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Phys.org / Will machine learning help us find extraterrestrial life?

When pondering the probability of discovering technologically advanced extraterrestrial life, the question that often arises is, "if they're out there, why haven't we found them yet?" And often, the response is that we have ...

32 minutes ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Untangling a knot of galaxy clusters

Astronomers have captured a spectacular, ongoing collision between at least three galaxy clusters. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA's (European Space Agency's) XMM-Newton, and a trio of radio telescopes is ...

32 minutes ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / Solids that are also liquids: Elastic tensors of superionic materials

Understanding the elastic properties of solid-state ionic conductors, also known as superionic materials, is a crucial challenge in developing the solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) that could replace the liquid organic electrolytes ...

14 minutes ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Automated detection of isolated single cells using microscope images and AI

A research team, led by Professor Moeto Nagai and comprised of researchers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Electronic Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology, ...

1 hour ago in Biology
Phys.org / Honey bee colony loss in the US linked to mites, extreme weather, pesticides

About one-third of the food eaten by Americans comes from crops pollinated by honey bees, yet the insect is dying off at alarming rates. In one year alone, between April of 2019 and April of 2020, one study reported a 43% ...

13 minutes ago in Biology
Phys.org / Optical tweezers untangle chemotherapy agent's impact on DNA

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish.

13 minutes ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / New study finds depression, poor mental health linked to higher heart disease risks among young adults

Young adults who feel down or depressed are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart health, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers who analyzed data from more than ...

34 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / Loss of muscle mass in acute stage of COVID-19 is associated with persistent symptoms, study shows

The more muscle mass is lost during hospitalization for COVID-19, the greater the likelihood of developing persistent symptoms of the disease, such as weakness and so-called long COVID, which can include shortness of breath ...

Phys.org / New vaccine platform could ease development, delivery of antigens

To many, EV stands for "electric vehicle." To researchers at Harvard University and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, it's shorthand for another vehicle—this one nanoscopic—that might help streamline the development ...

46 minutes ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / Highlighting the experience of migrant domestic workers in the Arab Gulf region

For years leading up to last fall's FIFA World Cup in Qatar, human and labor rights organizations pointed to what they described as the systemic abuse of migrant workers who traveled to the small country on the Arab Gulf ...

20 minutes ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Two newly recorded species join Thailand's aquatic insect fauna

Caddisflies are an order of aquatic insects with high diversity. In Thailand, more than 1,000 caddisfly species are known to occur, and a recent study in the journal Check List shows that their diversity in the country is ...

37 minutes ago in Biology
Phys.org / Relying on customer surveys alone may mask poor service

Customer satisfaction surveys are ubiquitous. They blip into our daily lives after dental appointments, haircuts and calls with IT. For businesses, these short questionnaires are intended to provide feedback and make improvements.

37 minutes ago in Other Sciences