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Researchers at the Planetary Sciences Group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country reveal some of the secrets of Saturn’s mysterious hexagonal wave, including its rotation period, which could be that of the planet itself
News Release April 8, 2014 University of the Basque Country... Read more »
Sánchez-Lavega, A., del Río-Gaztelurrutia, T., Hueso, R., Pérez-Hoyos, S., García-Melendo, E., Antuñano, A., Mendikoa, I., Rojas, J., Lillo, J., Barrado-Navascués, D.... (2014) The long-term steady motion of Saturn's hexagon and the stability of its enclosed jet stream under seasonal changes. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(5), 1425-1431. DOI: 10.1002/2013GL059078
Forget popular video game Plants Vs. Zombies, some plants are zombies and scientists have uncovered how bacterial parasites turn them into the living dead.
News Release APRIL 8, 2014 John Innes Centre... Read more »
MacLean, A., Orlovskis, Z., Kowitwanich, K., Zdziarska, A., Angenent, G., Immink, R., & Hogenhout, S. (2014) Phytoplasma Effector SAP54 Hijacks Plant Reproduction by Degrading MADS-box Proteins and Promotes Insect Colonization in a RAD23-Dependent Manner. PLoS Biology, 12(4). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001835
One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began (roughly 3.8 billion years ago), but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility has grown in popularity in the last two decades – that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.
News Release April 9, 2014 Media Relations Office Woods Hole Oce........ Read more »
Reeves EP, McDermott JM, & Seewald JS. (2014) The origin of methanethiol in midocean ridge hydrothermal fluids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 24706901
Tracking the Transition of Early-Universe Quark Soup to Matter-as-we-know-it
New evidence from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider reveals different kinds of phase changes at different collision energies... Read more »
STAR Collaboration, L. Adamczyk, J. K. Adkins, G. Agakishiev, M. M. Aggarwal, Z. Ahammed, I. Alekseev, J. Alford, C. D. Anson, A. Aparin.... (2014) Beam-Energy Dependence of Directed Flow of Protons, Antiprotons and Pions in Au Au Collisions. Cornell University Library. arXiv: 1401.3043v2
Recent research results show that an atmospheric hole over the tropical West Pacific is reinforcing ozone depletion in the polar regions and could have a significant influence on the climate of the Earth.... Read more »
Rex, M., Wohltmann, I., Ridder, T., Lehmann, R., Rosenlof, K., Wennberg, P., Weisenstein, D., Notholt, J., Krüger, K., Mohr, V.... (2013) A Tropical West Pacific OH minimum and implications for stratospheric composition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 13(11), 28869-28893. DOI: 10.5194/acpd-13-28869-2013
A team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Boldizsar Janko has announced analytical prediction and numerical verification of novel quantum rotor states in nanostructured superconductors.... Read more »
Video of magnetic field lines “slipping reconnection” bring scientists a step closer to predicting when and where large flares will occur.
Human civilisation is nowadays maintained by technology and that technology is vulnerable to space weather
Dr Jaroslav Dudik
News Release March 27, 2014 University of Cambridge... Read more »
Dudík, J., Janvier, M., Aulanier, G., Del Zanna, G., Karlický, M., Mason, H., & Schmieder, B. (2014) SLIPPING MAGNETIC RECONNECTION DURING AN X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE OBSERVED BY /AIA . The Astrophysical Journal, 784(2), 144. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/784/2/144
Kelvin Wave Seen on Quantum “Tornado” for First Time
” We weren’t surprised to see the Kelvin waves on the quantum vortex, but we were excited to see them because they had never been seen before. Seeing the Kelvin waves provided the first experimental evidence that previous theories predicting they would be launched from vortex reconnection were correct. “
UMD physics professor
News Release March 25, 2014 University of Maryland... Read more »
Fonda, E., Meichle, D., Ouellette, N., Hormoz, S., & Lathrop, D. (2014) Direct observation of Kelvin waves excited by quantized vortex reconnection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(Supplement_1), 4707-4710. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312536110
If you want to know your body’s mass, you hop on a scale and watch the needle swing. But if you want to know the mass of a region out in space, there’s no cosmic equivalent — the best you can do is consult a geometric formula.... Read more »
Hubert L. Bray, Jeffrey L. Jauregui, & Marc Mars. (2014) Time flat surfaces and the monotonicity of the spacetime Hawking mass II. Cornell University Library. arXiv: 1402.3287v1
Hubert L. Bray, & Jeffrey L. Jauregui. (2013) Time flat surfaces and the monotonicity of the spacetime Hawking mass. Cornell University Library. arXiv: 1310.8638v2
A consortium led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the largest survey yet of how information encoded in an animal genome is processed in different organs, stages of development, and environmental conditions. Their findings paint a new picture of how genes function in the nervous system and in response to environmental stress.
They report their research this week in the Advance Online Publication of the j........ Read more »
Brown, J., Boley, N., Eisman, R., May, G., Stoiber, M., Duff, M., Booth, B., Wen, J., Park, S., Suzuki, A.... (2014) Diversity and dynamics of the Drosophila transcriptome. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature12962
New research from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University demonstrates for the first time that there is a close relationship between body perception and the ability to remember. For us to be able to store new memories from our lives, we need to feel that we are in our own body. According to researchers, the results could be of major importance in understanding the memory problems that psychiatric patients often exhibit.
