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How many golden eagles are there?
PHYS.ORG For conservation efforts to be effective, wildlife managers need to know how many individuals of a species are out there. When species are spread out over large areas and occur at low densities, as is the... 1 hour
Spider-web 'labyrinths' may help reduce noise pollution
PHYS.ORG (—Researchers have demonstrated that the geometry of a natural spider web can be used to design new structures that address one of the biggest challenges in sound control: reducing low-frequency noise, which is the... 16 hours
Tiny protein coiled coils that self-assemble into cages
PHYS.ORG (—A large team of researchers with members from Slovenia, the U.K, Serbia, France and Spain has developed a technique that causes proteins to self-assemble into geometric shapes on demand. In their paper... 16 hours
New physics books don’t censor the math behind reality
SCIENCE-NEWS Special Relativity and Classical Theory and The Physical World offer deep dives into physical reality’s mathematical foundations. 1 day
Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time. These movements are processed by a machine learning algorithm that controls an 'articulatory talking head.' This avatar shows the... 5 days
Internet researchers harness the power of algorithms to find hate speech
PHYS.ORG During the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign... 5 days
Study reveals need for better modeling of weather systems for climate prediction
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers discovered persistent dry and warm biases in the central U.S. that was caused by poor modeling of atmospheric convective systems.... 5 days
augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of researchers in the GIPSA-Lab (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes/Grenoble INP) and at INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes has developed a system that can display the movements of tongues in real time. Captured using an ultrasound probe placed... 5 days
3-D printing of aircraft parts out of titanium
PHYS.ORG Physicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are currently working to create hydrogen-resistant products out of titanium alloys based on additive manufacturing. The production of metal products using the technology ensures less material consumption... 5 days
International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays
SCIENCE DAILY Key algorithms have been developed which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago -- using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from... 5 days
Nonreciprocal lasing in topological cavities of arbitrary geometries
Science Magazine Resonant cavities are essential building blocks governing many wave based phenomena, and, their geometry together with reciprocity, fundamentally limit the integration of optical devices. We report, at telecommunication wavelengths, geometry-independent and integrated... 5 days
Distinguishing a Majorana zero mode using spin-resolved measurements
Science Magazine One-dimensional topological superconductors host Majorana zero modes (MZMs), the non-local property of which could be exploited for quantum computing applications. We use spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy to show that MZMs realized in... 5 days
Innovative scattering analysis shows that hydrophobic disordered proteins are expanded in water
Science Magazine A substantial fraction of the proteome is intrinsically disordered, and even well-folded proteins adopt non-native geometries during synthesis, folding, transport, and turnover. Characterization of... 5 days
A better understanding of space—via helicopter
PHYS.ORG An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. 5 days
Using maths to map mines deep underground
PHYS.ORG The wires of a tiny microchip may seem a world away from a huge underground mine full of complex tunnels, but for a team of University of Melbourne researchers, the design principles are very... 6 days
Study provides detailed characterization of neurotoxicity arising from CD19 CAR T-cell therapy
NEWS MEDICAL New potential biomarkers and a novel algorithm could help identify patients at increased risk of suffering from severe neurotoxicity after receiving CD19 CAR T-cell... 6 days
1st Female Space Tourist Hopes to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM Careers
SPACE.COM At the Museum of Math in New York City Thursday (Oct. 5), U.S. entrepreneur Anousheh Ansari wowed the crowd with tales of her 10... 6 days
An algorithm for your blind spot
MIT Using smartphone cameras, system for seeing around corners could help with self-driving cars and search-and-rescue. 1 week
Scientists address many-electron problem by modeling an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms
PHYS.ORG (—For the first time, scientists have determined the equation of state of an infinite chain of hydrogen atoms, which tells the amount of energy... 1 week
Why people hate maths and how to fix it
PHYS.ORG What do you think of when you think of maths? If you're like most people, it's probably something like: numbers, equations, boredom, anxiety and pain. 1 week
A way to cause graphene to self-fold into 3-D shapes
PHYS.ORG (—A team of researchers with Johns Hopkins University and MIT has found a way to cause flat sheets of graphene to self-fold into 3-D geometric shapes. In their... 1 week
Ultrathin thermoresponsive self-folding 3D graphene
Science Magazine Graphene and other two-dimensional materials have unique physical and chemical properties of broad relevance. It has been suggested that the transformation of these atomically planar materials to three-dimensional (3D) geometries by bending, wrinkling, or folding could significantly alter... 2 weeks
Team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-rays
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley... 2 weeks
Computer model unravels knotty problems in DNA
SCIENCE DAILY If you've ever tried to untangle a pair of earbuds, you'll understand how loops and cords can get twisted up. DNA can get tangled in the same way, and in some cases, has to... 2 weeks
Knotty problems in DNA
PHYS.ORG If you've ever tried to untangle a pair of earbuds, you'll understand how loops and cords can get twisted up. DNA can get tangled in the same way, and in some cases, has to be cut and reconnected to resolve... 2 weeks
Optimum drill geometry for creating deep, narrow holes is determined using a computational model
PHYS.ORG Improving the design of drills capable of excavating deep holes should increase their performance and longevity. Scientists from A*STAR develop... 2 weeks
What is STEM education?
SCIENCE DAILY Everyone needs a good teacher -- including teachers. Two new studies show how digging deeper into what STEM education means and strategically designing online classrooms can enhance teaching science, technology, engineering, and math. 2 weeks
Christina Warinner uncovers ancient tales in dental plaque
SCIENCE-NEWS Molecular biologist Christina Warinner studies calculus, or fossilized dental plaque, which contains a trove of genetic clues to past human diet and disease. 2 weeks
What is STEM education?
PHYS.ORG New research shows that K-12 teachers use eight mental models to teach science, technology, engineering and math—a more complex system than initially apparent. 2 weeks
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