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JWST has spotted a weird, distant galaxy with almost no heavy elements

Lun, 01/08/2022 - 11:28
Galaxies in the distant universe are expected to have fewer heavy elements than nearby ones, but the James Webb Space Telescope has found a surprising one with almost none at all

Stretchy material could make bandages change colour when getting loose

Lun, 01/08/2022 - 11:00
https://press.springernature.com/scalable-optical-manufacture-of-dynamic-structural-colour-in-str/23300254  

UK government to hold back data on state of biodiversity in England

Lun, 01/08/2022 - 06:28
Only 7 of 24 of biodiversity indicators will be published this year, and many of those being omitted show a deterioriating natural environment

Having rich childhood friends is linked to a higher salary as an adult

Lun, 01/08/2022 - 05:00
A study of Facebook friend networks has shown that people from low-income households are more like to grow up to make a higher salary if they had wealthier friends as children

Forensic fingerprinting technique could help spot document fraud

Sáb, 30/07/2022 - 02:00
Pressing gelatin onto fingerprints then exposing it to a special vapour can determine when the prints were made

JWST could soon tell us what exoplanets' surfaces are made of

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 12:32
Observing the surface of an exoplanet is tricky, but a study analysing data from the Spitzer space telescope suggests it should be feasible with the more powerful James Webb telescope

Sadiq Khan urges UK parliament to pass 'Ella's Law' for clean air

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 10:40
Mayor of London also hits out at "vested interests" in motoring lobby backlash against his plans to expand clean air zone to outer London in 2023

AlphaFold: Why DeepMind’s protein-folding AI is transformational

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 05:55
Understanding proteins and their complex 3D shapes is key to understanding life, and especially for developing drugs

Could next-generation vaccines finally end the covid-19 pandemic?

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 05:42
Nasal vaccines that prevent people from catching the coronavirus may help stem transmission, while universal vaccines could target proteins found in every SARS-CoV-2 variant

Voice jammer stops anyone from recording you speak

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 04:00
An artificial intelligence voice jammer can unobtrusively block microphones recording a single voice in an area, avoiding causing wider disruption that might tip people off

Greenhouse gas emissions are warming up nights faster than days

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 03:00
Since 1951, the gap between night and day temperatures has closed by 0.41°C, and simulations show that the bulk of this warming is due to greenhouse gas emissions

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by mini blood clots

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 02:00
Microclots that block blood and oxygen flow are a possible explanation for long covid symptoms like exhaustion and brain fog. Now it seems they may be to blame for chronic fatigue syndrome too

Pobblebonk frogs have a weird trick for surviving very acidic pools

Vie, 29/07/2022 - 02:00
Highly acidic water usually breaks down a tadpole’s gill lining, but an Australian frog has evolved to suck in more protective calcium from the extreme ecosystem where it lives

Monkeypox linked to penis swelling and rectal pain in ongoing outbreak

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 18:30
Penis swelling and rectal pain don't normally occur with monkeypox, but a study of around 200 men in London suggests the symptoms may be common in the latest outbreak

Climate change made UK 40°C heatwave at least 10 times more likely

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 18:00
The estimate is thought to be on the low side, because climate models are not doing a good job of reproducing how fast temperatures have risen in western Europe

Fraudsters able to get material for a ‘dirty bomb’, finds US watchdog

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 15:00
Investigators in the US found they could acquire enough radioactive material to build a "dirty bomb" by using fake companies and fraudulent licences

Ultrasound stickers could continuously image internal organs for days

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 14:00
A patch the size of a postage stamp can continuously deliver ultrasound imaging for 48 hours, and it has been used to see changes in the lungs, heart and stomach of people exercising and drinking

‘Artificial synapse’ could make neural networks work more like brains

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 14:00
Networks of nanoscale resistors that work in a similar way to nerve cells in the body could offer advantages over digital machine learning

Small woodlouse-like crustacean ‘pollinates’ red seaweed with its legs

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 14:00
Small crustaceans carry sperm-like bodies from male to female members of the red seaweed Gracilaria gracilis, hinting that pollination could have evolved in the sea rather than on land

40°C heatwave may have killed 1000 people in England and Wales

Jue, 28/07/2022 - 13:33
First estimate of extreme heat's impact suggests more than half of the deaths are expected to have been for people aged 85 and older

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