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  • Why DNA Might Be the Data Storage Solution of the Future
    A new machine may be the tipping point for making DNA-based data storage mainstream.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 6:00am -
  • NASA is Building its First Electric Airplane
    NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is the agency’s first all-electric airplane. It's also the first crewed X-plane for NASA in two decades. (Credit: NASA)NASA is getting ready to test its first all-electric plane, the X-57 Maxwell, at the Armstrong Flight R…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 5:58pm -
  • The Top 10 Science Experiments of All Time
    These seminal experiments changed our understanding of the universe and ourselves.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 6:00am -
  • This New Prosthetic Leg Hooks Into Users' Nervous Systems
    One of the study participants walking with a prototype of the new prosthetic leg. (Credit: Federica Barberi)A new prosthetic leg integrates with a wearer's nervous system to give real-time feedback about their environment. Users can report they c…
    - 10 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 4:24pm -
  • Young People on Cell Phones Are Catching Up to Their Parents' Keyboard Typing Speeds
    Younger cellphone users are closing the gap between how fast they type on a mobile device and how fast the average keyboard user can type. (Credit: Jacob Lund/Shutterstock)Texting on a flip phone keyboard in the early 2000s wasn't a speedy affair…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 3:15pm -
  • How the U.S. Could Have an All-Renewable Energy Grid
    An all-renewable grid will mean more electricity and more transmission lines. (Credit: Russ Allison Loar/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)The main solution to climate change is well known – stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Oct 19, 11:45am -
  • AI-Powered, Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarter
    Portions of this blog post are excerpted from the accompanying podcast episode and from notes shared between the SciStarter team and Kobi Gal’s research team.Smart Project Recommendations on SciStarterWith thousands of projects listed o…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Sep 19, 1:39pm -
  • Ordering Birth Control Online is Just As Safe As Going to the Doctor
    Scientists studied whether online contraceptives were as safe as those from a doctor. (Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock)Contraceptives are more accessible than ever. And online services are making it easier for women to purchase hormonal birth…
    - 19 days ago, 25 Sep 19, 6:25pm -
  • These Bacteria-Powered Robots May One Day Swim Through Your Bloodstream
    The bacterium Escherichia coli, illustrated here, moves itself with propeller-like structures called flagella; it is one of the mobile microbes scientists have linked to cargo-carrying structures to form biohybrid microrobots. (Credit: supergalactic/…
    - 21 days ago, 24 Sep 19, 11:05am -
  • Low on Juice: How Phone Batteries Shape the Rhythms of Our Daily Lives
    Feeling stressed yet? (Credit: boyhey/Shutterstock)It's happened to all of us. You're out and about when you notice that your phone is running low on battery. For many, the realization sparks a sense of urgency, and lends new meaning to plans we…
    - 24 days ago, 20 Sep 19, 3:00pm -

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  • newDisney+ Tweets All Movies and TV Shows Arriving on Day 1

    Disney+ Tweets All Movies and TV Shows Arriving on Day 1

    Disney+ revealed all the movies and TV shows you can watch at launch, including 'The Mandalorian.' (Photo Credit: François Duhamel / Lucasfilm Ltd.) Disney+, a new streaming service that will feature many series and films, including The M…
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 7:50pm -
  • newAaron Paul Reveals the Toughest ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene He Recreated for ‘El Camino’

    Aaron Paul Reveals the Toughest ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene He Recreated for ‘El Camino’

    Aaron Paul explained why it was hard to recreate a key emotional scene for 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.' (Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein / Netflix)El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie premiered on Netflix this past weekend and Breaking Bad fan…
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 6:00pm -
  • newNASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures Jupiter’s Windy, Colorful ‘Jet N4’ Region

    NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures Jupiter’s Windy, Colorful ‘Jet N4’ Region

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft snapped the swirling clouds of Jupiter's "Jet N4" region on September 11. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS)NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently caught a view of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, “Jet N4…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 4:34pm -
  • newRare White Orca Spotted Off Coast of Washington

    Rare White Orca Spotted Off Coast of Washington

    A rare white orca calf made an appearance off the coast of Washington over the weekend. (Photo Credit: Island Adventures Whale Watching / Facebook) Whale watchers have recently spotted a rare white orca calf off the coast of Washington and…
    - 11 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 3:29pm -
  • new‘Fortnite’s’ Black Hole Is Cooler Than Whatever ‘Chapter 2’ Will Be

