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UBC research shows more needs to be done to alleviate user concerns about privacy and security

Researchers have found that people are also concerned about something else: friends, family and others who may have access to these devices.

3 hours ago ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Instant hydrogen production for powering fuel cells

Researchers develop a method for on-demand hydrogen production, which has potential for use in portable hydrogen fuel cells.

8 hours ago Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Tiny magnetic structures enhance medical science

Researchers review promising new nanomaterials that can be used in cancer diagnosis and as MRI contrast agents.

8 hours ago Applied Physics Reviews

Squid brains approach that of dogs

We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland.

13 hours ago iScience

Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies

Researchers discover that butterflies have specialized behaviors and wing scales to protect the living parts of their wings; nanostructures found in the wing scales could inspire the design of radiative-cooling materials to help manage excessive heat cond.

14 hours ago Nature Communications

Humans not always to blame for genetic diversity loss in wildlife

ZSL-led study shows genetic differences in African lions likely caused by ecological rather than human factors.

24 hours ago Animal Conservation

Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change

A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington research recently published in Nature Climate Change shows.

27 Jan 2020 Nature Climate Change

Extreme-energy accelerators in extragalactic outer space

Blazars are among the most fascinating objects in the universe.

27 Jan 2020 Nature Astronomy

Detection of very high frequency magnetic resonance could revolutionize electronics

The research has applications in ultrafast and spin-based nanoscale devices

27 Jan 2020 Nature

Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete

Study finds the materials - glass, ceramics and stainless steel - interact to accelerate corrosion.

27 Jan 2020 Nature Materials

Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes

Researchers found multiple faults with evidence of more than 10 meters of slip during past large earthquakes in the region hit by the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and tsunami

27 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

Genomics experts dispute nine genes linked to congenital heart condition

NHGRI-funded ClinGen panel also validates three genes believed to be associated with long QT syndrome.

27 Jan 2020 Circulation

Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm

The international team of researchers argue that only international action to decrease CO2 emissions can reverse this trend.

27 Jan 2020 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Walking sharks discovered in the tropics

Future research would help researchers to better understand why the region was home to some of the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet.

26 Jan 2020 Marine and Freshwater Research

Researchers track down Australia’s ‘missing’ manta rays

The study is the first step towards understanding the connectivity of reef manta ray populations in Australia.

26 Jan 2020 Journal of Fish Biology

Living near major roads linked to increased risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Neurological disorders—a term that describes a range of disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neuron diseases—are increasingly recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.

26 Jan 2020 Environmental Health

UQ responds to coronavirus pandemic

The University of Queensland has been asked to develop a vaccine for the recent coronavirus outbreak at unprecedented speed, using new technology.

26 Jan 2020

Astronomers spot ‘vampire’ star sucking life from victim

The rare event researchers found was a super-outburst from the dwarf nova, which can be thought of as a vampire star system.

26 Jan 2020 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Safer viruses for vaccine research and diagnosis

The researchers have effectively developed a new biotechnology platform requiring low biocontainment, to help safely develop vaccines and diagnostics against a mosquito-borne diseases.

24 Jan 2020 Science Translational Medicine

Sorghum study illuminates relationship between humans, crops and the environment in domestication

The study untangles these factors to create a more complete look at crop domestication than is possible in other major crops.

24 Jan 2020 Nature Plants