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Physics

Designing workplaces with sound disturbances in mind

Investigators are using physics to understand how architectural aspects of workplace design change the way sound, especially music, conversation and machine noise, affect workers.

5 Dec 2019 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

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#earth

Move over Jules Verne — scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth’s interior

An array of floating seismometers in the Pacific Ocean offer the most comprehensive view of Earth's interior.

6 Dec 2019

Stormquakes: Powerful storms cause seafloor tremors

6 Dec 2019

As farmers protest, ANU experts offer stark water warning

6 Dec 2019

Tipping points push Earth towards hothouse climate

6 Dec 2019

Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage

4 Dec 2019

#space

How Enceladus got its stripes

New research reveals the physics governing the fissures through which ocean water erupts from the moon's icy surface.

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When space travel is a blur

Working with the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, two Quebec-based researchers are keeping an eye on astronauts’ ocular health.

6 Dec 2019

Hidden giant planet revealed around tiny white dwarf star

The first evidence of a giant planet orbiting a dead white dwarf star has been found in the form of a disc of gas formed from its evaporating atmosphere.

4 Dec 2019

#technology

A tech jewel: Converting graphene into diamond film

Synthesis of the thinnest possible diamond-like material starting from bilayer graphene and without high pressure,

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Storing data in everyday objects

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Jelly invention can heal itself like human skin

8 Dec 2019

Hiring antibodies as nanotechnology builders

3 Dec 2019

#health

The genetic signature of memory

Unique memory genes are expressed in different areas of the brain.

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Machine learning decreases experimental costs of drug combination screening for translational applications

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Machine learning can help us understand conversations about death

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Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days

8 Dec 2019

Nanocontainer ships titan-size gene therapies and drugs into cells

6 Dec 2019

#physics

How to induce magnetism in graphene

Graphene consists only of carbon atoms, but magnetism is a property hardly associated with carbon.

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Fish scattering sound waves has impact on aquaculture

Acoustics affect evaluation of fish school biomass, impact aquaculture.

6 Dec 2019

A new view for glasses

The physics that controls the motion of the atoms in glassy materials is incredibly complex and still not completely understood.

6 Dec 2019

Designing workplaces with sound disturbances in mind

Investigators are using physics to understand how architectural aspects of workplace design change the way sound, especially music, conversation and machine noise, affect workers.

5 Dec 2019

#archaeology

Four-hundred-eighty-million-year-old fossils reveal sea lilies’ ancient roots

New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies' arms evolved.

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New early Cretaceous mammal fossils bridge a transitional gap in ear’s evolution

Fossils of a previously unknown species of Early Cretaceous mammal have caught in the act the final steps by which mammals' multi-boned middle ears evolved, according to a new study.

5 Dec 2019

Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in unrelated plant-eating dinosaurs

5 Dec 2019

Untangling the branches in the mammal tree of life

4 Dec 2019

#othersciences

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

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Creating switchable plasmons in plastics

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Economic status cues from clothes affect perceived competence from faces

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Liquid crystal polymer learns to move and grab objects

4 Dec 2019

lack of tolerance, institutional confidence threaten democracies

2 Dec 2019

Rapid desolvation-triggered domino lattice rearrangement in a metal–organic framework

2 Dec 2019

UBC ditching single-use coffee cups and plastic food ware

29 Nov 2019