Scientific Discoveries

New Discovery Can Improve Industrial Yeast Strains

Baker's yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is used industrially to produce a great variety of biochemicals. These biochemicals can be produced from waste material from the agricultural or forest industry (second-generation biomass). During the...

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Scientists Discover Method To Boost Energy Generation From Microalgae

The variety of humble algae that cover the surface of ponds and seas could hold the key to boosting the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis, allowing scientists to produce more energy and lower waste in the process. A study showed how encasing...

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Rocky Planets Might Need To Be The Right Age To Support Life

Extrasolar planets are being discovered at a rapid rate—4,531 planets in 3,363 systems (with another 7,798 candidates awaiting confirmation). Of these, 166 have been identified as rocky planets (also known as "Earth-like"), while another 1,389...
Related topics: Space

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How To Program Dna Robots To Poke And Prod Cell Membranes

A discovery of how to build little blocks out of DNA and get them to stick to lipids has implications for biosensing and mRNA vaccines.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Robots

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Cellular Environments Shape Molecular Architecture

An important cellular structure called the nuclear pore complex (NPC) has larger dimensions than previously thought. A research team made this discovery using cryo-focused ion beam (cryo-FIB) milling and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) -- which...
Related topics: Electrons

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‘impossible’ Particle Adds A Piece To The Strong Force Puzzle

The unexpected discovery of the double-charm tetraquark gives physicists fresh insight into the strongest of nature’s fundamental forces.
Related topics: Physics

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Aaa Study Finds Vehicle Safety Systems Are Negatively Impacted By Rain

Researchers from AAA have published a new study looking at how moderate to heavy rain affects the ability of modern vehicle safety systems to function. AAA conducted testing in a closed course environment simulating rainfall and discovered that test...

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Jupiter-like Planet Orbiting Dead Star Offers Glimpse Into Future Of Our Solar System

The first discovery of a planet orbiting a dead star, a celestial grouping said to resemble our own Solar System, offers clues that our planet could survive the Sun's violent death about five billion years from now.
Related topics: Jupiter, Space, Sun

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‘sensational’ Remains Buried By Ancient Vesuvius Eruption Discovered At Herculaneum

Italian archaeologists working in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum have made a "sensational discovery".
Related topics: Archaeology

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Accelerating The Discovery Of New Materials For 3d Printing

The growing popularity of 3D printing for manufacturing all sorts of items, from customized medical devices to affordable homes, has created more demand for new 3D printing materials designed for very specific uses. To cut down on the time it takes...

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Rocky Planets Might Need To Be The Right Age To Support Life

Extrasolar planets are being discovered at a rapid rate, with 4,531 planets in 3,363 systems (with another 7,798 candidates awaiting confirmation). Of these, 166 have been identified as rocky planets (aka. “Earth-like”) while another...
Related topics: Space

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The Biggest Comet Ever Seen Will Get As Close As Saturn In 2031

A mega-comet—potentially the largest ever discovered—is heading from the Oort Cloud towards our direction. Estimated to be 100–200 kilometers across, the unusual celestial wanderer will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031. However,...
Related topics: Comets, Space, Saturn, Sun

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Cryptic Repeating Fast Radio Burst Traced To Cosmic Blasts Fuels Speculations About Alien Technology

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are a type of transient radio pulse, first discovered in 2007. Astronomers regularly detect the cosmic phenomena, which is often traced back to galaxies billions of light-years away, but are yet to determine the actual...
Related topics: Space, Galaxies

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Family Of 29-year-old Christina Nance Desperately Seeking Answers After She Was Found Dead Inside...

This is shady AF! Source: Hirurg / Getty The family of a 29-year-old Huntsville, Alabama woman named Christina Nance is desperately seeking answers after her lifeless body was discovered inside of an official Huntsville Police van outside of the...
Related topics: Police

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2022 Land Rover Discovery Metropolitan Edition Arrives With Custom Exterior Updates

Land Rover is expanding its 2022 Discovery lineup with a new range-topping Metropolitan Edition trim. Building upon the Discovery HSE R-Dynamic model, the Metropolitan Edition is home to more standard features and a host of new styling updates. The...

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Evidence Of Persistent Water Vapor Discovered On Europa

Our solar system has a lot of interesting planets and moons. One of the most interesting objects in the solar system is a moon orbiting the gas giant Jupiter, called Europa. Previously, the Hubble Space Telescope found water vapor in the atmosphere...
Related topics: Space, Moon, Jupiter, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope

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Scientists Discover Large Rift In The Arctic’s Last Bastion Of Thick Sea Ice

In May 2020, a hole a little smaller than the state of Rhode Island opened up for two weeks in the Last Ice Area, a million-square-kilometer patch of sea ice north of Greenland and Ellesmere Island that's expected to be the last refuge of ice in a...
Related topics: Arctic

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Hidden Water Vapor Was Just Discovered On Europa's Icy Surface

After studying years of old Hubble space observations, a scientist just discovered all-new signs of water vapor lingering on Europa. When it comes to our Solar System, there are certain destinations that tend to take up the spotlight. Mars is...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Mars

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Scientists Discover Large Rift In The Arctic's Last Bastion Of Thick Sea Ice 

A new study documents the formation of a 3,000-square-kilometer rift in the oldest and thickest Arctic ice. The area of open water, called a polynya, is the first to be identified in an area north of Ellesmere Island, Canada's northernmost island,...
Related topics: Arctic

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Serendipitous Discovery Leads To A New Understanding Of How Cells Multitask

Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a new paradigm for how fundamental biological switches, proteins that can be turned on and off to control processes like cell differentiation, cell growth, and...
Related topics: Proteins

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