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Study analyses potential global spread of new coronavirus

University of Southampton

Experts in population mapping at the University of Southampton have identified cities and provinces within mainland China, and cities and countries worldwide, which are at high-risk from the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

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28-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST

Tiny salamander's huge genome may harbor the secrets of regeneration

Yale University

The type of salamander called axolotl, with its frilly gills and widely spaced eyes, looks like an alien and has other-worldly powers of regeneration. Lose a limb, part of the heart or even a large portion of its brain? No problem: They grow back.

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28-Jan-2020 2:35 PM EST
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Crab-shell and seaweed compounds spin into yarns for sustainable and functional materials

Aalto University

Researchers from Aalto University, the University of São Paulo and the University of British Columbia have found a way to make a new kind of fibre from a combination of chitin nanoparticles, extracted from residual blue crab shells and alginate, a compound found in seaweed.

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28-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Virtual assistants provide disappointing advice when asked for first aid, emergency info

University of Alberta

Virtual assistants don't yet live up to their considerable potential when it comes to providing users with reliable and relevant information on medical emergencies, according to a new study from University of Alberta researchers.

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28-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Fifteen organizations join Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium in first year

Fifteen organizations join Los Alamos’ Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium in first year

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Just over a year after Los Alamos National Laboratory launched the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3), 15 companies, universities and federal organizations are now working together to explore new ways to make extreme-scale computers more efficient.

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28-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST

Too Much of a Good Thing? Satiation and Satisfaction

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Everything really is better in moderation: Research shows that once a person hits the satiation point, consuming more of something means enjoying it less. A new study by Professor Manel Baucells offers a model charting where that point is and what to do about it — with implications for business as well as optimizing your own personal experiences.

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28-Jan-2020 12:30 PM EST
Newswise: Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change

Rethinking land conservation to protect species that will need to move with climate change

University of Washington

A new study finds that many species of animals and plants likely will need to migrate under climate change, and that conservation efforts will also need to shift to be effective.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Plants, Wildlife, Birds, All Journal News,

28-Jan-2020 11:25 AM EST
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