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May 29, 2019 — Scientists offer a solution to the fast-approaching physical minimum for transistor size: a multi-value logic transistor based on zinc oxide, capable of two stable intermediate states between 0 and … read more
May 29, 2019 — A new device for collecting and purifying water was inspired by a rose and, while more engineered than enchanted, is a dramatic improvement on current methods. Each flower-like structure costs less … read more
May 29, 2019 — A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rocks that look like pasta, researchers report. The bacterium that controls the formation of such rocks on Earth is … read more
May 29, 2019 — A new study finds that prehistoric humans ‘recycled’ discarded or broken flint tools 400,000 years ago to create small, sharp utensils with specific functions. The artifacts were discovered … read more
May 29, 2019 — Researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. The article describes how this is a potential clue in explaining how our … read more
May 28, 2019 — Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed … read more
May 28, 2019 — A decade ago a new idea was brought into the general scientific community — shedding water from condensers was more efficient by using surface tension to make microscopic water droplets … read more
May 28, 2019 — Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists has concluded. But the continent’s elephant population remains … read more
May 28, 2019 — Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago, initiating an avalanche of electrons in the lower atmosphere and setting … read more
May 27, 2019 — New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific … read more
May 27, 2019 — Leveraging artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have demonstrated that mutations in so-called ‘junk’ DNA can cause autism. The study is the first to functionally link such … read more
May 24, 2019 — Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun’s atmosphere. Their work has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood … read more
May 23, 2019 — In the most detailed analysis of how sands move around on Mars, a team of planetary scientists has found that processes not involved in controlling sand movement on Earth play major roles on … read more
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