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Newswise: On the Way to Smart Hearing Aids
Released: 27-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
On the Way to Smart Hearing Aids
University of Oldenburg

Smart hearing aids that adapt to the individual needs of the user: for the last four years, the researchers of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) Hearing Acoustics have been working towards this goal.

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Released: 27-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Brookhaven Lab's Chang-Yong Nam Named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year'
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Materials scientist Chang-Yong Nam of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory—has been recognized as an “Inventor of the Year” by the global science and technology organization Battelle.

Newswise: Spines of Life: Fast-Breeding Sea Urchin Provides New Model for Genetic Research
Released: 27-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Spines of Life: Fast-Breeding Sea Urchin Provides New Model for Genetic Research
University of Tsukuba

Many people may not realize that the humble sea urchin is a titan when it comes to the study of biology. Now, researchers from Japan have discovered that sea urchins could help biological studies go further than ever before.

Newswise: How randomly moving electrons can improve cyber security
Released: 27-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
How randomly moving electrons can improve cyber security
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore IISC

In October 2017, tech giant Yahoo! disclosed a data breach that had leaked sensitive information of over 3 billion user accounts, exposing them to identity theft.

Released: 27-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Observation of Fractional Exclusion Statistics in Quantum Critical Matter
Science China Press

A quantum system consisting of a large number of microscopic particles obeys statistical laws at the macroscopic level.

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Released: 27-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Same Symptom – Different Cause?
Technical University of Munich

Nowadays doctors define and diagnose most diseases on the basis of symptoms.

Newswise: British Coral Predicted to Be Resilient to Climate Change
Released: 27-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
British Coral Predicted to Be Resilient to Climate Change
University of Exeter

An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, new research shows.

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Newswise: Finland’s First Science Satellite Launches Into Space
Released: 27-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Finland’s First Science Satellite Launches Into Space
Aalto University

The Foresail-1 mission will test a new plasma brake and collect data about space radiation

Newswise: Researchers aim X-rays at century-old plant secretions for insight into Aboriginal Australian cultural heritage
Released: 26-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Researchers aim X-rays at century-old plant secretions for insight into Aboriginal Australian cultural heritage
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

For tens of thousands of years, Aboriginal Australians have created some of the world’s most striking artworks. Today their work continues long lines of ancestral traditions, stories of the past and connections to current cultural landscapes, which is why researchers are keen on better understanding and preserving the cultural heritage within.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Archaeology: First Pompeiian human genome sequenced
Scientific Reports

The first successfully sequenced human genome from an individual who died in Pompeii, Italy, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE is presented this week in a study published in Scientific Reports.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:55 PM EDT
Study explores water content in deep earth volcanic magma
University of Wyoming

Magmatic volatile contents, such as water, are abundant in volcanic arc melts and influence magma evolution, dynamics of volcanic eruptions and the formation of ore deposits.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Why haven’t we discovered co-orbital exoplanets? Could tides offer a possible answer?
SETI Institute

In our solar system, there are several thousand examples of co-orbital objects: bodies that share the same orbit around the Sun or a planet.

Released: 26-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
New type of extremely reactive substance in the atmosphere
University of Copenhagen

For the first time, an entirely new class of super-reactive chemical compounds has been discovered under atmospheric conditions.

19-May-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Offshore Wind Farms Could Disturb Marine Mammal Behavior #ASA182
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

When an offshore wind farm pops up, there is a period of noisy but well-studied and in most cases regulated construction. Once the turbines are operational, they provide a valuable source of renewable energy while emitting a constant lower level of sound.

Newswise: “Fuel of evolution” more abundant than previously thought in wild animals
Released: 26-May-2022 4:15 PM EDT
“Fuel of evolution” more abundant than previously thought in wild animals
Australian National University

The raw material for evolution is much more abundant in wild animals than we previously believed, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

Newswise: Mystery Mechanism in Small Peptide Shows Big Promise for Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Released: 26-May-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Mystery Mechanism in Small Peptide Shows Big Promise for Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Using neutrons, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory pieced together the molecular mechanics behind a peptide’s ability to deal significant damage to bacterial cells. Their findings could inform new therapeutic strategies for treating bacterial infections where antibiotics have fallen short.

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Released: 26-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Scientists shine new light on role of Earth’s orbit in the fate of ancient ice sheets
Cardiff University

Scientists have finally put to bed a long-standing question over the role of Earth’s orbit in driving global ice age cycles.

