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Artificial Intelligence

Taste of the future: robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’

May 11, 2022
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A robot ‘chef’ has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it’s sufficiently seasoned.

Neuroscience

‘Stressed’ cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia

May 11, 2022
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Scientists discover new mechanism that might help prevent the build-up of tangles of proteins commonly seen in dementia.

Nanotechnology

‘Nanomagnetic’ computing can provide low-energy AI

May 11, 2022
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The new method could slash the energy cost of artificial intelligence (AI), which is currently doubling globally every 3.5 months.

Physical Science

Single photon emitter takes a step closer to quantum tech

May 11, 2022
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Scientists have designed “single photon emitters” that can work at room temperature and are based on quantum dots grown on cost-effective silicon substrates.

Imaging Technology

Scientists describe a gravity telescope that could image exoplanets

May 11, 2022
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A futuristic technique conceptualized could enable astronomical imaging far more advanced than any present today

Astronomy

"Black widow" star Devours its rapidly circling companion

May 11, 2022
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The new candidate system was found using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) instrument at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San Diego.

Neuroscience

To err is human

May 11, 2022
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A new study reveals there is a general mechanism deep in the human brain that alerts us almost instantaneously when we make an error.

Developmental Biology

Clues to mysterious but crucial genetic process

May 11, 2022
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Study sheds light on a previously unknown pathway of genetic regulation and could suggest avenues of treatments for disease or other biotechnology.

Ecology

Mosquito brains encode human odor so they can seek us out

May 11, 2022
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New study answers, what is it that the mosquitos are detecting, and how do they detect it

Physical Science

Mechanism ‘splits’ electron spins in magnetic material

May 11, 2022
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Researchers discover a strategy to switch the magnetization in thin layers of a ferromagnet – a technique that could eventually lead to the development of more energy-efficient magnetic memory devices.

Biomedical Science

Protein contributes to drug tolerance in tuberculosis

May 11, 2022
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Study finds that an Mtb protein called CinA reduces the efficacy of isoniazid and other antibiotics used to treat tuberculosis.

Robotics

‘Swarming’ microrobots display versatile movement

May 11, 2022
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Floating on the surface of water, the versatile microrobotic discs can move in circles, bunch up into a clump, spread out like gas or form a straight line like beads on a string.

Awards

Priyamvada Natarajan receives Liberty Science Center ‘Genius Award’

May 11, 2022
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Priyamvada Natarajan, a Yale astrophysicist who explores cosmology, gravitational lensing, and black hole physics

Awards

2022 World Food Prize Awarded to NASA Climate Scientist Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig

May 11, 2022
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Leading climatologist, agronomist and former farmer Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig has been named for her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

Nanotechnology

Making chemical separation more eco-friendly with nanotechnology

May 11, 2022
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Study describes how the uniform pores of this membrane can be fine-tuned by changing the size or concentration of the self-assembling molecules that ultimately form the material.

Material Science

Transforming an amorphous solid into a new lithium-ion battery material

May 11, 2022
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Researchers develop a new approach that transforms a non-crystalline material into a crystalline one—by cycling it with lithium

Neuroscience

Gene therapy reverses effects of autism-linked mutation in brain organoids

May 11, 2022
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Study uses lab-grown human brain tissue to identify neural abnormalities in Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome and test gene therapy tools

Biomedical Science

Researchers manipulate demographic of bacterial community with novel electronic technology

May 11, 2022
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Scientists find that electrical shocks can change the types of cells in bacterial communities, offering a new approach to precisely control bacteria

Computational Biology

Researchers highlight more equitable way to analyze DNA data from understudied groups

May 11, 2022
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New methods of analyzing DNA will allow for a better understanding of how genetic conditions affect different populations, ultimately enabling more targeted treatments.

Neuroscience

‘Resetting’ the injured brain offers clues for concussion treatment

May 11, 2022
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New research in mice raises the prospects for development of post-concussion therapies that could ward off cognitive decline and depression