Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers in the UPV/EHU’s Electronic Design Research Group have studied the performance of Bluetooth networks and measured the delays taking place in information transmission time. Transmitting the information received quickly and effectively is essential if a sensor is to successfully carry out its function. —> Read More Here
An Andalusian team of researchers led by the University of Granada has designed a drug that fights cancerogenic stem cells responsible for the onset and development of cancer, for relapse after chemotherapy, and for metastasis. The new drug, called Bozepinib, has been successfully tested in mice, and has a selective action against cancerogenic stem cells for breast and colon cancer, as well as melanoma. —> Read More Here
An international team of scientists including researchers from the U. of Granada find that the speed of saccadic movements (rapid eye movements) is an excellent way to objectively measure the level of fatigue in a physician. Results prove that after a 24-hour medical shift, the speed of saccadic movements diminishes and the subjective perception of fatigue augments. However, the execution of simulated laparoscopic tests is not affected by this type of fatigue. —> Read More Here
Next year the world’s first digital animal will be born inside a computer. Could its descendants be conscious?
Kip Thorne’s concept for a black hole in ‘Interstellar.’ Image Credit: Paramount Pictures
The highly anticipated film “Interstellar” is based on science and theory; from wormholes, to the push-pull of gravity on a planet, to the way a black hole might re-adjust your concept of time. But just how much of the movie is really true to what we know about the Universe? There has also been some discussion whether the physics used for the visual effects in the movie actually was good enough to produce some science. But how much of it is just creative license?
Today, (Wed. November 26) at 19:00 UTC (3 pm EDT, 12:00 pm PDT), the Kavli foundation hosts a live discussion with three astrophysicists who will answer viewers’ questions about black holes, relativity and gravity, to separate the movie’s science facts from its science fiction.
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NASA officials emphasize that the test is just one of many before the spacecraft is ready to carry a crew.
Latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region’s first people, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them a rich art practice. —> Read More Here
OIST researcher Yuichi Nakajima decodes barnacle genetics to understand how climate change impacts the deep ocean. —> Read More Here
Trace and Amy decide that what every Thanksgiving feast needs is a taste of pie pyrotechnics. OK, they don’t really decide that — they just feel like blowing something up to start the holiday season. And, really, why not? —> Read More Here
A new artificial intelligence benchmark could require artistic creativity. —> Read More Here