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    of Johannesburg in South Africa Feb 11 2016 in Archaeology Fossils 18 0 New computer vision algorithm predicts orientation of objects Seen from any angle a horse looks like a horse But it doesn t look the same from every angle Scientists at Disney Research have developed a method to help computer vision systems avoid the confusion associated with changes Feb 11 2016 in Computer Sciences 67 0 Bumpy liquid films could simplify fabrication of microlenses Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn t remain completely flat Instead it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers Feb 11 2016 in Nanophysics 60 0 Silicon chip with integrated laser Light from a nanowire Physicists at the Technical University of Munich TUM have developed a nanolaser a thousand times thinner than a human hair Thanks to an ingenious process the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip making it possible Feb 11 2016 in Nanophysics 51 0 Scientists glimpse Einstein s gravitational waves Update In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves ripples in the fabric of space time that Albert Einstein predicted a century Feb 11 2016 in General Physics 6437 74 Hubble image The sleeping giant The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer But the elliptical galaxy pictured in this new image from the NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope harbours a dark secret At its heart lurks one of the most Feb 11 2016 in Astronomy 705 1 Gorilla fossil suggests split from humans as far back as 10 million years ago Phys org An international team of researchers studying fossils

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    how diseases such as bowel cancer work The results have just been published in Feb 11 2016 in Cell Microbiology 26 0 GPS tracking down to the centimeter Researchers at the University of California Riverside have developed a new more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System GPS to enhance location accuracy from the meter level down Feb 11 2016 in Engineering 2598 10 Mutual sabotage in parasites Some parasites have only one goal to develop completely in their intermediate host await the right time to infect their definitive host and procreate there Many parasites manipulate their intermediate host s behaviour Feb 11 2016 in Plants Animals 62 0 Could the food we eat affect our genes Study in yeast suggests this may be the case Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat according to new research published in the journal Nature Microbiology The study carried out in yeast which can be used to model some of the body s fundamental Feb 11 2016 in Cell Microbiology 1417 0 Record for fastest data rate set A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group They achieved a rate of 1 125 Tb s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission Feb 11 2016 in Telecom 910 2 Sneezing produces complex fluid cascade not a simple spray Here s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze New high speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons then breaks apart in long filaments Feb 11 2016 in Soft Matter 906 1 New X ray space observatory to study

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    the United States signed a draft agreement Friday to curb greenhouse gas emissions while increasing their energy interdependence 3 hours ago in Energy Green Tech 11 0 NBA becomes first with 1 bln likes followers The NBA claimed a social media milestone on Friday saying it has become the first professional sports league to surpass one billion social media likes and followers 3 hours ago in Internet 8 0 Feds Remove 3 California foxes from endangered species list Federal wildlife officials recommended Friday that three fox subspecies native to California s Channel Islands be removed from the endangered species saying their populations have made an historic recovery 3 hours ago in Ecology 5 0 What Facebook s policy on nudity means in practice What are Facebook s rules for posting nude images 3 hours ago in Internet 6 0 Rare beluga data show whales dive to maximize meals Children s singer and songwriter Raffi may have brought beluga whales into popular culture with his 1980 song Baby Beluga but surprisingly little is actually known about the life and ecology of these elusive marine mammals 3 hours ago in Ecology 2 0 For a special Valentine Beyond diamonds and gems The world s rarest minerals Scientists have inventoried and categorized all of Earth s rare mineral species described to date each sampled from five or fewer sites around the globe Individually several of the species have a known supply worldwide 3 hours ago in Earth Sciences 2 0 Engineering surgery for children What better way to celebrate Valentine s Day than help save a child s heart That s what Vittoria Flamini an industry assistant professor in Tandon s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has in mind 3 hours ago in Engineering 6 0 1 4 5 6 7 8

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    in Nanophysics 7261 2 Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability After more than half a decade of speculation fabrication modeling and testing an international team of researchers led by Drexel University s Dr Yury Gogotsi and Dr Patrice Simon of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse Feb 11 2016 in Engineering 1075 0 Neanderthal DNA has subtle but significant impact on human traits Since 2010 scientists have known that people of Eurasian origin have inherited anywhere from 1 to 4 percent of their DNA from Neanderthals Feb 11 2016 in Archaeology Fossils 2084 6 Lasers rewired Scientists find a new way to make nanowire lasers The nanowires with diameters as small as 200 nanometers billionths of a meter and a blend of materials that has also proven effective in next generation solar cell designs were shown to produce very bright stable laser Feb 11 2016 in Nanophysics 1522 0 Researchers determine physical conditions of two exoplanets in Kepler 36 system Phys org Located about 1 530 light years from the Earth in the constellation of Cygnus Kepler 36 is a sun like star orbited by two known alien worlds The inner planet designated Kepler 36b is a so called super Earth Feb 11 2016 in Astronomy report 1142 0 Study finds beliefs about all knowing gods fosters co operation Beliefs about all knowing punishing gods a defining feature of religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism may have played a key role in expanding co operation among far flung peoples and led to the development of Feb 10 2016 in Social Sciences 1402 19 X ray laser turns crystal imperfections into better images of important biomolecules Often the most difficult step in taking atomic resolution images of biological molecules is getting them to form high quality crystals needed