Released: 26-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
Forecast of Food Cyber Attacks
Flinders University

Wide-ranging use of smart technologies is raising global agricultural production but international researchers warn this digital-age phenomenon could reap a crop of another kind – cybersecurity attacks.

Newswise: New non-radioactive, neutral reagent reveals viruses in clear detail
Released: 26-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
New non-radioactive, neutral reagent reveals viruses in clear detail
Hiroshima University

Seeing is believing — or, for scientists, the beginning of understanding.

Released: 26-May-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Cornell, US Navy Raise Bar for Autonomous Underwater Imaging
Cornell University

Tests conducted by Cornell and the U.S. Navy used new algorithms to outperform state-of-the-art programming for autonomous underwater sonar imaging, significantly improving the speed and accuracy for identifying objects such as explosive mines, sunken ships, airplane black boxes, pipelines and corrosion on ship hulls.

Newswise: Wealthiest homeowners most at risk of wildfire hazard
Released: 26-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
Wealthiest homeowners most at risk of wildfire hazard
Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing

The top ten per cent most valuable homes in the western United States are 70% more likely to be in high wildfire hazard areas than median-value properties, measured by county, according to a new study published today in Environmental Research Letters.

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Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
UCI Researchers: Autonomous Vehicles Can Be Tricked Into Dangerous Driving Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 26, 2022 – When a driverless car is in motion, one faulty decision by its collision-avoidance system can lead to disaster, but researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified another possible risk: Autonomous vehicles can be tricked into an abrupt halt or other undesired driving behavior by the placement of an ordinary object on the side of the road.

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Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Extraterrestrial civilizations may colonize the Galaxy even if they don’t have starships
Independent Expert

Astronomers have searched for extraterrestrial civilizations in planetary systems for sixty years, to no avail. In the paper published by International Journal of Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press, and titled “Migrating extraterrestrial civilizations and interstellar colonization: Implications for SETI and SETA,” Irina K. Romanovskaya proposes that the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) may have more chances to become successful when including the search for migrating extraterrestrial civilizations.

Newswise: The First Cave-Bound Mollusc Species From the Americas
Released: 26-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The First Cave-Bound Mollusc Species From the Americas
Pensoft Publishers

Exclusively subterranean bivalves - the group of molluscs comprising clams, oysters, mussels, scallops - are considered a rarity.

Newswise: More reptile species may be at risk of extinction than previously thought
23-May-2022 11:10 AM EDT
More reptile species may be at risk of extinction than previously thought
PLOS

Machine learning tool estimates extinction risk for species previously unprioritized for conservation.

Newswise: Reshaping Global Policies for Circular Economy
Released: 26-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Reshaping Global Policies for Circular Economy
Tsinghua University Press

Circular economy may not always be effective or even desirable owing to the spatiotemporal dimensions of environmental risk of materials, and variability of global policies.

Released: 26-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Tsunami Threats Underestimated in Current Models, New Research Shows
University of Southern California (USC)

The 2004 Sumatra earthquake generated one of the most destructive tsunamis ever recorded, with 100-foot waves that killed nearly 230,000 and resulted in an estimated $10 billion in damage.

Newswise: Finding Coherence in Quantum Chaos
Released: 26-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Finding Coherence in Quantum Chaos
Los Alamos National Laboratory

A theoretical breakthrough in understanding quantum chaos could open new paths into researching quantum information and quantum computing, many-body physics, black holes, and the still-elusive quantum to classical transition.

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Newswise: Two Virginia Graduate Students Get a Boost for Research
Released: 26-May-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Two Virginia Graduate Students Get a Boost for Research
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Two graduate students at Virginia universities who plan to conduct research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have just received grants toward their projects. They are among 80 graduate students representing 27 states selected to receive support through the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2021 Solicitation 2 cycle.

Newswise: UWM Grads Help Provide Domestic Source  of Critical Medical Diagnostic Material
Released: 26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UWM Grads Help Provide Domestic Source of Critical Medical Diagnostic Material
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

UWM graduates support the companies in the production of molybdenum-99, the parent of technetium-99m, the most widely used radioisotope in the world for diagnostic medical imaging. The materials are often abbreviated as Mo-99 and Tc-99m.)

Newswise: Arc Volcanoes Are Wetter than Previously Thought, With Scientific and Economic Implications
Released: 26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Arc Volcanoes Are Wetter than Previously Thought, With Scientific and Economic Implications
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth’s lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economically important mineral ore deposits form, according to a new paper led by authors from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), “High water content of arc magmas recorded in cumulates from subduction zone lower crust,” published in Nature Geoscience.

