A volcano in the Galapagos Islands has erupted, potentially threatening wildlife on the biggest island of the Pacific archipelago. The Wolf Volcano, which is one of the most active among the islands, erupted early Monday.
The World Health Assembly endorsed a global action plan Monday, calling for all member states to have national plans in place by May 2017 to stop the growth of resistant germs.
Quantum computers are largely theoretical devices that could perform some computations exponentially faster than conventional computers can. Crucial to most designs for quantum computers is quantum error correction, which helps preserve the fragile quantum states on which quantum computation depends. A new protocol corrects virtually all errors in quantum memory, but requires little measure of quantum states.
A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief.
Some types of decision-making have proven to be very difficult to simulate, limiting progress in the development of computer models of the brain. Scientists have developed a new model of complex decision-making, and have validated it against humans and cutting-edge computer models, uncovering fascinating information about what influences our decision-making and ability to learn from it.
Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain's movement center can allow patients to control the movement of a robotic limb. However, current neuroprosthetics produce motion that is delayed and jerky. Now, by implanting neuroprosthetics in a part of the brain that controls not the movement directly but rather our intent to move, researchers have developed a way to produce more natural and fluid motions.
A New Jersey man died last night after been diagnosed with Lassa fever— a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the U.S., a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia, arriving at New York City's JFK International Airport on May 17. He grew critically ill after his return, suffering from multiple organ failure.
California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now, Californians are facing their own "Big Dry," and looking Down Under to see how they coped.
Scientific Systems’ Next Generation Product Line includes seven new classes of pumps.
Shimadzu Scientific’s LabSolutions Insight software for GCMS analysis improves the efficiency of multi-analyte data analysis, and features intuitive operation and multiple report viewing options.Shimadzu Scientific’s LabSolutions Insight software for GCMS analysis improves the efficiency of multi-analyte data analysis, and features intuitive operation and multiple report viewing options.
Delong America’s compact electron microscope LVEM25 features variable voltage (6 to 25 kV) and high-resolution imaging capabilities that make it a real competitor to full-size transmission electron microscopes.
JM Science’s Sonic Reservoir Sensor System is used in laboratories to measure the levels of solvents used in unattended liquid chromatographic separations in real-time. It is especially useful during a weekend or lengthy chromatographic analysis when there is the risk of running out of solvents during unattended operation.
It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement– called a metamaterial hyperlens– doesn’t climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects. The hyperlens may someday help detect some of the most lethal forms of cancer.
Sometimes a little damage can do a lot of good— at least in the case of iron-based high-temperature superconductors. Bombarding these materials with high-energy heavy ions introduces nanometer-scale damage tracks that can enhance the materials' ability to carry high current with no energy loss— and without lowering the critical operating temperature.
Stained and broken bones from 2,500 years ago have now provided some clue to the practices of ancient Mesoamerican cannibals, according to new research. The bones of 18 people discovered at a site just outside Mexico City have provided clues about how cannibals prepared their victims for meals.