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Farmers must learn to reduce, reuse and recycle phosphorus

When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a very important scientific discovery. What...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than 2,500 years. The model shows that...
Convert waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemical feedstocks and fuels

The real solution to greenhouse effect? Profitable production of fuels from CO2

One way to reduce the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is now at its highest point in 800,000 years, would be to capture the potent greenhouse...
First stars in the Universe

After 12 billion years travelling across the Universe, we can see the light of...

Astronomers are closing in on a signal that has been travelling across the Universe for 12 billion years, bringing them nearer to understanding the life and death of the...
Eli Stavitski

What if carbon dioxide could be turned to pure liquid fuel?

An electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity could produce pure liquid fuels from carbon dioxide in an efficient and environmentally friendly way, researchers report. In its latest prototype, the catalytic reactor...
Lucy ancestor

How was the face of the early human ancestors?

Researchers have discovered a “remarkably complete” cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor. Working for the past 15 years at the Woranso-Mille paleontological site in the Afar region of Ethiopia,...
Space debris

U.N. warns space debris threatens our communications

One of the largest human landfills is above our heads and is invisible to the naked eye. Six decades of space races have left thousands of tons of scrap metal...
When environmental temperatures drop to uncomfortable and even dangerous levels, receptor proteins within the sensory nerves in the skin perceive the change, and they relay that information to the brain. This is true for organisms from humans all the way down to the tiny, millimeter-long worms that researchers study in Xu’s lab: the model system Caenorhabditis elegans.

How humans (as all animals) actually sense cold

A newly identified receptor protein lets animals, from worms to humans, sense cold temperatures, researchers report. “Clearly, nerves in the skin can sense cold, but no one has been able...
Microglia and Alzheimer plaques

Mouse brains don’t form Alzheimer’s plaques at all when microglia is removed

A new way to forestall Alzheimer’s disease in a laboratory setting could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. Researchers found that when they removed brain immune...
Campi Flegrei

Can help this technology to recognise where a volcano will erupt?

Most of the times you see the eruption of a volcano on TV or the internet, the magma shoots right out of its top. However, it is not so...
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Casio F-91W Sensor Watch

The legendary Casio F-91W are back in fashion thanks to Open Source hardware

It is one of the best-selling watches in the world, and despite being launched more than 30 years ago, the Casio F-91W continues to...
Thevetia ahouai

Two children, 3 and 5 years old, die after being poisoned by eating a...

Two children aged 3 and 5 have died in Montecitos, Colombia, after mistakenly ingesting some fruits that turned out to be poisonous. The children...
Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code, Microsoft’s code editor, now has a web version

The Microsoft team announced this week that Visual Studio Code is now available from the web browser. Yes, you will be able to use Microsoft's...
Apple sounds videoclip

Start Up, a video clip with 45 years of “Apple sounds”.

In this fantastic, very careful and meticulous video clip produced by Apple, 45 years of "Apple sounds" so characteristic and familiar that anyone who...
Geforce RTX 3080

You’ll be able to play at 4K and 120 fps on Android with NVIDIA...

Streaming gaming has established itself as one of the alternatives of the present, rather than a crazy idea for the future. Platforms like Stadia,...
Google Play Store

Google Play reduces the fee it charges for subscriptions

The Google team announced new measures aimed at encouraging developers to continue betting on Google Play. Among the novelties, changes were mentioned in relation to...

Fear of syringes on British dance floors

Layla, not her real name, was dancing in a Nottingham club when she suddenly felt "a pinch" in the back of her arm. She...

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