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Brain-on-a-chip would need little training

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:21
A neural network that mimics the biology of the brain can be loaded onto a microchip for faster and more efficient artificial intelligence. A biomimicking "spiking" neural network on a microchip has enabled KAUST researchers to lay the foundation for ...

Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem and human water security

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:04
From time-series data collected over 25 years, the researchers quantified the contributions of three salinity sources—highly treated wastewater and outflows from two rapidly urbanizing watersheds in Northern Virginia—to the rising concentration of sodium, a ...

Will Probiotics Save Corals or Harm Them?

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:00
Manta rays and whitetip reef sharks glide past socially distanced visitors at Rio de Janeiro's hangar-sized AquaRio aquarium. In a laboratory upstairs, above the main gallery, a new experiment is underway, one that marine scientists hope will enhance the ...

One in Five American Adults Experience Chronic Pain, Limiting Daily Functioning and Productivity

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 14:00
Chronic pain is among the most common chronic conditions in the United States, but estimates of its prevalence and impact vary widely. In 2019, the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Researchers develop a new tool to design more complex DNA robots

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 13:47
The software enables researchers to design ways to take very small strands of DNA and combine them into complex structures with components such as rotors and hinges that can move to complete various tasks.

First meteor shower in more than 3 months peaks Wednesday night

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 13:47
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We're about to put an end to the annual early year meteor shower drought as one of the more famous showers peaks Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. The Lyrids may not produce the number of meteors that the ...

Researchers find cause of degeneration in Lafora disease

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 13:45
Lafora disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disease which is initially developed with epileptic crises during adolescence and it evolves with a progressive degeneration of the nervous system until it causes death after ten years of its first onset.

Covid-19: India red list add 'may be too late', Prof Mark Walport says

Health News BBC - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 13:39
There are "good reasons" for keeping the new variant out of the UK, scientist Prof Mark Walport says.

Enormous Antarctic iceberg that became an internet star finally melts away

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:40
An enormous Antarctic iceberg whose journeys were probably the most well-documented in history has now melted away to nothing in the Atlantic ocean. A68 cracked off the Larsen C ice sheet on the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017 as one of the biggest icebergs ...

Study Seeks to Track Changes in Microbial Diversity, Indicates Difficulties

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:11
The waning diversity of plants and animals have caused great concern yet with deep implications: Is such diversity in microbial life, such as viruses, under threat as well? If so, how fast is this decline, and in which direction? According to a paper written by Dr.

New software could enable the design of DNA robots for drug delivery

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:06
According to the scientists, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices could be used to deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics. The team unveiled ...

Tarantulas conquered Earth by spreading over a supercontinent, then riding its broken pieces across the ocean

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:00
Tarantulas, everyone's favorite hairy spiders, are found worldwide, inhabiting all continents except Antarctica. But how did they become so widespread? Females rarely leave their burrows, spiderlings stick close to where they hatch, and mature males only ...

Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 11:53
For a few brief minutes, a suborbital rocket from NASA has an ambitious plan to seek out particles from interstellar space. A mission called Spatial Heterodyne Interferometric Emission Line Dynamics Spectrometer (SHIELDS) will lift off from the White Sands ...

Spiking neural network promises improved AI

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 11:39
A biomimicking neural network housed in a microchip could lead to faster and more efficient applications of artificial intelligence. spiking neural network Advances in artificial intelligence technology is leading to the development of neural networks that mimic ...

Russia says to launch own space station in 2025

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 11:13
Russia's space agency said Tuesday it hoped to launch its own orbital station in 2025 as Moscow considers withdrawing from the International Space Station programme to go it alone. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said work had begun on the fist module ...

Pink Supermoon : the phenomenon that will be seen this April

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:55
At the end of the month one of the most attractive phenomena will be appreciated. We tell you what it is about and how you can observe the moon in one of its best moments. Like all nighttime astronomical phenomena, the pink supermoon is an event that is ...

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with NASA

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:52
For Earth Day 2021 (April 22), NASA highlights science and technology that is helping us live more sustainably on our home planet and adapt to natural and human-caused changes. Here's how to participate. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share.

Meteor showers to watch out for in 2021, including the Lyrids

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:42
Meteor showers come and go throughout the year, but when can you spot them in 2021? By Megan Slack and Telegraph Reporters ...

Remains of previously unknown dinosaur discovered in Chile

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:32
A previously unknown species of dinosaur has been discovered by scientists in Chile's barren Atacama desert, an area the herbivore would have known millions of years ago as dense with lush foliage. The remains of Arackar licanantay, which means ...

Greenland's 2012 Heat Wave Still Contributing to Rising Sea Levels

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:01
A heat wave in 2012 continues to have a measurable effect on Greenland's ice sheets, causing meltwater that would otherwise be soaked up by a porous layer of ice to instead flow freely out to sea. A boat steers slowly through floating ice, and around ...

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