Protecting 17 percent of Earth's land could save two-thirds of plant species
Protecting key regions that comprise just 17 percent of Earth's land may help preserve more than two-thirds of its plant species, according to a new Duke University-led study by an international team of scientists.
Google buys machine learning startup
Google said Wednesday that it has bought a Canadian startup specializing in getting machines to understand what people are trying to say.
Vagaries of real-world circuitry affect performance of promising new technique in signal processing and imaging
The last 10 years have seen a flurry of research on an emerging technology called compressed sensing. Compressed sensing does something that seems miraculous: It extracts more information from a signal than ...
Earthquake acoustics offer hint that a tsunami is imminent, researchers find
(Phys.org) —On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake occurred 43 miles off the shore of Japan. The earthquake generated an unexpectedly massive tsunami that washed over eastern Japan roughly 30 minutes later, ...
Scientists uncover secrets of starfish's bizarre feeding mechanism
Scientists have identified a molecule that enables starfish to carry out one of the most remarkable forms of feeding in the natural world.
Computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
Computer scientists at Virginia Tech developed a new approach to address the shortcomings in the computational analysis of the multiple ways interactions can occur within cells. Their award winning work may lead to further ...
NASA fixing computer glitch on Mars Curiosity rover
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been temporarily put into "safe mode," as scientists monitoring from Earth try to fix a computer glitch, the US space agency said.
Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization
Scientists one step closer to preventing bacterial infections of implanted medical devices
Ground-breaking research by Australian scientists has revealed new insights into how life-threatening bacteria colonise medical devices that are implanted in the human body.
New topological technique helps scientists 'see' and search large data sets
New computational techniques developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) may help save scientists from drowning in their own data. Computational scientists at the Lab have figured out ...
Panel calls for protecting world's largest forest
At least half of Canada's 1.4 billion acre boreal forest, the largest remaining intact wilderness on Earth, must be protected to maintain the area's current wildlife and ecological systems, according to a ...
InSight team's wearable glass system identifies people by clothes
Computer models show how deep carbon could return to Earth's surface
Computer simulations of water under extreme pressure are helping geochemists understand how carbon might be recycled from hundreds of miles below the Earth's surface. The work, by researchers at the University ...
Study finds moving some computer services to cloud would save significant energy
(Phys.org) —A six-month study conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Northwestern University with funding from Google has found that moving common software applications used ...