New Scientist - News

New Scientist - News
New Scientist - News
  1. Bird flu cases may be going undetected in US dairy workers
    Ten people in the US have been infected with a strain of bird flu called H5N1, but patchy surveillance means that some cases may be slipping through the cracks
  2. Raindrop-powered generator harvests electricity from bad weather
    A device that generates a small electrical current from falling raindrops is able to power lights and fans
  3. Planes are under attack from GPS jamming – can we find a fix?
    GPS jamming and spoofing has begun to affect transatlantic flights. Now the race is on to develop alternative ways of navigating
  4. AI can identify a child's sex based on their brain activity
    An AI can identify the sex of a 9 to 10-year-old child based on their brain scans, but may be less accurate when it comes to gauging their gender
  5. Deep pit on moon may be entrance to cave that could act as lunar base
    We may have finally found an entry point to the caves hidden beneath the moon’s surface, which could shield future astronauts from dangerous radiation
  6. Is a vital ocean current just decades away from catastrophic collapse?
    Two studies suggest the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation could collapse by the middle of the century and wreak havoc with the climate, but such predictions are controversial
  7. A microscopic diving board can cheat the second law of thermodynamics
    Working with a tiny cantilever, physicists managed to violate the second law of thermodynamics, using less energy than expected to change the cantilever’s motion
  8. Your pupils change size as you breathe
    Our pupils shrink and expand as we breathe in and out, but whether this affects vision is unclear
  9. Denisovan DNA may help modern humans adapt to different environments
    Highland and lowland populations in Papua New Guinea have different gene variants derived from Denisovan archaic humans, indicating possible adaptations for lower oxygen levels and higher malaria risk
  10. Russia is building ground-based kamikaze robots out of old hoverboards
    Hoverboards, or self-balancing scooters, are already used by hobbyists as a basis for robots, but now a group in Russia is putting them to use on the battlefields of Ukraine

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