Press release March 12, 2014 Editor: Karin Wikman Umeå Uni........ Read more »
New Bedford Harbor Pollution Prompts PCB-Resistance in Atlantic Killifish
- News release February 12, 2014 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
- Focus : Fundulus heteroclitus
- Research articles... Read more »
Reitzel AM, Karchner SI, Franks DG, Evans BR, Nacci D, Champlin D, Vieira VM, & Hahn ME. (2014) Genetic variation at aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) loci in populations of Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) inhabiting polluted and reference habitats. BMC evolutionary biology, 14(1), 6. PMID: 24422594
Proestou DA, Flight P, Champlin D, & Nacci D. (2014) Targeted approach to identify genetic loci associated with evolved dioxin tolerance in Atlantic Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus). BMC evolutionary biology, 14(1), 7. PMID: 24422627
Scientists identify gene linking brain structure to intelligence
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Desrivières S, Lourdusamy A, Tao C, Toro R, Jia T, Loth E, Medina LM, Kepa A, Fernandes A, Ruggeri B.... (2014) Single nucleotide polymorphism in the neuroplastin locus associates with cortical thickness and intellectual ability in adolescents. Molecular psychiatry. PMID: 24514566
A new method that couples microfluidics and super-resolution microscopy to image live bacteria at unsurpassed spatial and temporal resolutions has been developed. Uniquely, this technology considerably improves cell stability, allows for long time-lapse imaging and completely eliminates chromatic aberrations.
HFSP Career Development Award holder Marcelo Nollmann and Young Investigator Grant holder Tam Mignot and colleagues
Awardees Articles February 11, 2014 Human Frontier Science Program... Read more »
Diego I. Cattoni, Jean-Bernard Fiche, Alessandro Valeri, Tâm Mignot, Marcelo Nöllmann. (2013) Super-Resolution Imaging of Bacteria in a Microfluidics Device. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076268
Study in Human Cells May Improve Ability to Identify Useful Drug Targets
-News release February 6, 2014 Columbia University Medical Center
-Focus on Necroptosis... Read more »
Diane B. Re, Virginia Le Verche, Changhao Yu, Mackenzie W. Amoroso, Kristin A. Politi, Sudarshan Phani, Burcin Ikiz, Lucas Hoffmann, Martijn Koolen, Tetsuya Nagata.... (2014) Necroptosis Drives Motor Neuron Death in Models of Both Sporadic and Familial ALS. Cell Press Neuron. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.011
A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available.... Read more »
Dwi Susanti, Joshua H. Wong, William H. Vensel, Usha Loganathan, Rebecca DeSantis, Ruth A. Schmitz, Monica Balser, Bob B. Buchanan, & Biswarup Mukhopadhyay. (2014) Thioredoxin targets fundamental processes in a methane-producing archaeon, Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1324240111
Researchers at FOM Institute AMOLF have discovered a novel method to create directional beams of light on the nanoscale based on a simple single-element nanoantenna design. The insights from this work could be used in the future to design very small light directors for nanoscale sensing applications in biology and photonics. The research was published on 2 February 2014 in the journal Nature Communications.... Read more »
Coenen T, Bernal Arango F, Femius Koenderink A, & Polman A. (2014) Directional emission from a single plasmonic scatterer. Nature communications, 3250. PMID: 24488237
Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals inner-workings of essential protein found throughout life.... Read more »
Shibata A, Moiani D, Arvai AS, Perry J, Harding SM, Genois MM, Maity R, van Rossum-Fikkert S, Kertokalio A, Romoli F.... (2014) DNA Double-Strand Break Repair Pathway Choice Is Directed by Distinct MRE11 Nuclease Activities. Molecular cell, 53(1), 7-18. PMID: 24316220
Rajashree A Deshpande, Gareth J Williams, Oliver Limbo, R Scott Williams, Jeff Kuhnlein,, Ji‐Hoon Lee, Scott Classen, Grant Guenther, Paul Russell, John A Tainer.... (2014) ATP‐driven Rad50 conformations regulate DNA tethering, end resection, and ATM checkpoint signaling. The EMBO journal. DOI: 10.1002/embj.201386100
Does Charlie Watts lead the Rolling Stones from the drums? Did Jacqueline du Pré lead Daniel Barenboim from the cello? These questions may in the future have answers thanks to an intriguing model developed by a team of scientists from the Universities of Birmingham, Münster and London’s Royal Academy of Music, in research published today (Wednesday 29th January 2014) in the Royal Society Journal Interface. ... Read more »
Alan M. Wing, Satoshi Endo, Adrian Bradbury, Dirk Vorberg. (2014) Optimal feedback correction in string quartet synchronization. J. R. Soc. Interface, 11(93). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2013.1125
Palaeobiologists at Oxford University have discovered a new fossil arthropod, christened Enalikter aphson, in 425-million-year-old rocks in Herefordshire. It belongs to an extinct group of marine-dwelling ‘short-great-appendage’ arthropods, Megacheira, defined by their claw-like front limbs.... Read more »
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