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Help NASA track and predict mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

IMAGE: Vector-borne diseases (such as the Zika virus, which can be spread by aedes aegypti mosquitoes) account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases, causing more than 700,000 deaths... view more  Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Picnics, parades and fireworks are the attributes of a grand July Fourth celebration. So are the itch and scratch of mosquito bites. While the bites are…

Artificial intelligence helps to predict likelihood of life on other worlds

IMAGE: Composite image showing an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan, taken from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Some measures suggest that Titan has the highest habitability rating of any world other than... view more  Credit: Credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / University of Idaho Developments in artificial intelligence may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to new work…

Inner component of Japan’s upgraded particle accelerator nears completion

Shaped like a lantern, an international team of researchers has announced they finished building the outermost shell of the Silicon Vertex Detector (SVD) on May 24 after six years of work. The completed SVD will be placed inside one of Japan's biggest particle accelerators later this year. The SVD currently under construction is part of the Belle II experiment, hosted by the High Energy Accelerator…

Inauguration of European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development

IMAGE: IAU European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Signing ceremony at Leiden University, the Netherlands. From left to right: Prof. Dr. Huub Röttgering (Director, Leiden Observatory), Dr. Vanessa McBride (Acting... view more  Credit: Leiden University, the Netherlands/P. Rusch On Feb. 26,2018, the European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) was brought into existence at a signing ceremony at Leiden University in the Netherlands. It…

SD mines scientists and students contribute to IceCube breakthrough

RAPID CITY, SD (July 17, 2018) - An international team of scientists, including researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, have found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, ghostly subatomic particles that can travel unhindered for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth. Detecting high-energy cosmic neutrinos requires a massive particle…

The best laptop 2018: our pick of the 15 best laptops...

Welcome to our list of the best laptops of 2018, our constantly-updated guide to the top notebooks and laptops on sale today. Buying the best laptop for your needs is vitally important, but it doesn't need to be difficult, and with our list of the best laptops of 2018 with give you expert advice about…

Old star clusters could have been the birthplace of supermassive stars

A team of international astrophysicists may have found a solution to a problem that has perplexed scientists for more than 50 years: why are the stars in globular clusters made of material different to other stars found in the Milky Way? In a study published by Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the team led by the University of Surrey, introduce a new actor…

Viruses are everywhere, maybe even in space

(Portland State University) Viruses are the most abundant and one of the least understood biological entities on Earth. They might also exist in space, but as of yet scientists have done almost no research into this possibility. Portland State University biology professor Ken Stedman and colleagues are trying to change this through their article "Astrovirology:…

Astronomers observe unprecedented detail in pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth

IMAGE: The pulsar PSR B1957+20 is seen in the background through the cloud of gas enveloping its brown dwarf star companion. view more  Credit: Dr. Mark A. Garlick; Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto [TORONTO] A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history by observing two intense regions of radiation, 20 kilometres apart, around a star…

Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race

Astronomers have discovered that our nearest big neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size of the Milky Way, and that our own galaxy would ultimately be engulfed by our bigger neighbour. But the latest research, published today, evens the score between the two galaxies. It found…
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