Scientists discover a new promising target for diabetes treatment

IMAGE: Model of insulin inhibitory receptor ‘inceptor’ (in black) desensetizing the insulin recptor (in color) on a pancreatic beta cell. Insulin in blue. view more  Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich and the German […]

Scientists identify flank instability at a volcano with history of collapse — ScienceDaily

Landslides caused by the collapse of unstable volcanoes are one of the major dangers of volcanic eruptions. A method to detect long-term movements of these mountains using satellite images could help identify previously overlooked instability at some volcanoes, according to Penn State scientists. “Whenever there is a large volcanic eruption, there is a chance that […]

Scientists identify flank instability at a volcano with history of collapse

Scientists identified flank instability at Pacaya, an active volcano in Guatemala.  Credit: Kirsten Stephens/Penn State Landslides caused by the collapse of unstable volcanoes are one of the major dangers of volcanic eruptions. A method to detect long-term movements of these mountains using satellite images could help identify previously overlooked instability at some volcanoes, according to Penn […]

How will seafarers fare once automated ships take over? Scientists predict the future

Artificial intelligence and automation are changing the world, one industry at a time! Whatever humans can do, machines are learning to also do effectively, with lower costs and fewer errors. The maritime shipping industry is no different. Ships are now increasingly automated (called maritime autonomous surface ships or MASSs), reducing the need for human input. […]

Scientists solve a 100-year-old mystery about cancer — ScienceDaily

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of a fundamental discovery that’s taught in every biochemistry textbook. In 1921, German physician Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells harvest energy from glucose sugar in a strangely inefficient manner: rather than “burn” it using oxygen, cancer cells do what yeast do — they ferment it. This oxygen-independent […]

Scientists improved eye tracking technology in VR systems

IMAGE: The tracking of eye movement is one of the key elements of virtual and amplified reality technologies (VR/AR). A team from MSU together with a professor from RUDN University developed… view more  Credit: RUDN University The tracking of eye movement is one of the key elements of virtual and amplified reality technologies (VR/AR). A team […]

50 years ago, scientists poked holes in polywater| Science News

an illustration of the molecular structure of water

By the sweat of their brow — Science News, January 23, 1971 Polywater, or anomalous water, has provoked a continuing controversy among chemists. It is hard enough to believe that water can assume a form as viscous as molasses and have an atomic weight several times that of an ordinary molecule of water.… From the […]

Scientists present novel approach for monitoring freshwater health

IMAGE: The MinION is a portable device that can sequence genetic material sampled from the environment – here, from the River Cam in Cambridge, UK. view more  Credit: Team PuntSeq (CC BY 4.0) Researchers have used the world’s smallest, smartphone-sized DNA sequencing device to monitor hundreds of different bacteria in a river ecosystem. Writing in the […]

Scientists Are Primed for Poll Positions

From a local municipal contest to a historic presidential race garnering global attention, a quiet and methodical body of constituents works diligently behind the scenes in every U.S. election to ensure a smooth, fair, and safe process. Poll workers are a cornerstone of elections, yet a shortage of volunteers able to serve in […]