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6 tips for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. While most people break New Year’s resolutions within a few weeks, meuroscientist Vera Ludwig has six tips to help you through the process and stick with your goals. For many people, the new year marks a demarcation line for a fresh start, when they …

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New Signal Excites Alien Hunters—Here’s How We Could Find Out if It’s Real

The $100 million Breakthrough Listen Initiative, founded by Russian billionaire, technology and science investor Yuri Milner and his wife Julia, has identified a mysterious radio signal that seems to come from the nearest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri. This has generated a flood of excitement in the press and among scientists themselves. The discovery, which was reported by the …

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Gene-editing method shows promise for premature aging syndrome

    7th January 2021 Gene-editing method shows promise for premature aging syndrome Scientists have fixed a genetic mutation in mice with progeria, a rapid aging disease. The treatment could one day be used in humans who would otherwise die in childhood. Approximately 1 in 4 million children are diagnosed with progeria within the first two years of birth, and …

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Device mimics intestines as bacteria invade

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A new device mimics intestines to show how invading bacteria cause disease, making it more practical to find treatments for diseases like infectious diarrhea. The team developed transparent millifluidic perfusion cassettes (mPCs) that are easy to fabricate and operate and compatible with common microscopic …

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2021 Could Be a Banner Year for AI—If We Solve These 4 Problems

If AI has anything to say to 2020, it’s “you can’t touch this.” Last year may have severed our connections with the physical world, but in the digital realm, AI thrived. Take NeurIps, the crown jewel of AI conferences. While lacking the usual backdrop of the dazzling mountains of British Columbia or the beaches of Barcelona, the annual AI extravaganza …

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Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40%

    4th January 2021 Scientists find way to boost desalination efficiency by up to 40% Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin have determined that desalination membranes are inconsistent in density and mass distribution, and shown a way to increase their efficiency by up to 40 per cent.     Clean water produced at a lower cost may …

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This mask-wearing appeal could work better than shaming

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Appealing to people’s concerns for their loved ones could overcome resistance to wearing a mask and following social distancing guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to new research. The findings may also have implications for encouraging people to get the new vaccine. …

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Tesla Produced and Delivered a Half Million Cars in 2020

Tesla Produced and Delivered a Half Million Cars in 2020 Brian Wang | January 2, 2021 | SOURCES – TeslaWritten By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian owns shares of Tesla) Brian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News …

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New technology could turn Moon dust into oxygen and useful metals

    14th November 2020 New technology could turn Moon dust into oxygen and useful metals British firm Metalysis has won a European Space Agency contract to develop technology to turn Moon dust and rocks into oxygen, leaving behind aluminium, iron and other metal powders for useful construction materials.     Oxygen is among the most important resources needed for …