First complete national assessment of Australia’s sharks and rays

    First complete national assessment of Australia’s sharks and rays

    The Melbourne Skate is assessed as vulnerable in the Action Plan for Australian Sharks and Rays 2021. Credit: Ian Shaw…
    Covid-19 news: Recorded US death toll reaches that of 1918-19 flu

    Covid-19 news: Recorded US death toll reaches that of 1918-19 flu

    By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan ,…
    Semiconductor market on pace to grow 17% in 2021, shortage expected to end by mid-2022

    Semiconductor market on pace to grow 17% in 2021, shortage expected to end by mid-2022

    Fingers crossed: It’s no secret the semiconductor market has been experiencing a worldwide shortage for months now, but according to…
    What if Just a Single Airborne Particle Was Enough To Infect You?

    What if Just a Single Airborne Particle Was Enough To Infect You?

    Illustration of where people can be infected by many (left) or a single (right) airborne particle. Single particle infections can…
    Scientists develop the next generation of reservoir computing

    Scientists develop the next generation of reservoir computing

    Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already…
    GPU Availability and Pricing Update: September 2021

    GPU Availability and Pricing Update: September 2021

    It’s time for our monthly graphics card pricing analysis update, yet another one. It’d be great if pricing was normal…
    Ancient DNA Extracted From Human Bones Rewrites Early Japanese History – Modern Day Populations Have Tripartite Genetic Origin

    Ancient DNA Extracted From Human Bones Rewrites Early Japanese History – Modern Day Populations Have Tripartite Genetic Origin

    Jomon pottery from the Hirajo shell midden (Late Jomon) and a skull from which ancient DNA was extracted. Credit: Shigeki…
    Inhibiting targets of SARS-CoV-2 proteases can block infection, study shows

    Inhibiting targets of SARS-CoV-2 proteases can block infection, study shows

    Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the…
    One of nature’s key constants is much larger in a quantum material

    One of nature’s key constants is much larger in a quantum material

    A crucial number that rules the universe goes big in a strange quantum material. The fine-structure constant is about 10…
    We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants

    We can now bioengineer catnip instead of extracting it from plants

    By Michael Le Page Catnip plants in bloom blickwinkel/Alamy The key ingredient in catnip, called nepetalactone, can now be brewed…
    Amazon is reportedly showing more sponsored products and charging advertisers extra

    Amazon is reportedly showing more sponsored products and charging advertisers extra

    TL;DR: Have you noticed that there seems to be an increasing number of sponsored products at the top of Amazon’s…
    Futuristic Solar Electric Thrusters Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go

    Futuristic Solar Electric Thrusters Makes NASA’s Psyche Spacecraft Go

    Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory work to integrate Hall thrusters into the agency’s Psyche spacecraft in July 2021. One…
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