A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that atmospheric rivers are a crucial element in the complex conditions that are leading to the acceleration of glacial melting in northern Greenland. Atmospheric rivers are long, concentrated flows of moisture in the sky that can stretch thousands of kilometers. They are an essential part
Researchers in Singapore have created a sub-wavelength LED, which is smaller than the wavelength of light, that can be used to convert mobile phone cameras into high-resolution microscopes. Using modifications to the silicon chip and software, existing camera devices in everyday items such as mobile phones can be converted into microscopes. The revolutionary neural networking
Artificial intelligence has long been a topic of concern for many technology leaders and researchers, who believe it could pose a threat to humanity. Stephen Hawking, for example, once warned that the development of AI could spell the end of the human race. Others, such as OpenAI co-founder Elon Musk, have expressed similar worries, stating
A recent article in the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal reported that used coffee pods’ plastic can be recycled to create filament for 3D printers. The solution was successfully tested by research groups in Brazil at the Federal University of São Carlos (USFCar) and the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and in the UK
With the recent increase in extreme weather events both in New Zealand and globally, a new study published in Nature Geoscience aims to improve the prediction of heavy rainfall and provide earlier warnings to the public. Cameron McErlich, a Ph.D. student at the University of Canterbury, used models and satellite observations to examine daily rainfall.
Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, leading an international team, have discovered aerosols from the Hunga Tonga eruption in the stratospheric westerlies of the Northern Hemisphere for the first time. The discovery, published in Science Bulletin, will help scientists to simulate the physical and chemical processes in
Researchers from Germany and the United States have discovered that terahertz (THz) light pulses can be used to stabilize ferromagnetism in a crystal at temperatures more than three times its usual transition temperature. This breakthrough could revolutionize processing speeds and efficiency. Details of the Study The team used pulses that were hundreds of femtoseconds long,
Researchers at the Institute of Modern Physics (IMP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have developed a new technique to measure the masses of key nuclei with high precision. Using this method, they have studied X-ray bursts on the surface of a neutron star, which has provided new insights into the properties of these
Nightmares are a common problem that affects many people. Not only do they disturb sleep, but they are also linked to other health issues such as anxiety and poor-quality sleep. Researchers have been investigating ways to help reduce the frequency and severity of nightmares, and a recent study suggests that non-invasive techniques can help manipulate
As the International Space Station (ISS) approaches the end of its service, China and India are planning to deploy their own space stations, and NASA has contracted with three aerospace companies to design commercial space stations. Now, Airbus has proposed its own Multi-Purpose Orbital Module (MPOP) called the Airbus LOOP, a modular space segment for
Germany’s Economy Minister, Robert Habeck, has presented a plan to cap the price of electricity used by energy-intensive industries. The move aims to insulate the sector against sharp cost increases. However, the proposal has already sparked criticism. The cap would be set at €0.06 ($0.07) per gigawatt-hour (GWh) and would apply until 2030. At least
Glioblastoma is a malignant brain tumor known for its aggressiveness and difficulty to treat. However, a new hydrogel treatment has shown promising results in eliminating glioblastoma tumors in mice. The Hydrogel Treatment The hydrogel treatment uses paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug, to create nano-sized filaments for insertion into the brain. The hydrogel covers the cancer cavity
Anomaly detection is a valuable tool in distinguishing normal data from abnormal data. It is achieved by assigning anomaly scores to each instance, which are then ranked and evaluated. However, using a static unsupervised streaming anomaly detector can be difficult to dynamically adjust anomaly score calculation. To overcome this, a research team led by Prof.
Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have discovered that senior dogs with cognitive decline experience disruptions similar to those found in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This study suggests that dogs could provide a good model for research on Alzheimer’s. The Study The researchers recorded the brain waves of 28 senior dogs, some with cognitive
The Moon is not the only object orbiting Earth; there are a small number of quasi-satellites that do as well. Kamo’oalewa is a near-Earth asteroid that was discovered in 2016, and it is one of these quasi-satellites. Its orbit changes over time, but it always stays near Earth. It reflects light the same way the