    ‘Fortnite’s’ Black Hole Is Cooler Than Whatever ‘Chapter 2’ Will Be

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration won a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for capturing the first image of a black hole. (Photo Credit: EHT Collaboration)Fortnite, the biggest game in the world, is dead. Rig…
    - 11 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 3:10pm -
  • newWatch: Dazzling Fireball Illuminates Night Sky Over China

    Watch: Dazzling Fireball Illuminates Night Sky Over China

    A meteor that appeared in the form of a fireball lit up the night sky in northeast China on October 11. (Photo Credit: Space.com / YouTube)Surveillance cameras in China recorded footage of a potential meteor streaking across the night sky o…
    - 12 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 1:59pm -
  • newDune Case Turns Your PC into a Mac Pro Cheese Grater

    Dune Case Turns Your PC into a Mac Pro Cheese Grater

    Apple is certainly a capable maker of hardware and software. But there’s an argument to be made that much of its audience largely cares about the status that comes from visibly owning an […]The post Dune Case Turns Your PC into a Mac Pro Cheese…
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 1:27pm -
  • newDril, ‘Dolittle,’ and ‘Joker’ Parody Oscar the Grouch Were This Weekend’s Fakest Trailers

    Dril, ‘Dolittle,’ and ‘Joker’ Parody Oscar the Grouch Were This Weekend’s Fakest Trailers

    Last Friday we showed you a bunch of new trailers for upcoming movies and television shows like we always do. But we took for granted just how plausible those trailers all look. In contrast, […]The post Dril, ‘Dolittle,’ and ‘Joker’ Parod…
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 11:18am -
  • new‘Batwoman’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Alice’s Rabbit Hole

    ‘Batwoman’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Alice’s Rabbit Hole

    Ruby Rose as Kate Kane/Batwoman -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CWIn its second week, Batwoman wastes almost no time getting us into the bat-action. I say almost because we have to deal with another opening flashback and narration before the episo…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 10:30am -
  • newCarlsberg Wants to Put Beer in Paper Bottles

    Carlsberg Wants to Put Beer in Paper Bottles

    Carlsberg’s signature Danish pilsner hasn’t changed in over 100 years and neither has the logo on its bottles and cans. The bottles and cans themselves, however, have seen frequent tweaks. Lately, a lot […]The post Carlsberg Wants to Put Beer…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 10:17am -

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PBS: Science & Technology

  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

Phys.org: Feature Stories

  • new3-D integrated metasurfaces stacking up for impressive holography

    3-D integrated metasurfaces stacking up for impressive holography

    Physicists and materials scientists have developed a compact optical device containing vertically stacked metasurfaces that can generate microscopic text and full-color holograms for encrypted data storage and color displays. Yueqiang Hu and a resear…
    - 17 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 9:30am -
  • newAstrophysicist suggests light might be a problem for life on a planet orbiting a black hole

    Astrophysicist suggests light might be a problem for life on a planet orbiting a black hole

    Jeremy Schnittman, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has taken what he describes as a tongue-in-cheek look at the issues that might stand in the way of life existing on a planet orbiting a black hole. He has written a paper outl…
    - 17 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 9:16am -
  • newOpen cluster ASCC 123 investigated in detail

    Open cluster ASCC 123 investigated in detail

    Using the Galileo National Telescope, astronomers have conducted a high-resolution spectroscopic study of the open cluster ASCC 123 as part of the Stellar Population Astrophysics (SPA) project. Results of the new research, presented in a paper publis…
    - 17 hours ago, 14 Oct 19, 9:00am -
  • National Audubon report claims two-thirds of North American birds at risk due to climate change

    National Audubon report claims two-thirds of North American birds at risk due to climate change

    A team of researchers working for the National Audubon Society has found evidence that suggests approximately two-thirds of North American breeding birds are at risk of extinction from climate change over the next century. The group has published the…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 8:50am -
  • Demonstrating slow light in rubidium vapor using single photons from a trapped ion

    Demonstrating slow light in rubidium vapor using single photons from a trapped ion

