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”…

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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

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…

Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome

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Ciprofloxacin has dramatic effects on the mitochondrial genome A study investigated the effect of ciprofloxacin on mitochondria, the important cell organelles in our body that produce the energy for cellular function. Ciprofloxacin stopped normal maintenance and transcription of mitochondrial DNA by changing…

How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste

How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste

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How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste Study explains how radioactive radium transfers to wastewater in the widely-used method to extract oil and gas. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml Top Environment News — ScienceDaily…

Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging

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Dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation during aging As mammals age, immune cells in the brain known as microglia become chronically inflamed. In this state, they produce chemicals known to impair cognitive and motor function. That’s one explanation for why memory fades and…

Special antibodies could lead to HIV vaccine

Special antibodies could lead to HIV vaccine

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Special antibodies could lead to HIV vaccine Around one percent of people infected with HIV produce antibodies that block most strains of the virus. These broadly acting antibodies provide the key to developing an effective vaccine against HIV. Researchers have now shown…

‘Kidnapping’ in the Antarctic animal world?

‘Kidnapping’ in the Antarctic animal world?

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‘Kidnapping’ in the Antarctic animal world? Pteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels, produce chemical deterrents to ward off predators, and some species of amphipods take advantage of this by carrying pteropods piggyback to gain protection from their voracious predators. Continue…

Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

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Scientists pioneer a new way to turn sunlight into fuel A new study used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological…

NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars

NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars

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NASA’s public CO2 challenge could help astronauts endure on Mars NASA would really prefer that Mars astronauts produce their materials on Mars, but that’s not so easy when resources we take for granted on Earth are hard to get on the Red…

Scientists decode opium poppy genome

Scientists decode opium poppy genome

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Scientists decode opium poppy genome Scientists have determined the DNA code of the opium poppy genome, uncovering key steps in how the plant evolved to produce the pharmaceutical compounds used to make vital medicines. The discovery may pave the way for scientists…