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Phys.org / Fossils help identify a lone 'bright spot' in a similar state to coral reefs before human impact

Researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) discovered a massive, 7,000-year-old fossilized coral reef near the institute's Bocas del Toro Research Station in Panama. Spanning about 50 hectares, it rewards ...

8 hours ago in Other Sciences
Medical Xpress / Adding an adjuvant boosts vaccines ability to fight multiple flu strains

A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University and Fudan University has found that adding a certain adjuvant to a vaccine increased its ability to fight ...

Phys.org / Archaeologists discover lost city that may have conquered the kingdom of Midas

Archaeologists from the Oriental Institute have discovered a lost ancient kingdom dating to 1400 B.C. to 600 B.C., which may have defeated Phrygia, the kingdom ruled by King Midas, in battle.

9 hours ago in Other Sciences
Phys.org / Seafloor images reveal the secret lives of sponges

You might think that deep-sea sponges would be about as active as the one sitting in your kitchen sink. But when it comes to motion at the bottom of the ocean, there is more than meets the eye. Time-lapse photography taken ...

9 hours ago in Biology
Tech Xplore / Scientists finally confirm a 50-year-old theory in mechanics

An experiment by EPFL researchers has confirmed a theory that has been used in mechanics for over half a century—despite never having been fully validated. The team could now use the theory in bolder and more innovative ...

9 hours ago in Engineering
Tech Xplore / How a road sign trick sent a self-driving car into high-speed mode

Can a little strip of tape on a 35-mile-per-hour speed limit sign cause a self-driving car to accelerate? Yes—and press attention, too. Researchers from security company McAfee wanted to see if they could dupe a Tesla car ...

11 hours ago in Hi Tech & Innovation
Medical Xpress / Major discovery in the genetics of Down syndrome

Researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal have discovered a new mechanism involved in the expression of Down syndrome, one of the main causes of intellectual disability and congenital heart defects in ...

8 hours ago in Genetics
Phys.org / Black phosphorous tunnel field-effect transistor as an ultra-low power switch

Researchers have reported a black phosphorus transistor that can be used as an alternative ultra-low power switch. A research team led by Professor Sungjae Cho in the KAIST Department of Physics developed a thickness-controlled ...

9 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Tech Xplore / Emotion recognition has a privacy problem—here's how to fix it

With devices listening everywhere you go, privacy concerns are endemic to advancing technology. Especially sensitive are different techniques powered by audio from your smartphones and speakers, putting consumers in a constant ...

8 hours ago in Computer Sciences
Phys.org / We must prioritize the protection of ecosystems

Prioritising and tracking the protection of countries' ecosystems—from wetlands to reefs, forests and more—is critical to protecting Earth's biodiversity.

9 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / Aerosol optical tweezers advance understanding of airborne particles

Two studies led by faculty in Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies show how aerosol optical tweezing can allow scientists to scrutinize the components of the atmosphere with new precision.

9 hours ago in Chemistry
Medical Xpress / Childhood trauma changes your brain, but it doesn't have to be permanent

In the early 1990s, more than 100,000 children in Romania were living in overcrowded, under-funded orphanages. They suffered from severe neglect, having little interaction with caretakers.

10 hours ago in Psychology & Psychiatry