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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone to Save Gorilla Populations

Dec. 5, 2018 — The link between hoarding disused mobile phones and the decimation of Grauer gorilla habitats is explored in a new ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new international experiment challenges previous claims about the detection of non-luminous dark ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Scientists have produced a memristive element made from nanowires that functions in much the same way as a biological nerve cell. The component is able to both save and process information, as well ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have successfully developed a method -- using a bacteriophage -- that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — The LIGO and Virgo collaborations have now confidently detected gravitational waves from a total of 10 stellar-mass binary black hole mergers and one merger of neutron stars, which are the dense, ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to ... read more

Will Light Be the Basis for Quantum Computing?

Dec. 3, 2018 — Using a compact optical platform that exploits the quantum characteristics of light, scientists are one step closer to realizing the first powerful photonic quantum computer. The researchers revealed ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — Force Push provides a more physical, nuanced experience than traditional hand controllers allow in VR. It responds to the speed and magnitude of hand gestures to accelerate or decelerate objects in a ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — Earth's atmosphere is leaking, but how does oxygen get the energy to escape to space? NASA's VISIONS-2 rocket will soon launch into the unique magnetic environment near the North Pole in ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, scientists have collaborated to measure all of the starlight ever produced throughout the history of the observable ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to a nonconducting insulating material without changing its atomic ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Scientists have discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — About 75 percent of amputees exhibit mobility of their phantom limb. Using this information, researchers have developed a prototype capable of detecting these movements and activating a prosthetic ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — Experimental atomic clocks have now achieved three new performance records, now ticking precisely enough to not only improve timekeeping and navigation, but also detect faint signals from gravity, ... read more

Nov. 28, 2018 — Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain ... read more

Nov. 27, 2018 — As far back as 40,000 years ago, humans kept track of time using relatively sophisticated knowledge of the stars, new research ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Inspired by Actinia, a sea organism that ensnares its prey with its tentacles, a team of researchers has developed a method for efficiently treating water. The research used a material known as a ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers have developed a method that increases the signal strength from microbial electrochemical cells by up to 20 times. The secret is a film with an embedded bacterium: Shewanella ... read more

Nov. 26, 2018 — Researchers have demonstrated the electromagnetic invisibility of objects using an alternative technique, based on filler cloaking. The novelty lies in achieving invisibility from the interior of the ... read more

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