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Baltimore Ravens pass on Colin Kaepernick, sign Thad Lewis as third QB

3 days ago from UPI

The Baltimore Ravens signed journeyman Thad Lewis and waived fellow quarterback Dustin Vaughan on Monday.

Massive particles test standard quantum theory

4 days ago from Science Blog

Quantum mechanics describes how matter behaves on the smallest mass and length scales. However, the absence of quantum phenomena in our daily lives has triggered a search for minimal modifications...

Machine learning helps spot counterfeit consumer products

6 days ago from Science Daily

A team of researchers has developed a new mechanism that uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit versions of the same product.

New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers

6 days ago from Science Daily

Chip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon's virtues include the fact that it 'rusts' in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. Two new ultrathin materials share that...

Watercraft design: A smoother ride over troubled waters

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers are developing the science that will improve soft-hull watercraft design. Their findings could help make a rough ride over choppy waters a lot smoother.

Crash at Connecticut airport kills instructor, injures 2

6 days ago from UPI

A flight instructor died Friday and two others were hurt when an airplane crashed into a small Connecticut airport, authorities said.

Air Force finishes ground testing of new highly efficient engine

6 days ago from UPI

The Air Force Research Laboratory has recently completed a ground test series on a new kind of high-efficiency diesel engine.

Simulation Demonstrates How Exposure to Plasma Makes Carbon Nanotubes Grow

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

PPPL research performed with collaborators from Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook has shown how plasma causes...

Material-independent nanocoating antimicrobial spray extends the shelf life of produce

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a sprayable nanocoating technique using plant-derived polyphenol that can be applied to any surface. This new nanocoating process can be completed in seconds to form nanometer-thick films,...

New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect disease

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Jackdaws flap their wings to save energy

6 days ago from Science Daily

For the first time, researchers have observed that birds that fly actively and flap their wings save energy. Biologists have now shown that jackdaws minimize their energy consumption when they...

Chemists use electricity to amp up drug manufacturing

6 days ago from Science Blog

Give your medicine a jolt. By using a technique that combines electricity and chemistry, future pharmaceuticals – including many of the top prescribed medications in the United States – soon...

Novel software can recognize eye contact in everyday situations

6 days ago from Science Daily

Human eye contact is an important information source. Nonetheless, so far, possibilities to recognize eye contact in everyday situations have been very limited. Computer scientists have now developed a method...

New devices to control X-rays are less expensive, faster to make

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a less expensive and more efficient way of controlling x-ray beams used to study the intricate details...

Blind quantum computing for everyone

6 days ago from Physorg

(—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that clients who possess only classical computers—and no quantum devices—can outsource computing tasks to quantum servers that perform blind quantum computing. "Blind" means...

Fertility app for parents-to-be

6 days ago from Physorg

Since January 2017 a sensor wristband that, according to the manufacturer, is capable of detecting a woman's fertile days in her cycle with 89 percent certainty has been on the...

Globular proteins found to allow squid eyes to adjust for light distortion

1 week ago from Physorg

(—A team of researchers with the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered the means by which squid eyes are able to adjust to underwater light distortion. In their paper published in...

Shock front probed by protons

1 week ago from Physorg

A shock front is usually considered as a simple discontinuity in density or pressure. Yet in strongly shocked gases, the atoms are ionized into electrons and ions. The large difference...

Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

1 week ago from Physorg

A new electronic lead sensor, potentially costing around $20, could keep an eye on home and city water quality, alerting residents and officials to the presence of lead within nine...

What the Google Gender 'Manifesto' Really Says about Silicon Valley (Op-Ed)

1 week ago from Live Science

Five years after a major sexism scandal, Silicon Valley's misogynist culture remains strong and pervasive – and history reveals the stakes could be as high as the entire U.S. tech...

Researchers use neural networks for odor recognition

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from the HSE Laboratory of Space Research, Technologies, Systems and Processes have applied fast-learning artificial intelligence systems to odour recognition and developed an electronic nose device capable of recognising...

Portable nanospectrometer for detecting dangerous compounds

1 week ago from Physorg

Guido Verbeck, UNT associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, patented an algorithm that works with a high-tech tool to detect the location of chemical streams. Now, he's using it in...

A new method for the formation of fluorinated molecular rings

1 week ago from Physorg

Dyes, pharmaceuticals, and functional materials are generally based on innovative molecules made by chemists. For their production, several chemical reactions are available, but there are limitations. For example, fluorinated compounds,...

Tracing the links between basic research and real-world applications

1 week ago from Physorg

What does hailing a ride with Uber have to do with 19th-century geometry and Einstein's theory of relativity? Quite a bit, it turns out.

AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products.

Can a Solar Eclipse Really Blind You?

1 week ago from Live Science

Isaac Newton blinded himself for 3 days after looking at the sun in a mirror.

DoD, University of Texas to collaborate on nuclear forensics

1 week ago from UPI

The Air Force Technical Applications Center is partnering with the University of Texas at Austin to conduct research into nuclear forensics.

Four ORNL Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Funding Awards

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

Four Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers specializing in nuclear physics, fusion energy, advanced materials and environmental science are among 59 recipients of Department of Energy's Office of Science Early Career...