Our Solar System is a vast expanse filled with celestial objects, from planets to moons, comets, and asteroids. Over the years, astronomers have made groundbreaking discoveries, uncovering the main planets that make up our system. However, the hunt for new objects continues, leading to the classification of dwarf planets such as Pluto. These discoveries have
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In recent news, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced increased inspections of water facilities to address potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. This move comes in response to a growing concern over the susceptibility of government agencies to cyberattacks and operational threats. Lee McKnight, an associate professor at Syracuse University specializing in cybersecurity, points out that state-sponsored
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A world resembling Earth has been identified in close proximity, just 40 light-years from our Solar System. Named Gliese-12b, this exoplanet shares a similar radius to our home planet, hinting at a rocky composition. Moreover, its distance from its host star suggests that it could potentially harbor conditions conducive to life. According to astrophysicist Shishir
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In multicellular organisms, such as animals and plants, cells have complex functions that require interactions between various proteins. However, our current understanding of protein-protein interactions often lacks cellular contexts due to the limitations of in vitro studies. To address this gap, a collaborative research team from The University of Hong Kong recently developed a novel
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Water scarcity is a pressing issue that is expected to worsen with climate change and socioeconomic developments, particularly affecting populations in the Global South. The importance of clean water for various human needs, including drinking, sanitation, food production, energy generation, and manufacturing, cannot be overstated. In a recent publication in Nature Climate Change, researchers from
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Deep learning techniques have made significant advancements in recent years, achieving human-level accuracy in various tasks such as image classification and natural language processing. The computational demands of these techniques have led to the development of hardware accelerators by researchers to efficiently run deep neural networks. One such innovative approach is the development of tiny
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In today’s society, the prevalence of cancer diagnoses is on the rise, affecting individuals from all walks of life. However, amidst the grim statistics, there is a glimmer of hope in the form of advancements in medical treatments for cancer. Traditional methods such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy have
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The rise of Large Language Models (LLMs) has been a game-changer in the field of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. These sophisticated architectures have the ability to process, generate, and manipulate text in various human languages, making them incredibly versatile tools in a wide range of applications. While LLMs have shown incredible potential in
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In recent years, California has experienced a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires, leading to widespread smoke coverage across the state. A study conducted by the University of California, Davis, has shed light on the impact of wildfire smoke on California lakes, raising concerns about the long-term ecological consequences of this phenomenon.
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Recent research conducted at University College London sheds new light on the crucial role that sleep plays in maintaining healthy brain function. According to the study, while we are asleep, certain neural connections in the brain are partially weakened, allowing for a reset and rest period. This process is essential for overall brain health and
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The demand for hepatitis C tests has seen a significant surge in the UK following the publication of the infected blood inquiry findings in May 2024. According to the BBC, there are currently 1,750 people in the UK living with an undiagnosed hepatitis C infection after being given a transfusion with contaminated blood. This revelation
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