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Bird flu 'spills over' to otters and foxes in UK
Scientists will monitor the virus, but UK health chiefs say the risk to the public is very low.
[BBC News UK]

Voice-activated system for hands-free, safer DNA handling
Smart voice assistants are a popular way for people to get quick answers or play their favorite music. That same technology could make the laboratory safer for scientists and technicians who handle potentially infectious samples. Researchers now report a small, voice-activated device that can (...)
[Science daily]

To know where the birds are going, researchers turn to citizen science and machine learning
Computer scientists recently announced a new, predictive model that is capable of accurately forecasting where a migratory bird will go next -- one of the most difficult tasks in biology. The model is called BirdFlow, and while it is still being perfected, it should be available to scientists (...)
[Science daily]

Artificial intelligence aids discovery of super tight-binding antibodies
Scientists developed an artificial intelligence tool that could accelerate the development of new high affinity antibody drugs.
[Science daily]

Powering wearable technology with MXene textile supercapacitor 'patch'
Researchers are one step closer to making wearable textile technology a reality. Materials scientists have reported a new design of a flexible wearable supercapacitor patch. It uses MXene to create a textile-based supercapacitor that can charge in minutes and power an Arduino microcontroller (...)
[Science daily]

Scientists observe 'quasiparticles' in classical systems
Quasiparticles -- long-lived particle-like excitations -- are a cornerstone of quantum physics, with famous examples such as Cooper pairs in superconductivity and, recently, Dirac quasiparticles in graphene. Now, researchers have discovered quasiparticles in a classical system at room (...)
[Science daily]

AI technology generates original proteins from scratch
Scientists have created an AI system capable of generating artificial enzymes from scratch. In laboratory tests, some of these enzymes worked as well as those found in nature, even when their artificially generated amino acid sequences diverged significantly from any known natural (...)
[Science daily]

Fish sensory organ key to improving navigational skills of underwater robots
Scientists have been studying a fish sensory organ to understand cues for collective behavior which could be employed on underwater robots.
[Science daily]

A butterfly flaps its wings and scientists make jewelry
In the 'butterfly effect,' an insect can flap its wings and create a microscopic change in initial conditions that leads to a hurricane halfway around the world. This chaos is seen everywhere, from weather to labor markets to brain dynamics. And now researchers explored how to turn the (...)
[Science daily]

'Smart' walking stick could help visually impaired with groceries, finding a seat
For people who are blind or visually impaired, finding the right products in a crowded grocery store can be difficult without help. A team of computer scientists is trying to change that.
[Science daily]

A window into the nanoworld: Scientists develop new technique to image fluctuations in materials
Scientists have developed a revolutionary new method for capturing high-resolution images of fluctuations in materials at the nanoscale using powerful X-ray sources. The technique, which they call Coherent Correlation Imaging (CCI), allows for the creation of sharp, detailed movies without (...)
[Science daily]

Scientists re-writes an equation in FDA guidance to improve the accuracy of the drug interaction prediction
A team of mathematicians and pharmaceutical scientists collaborated to identify the major cause of the low accuracy of the equation in the FDA guidance used to predict drug-drug interaction through an enzyme (cytochrome P450, CYP) induction mediation. To overcome the fundamental limit of the (...)
[Science daily]

Campania Aerospace District Names Altair a Partner
Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), has become a partner of the Campania Aerospace District (DAC), one of Italy and Europe's most important aerospace districts. DAC was established in 2012 with the objective of stimulating (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

COVID calculations spur solution to old problem in computer science
A mathematician was keen to forecast the evolution of the COVID epidemic. Instead, he ended up solving a problem which had troubled computer scientists for decades.
[Science daily]

AI discovers new nanostructures
Scientists have successfully demonstrated that autonomous methods can discover new materials. The artificial intelligence (AI)-driven technique led to the discovery of three new nanostructures, including a first-of-its-kind nanoscale (...)
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