Released: 26-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
A One-Stop Shop for Quantum Sensing Materials
Argonne National Laboratory

Sheets of pure diamond with tiny imperfections could hold promise for being controllable materials platform for quantum technology.

Newswise: A Unique Catalyst Paves the Way for Plastic Upcycling
Released: 26-May-2022 10:55 AM EDT
A Unique Catalyst Paves the Way for Plastic Upcycling
Ames Laboratory

A recently developed catalyst for breaking down plastics continues to advance plastic upcycling processes. In 2020, a team of researchers led by Ames Laboratory scientists developed the first processive inorganic catalyst to deconstruct polyolefin plastics into molecules that can be used to create more valuable products. Now, the team has developed and validated a strategy to speed up the transformation without sacrificing desirable products.

Newswise: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution campaign sheds light on new strategies and solutions for the coral reef crisis
Released: 26-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution campaign sheds light on new strategies and solutions for the coral reef crisis
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

In advance of World Ocean Day on June 8, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is launching its Give Reefs a Chance campaign, aimed at raising awareness of what WHOI scientists and engineers are doing to tackle the corals crisis, the importance of coral reefs, and what we can all do to give reefs a chance to survive.

Newswise: Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds
Released: 26-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Geology from 50 Light-Years: Webb Gets Ready to Study Rocky Worlds
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Imagine if Earth were much, much closer to the Sun. So close that an entire year lasts only a few hours. So close that gravity has locked one hemisphere in permanent searing daylight and the other in endless darkness. So close that the oceans boil away, rocks begin to melt, and the clouds rain lava. While nothing of the sort exists in our own solar system, planets like this—rocky, roughly Earth-sized, extremely hot and close to their stars—are not uncommon in the Milky Way galaxy. What are the surfaces and atmospheres of these planets really like? NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is about to provide some answers.

Newswise: Stuart Henderson Named to Hampton Roads 2022 Power List
Released: 26-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Stuart Henderson Named to Hampton Roads 2022 Power List
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

The director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Stuart Henderson, has just been named to the 2022 Hampton Roads Power List by Inside Business. According to the article, the list showcases “who’s who in terms of moving the needle for the economy in Hampton Roads, whether they be the decision-makers, the influencers and even some working behind the scenes.” This is Jefferson Lab Director Stuart Henderson’s fourth appearance on the list.

Newswise: NSF Tags FAU Researcher for Post-quantum 
Cryptography in NextG Networks
Released: 26-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
NSF Tags FAU Researcher for Post-quantum Cryptography in NextG Networks
Florida Atlantic University

FAU's Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D., was among 34 investigators nationwide selected by the NSF for RINGS, which is short for Resilient and Intelligent Next-Generation Systems. His project is the only one working on taking post-quantum cryptography to next generation systems.

Newswise: FAU Experts for the 2022 Hurricane Season
Released: 26-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Experts for the 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida Atlantic University

With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season forecast to be above average activity with a higher probability of major hurricanes making landfall along the continental U.S. coastline, several FAU faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.

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WashU Engineers Developing Therapy to Regenerate Blood Vessels, Muscle with NIH Grant
Washington University in St. Louis

A $2.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will fund Jianjun Guan and Fuzhong Zhang’s effort to develop and deliver therapeutic proteins to help treat injured limbs.

Newswise: New HHMI Program Pledges $1.5 Billion for Outstanding Early Career Faculty Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Released: 26-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT
New HHMI Program Pledges $1.5 Billion for Outstanding Early Career Faculty Committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will support up to 150 early career scientists for their research and their efforts to create labs in which everyone can thrive. Applications to the program are open now.

Newswise: LLNL and Amazon Web Services to cooperate on standardized software stack for HPC
Released: 26-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT
LLNL and Amazon Web Services to cooperate on standardized software stack for HPC
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Amazon Web Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to define the role of leadership-class high performance computing (HPC) in a future where cloud HPC is ubiquitous.

Newswise:Video Embedded sea-turtle-conservation-gets-boost-from-new-dna-detection-method
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Released: 25-May-2022 7:00 PM EDT
Sea Turtle Conservation Gets Boost From New DNA Detection Method
University of Florida

A study led by University of Florida researchers is the first to sequence environmental DNA, or eDNA, from sea turtles — genetic material shed as they travel over beaches and in water. The research project is also the first to successfully collect animal eDNA from beach sand. The techniques could be used to trace and study other kinds of wildlife, advancing research and informing conservation strategies.


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