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Big data: IPK Investigators double accuracy in predicting wheat Returns

By increasing population sizes, an international team of scientists led by IPK Leibniz-Institute was able to double the prediction accuracy for wheat yield. Credit: IPK/ Christoph Martin The enormous potential of Big Data has already been demonstrated in areas such as financial services and telecommunications. An international team of researchers led by the IPK Leibniz…

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Researchers investigate mining-related deforestation in the Amazon

Most gold mines in the Peruvian Amazon are unregulated, small-scale operations, leaving governments without ways to protect the surrounding environment or track how much forest is lost to mining. Credit: Lisa Naughton If you’re wearing gold jewelry right now, there’s a good chance it came from an illegal mining operation in the tropics and surfaced…

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Researchers perform magic tricks for birds, who Aren’t Entertained

Trick with treat? — Can an animal without hands recognize when humans are using sleight-of-hand tricks? John Timmer – Jun 4, 2021 6:18 pm UTC Enlarge / A Eurasian jay takes a skeptical view of magic.Most magic tricks require a fairly sophisticated understanding of how humans perceive the world. To fall for a trick, people…

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Researchers identify potential new antiviral drug for COVID-19

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID The experimental drug TEMPOL may be a promising oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19, suggests a study of cell cultures by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.…

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Researchers learn how swimming ducks balance water pressure in their feathers while diving

A team of students working with Jonathan Boreyko, associate professor in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has discovered the method ducks use to suspend water in their feathers while diving, allowing them to shake it out when surfacing. The discovery opens the door for applications in marine technology. Findings were published in ACS Applied Materials…

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Researchers discover drug that blocks multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants in mice

The drug diABZI — which activates the body’s innate immune response — was highly effective in preventing severe COVID-19 in mice that were infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published this month in Science Immunology, suggest that diABZI could also treat other…

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Dutch researchers Assemble security software to mimic human immune system

Software could help IT systems develop immunity to some cyber attacks in a similar way to how the body fights infection By Kim Loohuis Published: 24 May 2021 12:30 Dutch research institute TNO, in collaboration with various partners, has developed self-healing security software.   This software is based on the functioning of the human immune system,…

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Researchers want to make unhackable computer processors

The Colonial Pipeline disaster is just the latest example proving that hacks are all around us, and hackers continue to harass all sorts of targets, from individuals to institutions. Attackers and spies want information and money, and they can quickly adapt to the changes in the industry, whether it’s better hardware and software or tech-savvy…

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Researchers Built a “Shapeshifting” CPU That’s Impossible to Hack

University of MichiganResearchers at the University of Michigan developed a new computer processor, called Morpheus, that constantly changes its microarchitecture to thwart hacking attempts. In other words, it turns into a new computer even few seconds. Tests funded by DARPA show that the system is, for the time being, unhackable. Every CPU has an architecture,…

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Researchers create advanced model to improve security of next-generation reactors

When one of the largest modern earthquakes struck Japan on March 11, 2011, the nuclear reactors at Fukushima-Daiichi automatically shut down, as designed. The emergency systems, which would have helped maintain the necessary cooling of the core, were destroyed by the subsequent tsunami. Because the reactor could no longer cool itself, the core overheated, resulting…