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Tech Xplore / Patent application looks at smart doorbell sniffing, ACLU reacts

Facial recognition tech added to video-laden doorbells to track "suspicious" people? Sounds like a thorny concept, as people are still reeling over privacy and the lack thereof in very recent times. "Face" it, facial recognition ...

5 hours ago in Security
Phys.org / New RNA sequencing strategy provides insight into microbiomes

Researchers from the University of Chicago have developed a high-throughput RNA sequencing strategy to study the activity of the gut microbiome.

5 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Probiotic gives long-standing protection against childhood eczema, study finds

Giving a probiotic supplement to pregnant mothers and their infants significantly reduces the chances of a child developing eczema for the first 11 years of their life, researchers have shown.

5 hours ago in Immunology
Phys.org / New research finds tornadoes form from the ground up, contrary to popular thought

New research challenges existing assumptions about how tornadoes form.

7 hours ago in Earth
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 / Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

8 hours ago in Astronomy & Space
Phys.org / 'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints—made by at least seven different species—have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace fossils from the Cretaceous ...

8 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / From foe to friend: Graphene catalyzes the C-C bond formation

Graphene monolayers can be epitaxially grown on many single-crystal metal surfaces under ultra-high vacuum. On one side, these monolayers protect highly reactive metallic surfaces from contaminants, but on the other side, ...

3 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Medical Xpress / New, rapid and robust method for single cell profiling

Many of the cell types in our bodies work in obscure ways that science does not yet fully understand. That also goes for immune cells, which are vital for protecting us against serious diseases.

3 hours ago in Immunology
Phys.org / Rapid controlled transport of water droplets by sunlight-powered pump

Driven by natural or artificial sunlight, a novel "microtube pump" transports water droplets over long distances. As reported by Chinese researchers in the Journal Angewandte Chemie, the pump consists of a tube whose properties ...

3 hours ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / Protein police keep the immune system in check

Our immune systems defend our bodies against dangerous invaders and help clean up when damage is done. But if our bold protectors are left unsupervised, they sometimes do their jobs too well and end up harming healthy tissues. ...

3 hours ago in Immunology
Medical Xpress / One in four parents not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season

Parents may plan for transportation and childcare ahead of holiday gatherings but are they prepared for a potential, day-after "parenting hangover?"

9 hours ago in Pediatrics