigerants such as water and alcohol. Their study involved carrying-out a liquid-to-gas phase transition via a nanosponge, a soft, elastic material equipped with small ...
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
Developing a new type of refrigeration via force-driven liquid gas transition
Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue
Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. The new laboratory model allowed researchers to pinpoint the ailment's cause and develop a potential and desperately needed ...
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue
Real-time analysis of MOF adsorption behavior
Researchers have developed a technology to analyze the adsorption behavior of molecules in each individual pore of a metal organic framework (MOF). This system has large specific surface areas, allowing for the real-time observation of the adsorption process of an MOF, a new material effective for sorting ...
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
Real-time analysis of MOF adsorption behavior
How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships
A team of researchers has examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony -- mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also looked at whether the levels of autonomic arousal people share predicts affiliation and friendship interest ...
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial
A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles.
52 minutes ago
Science Daily
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial
This Creature Eats Stone. Sand Comes Out the Other End.
Shipworms are known for boring into wood and digesting it, but scientists found a new species with a very different diet.
15 hours ago
New York Times Science
This Creature Eats Stone. Sand Comes Out the Other End.
Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours
Cephalopods, flies and even humans share genes needed to develop limbs, perhaps provided by a common ancestor.
22 hours ago
New York Times Science
Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours
Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze
The freeze front creates an unusual liquid flow on the surface of the soap bubbles, new research suggests.
13 hours ago
New York Times Science
Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze
How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, Then Lost, Then Found Again
The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.
19 hours ago
New York Times Science
How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, Then Lost, Then Found Again
Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can't Resist? Thank Evolution
Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human's heart.
20 hours ago
New York Times Science
Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can't Resist? Thank Evolution
Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future
Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future
California Institute of Technology Commencement
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/19/fc190614_caltechcommencement.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.
19 hours ago
National Science Foundation
California Institute of Technology Commencement
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