Bitcoin’s price is plummeting – will the cryptocurrency survive?

Bitcoin’s price is plummeting – will the cryptocurrency survive?

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Bitcoin’s price is plummeting – will the cryptocurrency survive? Bitcoin investors have had a rough ride this year as the price of the cryptocurrency has tumbled, making it less economical to produce the coins Running a bitcoin mining operation is becoming a…

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Yeast makes ethanol to prevent metabolic overload

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Yeast makes ethanol to prevent metabolic overload Why do some yeast cells produce ethanol? Scientists have wondered about this apparent waste of resources for decades. Now, University of Groningen scientists think they have a solution: yeast cells produce ethanol as a ‘safety…

Unmuting large silent genes lets bacteria produce new molecules, potential drug candidates

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Unmuting large silent genes lets bacteria produce new molecules, potential drug candidates By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacteria, researchers at the University of Illinois have unlocked several large gene clusters for new natural products, according to…

Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions: Tree defense mechanism can also be a ‘green factory’

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Researchers reverse engineer way pine trees produce green chemicals worth billions: Tree defense mechanism can also be a ‘green factory’ Washington State University researchers have reverse engineered the way a pine tree produces a resin, which could serve as an environmentally friendly…

News about a plant hormone

News about a plant hormone

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News about a plant hormone Jasmonic acid is not just the aromatic odor of the plant Jasminum grandiflorum used in cosmetics and perfume industries. Plants wounded by e.g. chewing herbivores produce jasmonic acid as a defense signal, as a phytohormone to mount…

Ion-powered aircraft flies with no moving parts

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Ion-powered aircraft flies with no moving parts Christine Y. He/MIT As clean as electric aircraft can be, there’s still one kind of pollution they still produce: noise. Even that might go away before long, though. MIT researchers have successfully flown an ionic…

Scientists explain how wombats drop cubed feces

Scientists explain how wombats drop cubed feces

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Scientists explain how wombats drop cubed feces Wombats, the chubby and beloved, short-legged marsupials native to Australia, are central to a biological mystery in the animal kingdom: How do they produce cube-shaped poop? Patricia Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at…

AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

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AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners Wipada Wipawin via Getty Images Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (or the human eye) into thinking they’re…

Netflix hack day project uses eye tracking to navigate its iOS app

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Netflix hack day project uses eye tracking to navigate its iOS app Netflix Netflix’s hack days frequently produce fanciful results, but its latest might be key to making its streaming service more accessible. The company’s engineers have developed an experimental “Eye Nav”…

Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals: Wide-ranging acoustic images could help researchers identify populations on the brink of collapse

Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals: Wide-ranging acoustic images could help researchers identify populations on the brink of collapse

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Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals: Wide-ranging acoustic images could help researchers identify populations on the brink of collapse For the most part, the mature Atlantic cod is a solitary creature that spends most of its time far below the…

Corals produce molecules that can help resist disease

Corals produce molecules that can help resist disease

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Corals produce molecules that can help resist disease Corals’ resistance to disease is highly dependent on their ability to maintain healthy surface microbiomes, a community of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. For several years, it has been shown that corals harbor…

Ava DuVernay is making a Prince documentary for Netflix

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Ava DuVernay is making a Prince documentary for Netflix Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will produce a multi-part Prince documentary with Netflix, Deadline reports. The project is being done with the full cooperation of the Prince estate, which has granted the producers access…

Nutrients may reduce blood glucose levels

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Nutrients may reduce blood glucose levels One amino acid, alanine, may produce a short-term lowering of glucose levels by altering energy metabolism in the cell. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s…

Green algae, white noise: Gas bubbles produced during photosynthesis ‘ring’ upon release

Green algae, white noise: Gas bubbles produced during photosynthesis ‘ring’ upon release

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Green algae, white noise: Gas bubbles produced during photosynthesis ‘ring’ upon release Gas bubbles released by marine algae during photosynthesis produce sound whose intensity correlates with the degree of algal cover on coral reefs, according to a new study. Continue reading ….

Honda teams with GM to produce autonomous vehicles

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Honda teams with GM to produce autonomous vehicles This week, Honda that announced that it is purchasing a stake in GM’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise. It’s part of a larger plan for the Japanese and American vehicle manufacturers to work together in…