It may be called canine influenza, but an expert has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the region.
A growing number of museums are installing Trevor Paglen's Tor node sculptures, offering their Internet bandwidth to the cause of online anonymity. The post The Artist Using Museums to Amplify Tor's Anonymity Network appeared first on WIRED.
Hope remains to save Hitomi — if the craft is lost, science faces a setback.
The private spaceflight company, which was established by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, aims to launch its New Shepard rocket to suborbital space, and bring it back to Earth in a soft landing, for the third time Saturday (April 2).
Increasingly popularity of right-wing political parties has not been because of an increase in anti-immigrant sentiment, suggests a new report.
Global efforts to protect the planet will fail unless we take concepts like equality and wellbeing into account, according to a new article.
New cryptographic algorithms have been created that are based on particularly hard mathematical problems. They would be virtually unbreakable, say investigators.
Even experienced teachers may be involuntarily affected by psychological bias related to pupils’ ethnicity. This could affect key decisions related to a child’s educational career. Researchers have shown that these biases can be overcome.
Vehicles in logistics centers will be more intuitive to steer in the future, thus making work easier and safer. “Tactile” handles will make this possible: They employ pressure sensors to detect the direction in which a user is pushing or pulling the cart. Whenever there is a risk of a collision, the cart stops immediately.
Nowadays it is impossible to imagine industry without robots. Safety laser scanners mostly safeguard dangerous areas and protect people from collisions. But optical sensors have their limitations, for instance when plastic surfaces, dust or smoke obstruct their line of sight. Researchers have now developed a new, high-frequency radar scanner that cuts through these obstacles. It can monitor its environment in a 360-degree radius, making it ideal for safety applications wherever people and robots work together.
The Earth's magnetic field permanently protects us from the charged particles and radiation that originate in the Sun. This shield is produced by the geodynamo, the rapid motion of huge quantities of liquid iron alloy in the Earth's outer core. To maintain this magnetic field until the present day, the classical model required the Earth's core to have cooled by around 3 000 °C over the past 4.3 billion years. Now, astronomers suggest that, on the contrary, its temperature has fallen by only 300 °C. The action of the Moon, overlooked until now, is thought to have compensated for this difference and kept the geodynamo active.
How vascular tubes build, maintain and adapt continuously perfused lumens to meet local metabolic needs remains poorly understood. Recent studies showed that blood flow itself plays a critical role in the remodelling of vascular networks and suggested it is also required for the lumenization of new vascular connections. However, it is still unknown how haemodynamic forces contribute to the formation of new vascular lumens during blood vessel morphogenesis.
The idea of climate change turning the UK into a viable wine-making region may have boosted the industry in recent years. But cold snaps, sharp frosts and downpours threaten productivity. Research reveals that year-to-year climate variability and hazardous weather at key points in the growing season leave the industry highly sensitive to the elements. It also suggests that in vogue varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot noir) are more susceptible to UK climate variability than traditional varieties.
Researchers found evidence that babies born prematurely are less interested in other people compared to infants born full-term, when tested at 6 and 12 months of age. The study adds further insight into recent reports about the links between premature birth and autism.
We now live in a world in which more people are obese than underweight, major global analysis reveals
In the past 40 years, there has been a startling increase in the number of obese people worldwide -- rising from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014, according to the most comprehensive analysis of trends in body mass index to date.
Monetary rewards for healthy behavior can pay off both in the pocketbook and in positive psychological factors like internal motivation, according to a new study.
The huge Argyre basin in southern Mars contains a wealth of ingredients thought necessary for the evolution of life, and should be a prime target for a tier of future missions, study team members said.
At a time when the nation is facing projected physician shortages, a study shows an association between burnout and declining professional satisfaction with physicians reducing the number of hours they devote to clinical practice.
Males can 'cost' less when there is a higher proportion of females, a result that may have broad implications for studies of the evolution and sustainability of sexual reproduction.
Researchers have found that coffee consumption, including decaf, instant and espresso, decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. Moreover, these benefits increase the more coffee you drink.