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  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 20, 2019

    RANSOMWARE 'HERO' PLEADS GUILTY TO US HACKING CHARGES

    A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating...

    Security
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 20, 2019

    PANEL TO REVIEW APPROVAL OF BOEING 737 MAX FLIGHT CONTROLS

    A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal...

  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 20, 2019

    COSTA RICA BETS ON ENDING FOSSIL FUEL USE BY 2050

    Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on...

    Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    HONDA SLOWS ACCORD, CIVIC PRODUCTION AS BUYERS SHIFT TO SUVS

    Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks.

    Automotive
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    REPORT: FTC CONSIDERING OVERSIGHT OF FACEBOOK'S ZUCKERBERG

    Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social...

    Facebook, Business
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    A UNIVERSAL FRAMEWORK COMBINING GENOME ANNOTATION AND UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

    As genome sequencing becomes cheaper and faster, resulting in an exponential increase in data, the need for efficiency in predicting...

    Molecular & Computational Biology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    STUDY SHOWS CONTINUING IMPACTS OF DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL

    Nine years ago tomorrow-April 20, 2010-crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    THERMODYNAMIC MAGIC ENABLES COOLING WITHOUT ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    Physicists at the University of Zurich have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to...

    General Physics
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    HOW NASA EARTH DATA AIDS AMERICA, STATE BY STATE

    For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive...

    Space Exploration
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    RESEARCHERS REPORT HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID-STATE SODIUM-ION BATTERY

    Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    HURRICANE MICHAEL GETS AN UPGRADE TO RARE CATEGORY 5 STATUS

    Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters...

    Environment
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    SCIENTISTS UNCOVER A LINK BETWEEN RNA EDITING AND CHLOROPLAST-TO-NUCLEUS COMMUNICATION

    What will a three-degree-warmer world look like? How will plants fare in more extreme weather conditions? When experiencing stress...

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    NEW METHOD TO DETECT OFF-TARGET EFFECTS OF CRISPR

    Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases....

    Biotechnology
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    MESOPOTAMIAN KING SARGON II ENVISIONED ANCIENT CITY KARKEMISH AS WESTERN ASSYRIAN CAPITAL

    In "A New Historical Inscription of Sargon II from Karkemish," published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Gianni Marchesi translates...

    Archaeology & Fossils
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    THE ROLE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN MOBILIZING THE ALT-RIGHT

    In "Misogynistic Men Online: How the Red Pill Helped Elect Trump," published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Pierce...

    Mobile, Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    SALT TAKES A QUICK STEP BEFORE FALLING OUT OF WATER

    When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    THROUGH THICK AND THIN: NEUTRONS TRACK LITHIUM IONS IN BATTERY ELECTRODES

    Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023. They are used in numerous applications, because...

    Materials Science
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    CREATING A CLOAK FOR GRID DATA IN THE CLOUD

    Delivering modern electricity is a numbers game. From power plant output to consumer usage patterns, grid operators juggle a complex...

    Energy & Green Tech
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    BRINGING THE BORDER CLOSER TO HOME, ONE IMMERSION TRIP AT A TIME

    Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.

    Social Sciences
  • By Phys.org   -   Apr 19, 2019

    DAILY GRIND: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A STONE AXE

    Tom Breukel analysed some 250 stone axes from the Caribbean and reconstructed their biographies, thus increasing our knowledge of production...

    Archaeology & Fossils