Physicists shed light on a different kind of chaos

The experimental setup used by the Weld Lab. Credit: Tony Masters Physicists at UC Santa Barbara, the University of Maryland, and the University of Washington have found an answer to the longstanding physics question: How do interparticle interactions affect dynamical localization? “It’s a really old question inherited from condensed matter physics,” said David Weld, an … Read more

Vulnerable Tampa Bay braces for storm not seen in a century

Emergency Management Director Cathie Perkins references a map indicating where storm surge would impact the county, urging living in those areas to evacuate, during a press conference regarding Hurricane Ian at the Pinellas County Emergency Operations Center, Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 in Largo, Fla. Hurricane Ian was growing stronger as it approached the western tip … Read more

New study allows scientists to test therapies for rare neurodegenerative disease affecting young children

In this image of a human STEM cell derived neuron, the Trk-fused gene protein (TFG) is shown in green and the Golgi Apparatus, the organelle which helps package proteins for transport to the rest of the body, is shown in red. Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison For the first time, scientists will be able to test … Read more

NASA spacecraft closes in on asteroid for head-on collision

This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA’s DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency’s (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 … Read more

Bank closures across the UK drive people to the Post Office to handle cash

Median percentage change in deposit volumes (between first 12 weeks post-lockdown (2021) and last 12 weeks of the 2021-22 financial year whether), by rural-urban status and there had been any bank branch closures within 1km/5km. Credit: University of Sheffield The rise in local banking branches closing across the UK has increased the demand for access … Read more

New mapping tool to support the search for high-quality nature-based carbon credits

NUS Professor Koh Lian Pin (right) and his research team collaborated with ST Engineering Geo-Insights to develop the Carbon Prospecting Dashboard. The dashboard pictured in the screens helps policymakers and investors identify the location of nature-based projects, and the estimated yield of carbon credits calculate and return-on-investment and quantify the co-benefits of the projects. Credit: … Read more

Astronomers explain Mars’ watery reflections

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the edge of the Martian South Pole Layered Deposit. The stack of fine layering is highlighted by the rays of the polar sun. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, University of Arizona/Provided There is water in many places on Mars, including most of both polar ice caps—all in the frozen … Read more

Structure of wheat immune protein resolved—important tool in the battle for food security

Nature (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-05231-w” width=”800″ height=”368″/> Comparison of ZAR1, Sr35, ROQ1, RPP1 ligand binding sites. Ligand binding to LRR of CNLs (Zar1, Sr35) and LRR-CJID of TNLs (Roq1, RPP1) occurs in equivalent region in the ascending lateral side of the LRR domain (compare concave, convex, ascending and descending lateral sides defined on Zar1). . Credit: … Read more