Obtaining polyester from plant oil

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Obtaining polyester from plant oil The development of future technologies that are not based on mineral oil and can be used for producing chemicals and plastics is one of the major tasks in modern materials science and a key challenge that needs…

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Researchers identify additional mechanisms at play in insecticide resistance

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Researchers identify additional mechanisms at play in insecticide resistance Researchers at LSTM have used a bioinformatics approach to integrate information from multiple studies on insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and uncovered a number of important resistance mechanisms that had not previously been recognised….

Providers show interest in prescribing therapeutic cannabinoids

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Providers show interest in prescribing therapeutic cannabinoids The cannabis plant and its derivatives have been used in medicinal treatments for millennia. With the recent legalization of medical marijuana in 33 states across the country, as well as Washington, D.C., several specialties are…

‘Street Fighter V’ will display in-game ads starting December 11th

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‘Street Fighter V’ will display in-game ads starting December 11th Capcom Fighting game fans are used to seeing ads in tournaments, but now they’re infiltrating the games themselves. Capcom is introducing “sponsored content” to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on December 11th…

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…

Qualcomm’s 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using

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Qualcomm’s 8cx chipset just might make always-on PCs worth using The last time I used one of new always-on PCs, I was intrigued by its potential — why wouldn’t I want to use an actual Windows computer that was always online? My…

Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding

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Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of neuroscientists has found. Its…

Prescribed burning not as damaging as previously thought

Prescribed burning not as damaging as previously thought

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Prescribed burning not as damaging as previously thought New research by the University of Liverpool has found that prescribed burning, a controversial technique where fires are intentionally used to manage vegetation, is not as damaging to peat growth as previously thought if…

Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia

Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia

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Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia Argentine and Spanish researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America, from the time they…

More than 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes discovered in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut

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More than 6,000 antibiotic resistance genes discovered in the bacteria that inhabit the human gut A study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has used an innovative approach to identify thousands of antibiotic resistance genes found in bacteria that…

Cambridge Analytica used fashion tastes to profile Facebook users

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Cambridge Analytica used fashion tastes to profile Facebook users Business of Fashion The Cambridge Analytica scandal blew the lid off Facebook’s haphazard handling of user data earlier this year. More than eight months have passed since it came to light and we’re…

Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus: Could be used to test for and treat mosquito-borne disease

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Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus: Could be used to test for and treat mosquito-borne disease Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than…

Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola: Derivatives from a commonly used anti-malarial can prevent Ebola virus from entering cells

Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola: Derivatives from a commonly used anti-malarial can prevent Ebola virus from entering cells

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Modified malaria drug proven effective at inhibiting Ebola: Derivatives from a commonly used anti-malarial can prevent Ebola virus from entering cells Robert Davey, professor of microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and researcher at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories…

US Army to use Microsoft’s Hololens for combat missions

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US Army to use Microsoft’s Hololens for combat missions Engadget Microsoft’s Hololens has already been used by a number of armies for training, but it’s about to go to another level. The US Army has awarded Microsoft a $480 million contract to…

Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance: They used a reliable tropical weather pattern called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which can influence weather in distant parts of the Earth

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Researchers rise to challenge of predicting hail, tornadoes three weeks in advance: They used a reliable tropical weather pattern called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, which can influence weather in distant parts of the Earth People living in Kansas, Nebraska and other states in…