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June 28, 2022

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Scientists have found a way to bypass the need for biological photosynthesis altogether and create food independent of sunlight by using artificial photosynthesis. The ...
A new study of an old meteorite contradicts current thinking about how rocky planets like the Earth and Mars acquire volatile elements such as hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, ...
Astronomers have discovered what may be a free-floating black hole by observing the brightening of a more distant star as its light was distorted by the object's strong ...
NASA scientists and engineers give new details about the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and ...
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Chemicals in Fairbanks Winter Air

A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks' wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community's fine particulate pollution, according to new research that seeks ...

Identifying Bird Species by Sound, the BirdNET App Opens New Avenues for Citizen Science

The BirdNET app, a free machine-learning powered tool that can identify over 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people to contribute ...

Strategies Beyond Recycling to Bolster Circular Economy for Solar and Battery Technologies

In a new comprehensive literature review, researchers have discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for solar photovoltaic (PV) and ...

Is AI Good or Bad for the Climate? It's Complicated

Experts in AI, climate change, and public policy present a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted relationship of AI with greenhouse gas emissions, and suggest ways to better align ...

Microfluidic-Based Soft Robotic Prosthetics Promise Relief for Diabetic Amputees

Scientists reveal their development of a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an ...

Defining Plasma Dose for Potential Future Cancer Treatments

Researchers may have found a new approach to treat cancer by using a plasma treatment to induce apoptosis, without any obvious side effect to normal cells. A plasma-activated medium (PAM) can be ...

Natural Gas Used in Homes Contains Hazardous Air Pollutants

Every day, millions of Americans rely on natural gas to power appliances such as kitchen stoves, furnaces, and water heaters, but until now very little data existed on the chemical makeup of the gas ...

Researchers Determine 1st Crystal Structure of LAG3

Researchers have now visualized the molecular structure of the LAG3 protein. They describe the crystal structure of LAG3 and how it interacts with molecules produced by cancer ...

Novel Metalens Revolutionize Conventional Vacuum UV Optics Technology

Engineers have successfully developed a novel Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) meta-lens which can generate and focus the VUV light, a disruptive technology for the UV optics ...

Thin-Film Photovoltaic Technology Combines Efficiency and Versatility

Stacking solar cells increases their efficiency. Researchers have now produced perovskite/CIS tandem solar cells with an efficiency of nearly 25 percent -- the highest value achieved thus far with ...

Ancient Microbes May Help Us Find Extraterrestrial Life Forms

Using light-capturing proteins in living microbes, scientists helped reconstruct what life was like for some of Earth's earliest organisms. These efforts could help us one day recognize signs of ...

Supernumerary Virtual Robotic Arms Can Feel Like Part of Our Body

Researchers have developed a virtual robotic limb system which can be operated by users' feet in a virtual environment as extra, or supernumerary, limbs. After training, users reported feeling ...

Scientists reveal an advanced, innovative method that they have developed and used to detect nonvisual traces of fire dating back at least 800,000 years -- one of the earliest known pieces of ...

People Less Outraged by Gender Discrimination Caused by Algorithms

People are less morally outraged when gender discrimination occurs because of an algorithm rather than direct human involvement, according to new ...

From Outside to Inside: A Rapid and Precise Total Assessment Method for Cells

Researchers have demonstrated an improved version of impedance cytometry that uses four frequencies of applied AC voltage to measure the size and shape of individual microorganisms. By ensuring that ...

Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation

A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new ...

Biofinder Advances Detection of Extraterrestrial Life

An innovative scientific instrument, the Compact Color Biofinder may change the game in the search for signs of extraterrestrial ...

Flexing the Power of a Conductive Polymer

For decades, field-effect transistors enabled by silicon-based semiconductors have powered the electronics revolution. But in recent years, manufacturers have come up against hard physical limits to ...

3D Printing of 'Organic Electronics'

A research group has explored the potential production of micro-scale organic electronics for use in bioelectronics via multiphoton 3-D ...

Microscopy Technique Enables 3D Super-Resolution Nanometer-Scale Imaging

Over the last two decades, microscopy has seen unprecedented advances in speed and resolution. However, cellular structures are essentially three-dimensional, and conventional super-resolution ...

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