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    how songbirds recognize a sound sequence calls into question the prevailing view that songbirds tend to rely on absolute pitch to recognize a song pattern as opposed to humans who tend to rely Feb 09 2016 in Plants Animals report 622 1 Monkey skull study suggests brain evolved in spurts Phys org A small team of researchers from Brazil and Argentina has found via skull analysis and modeling that a kind of new world monkey appears to have undergone changes in individual parts of its brain during evolutionary Feb 09 2016 in Evolution report 709 11 The glitching of the Vela pulsar Phys org A team of Australian astronomers has conducted an intensive observation of a curious young pulsar to investigate changes in its rotation frequency known as glitching Located about 910 light years from the Feb 09 2016 in Astronomy report 831 9 Cockroach inspires robot that squeezes through cracks w Video Our fear and disgust that cockroaches can quickly squeeze through the tiniest cracks are well justified say University of California Berkeley scientists Feb 08 2016 in Robotics 634 0 Nanoscale cavity strongly links quantum particles Scientists have created a crystal structure that boosts the interaction between tiny bursts of light and individual electrons an advance that could be a significant step toward establishing quantum networks in the future Feb 08 2016 in Quantum Physics 1315 0 Earth like planets have Earth like interiors Every school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth a thin outer crust a thick mantle and a Mars sized core But is this structure universal Will rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have the same three layers Feb 08 2016 in Astronomy 2944 7 Chiral magnetic effect generates quantum current Scientists at the U S Department of Energy s DOE Brookhaven National Laboratory

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    research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium ion batteries Feb 05 2016 in Energy Green Tech 1096 0 Picasa being shuttered in shift to Google Photos Google on Friday said it will be shuttering Picasa to shift its focus to the new Google Photos service launched less than a year ago 3 hours ago in Internet 132 0 Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home Whether it s a jungle hut or a high rise apartment your home is covered in bacteria and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window 3 hours ago in Cell Microbiology 69 0 Jaws may help humans grow new teeth shark study suggests A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield 3 hours ago in Biotechnology 4 0 Using stories to teach human values to artificial agents The rapid pace of artificial intelligence AI has raised fears about whether robots could act unethically or soon choose to harm humans Some are calling for bans on robotics research others are calling for more research 3 hours ago in Robotics 14 0 New experimental test detects signs of Lyme disease near time of infection When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease the insidious tick borne illness that afflicts about 300 000 Americans annually finding the proverbial needle in the haystack might be a far easier challenge until now 3 hours ago in Analytical Chemistry 9 0 Caught in the act Astronomers find a rare supernova impostor in a nearby galaxy Breanna Binder a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astronomy and

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    hours ago in Telecom 501 0 Researchers find that chromatin s complexity can be reduced into a unifying model of gene regulation Phys org A team of researchers made up of members from the California Institute of Technology Tottori University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has conducted a study that has led to finding that that the material 14 hours ago in Cell Microbiology report 436 0 Visible blue light induces copper catalyzed C N cross couplings Phys org A small team of researchers at California Institute of Technology has found a way to use visible blue light to induce copper catalyzed C N cross couplings In their paper published in the journal Science the 14 hours ago in Materials Science report 31 0 Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast South American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research co authored by a PhD student 14 hours ago in Earth Sciences 27 5 When black holes meet inside the cataclysms that cause gravitational waves It has long been predicted that when two black holes merge they ought to give out a staggering amount of energy in the form of gravitational waves 15 hours ago in Astronomy 115 46 New imaging system uses an open ended bundle of optical fibers no lenses protective housing needed Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers with no need for lenses or a protective housing 15 hours ago in Optics Photonics 17 0 The origin of a species A study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

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    pouring honey have been observed for the first time in graphene prompting a new approach to fundamental physics 16 hours ago in Nanomaterials 159 0 Mussel mimicking adhesive polymer shown to be non toxic to cells Purdue University researchers have shown that a synthetic version of a high strength adhesive produced by mussels is non toxic to living cells suggesting its potential suitability for surgical and other biomedical applications 17 hours ago in Polymers 24 0 Not so incy wincy spider kills snake in Outback duel A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn t matter by taking on and beating a much larger venomous snake in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath 17 hours ago in Plants Animals 102 2 Scientists use common glass to optimize graphene s electronic properties Graphene the two dimensional powerhouse packs extreme durability electrical conductivity and transparency into a one atom thick sheet of carbon Despite being heralded as a breakthrough wonder material graphene has 17 hours ago in Nanomaterials 66 0 Engineers develop new flat ultralight lens that could change how cameras are designed Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin 18 hours ago in Optics Photonics 2087 2 Farewell Philae Earth says goodbye to comet probe Update 2 Scientists gave up Friday trying to contact robot lab Philae stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest 18 hours ago in Space Exploration 79 2 South Africa revives extinct zebra subspecies In a spectacular valley less than two hours drive north of Cape Town a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century 19 hours

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