Deepest Drill in the Scientific Ocean Sheds Light on Next Great Japan Earthquake

Newswise – Austin, Texas – Scientists who have dug deeper than ever before in a subsea earthquake fault have found that tectonic stress in Japan’s Nankai subduction zone is lower than expected, according to a study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. the findings, published in the magazine geologyis a mystery because … Read more

Termites may have a bigger role in future ecosystems

Newswise – Most people think termites are a wood-consuming nuisance in homes and businesses. But those termites represent less than 4 percent of all termite species worldwide. Termites are critical in natural ecosystems—particularly in the tropics—because they help recycle dead wood from trees. Without these rotten ones, the world would be crammed with dead plants … Read more

Atomic scale imaging reveals an easy way to crystal formation

Newswise – What do clouds, televisions, pharmaceuticals, and even the dirt under our feet have in common? They all have or use crystals in some way. Crystals are more than just luxurious gemstones. Clouds form when water vapor condenses into ice crystals in the atmosphere. LCDs are used in a variety of electronic devices, from … Read more

Saint Jude finds new way to define ‘safe haven’ for gene therapies

Newswise – (Memphis, TN – September 22, 2022) Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have created a tool that can find safe places to insert genes into human DNA. The tool is an early step in the process of improving the safety and efficacy of gene and cell therapies. Today’s work appears in genome … Read more

The Non-Technical Way to Preserve California Grass

Newswise – Although they are disappearing, California’s state grass has the potential to live for 100 years or more. New research shows that sheep and cattle can help them achieve such a long life. The purple needle plant dominated the state’s grasslands, where it was used as food for Native Americans and more than 330 … Read more

Classical computers can solve some quantum problems

Newswise – There’s been a lot of buzz around quantum computers, and for good reason. Future computers are designed to mimic what happens in nature at microscopic scales, meaning they have the potential to better understand the quantum world and speed up the discovery of new materials, including environmentally friendly drugs, chemicals and more. However, … Read more

The researchers used muon beams to analyze the elemental composition of the asteroid samples Ryugu

Newswise – The components of stones brought to Earth from the asteroid Ryugu were analyzed using a muon beam synthesized from the particle accelerator at J-PARC. Researchers have found a number of important elements needed to sustain life, including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, but they also found that the abundance of oxygen relative to silicon … Read more

The researchers used muon beams to analyze the elemental composition of the asteroid samples Ryugu

Newswise – The components of stones brought to Earth from the asteroid Ryugu were analyzed using a muon beam synthesized from the particle accelerator at J-PARC. Researchers have found a number of important elements needed to sustain life, including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, but they also found that the abundance of oxygen relative to silicon … Read more

Indoor air cleaning strategies are key to reducing the spread of viruses

Newswise – along with vaccines, masks and tests, Indoor air hygiene and building engineering controls will be key factors in slowing the spread of highly contagious airborne variants of COVID-19. In a recent review in the magazine indoor airIn this article, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Laboratory) presented a … Read more

Astronomers have discovered a hot gas bubble orbiting the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Newswise – Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a “hot spot” orbiting around Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy. This discovery helps us better understand the mysterious and dynamic environment of our supermassive black hole. “We think we’re looking at a hot bubble of … Read more