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Technology could enable new medical, industrial, environmental biosensors — ScienceDaily

Rice University synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs and…

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Mothers’ presence influences the reproductive success of their adult sons — ScienceDaily

In many social animal species individuals share child-rearing duties, but new research from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, finds that…

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Researchers are building animal-inspired sensors into the shells of aircraft, cars — ScienceDaily

What if drones and self-driving cars had the tingling “spidey senses” of Spider-Man? They might actually detect and avoid objects better, says Andres Arrieta, an…

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Researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon — ScienceDaily

For the first time ever, researchers have measured the fidelity — that is, the accuracy — of two-qubit logic operations in silicon, with highly promising…

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Shrinking moon may be generating moonquakes — ScienceDaily

The Moon is shrinking as its interior cools, getting more than about 150 feet (50 meters) skinnier over the last several hundred million years. Just…

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CT scan of 30-million-year-old fossil indicates echolocation evolved more than once — ScienceDaily

Vanderbilt University paleontologists are looking into the evolutionary origins of the whistles and squeaks that dolphins and porpoises make — part of the rare echolocation…

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Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA — ScienceDaily

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps made…

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Fewer plants cause developmental delays for prolific produce pollinators — ScienceDaily

There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well known is how critical bumblebees are for…

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Virutally energy-free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses — ScienceDaily

Superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity has been created by scientists. The invention uses magnets to record computer data which consume virtually…

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Australian islands home to 414 million pieces of plastic pollution — ScienceDaily

A survey of plastic pollution on Australia’s Cocos (Keeling) Islands has revealed the territory’s beaches are littered with an estimated 414 million pieces of plastic…

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