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  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    FACEBOOK SAYS TO EXTEND POLITICAL AD CHANGES TO UK

    Facebook on Thursday said that it would be extending a raft of measures to allow its users to identify the source of political adverts...

    Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    SNAPCHAT UPGRADES 'SPECTACLES' AFTER FIRST-GENERATION FLOP

    Snapchat on Thursday began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with...

    Consumer & Gadgets
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    THERE IS MORE THAN JUST SAVING MONEY WHEN IT COMES TO FAKE GOODS

    While some may think a 'knock-off' product is morally wrong, new research from UBC's Okanagan campus demonstrates that for some cultures...

    Economics & Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR A CORAL REEF

    Upolu, one of the nine islands of Samoa, in the Pacific Ocean. Well-known among fans of diving, this isolated coral reef promised to...

    Science, Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    E. COLI REWIRED TO CONTROL GROWTH AS EXPERTS LET THEM MAKE PROTEINS FOR MEDICINE

    Experts have equipped biotech workhorse bacteria with feedback control mechanism to balance growth with making protein products.

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    ALGORITHM TAKE MONTHS, NOT YEARS, TO FIND MATERIAL FOR IMPROVED ENERGY CONVERSION

    In even the most fuel-efficient cars, about 60 percent of the total energy of gasoline is lost through heat in the exhaust pipe and...

    Condensed Matter
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES HAVE A SEASONAL SHAKE-UP

    Seasonal changes in turbulence and nutrient availability are shown to shape microbial communities in the Red Sea. "A lot of the marine...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    CAMOUFLAGE PROTECTS ANIMALS - EVEN IF THEY ARE SPOTTED

    Pythons, moths and frogs exhibit a certain type of camouflage that hides their identity from other animals even after they have been...

    Plants & Animals
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    FINDING TRACE MATERIAL IN WASTE MATERIALS

    Last year Empa's inorganic analytics lab was granted the status of "Reference Laboratory" within the scope of the ProSUM project, funded...

  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    THE CONVOLUTED HISTORY OF THE DOUBLE-HELIX

    It's been 65 years since the paper "Molecular structure of nucleic acids," by James Watson and Francis Crick, was published in Nature....

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    ZINC IS ABLE TO MODULATE ESCHERICHIA COLI BACTERIA'S VIRULENCE, STUDY FINDS

    Zinc can modulate the virulence of Escherichia coli bacteria, a pathogen that causes urinary infections in humans, according to a new...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    ANALYZING INSECT PERFORMANCE-RESEARCHERS LOOKING AT THE ROLE NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDES PLAY IN ARTHROPOD PERFORMANCE

    Pollinators and other beneficial insects play an important role in the agricultural world, especially in terms of economic value for...

    Ecology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    GM EARNINGS HIT BY SOUTH KOREA CHARGE

    General Motors reported a big drop in first-quarter profits Thursday due to costs connected with shuttering a plant in South Korea,...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    IT'S TIME WE DEMANDED THE PROTECTION OF OUR PERSONAL DATA

    We are beginning to see the extent to which our online personal information can be compromised and used in ways we never intended and...

    Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    AMERICAN AIRLINES 1Q PROFITS HIT BY HIGHER FUEL COSTS

    American Airlines reported a drop in first-quarter profits Thursday in part due to higher fuel costs, but said consumer demand for...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    SCIENTISTS SET EYES ON NEANDERTHAL 'BRAIN'

    Scientists have for the first time set eyes on a three-dimensional Neanderthal brain in the form of a virtual model made to fit the...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    CELL MEMBRANE INSPIRES NEW ULTRATHIN ELECTRONIC FILM

    Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two molecules thick and...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    EU TELLS TECH GIANTS TO TACKLE FAKE NEWS BY END-YEAR

    The EU warned US tech giants Thursday to crack down on the spread of "fake news" by the end of the year or face regulation in the wake...

    Tech, Facebook, Internet
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    FIAT CHRYSLER DRIVES PROFITS HIGHER

    Fiat Chrysler said Thursday that its net profit jumped 59 percent in the first quarter of the year, but unfavourable exchange rate...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 26, 2018

    FIDO FUNERAL: IN JAPAN, A SEND-OFF FOR ROBOT DOGS

    The robot dogs lined up in their dozens Thursday in Japan were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being honoured with...

    Tech, Robotics