Removing arsenic from contaminated drinking water using moss results in clean useable water

A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered by researchers from Stockholm University. And it happens quickly – in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low that the water is no longer harmful for people to drink. The study has been published in the journal Environmental Pollution. The aquatic

Removing arsenic from contaminated drinking water using moss results in clean useable water

How to locate fake users on many social networks

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) and University of Washington (Seattle) researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types of social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. According to a new study in Social Network Analysis and Mining, the new method is based on the assumption that fake accounts

How to locate fake users on many social networks

Predicting interactions for drug-drug or drug-food interactions using DeepDDI

Development of a deep learning-based computational framework that predicts interactions for drug-drug or drug-food constituent pairs A Korean research team from KAIST developed a computational framework, DeepDDI, that accurately predicts and generates 86 types of drug-drug and drug-food interactions as outputs of human-readable sentences, which allows in-depth understanding of the drug-drug and drug-food interactions. Drug

Predicting interactions for drug-drug or drug-food interactions using DeepDDI

Fog “harps” could collect more than three-times the amount of clean water from fog

Fog harvesting may look like whimsical work. After all, installing giant nets along hillsides and mountaintops to catch water out of thin air sounds more like folly than science. However, the practice has become an important avenue to clean water for many who live in arid and semi-arid climates around the world. A passive, durable,

Fog “harps” could collect more than three-times the amount of clean water from fog

Converting heat from electronics into energy using thin film pyroelectric energy conversion

Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than 100 degrees Celsius and emanates from things like computers, cars or large industrial processes. Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a thin-film system that can be applied to

Converting heat from electronics into energy using thin film pyroelectric energy conversion

Could a plastic-eating enzyme help clean up the planet?

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, which currently persists for hundreds of years

Could a plastic-eating enzyme help clean up the planet?

How to stop cyber intrusions using Majorana particles

U.S. Army-funded researchers at the University of California in Los Angles have found a proverbial smoking gun signature of the long sought-after Majorana particle, and the find, they say, could block intruders on sensitive communication networks. The Majorana particles, which were predicted more than 80 years ago by Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana, could become

How to stop cyber intrusions using Majorana particles

A combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing

Researchers have shown that certain superconductors – materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures – can also carry currents of ‘spin’. The successful combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing, by dramatically reducing energy consumption. Spin is a particle’s intrinsic angular momentum, and is

A combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing

Breakthrough in gene editing vastly improves precision of gene-editing technology

New technique developed by UAlberta researchers vastly improves precision of gene-editing technology. Imagine a future where a guided biomachine put into your body seeks out defective gene sequences in each cell and edits in the correct information with precision accuracy. It’s called gene editing, and University of Alberta researchers have just published a game-changing study

Breakthrough in gene editing vastly improves precision of gene-editing technology

3-D printed acoustic metamaterials can be switched on and off for sound and vibration control

A team led by USC Viterbi researchers developed 3-D printed acoustic metamaterials that can be switched on and off remotely using a magnetic field Researchers have been pushing the capabilities of materials by carefully designing precise structures that exhibit abnormal properties that can control acoustic or optical waves. However, these metamaterials are constructed in fixed

3-D printed acoustic metamaterials can be switched on and off for sound and vibration control

Smaller and safer data storage could ultimately lead to miniature computers

It may sound like a futuristic device out of a spy novel, a computer the size of a pinhead, but according to new research from the University of New Hampshire, it might be a reality sooner than once thought. Researchers have discovered that using an easily made combination of materials might be the way to

Smaller and safer data storage could ultimately lead to miniature computers

Facial recognition in the dark using artificial intelligence and machine learning

Army researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person’s face captured in low-light or nighttime conditions. This development could lead to enhanced real-time biometrics and post-mission forensic analysis for covert nighttime operations. Thermal cameras like FLIR, or Forward Looking Infrared,

Facial recognition in the dark using artificial intelligence and machine learning

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