Machine-learning revolutionises software development
(PhysOrg.com) -- Automation technology has revolutionised the fine-tuning needed to maximise software performance on devices such as mobile phones.
Plant hormone increases cotton yields in drought conditions
A naturally occurring class of plant hormones called cytokinins has been found to help increase cotton yields during drought conditions, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.
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OnLive game streaming service to start in June
(AP) -- In an industry first, a new gaming service will start allowing people to "stream" popular games over the Internet in June, similar to checking Web-based e-mail or listening to music online.
New study shows how farms can lower emissions
(PhysOrg.com) -- A joint report from the law schools at UC Berkeley and UCLA recommends ways that farmers and ranchers can mitigate the impact of climate change. "Room to Grow" identifies barriers to lowering emissions and ...
Fewer platelets could be used for some cancer and bone-marrow transplantation patients
Physicians may be able to safely lower the platelet dosage in transfusions for cancer and bone-marrow transplant patients without risking increased bleeding, according to new research involving UT Southwestern Medical Center ...
World crude oil production may peak a decade earlier than some predict
In a finding that may speed efforts to conserve oil and intensify the search for alternative fuel sources, scientists in Kuwait predict that world conventional crude oil production will peak in 2014 — almost ...
Novel stroke treatment passes safety stage of UCI-led clinical trial
A clinical research trial of a new treatment to restore brain cells damaged by stroke has passed an important safety stage, according to the UC Irvine neurologist who led the effort.
Brain mechanism may explain alcohol cravings that drive relapse
New research provides exciting insight into the molecular mechanisms associated with addiction and relapse. The study, published by Cell Press in the March 11 issue of the journal Neuron, uncovers a crucial mechanism that f ...
A huge step toward mass production of graphene
Scientists have leaped over a major hurdle in efforts to begin commercial production of a form of carbon that could rival silicon in its potential for revolutionizing electronics devices ranging from supercomputers ...
Molecule tells key brain cells to grow up, get to work: study
About four out of every 10 cells in the brain are so-called oligodendrocytes. These cells produce the all-important myelin that coats nerve tracts, ensuring fast, energy-efficient transmission of nerve impulses. Mixed among ...
Research reveals that temporary hearing deprivation can lead to 'lazy ear'
Hearing scientist Daniel Polley, Ph.D., an investigator at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of Auditory Physiology, has gained new insight into why a relatively short-term hearing deprivation ...
Study validates general relativity on cosmic scale, existence of dark matter
(PhysOrg.com) -- An analysis of more than 70,000 galaxies by University of California, Berkeley, University of Zurich and Princeton University physicists demonstrates that the universe - at least up to a distance ...
Scientists solve puzzle of chickens that are half male and half female
A puzzle that has baffled scientists for centuries - why some birds appear to be male on one side of the body and female on the other - has been solved by researchers.