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  • By Phys.org   -   May 18, 2019

    UN CHIEF'S CALL TO 'SAVE THE PACIFIC TO SAVE THE WORLD'

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said it was vital "to save the Pacific to save the world" as he wrapped up his brief South Pacific...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   May 18, 2019

    AFTER THE MOON, PEOPLE ON MARS BY 2033. OR 2060

    On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   May 18, 2019

    LIFE GOES ON UNDER CLOUD OF SMOG IN MEXICO CITY

    Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   May 18, 2019

    AIR POLLUTION HOTSPOTS IN EUROPE

    Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains-Europe's air...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   May 18, 2019

    AS BITCOIN GYRATES, LESS EUPHORIA IN EVIDENCE AT BLOCKCHAIN GATHERING

    The vibe at a gathering this week for blockchain enthusiasts felt decidedly less exuberant than its predecessor a year ago after dizzying...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    ULTRA-CLEAN FABRICATION PLATFORM PRODUCES NEARLY IDEAL 2-D TRANSISTORS

    Semiconductors, which are the basic building blocks of transistors, microprocessors, lasers, and LEDs, have driven advances in computing,...

    Nanophysics Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    NANOSCALE SCULPTURING LEADS TO UNUSUAL PACKING OF NANOCUBES

    From the ancient pyramids to modern buildings, various three-dimensional structures have been formed by packing shaped objects together....

    Nanophysics Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    EU ADOPTS POWERS TO RESPOND TO CYBERATTACKS

    The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks,...

    Internet Security
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    POLYMERS JUMP THROUGH HOOPS ON PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

    Recyclable plastics that contain ring-shaped polymers may be a key to developing sustainable synthetic materials. Despite some promising...

    Polymers
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    DANGEROUS PATHOGENS USE THIS SOPHISTICATED MACHINERY TO INFECT HOSTS

    Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough-though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are...

    Cell & Microbiology
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    MACHINE LEARNING SPEEDS MODELING OF EXPERIMENTS AIMED AT CAPTURING FUSION ENERGY ON EARTH

    Machine learning , a form of artificial intelligence that recognizes faces, understands language and navigates self-driving cars, can...

    Plasma Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    MANIPULATING ATOMS ONE AT A TIME WITH AN ELECTRON BEAM

    The ultimate degree of control for engineering would be the ability to create and manipulate materials at the most basic level, fabricating...

    General Physics Quantum Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    METALS INFLUENCE C-PEPTIDE HORMONE RELATED TO INSULIN

    Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from...

    Biochemistry
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    HP ENTERPRISE BUYING SUPERCOMPUTER STAR CRAY

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Friday announced a $1.3 billion deal to buy supercomputer maker Cray, part of a move to expand into data...

    Business
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    DIRTY DATA: FIRMS COUNT ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF DIGITAL PLANET

    Technology is often touted as a solution to the world's environmental challenges, but it is also part of the problem: industry executives...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    FACEBOOK BREAKUP COULD BOOST CHINA RIVALS: SANDBERG

    Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said Friday a breakup of big US technology would not address "underlying issues" facing...

    Facebook, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    FUEL SUBSIDIES DEFY GREEN TREND AMID RISING CLIMATE ALARM

    Even as warnings of climate catastrophe and calls for greener economies grow ever louder, the world is still spending hundreds of billions...

    Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    LUNAR SOUTH POLE ATLAS-A NEW ONLINE REFERENCE FOR MISSION PLANNERS

    The Lunar and Planetary Institute , managed by Universities Space Research Association , has compiled and made available an atlas of...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    'ANT BRIDGE'-INSPIRED NANOPARTICLE ASSEMBLY FIXES BROKEN ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS

    Colonies of social insects are capable of self-organizing and accomplishing complex tasks through individual interactions. For example,...

    Nanomaterials
  • By Phys.org   -   May 17, 2019

    MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES EASE REMOVAL OF MICROCONTAMINANTS FROM WASTEWATER

    Microcontaminants place a considerable burden on our water courses, but removing them from wastewater requires considerable technical...

    Nanomaterials