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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

A slight temperature difference at night between a surface losing heat and the surrounding air can be harnessed to generate electricity to power lights. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
When LightSail 2 recently flew south of The Planetary Society's headquarters, CEO Bill Nye and other staff members stepped outside to listen. [...]
Thu, Sep 19, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Join The Planetary Society and advocate for space in Washington, D.C. this 9 - 10 February 2020. [...]
Wed, Sep 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Homo erectus used hand axes to butcher elephants and other game. But a new study suggests they also used finer, more sophisticated blades. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Sep 18, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Microplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Sep 17, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A study finds no deleterious effects on mental health when kids spend their leisure time texting and engaging in other online activities. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Once dismissed as 'junk DNA' that served no purpose, a family of 'jumping genes' found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for traits such as improved drought resistance. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A key question for climate scientists in recent years has been whether the Atlantic Ocean's main circulation system is slowing down, a development that could have dramatic consequences for Europe and other parts of the Atlantic rim. But a new study suggests help may be on the way from an [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass possible for a neutron star. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East Asian sites with present aquaculture, the researchers provide evidence of managed carp aquaculture at Jiahu dating back to 6200-5700 BC. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have the reaction that destroys the conventional device. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
In experiments in mice, researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs. [...]
Mon, Sep 16, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Scientists obtained a total of 733 pathogen isolates from 171 individual wild Bottlenose dolphins in Florida and found that the overall prevalence of resistance to at least one antibiotic for the 733 isolates was 88.2%. Resistance was highest to erythromycin, followed by ampicillin. It is likely that these isolates from [...]
Sun, Sep 15, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Astrophysicist Karl Battams tells us what we can learn by studying objects from outside our solar system. [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
As the little structures grow, their constituents specialize into different types of brain cells, begin to form connections and emit brain waves. They could be useful models for development and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
As the little structures grow, their constituents specialize into different types of brain cells, begin to form connections and emit brain waves. They could be useful models for development and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. Now, researchers have designed a 2D device that can provide more than yes-or-no answers and could be more brain-like than current computing [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source
Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing -- creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019, Continue reading at the source