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