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Welcome to a weekend edition of “Phys.org” from Hawaii Science Digest.  Views expressed in this science and technology news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content provided by Phys.org–an official publication of the Space X Network.

Accessed on 28 April 2019, 0325 UTC.

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Astronomy

Astrophysicists simulate the sounds of stars to reveal their secrets

Sound may not be able to travel through the vacuum of space.

Archaeology & Fossils

Egyptologist in Canada presents theory of two queen rule before Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun, the boy king of ancient Egypt, came to power only after two of his sisters jointly held the throne, according to an Egyptologist at Canada’s Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM).

Chemists manipulate the quantum states of gold nanoclusters

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Chemistry have found a way to control the lifetime of the quantum states of gold nanoclusters by three orders of magnitude, which could lead to improvements in solar …

Bach and Adele: Knock yourselves out on MuseNet

OpenAI is introducing a musical MuseNet, the music-generating AI that was in the news earlier this week. Some AI watchers were calling the music OpenAI just unveiled as amazing.

Placental function linked to brain injuries associated with autism

Allopregnanolone (ALLO), a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with …

Early lipids boost brain growth for vulnerable micro-preemies

Dietary lipids, already an important source of energy for tiny preemies, also provide a much-needed brain boost by significantly increasing global brain volume as well as increasing volume in regions involved in motor activities …

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New insights into quantum measurements

Researchers from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the process of quantum measurement, one of the defining, and most quantum features of quantum mechanics.

Fast, efficient and durable artificial synapse developed

The brain’s capacity for simultaneously learning and memorizing large amounts of information while requiring little energy has inspired an entire field to pursue brain-like – or neuromorphic – computers. Researchers at …

No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). New work using chaos theory to analyze brain signals, …

Gene repair improves memory and seizures in adult autism model

A new study challenges the presumption that people born with developmental brain disorders such as severe autism will benefit from medical interventions only if treated during a narrow window in infancy or early childhood.

3-D optical biopsies within reach thanks to advance in light field technology

Researchers have shown that existing optical fibre technology could be used to produce microscopic 3-D images of tissue inside the body, paving the way towards 3-D optical biopsies.

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