Researchers precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

Researchers precisely measure total amount of matter in the universe

A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most mathematically proficient. A team led by scientists at the University...
Study: New abdominal aortic aneurysm genes identified, could help pinpoint those at risk

Study: New abdominal aortic aneurysm genes identified, could help pinpoint those at risk

A veteran's study identified more than a dozen genes associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) that could be used to better identify people at risk for the often-deadly condition, according to new research published...
Scientists highlight the impacts of logjams in river restoration projects

Scientists highlight the impacts of logjams in river restoration projects

Researchers at MIT have modeled how engineered and natural wood jams change river water levels, enabling an assessment of the trade-offs in flood risk and habitat creation for river restoration projects. In a recent paper...
New Study: Choanozoan and picozoan marine protists are probably virus eaters

New Study: Choanozoan and picozoan marine protists are probably virus eaters

Viruses occur in astronomic numbers everywhere on Earth, from the atmosphere to the deepest ocean. Surprisingly, considering the abundance and nutrient-richness of viruses, no organisms are known to use them as food. In Frontiers...
Study: Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk

Study: Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk

Typically, computer models of climate become more and more complex as researchers strive to capture more details of our Earth's system, but according to a team of Penn State researchers, to assess risks, less...
Study: Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Study: Chromium steel was first made in ancient Persia

Chromium steel - similar to what we know today as tool steel - was first made in Persia, nearly a millennium earlier than experts previously thought, according to a new study led by UCL...
Researchers discover why tarantulas come in vivid blues and greens

Researchers discover why tarantulas come in vivid blues and greens

Researchers from Yale-NUS College and Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that tarantulas have the ability to see in colour, contrary to previous thought, and suggest functions for their green and blue colouration. Why are some...
Machine learning takes on synthetic biology: algorithms can bioengineer cells for you (Study)

Machine learning takes on synthetic biology: algorithms can bioengineer cells for you (Study)

If you've eaten vegan burgers that taste like meat or used synthetic collagen in your beauty routine - both products that are "grown" in the lab - then you've benefited from synthetic biology. It's...
Study: Genome of Alexander Fleming's original penicillin-producing mould sequenced

Study: Genome of Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing mould sequenced

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming's penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions. Alexander Fleming famously discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928 while working at St Mary's...
Study: SLAC invention could make particle accelerators 10 times smaller

Study: SLAC invention could make particle accelerators 10 times smaller

Particle accelerators generate high-energy beams of electrons, protons and ions for a wide range of applications, including particle colliders that shed light on nature's subatomic components, X-ray lasers that film atoms and molecules during...

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