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Scientists develop sticky pesticide to combat pest insects

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Leiden University have engineered a biological barrier that protects plants from diseases and pests. It concerns a sticky substance that is sprayed on leaves, to which pests stick......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekMay 14th, 2024

Researchers develop MoonIndex, open-source software that allows study of lunar surface

With MoonIndex, researchers from Constructor University and the National Institute of Astrophysics in Italy have developed an open-source software that for the first time gives scientists access to a free tool that creates science-ready products from.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

Shaping the future of polymer nanocarriers

Scientists have taken a significant step towards the development of tailor-made chiral nanocarriers with controllable release properties. These nanocarriers, inspired by nature's helical molecules like DNA and proteins, hold immense potential for tar.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

Farmland weeds can help combat pests

Leaving some weeds between crops can help to combat pests on agricultural land, according to a new study carried out by the University of Bonn. This step has particularly positive effects in combination with other measures: the cultivation of differe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News6 hr. 11 min. ago

Using supercomputer researchers discover new clues to improving fusion confinement

Nuclear fusion—when two nuclei combine to form a new nucleus, thereby releasing energy—may be the clean, reliable, limitless power source of the future. But first, scientists must learn how to control its production......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Quantum annealer improves understanding of quantum many-body systems

Physicists have long been pursuing the idea of simulating quantum particles with a computer that is itself made up of quantum particles. This is exactly what scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich have done together with colleagues from Slovenia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Jupiter"s upper atmosphere surprises astronomers

Using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, scientists observed the region above Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot to discover a variety of previously unseen features. The region, previously believed to be unremarkable in nature, hosts a variety.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Marine cloud brightening models show unexpected consequences of geoengineering

A combined team of Earth scientists and climate specialists at the University of California San Diego and the National Center for Atmospheric Research has found via modeling that geoengineering projects such as marine cloud brightening can have unexp.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

Researchers develop polymer fibers that can facilitate controlled, local drug delivery

Medical products such as ointments or syringes reach their limits when it comes to delivering medication locally—and above all in a controlled manner over a longer period of time. Empa researchers are therefore developing polymer fibers that can de.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 39 min. ago

New paradigm in photothermal therapy: Researchers develop ultrasound-assisted photothermal therapy technology

Professor Jin-ho Chang's research team from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at DGIST has developed "Ultrasound-assisted photothermal therapy (ULTRA-PTT)" technology that significantly enhances the performance of conventi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

How "sticky" is dense nuclear matter?

Colliding heavy atomic nuclei together creates a fluidlike soup of visible matter's fundamental building blocks, quarks and gluons. This soup has very low viscosity—a measure of its "stickiness," or resistance to flow......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

World not ready for climate change-fueled wildfires: Experts

The world is unprepared for the increasing ferocity of wildfires turbocharged by climate change, scientists say, as blazes from North America to Europe greet the northern hemisphere summer in the hottest year on record......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

New tipping point discovered beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

A new and worrying way that large ice sheets can melt has been characterized by scientists for the first time. The research focuses on how relatively warm seawater can lap at the underside of ground-based ice, which can accelerate the movement of the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

Scientists identify safe havens we must preserve to prevent "the sixth great extinction of life on Earth"

In a new article, a coalition of conservationists and researchers have shown how we can protect Earth's remaining biodiversity by conserving just a tiny percentage of the planet's surface. This affordable, achievable plan would make it possible for u.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

Using sound waves, scientists develop findings that challenge standard theories of solar convection

A team of solar physicists at NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Astrophysics and Space Science (CASS), led by Research Scientist Chris S. Hanson, Ph.D., has revealed the interior structure of the sun's supergranules, a flow structure that transports heat fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 11 min. ago

Geologists expect Chang"e-6 lunar surface samples to contain volcanic rock and impact ejecta

On June 25, China's Chang'e-6 (CE-6) lunar probe is set to return to Earth, carrying the first surface samples collected from the farside of the moon. In anticipation of this historic event, scientists from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics at.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Indigenous data sovereignty can help save British Columbia"s wild salmon

Non-Indigenous scientists increasingly realize that Indigenous data are key to solving today's environmental challenges......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

What the 3.2 million-year-old Lucy fossil reveals about nudity and shame

Fifty years ago, scientists discovered a nearly complete fossilized skull and hundreds of pieces of bone of a 3.2-million-year-old female specimen of the genus Australopithecus afarensis, often described as "the mother of us all." During a celebratio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Most plastics are made from fossil fuels and end up in the ocean, but marine microbes can"t degrade them

Marine plastic pollution is a massive environmental issue, with a plastic smog of an estimated 170 trillion particles afloat in the world's oceans. This highlights how urgently we need to develop strategies to mitigate this environmental crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Space radiation can damage satellites—next-generation material could self-heal when exposed to cosmic rays

The space environment is harsh and full of extreme radiation. Scientists designing spacecraft and satellites need materials that can withstand these conditions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024

Researchers develop RNA-targeting technology for precisely manipulating parts of human genes

Researchers at the University of Toronto have harnessed a bacterial immune defense system, known as CRISPR, to efficiently and precisely control the process of RNA splicing. The technology opens the door to new applications, including systematically.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 24th, 2024