How proteins reshape cell membranes

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:17pm
Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins. Scientists have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.
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In enemy garb: New explanation for wasp mimicry

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:17pm
Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry.
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Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:17pm
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.
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Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:17pm
Researchers generated a flavor lexicon that lists the 39 flavor attributes in cheeses made with goat milk. Flavor lexicons are important tools for cheesemakers because they help with development, product benchmarking and quality control.
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Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars Resembling Planets

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:16pm
Brown dwarfs never burn fusion at their core, so scientists sometimes refer to them as "failed stars."
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Researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:11pm
Research outlines how the genetic pathways that govern growth and stress response in plants sometimes clash. The research could lead to better performing crop varieties.
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What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:10pm
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years.
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Should You Bank Your Own Blood? Actually, Yeah

Wired News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Stockpile it now. Just in case. The post Should You Bank Your Own Blood? Actually, Yeah appeared first on WIRED.
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How to Shoot a 360 Video

Wired News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Shooting video with one of these new cameras requires a different creative process, but it's one that can be mastered with some knowledge. The post How to Shoot a 360 Video appeared first on WIRED.
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Jupiter is a Feast for the Eyes In New Time-Lapse Animation (Video)

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Jupiter's swirling, stormy atmosphere looks absolutely mesmerizing in a new time-lapse animation created by a group of amateur space photographers.
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Panasonic Wants Employees To Relax, Limits Work Days To 11 hours

Slashdot - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Japan is notorious for its long working hours, which have been blamed for a national health crisis known as "karoshi" -- death from overwork. From a report on CNET: Panasonic hopes to curb this, instructing its 100,000-ish employees to work no later than 8 p.m. each day, reports Asahi Shimbun. This hour reduction still enables a 55-hour working week, but the directive from Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga also limited overtime to 80 hours a month.

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Observing Supernova 1987A For 3 Decades - What We’ve Learned | Video

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:30pm
Astronomer Remy Indebetouw explains what has occured in the observations of the exploded star since its discovery in 1987.
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Image of the Day

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:30pm
"Winter landscapes are also magical from the International Space Station," French astronaut Thomas Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo of the Dnieper River on social media. Pesquet took the photo as the space station flew over Russia on Feb. 9.
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Samsung's First Exynos 9 Chip is Faster, Uses Less Power, and Supports Gigabit LTE

Slashdot - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:20pm
Samsung is taking a big step forward on both processing and LTE speeds with its next mobile system on a chip. From a report on The Verge: The chip, called the Exynos 9 Series 8895, is supposed to perform 27 percent faster than its predecessor and consume 40 percent less power. It's also Samsung's first to support gigabit LTE, offering much faster speeds on networks that support it. The big gains come from Samsung shifting over to a 10nm process for this chip series, allowing it to make a more efficient processor. That means Samsung is following right behind Qualcomm on the move from a 14nm process to a 10nm process. Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon SoC, the 835, also uses a 10nm process and supposed includes speed improvements and a 25 percent power reduction. The Exynos 8895 has an octa-core processor, and its GPU is supposed to include graphics improvements for 4K VR and gaming. Samsung says the processor supports video recording at 120FPS 4K and cameras with a resolution up to 28MP.

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Liftoff! Watching SpaceX Make History at Pad 39A

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:09pm
A storied NASA launchpad hosted a dazzling pyrotechnic display as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life on Sunday morning (Feb. 19), sending nearly 5,500 lbs. (2,500 kilograms) of cargo on a journey to the International Space Station.
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Putting Astronauts on SLS Debut Flight Sparks Safety Group's Concern

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:02pm
A safety oversight panel expressed concern Thursday (Feb. 23) about an idea, currently being studied by NASA, to put astronauts aboard the first flight of the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket.
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You Gotta Try DIY Virtual Reality, Even if You Make Hideous Things

Wired News - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 3:00pm
Most of the VR created by everyday people will be hideous, but it will help the medium grow. The post You Gotta Try DIY Virtual Reality, Even if You Make Hideous Things appeared first on WIRED.
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How to View Beautiful Open Star Clusters Using Mobile Apps

Space.com - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 2:52pm
Sprays of tiny diamonds against the black velvet sky, occasionally sprinkled with gems of ruby or topaz — open star clusters are among the most beautiful sights available to amateur stargazers.
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New iOS Update Fixes Unexpected Shutdown Issue On iPhone 6, iPhone 6s

Slashdot - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 2:40pm
Matthew Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch: Over the past couple of iPhone versions users have complained of "unexpected" shutdowns of their devices. Some iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus and 6S Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly, forcing a user to have to plug them into an outlet to get them to power back on. Apple has been working on this very annoying bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices. The fix is actually already on your iPhone if you have installed iOS 10.2.1 -- something that around 50 percent of iOS users have already done. After letting the fix simmer on customer devices, Apple now has statistics to share on how it has improved the issue, citing 80 percent reduction on iPhone 6s and 70 percent reduction on iPhone 6 devices.

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The toy boat that sailed the seas of time

Science Daily - Fri, 24/02/2017 - 2:35pm
A thousand years ago, for reasons we will never know, the residents of a tiny farmstead on the coast of central Norway filled an old well with dirt. Maybe the water dried up, or maybe it became foul. But when archaeologists found the old well and dug it up in the summer of 2016, they discovered an unexpected surprise: a carefully carved toy, a wooden boat with a raised prow like a proud Viking ship, and a hole in the middle where a mast could have been stepped.
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