Three fossils from the Early Cambrian which have long posed a puzzle to scientists belong to the same primeval creature. This has been shown in studies of new finds from the so-called Chengjiang deposits dating back to more than 500 million years ago. Paleontologist Dr. Qiang Ou, a guest researcher working together with Prof. Dr. Georg Mayer at the University of Kassel, played a significant role in the new discovery. These findings provide new insights regarding the evolution of the diversity of species during the so-called Cambrian explosion.Based on the findings of Ou, Mayer, and additional co-authors of the study, the primeval creature †Xianguangia sinica, which lived approximately 520 million...Powered by WPeMatico
The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera.
Launched on the morning of 23 June from India, the Aalto-1 satellite's first month in space has gone according to plan.'We have run checks on the majority of the satellite's systems and found that the devices are fully functional,' Aalto University's Professor Jaan Praks, who...Powered by WPeMatico
Two new discoveries from Edward Yu's Iowa State University laboratory are adding to the scientific understanding of how bacteria resist antibiotics.Yu and his research group have just described two structures and mechanisms - efflux pumps and reinforced cell walls - that certain disease-causing bacteria...Powered by WPeMatico
Airborne measurements made as part of the Green Ocean Amazon experiment (GOAmazon) show that the Amazon rainforest emits at least three times more isoprene than scientists had previously thought. The research findings were published in Nature Communications.According to Paulo Artaxo, Full Professor at the University of São Paulo's Physics Institute (IF-USP) in Brazil and a co-author of the study, isoprene is one...Powered by WPeMatico
Reactor could save energy, lower carbon footprintJean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a web search for "North Dakota," "night sky" and "flaring," and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster...Powered by WPeMatico
The rapid digitalization of production and automation is crucial to the successful implementation of the visionary concepts of Industrie 4.0. Among other things, this entails a secure and efficient communication infrastructure that automatically adapts to the requirements of each application; an infrastructure that enables the efficient networking of the production machines, products, and innovative data services; and, one that easily and safely supports the introduction of new industrial applications. Also, the increasing use of wireless technologies and the steady progress in the convergence of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) present special challenges.The FIND consortium is composed of leading proponents from industry and research who have joined together to ...
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new way to precisely pattern nanomaterials that could open a new path to the next generation of everyday electronic devices.The new research, published July 28 in Science, is expected to make such materials easily available for eventual use in everything from LED displays to...Powered by WPeMatico
Transparent, 3-D electronics can be configured and erased like an Etch A SketchWashington State University physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent,...Powered by WPeMatico
A molecule produced by insulating glial cells facilitates the functional wiring of brain cells involved in motor coordination.Researchers at Hokkaido University have found that the molecule "L-gutamate/L-aspartate transporter" (GLAST) plays an essential role in establishing and...Powered by WPeMatico
BACE inhibitor successfully tested in Alzheimer's animal modelThe protein amyloid beta is believed to be the major cause of Alzheimer's disease. Substances that reduce the production of amyloid beta, such as BACE...Powered by WPeMatico