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“…Materials scientists…have now created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse. The novel device simultaneously modulates the flow of information in a circuit and physically adapts to changing signals.
Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer….” Full Slice
“…The team demonstrated, at a laboratory scale, a system that uses the acidity normally produced in saline water electrolysis to accelerate silicate mineral dissolution while producing hydrogen fuel and other gases. The resulting electrolyte solution was shown to be significantly elevated in hydroxide concentration that in turn proved strongly absorptive and retentive of atmospheric CO2.
Further, the researchers suggest that the carbonate and bicarbonate produced in the process could be used to mitigate ongoing ocean acidification—similar to how an Alka Seltzer neutralizes excess acid in the stomach….” Full Slice
“An international team of researchers has found direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in atoms. It might not seem like much, but it could be big news, as the discovery that some atoms’ nuclei can be lopsided not only contributes to the canon of science, but also challenges the Standard Model of particle physics.
The findings could advance the search for a new fundamental force in nature that could explain why there is more matter than antimatter…”Our findings contradict some nuclear theories and will help refine others….”" Full Slice
“…using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft…[undergraduate] and other scientists showed that the north and south poles have their own SKR “days” that vary over periods of weeks and years. How these different periods arise and are driven through the magnetosphere has become a central question of the Cassini mission…[undergraduate] found that during winter in the northern hemisphere, the occurrence of flux tubes correlates with SKR period originating in the northern hemisphere. A similar flux tube and SKR correlation was noted for the southern hemisphere during southern winter. The events are strongly ordered, he says, and follow Saturn’s seasonal changes.
This finding may alter how scientists look at the Earth’s magnetosphere and the Van Allen radiation belts that affect a variety of activities at Earth…” Full Slice
“The greatest battle in Earth’s history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years, isn’t over yet, and until now no one knew it existed…In one corner is SAR11, a bacterium that’s the most abundant organism in the oceans, survives where most other cells would die and plays a major role in the planet’s carbon cycle…In the other corner…are “Pelagiphages,” viruses now known to infect SAR11 and routinely kill millions of these cells every second…” Full Slice
“…”What we are learning with IBEX is that the interaction between the sun’s magnetic fields and the galactic magnetic field is much more complicated than we previously thought…By modifying an earlier model, this paper provides the best explanation so far for the ribbon IBEX is seeing.”…” Full Slice
“Berkeley researches are also working hard to maintain control over a rapidly changing global climate.”
Just how much control do they have now? Berkeley Science Review Aholes
BTW BSR, why be dicks about fair use copying of your “from the editor” text? Oh yeah, Scientist Tyrants…
“…The bacterium is one hundred times thinner than a hair and the whole bacterium functions as an electric cable with a number of insulated wires within it. Quite similar to the electric cables we know from our daily lives.
“Such unique insulated biological wires seem simple but with incredible complexity at nanoscale,”…” Full Slice