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Tech Xplore / A new approach for comparative document summarization via classification

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have recently carried out a study exploring extractive summarization in comparative settings. The term 'extractive summarization' defines the task of selecting a few ...

33 minutes ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / Sub-picosecond photon-efficient imaging using single-photon sensors

Single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) are promising detector technologies that may be used to achieve active 3D imaging systems with fast acquisition, high timing accuracy and high detection sensitivity. Such systems have ...

33 minutes ago in Physics
Science X / Best of Last Week: Reversing the climate clock, impact of screen time on children, and how red meat impacts gut bacteria

It was a good week for space news as NASA announced that the Voyager 2 space probe entered interstellar space—the event marked the second time that a human-made object has left the solar system. And an international team ...

Week 51 2018 in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Does saving energy save the climate?

To stop climate change, saving energy matters less than switching to renewable energy. Indeed, says Anthony Patt, it isn't clear whether saving energy makes much of a difference at all.

52 minutes ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / Folate deficiency creates hitherto unknown problems in connection with cell division

Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. Once a person lacks folate, the damage caused ...

52 minutes ago in Health
Phys.org / Pedestrians keep a 75 cm comfort zone to prevent collisions

Pedestrians are constantly avoiding collisions with oncoming people. Meters in advance they unconsciously change their walkway to pass each other. Physicists at Eindhoven University of Technology in collaboration with American ...

26 minutes ago in Physics
Phys.org / Atmospheric aerosol formation from biogenic vapors is strongly affected by air pollutants

According to a recent study published in the journal Science Advances, air pollution not only affects air quality, but it also changes the pathways along which new particles are formed in the atmosphere.

51 minutes ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / A role for microRNAs in social behavior

The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research activity into their function in health and disease. Researchers have now uncovered a microRNA cluster that regulates ...

43 minutes ago in Neuroscience
Tech Xplore / Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, namely treating seawater to make ...

23 minutes ago in Energy & Green Tech
Medical Xpress / How marijuana may damage teenage brains in study using genetically vulnerable mice

In a study of adolescent mice with a version of a gene linked to serious human mental illnesses, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have uncovered a possible explanation for how marijuana may damage the brains of ...

13 minutes ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Looking on bright side may reduce anxiety, especially when money is tight

Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according ...

1 hour ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Phys.org / Scientists invent easier, cheaper way to measure gravity

The world has one official kilogram against which all other country's kilograms are measured and scales calibrated.

5 hours ago in Physics