Stories by Bob Yirka

Deep learning neural network used to detect earthquakes

A team of researchers with Harvard University and MIT has used neural network technology to detect earthquakes, and found it to be more accurate than current methods. The group has published a paper describing their work ...

Feb 15, 2018

CRISPR-Cas9 may be a double-edged sword for bacteria

A team of researchers with the Catholic University of America has found evidence that suggests a defense mechanism used by bacteria to ward off phage attacks might also be benefiting the phages. In their paper published on ...

Feb 15, 2018

Silent singing crickets still going through the motions

A team of researchers with the University of St Andrews and the University of Cambridge, both in the U.K., has found that singing crickets in Hawaii have evolved to silence their singing apparatus but continue to sing inaudibly. ...

Feb 14, 2018

Claw-like nanowires filter bacteria from blood

A team of researchers from institutions across China has developed a new type of dialyser —one capable of capturing up to 97 percent of bacteria present in a blood sample. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

Feb 13, 2018

Tiny engine powered by demixing fluid

An international team of researchers has developed a tiny, liquid-based engine powered by a demixing fluid. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes their little engine and possible ...

Feb 12, 2018

Routing photons with a topological photonic structure

A team of researchers at the University of Maryland has found a new way to route photons at the micrometer scale without scattering by building a topological quantum optics interface. In their paper published in the journal ...

Feb 12, 2018