    Quantum networks can be practically implemented to interface with different quantum systems. In order to photonically link hybrid systems with combined unique properties of each constituent system, scientists must integrate sources with the same phot…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 9:30am -
  • Astronomers investigate a black hole candidate during outburst

    Astronomers investigate a black hole candidate during outburst

    Using MeeKAT telescope, astronomers have studied a black hole candidate X-ray binary system known as H1743−322 during an outburst that took place last year. Results of the study, presented in a paper published October 1 on arXiv.org, could help ast…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 9:10am -
  • Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189

    Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189

    Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September 30 on arXiv.org, could shed more light on t…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 9:10am -
  • A study of genetic contributions to changes in prehistoric human stature

    A study of genetic contributions to changes in prehistoric human stature

    A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that genetics played a large role in changes in height for Europeans over the past 38,000 years. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 8:51am -
  • Study of sewage gives clues about socioeconomic status, habits

    Study of sewage gives clues about socioeconomic status, habits

    A team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research has found that the study of wastewater sewage can provide clues about the habits of people that live in different areas. In their paper published i…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 8:47am -
  • High thermoelectric performance in low-cost SnS0.91Se0.09 crystals

    High thermoelectric performance in low-cost SnS0.91Se0.09 crystals

    Thermoelectric materials technology can convert between heat and electricity within a materials construct, but many existing materials contain rare or toxic elements. In a new study on Science, Wenke He and colleagues reported the temperature depende…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 9:40am -

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The Economist: Science & Tech

  • How spider silk avoids hungry bacteria
    TOUGHER THAN any fibre made by humans and extraordinarily good at transmitting vibrations to the predators that weave it, spider silk has been a source of inspiration for the development of everything from scaffolding for regenerating bones to bullet…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 10:46am -
  • How to defeat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
    AT THE TURN of the millennium it was clear a new approach was required in the war against three of the biggest threats to human life and development. There was need for a trustworthy international organisation that could solicit donations from rich c…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 10:46am -
  • Batteries, exoplanets, cosmology and cell biology win Nobel laurels
    ALFRED NOBEL’S will states that the annual prizes bearing his name should be given to those who “have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”. The science awards, though, have a tendency to end up in the hands of those who have made esoteric…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Oct 19, 10:46am -
  • Nanotube forests that are darker than night
    ON SEPTEMBER 13TH a 16.78-carat yellow diamond, worth $2m, which was on display at the New York Stock Exchange, disappeared from view. Police were not, however, called to the scene. The disappearance was intentional. The diamond, part of an artwork c…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • Some lizards swim through sand as though it were water. Why?
    AFICIONADOS OF “Dune”, Frank Herbert’s novel about a planet covered by Sahara-like desert, will be familiar with the idea of animals that swim through sand. Giant worms which do just that are a feature of the book. Back on Earth, though, there…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • Inaccessible Island’s rubbish problem has been bottling up for years
    INACCESSIBLE ISLAND is well named. It is an uninhabited rock in the South Atlantic ocean that belongs to Tristan da Cunha, a British dependency which itself vies with Easter Island for the honour of being the most remote inhabited place on the planet…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • A new blueprint for microprocessors challenges the industry’s giants
    MOST MICROPROCESSORS—the chips that do the grunt work in computers—are built around designs, known as instruction-set architectures (ISAs), which are owned either by Intel, an American giant, or by Arm, a Japanese one. Intel’s ISAs power deskto…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • SpaceX’s Starship is a new kind of rocket, in every sense
    IT LOOKED for all the world like something that might have graced the cover of a 1950s comic book. On September 28th, on a warm Texas evening, Elon Musk, the boss of SpaceX, a rocketry firm, unveiled his company’s newest machine, Starship Mk1. It s…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 10:37am -
  • An amateur astronomer spots a second interstellar visitor
    TWO YEARS AGO the solar system was visited by ‘Oumuamua, an asteroid from interstellar space. It was the first such body observed, but now a second alien object (pictured alongside) is in astronomers’ sights. 2I/Borisov is a comet, rather than an…
    - 19 days ago, 26 Sep 19, 10:40am -
  • In genetic disease, who has the right to know—or not know—what?
    IN THIS information-saturated age, what happens when the right to know comes up against the right not to know? The ease of genetic testing has brought this question to the fore. Genes, some of which contain disease-causing mutations, are shared withi…
    - 19 days ago, 26 Sep 19, 10:40am -

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