December issue SLAS Technology features ‘advances in technology to address COVID-19’

Oak Brook, IL – The December issue of SLAS Technology is a special collection featuring the cover article, “Advances in Technology to Address COVID-19” by editors Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D., (National University of Singapore), Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D., (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA) and Xianting Ding, Ph.D., (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China). The […]

Not to be sniffed at: historical smells project launched

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A team of historians, scientists, artificial intelligence experts and perfumers announced on Monday a new project to archive the smells of Europe’s past. From the fragrance of perfumes to the stench of the Battle of Waterloo, the ODEUROPA project will look to identify, describe and recreate the aromas that wafted across […]

Hundreds of new genomes help fill the bird ‘tree of life’

From gulls to grouse to grackles, more than 10,000 bird species live on this planet. Now, scientists are one step closer to understanding the evolution of all of this feathered diversity. An international team of researchers has released the genetic instruction books of 363 species of birds, including 267 genomes assembled for the first time. […]

New research reveals widespread contamination, with two neurotoxic pesticides found in concentrations that far exceed accepted safe limits — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Sussex have found widespread contamination of English rivers with two neurotoxic pesticides commonly used in veterinary flea products: fipronil and the neonicotinoid imidacloprid. The concentrations found often far exceeded accepted safe limits. These chemicals are banned for agricultural use due to the adverse environmental effects, but there is minimal environmental […]

Researchers Produce First Artificial Icequakes

Scientists have produced the first laboratory examples of glacier seismicity, or icequakes, according to new research. Results from these first icequake experiments by Zoet et al. suggest that interactions between glacier ice and the bedrock below mimic the interactions of rocks on faults that cause earthquakes. The new experimental approach helps researchers better […]

Google Photos is better at image editing than you think

Use only one app to save original shots while you play around with light settings on a copy. ( Dan Gold / Unsplash/) Google Photos has come a long way from the days when it was part of Google Plus. Once a simple cloud-based image manager, the platform has become an artificial intelligence-powered one-stop shop […]

Potential cholera vaccine target discovered

BOSTON – Findings from a team led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), reported in the online journal mBio, may help scientists develop a more effective vaccine for cholera, a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and is usually spread through contaminated water. The bacterium that causes cholera, called Vibrio cholerae, settles […]

The small satellite that’s paying big dividends

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Think of the International Space Station, and most likely you imagine an orbiting laboratory, where scientists observe how plants, materials, and humans react to microgravity conditions. But during the past decade, the station has also served a very different role—that of being a business incubator. And this is one of its […]

Why women make way less than men do in more religious places

Why is there a persistent wage gap between men and women? Turns out, religion may play a big role in the disparity.  New research finds that the wage gap is 8 percentage points wider in the five most religious states than in the five most secular, with women making 18% less than men in the […]