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Article ID: 705569

Satellite data expose looting

University of Bern

Globally archaeological heritage is under threat by looting. The destruction of archaeological sites obliterates the basis for our understanding of ancient cultures and we lose our shared human past. Research at University of Bern shows that satellite data provide a mean to monitor the destruction of archaeological sites. It is now possible to understand activities by looters in remote regions and take measures to protect the sites.

17-Dec-2018 1:45 PM EST

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 705559

UCF researchers develop method to hide images and information in plain sight

University of Central Florida

What is real is not always as it appears. University of Central Florida researchers have found a way to hide information on materials and only make it visible to a person using the right tech.

17-Dec-2018 1:20 PM EST

Article ID: 705557

Data storage using individual molecules

University of Basel

Researchers from the University of Basel have reported a new method that allows the physical state of just a few atoms or molecules within a network to be controlled. It is based on the spontaneous self-organization of molecules into extensive networks with pores about one nanometer in size. In the journal 'small', the physicists reported on their investigations, which could be of particular importance for the development of new storage devices.

17-Dec-2018 12:50 PM EST

Article ID: 705555

Warning over deep-sea 'gold rush'

University of Exeter

A "gold rush" of seabed mining could lead to unprecedented damage to fragile deep-sea ecosystems, researchers have warned.

17-Dec-2018 12:30 PM EST

Article ID: 705550

MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a large number of transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in April 2018.

17-Dec-2018 12:15 PM EST

Article ID: 705526

Graduate Student Awarded National Lab Fellowship for Nuclear Reactor Research

Boise State University

Documenting the reactions that take place inside an active nuclear reactor is incredibly tough – high temperatures, corrosion, pressure, fission gas production, microstructure and cracks (among other things) make accurate data collection difficult.

17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST



Article ID: 705539

Researchers Zero in on Potential Therapeutic Target for Diabetes, Associated Diseases

Texas A&M AgriLife

A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University’s department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention.

17-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705362

Defining Quality Virus Data(sets)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

In Nature Biotechnology, as more and more researchers continue to assemble new genome sequences of uncultivated viruses, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) led a community effort to develop guidelines and best practices for defining virus data quality.

13-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705280

Tracking Antibiotic Resistance in the Canals of Ho Chi Minh City

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

Researchers in Oregon State University's College of Engineering have performed a first-of-its-kind genotype and phenotype study of the prevalence of multiple-antibiotic-resistant enteric bacteria in septic systems and soils in Vietnam.

17-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705512

Team Led by PPPL Wins Time on Three Supercomputers to Study the Complex Edge of Fusion Plasmas

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes INCITE award of major time on three supercomputers to PPPL-let team to study the complex edge of fusion plasmas.

14-Dec-2018 4:55 PM EST

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