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Phys.org / Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved

A wide variety of animals have tusks, from elephants and walruses to five-pound, guinea pig-looking critters called hyraxes. But one thing tusked animals have in common is that they're all mammals—there are no known fish, ...

1 hour ago in Biology
Tech Xplore / DeepDraper: A technique that predicts how clothes would look on different people

In recent years, some computer scientists have been exploring the potential of deep-learning techniques for virtually dressing 3D digital versions of humans. Such techniques could have numerous valuable applications, particularly ...

11 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / This device could usher in GPS-free navigation

Don't let the titanium metal walls or the sapphire windows fool you. It's what's on the inside of this small, curious device that could someday kick off a new era of navigation.

5 hours ago in Physics
Phys.org / Study reveals a gene crucial to sperm cell production

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's appear to have flipped another piece in the underexplored puzzle of male infertility.

5 hours ago in Biology
Tech Xplore / How does 'normal' Internet browsing look today? Now we know

It's 7:15 am on a Friday morning, and Jordan wants to download an application to their laptop. They know the app by name, or so they think; they open a new tab in their Internet browser and mistype the app's name. The error ...

4 hours ago in Internet
Medical Xpress / COVID-19 virus test sensitivity varies with body's circadian rhythm, according to research

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care practitioners have relied on COVID-19 testing to tell them what safety precautions to follow with each patient. Carl Johnson, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, ...

Medical Xpress / Two reasons why cancers thrive in chromosomal chaos

Writing in EMBO reports, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health describe how a pair of fundamental genetic and cellular processes are exploited ...

5 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Action video games make players better learners of visual and memory tasks

Playing video games that are heavy on action can make you better at some new tasks. New research reveals that these games are helping by teaching players to be quicker learners.

5 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Cartography of the visual cortex: Charting a new course for the organization of visual space

Requiring a discerning eye, mathematical precision, and keen sense of aesthetics, map making is a unique application of both art and science. Though the scale may differ, neuroscientists who study vision are like cartographers ...

5 hours ago in Neuroscience
Tech Xplore / Teaching robots to think like us: Brain cells, electrical impulses steer robot though maze

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.

9 hours ago in Robotics
Phys.org / Research inspects planetary nebula NGC 6905 and its central star

Using the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), astronomers have investigated a planetary nebula known as NGC 6905 and its central star. Results of the study, presented in a paper published October 18 on the arXiv pre-print server, ...

10 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / A new way to generate light through use of pre-existing defects in semiconductor materials

Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems Interdisciplinary Research Group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, together with collaborators at the MIT, ...

7 hours ago in Physics