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A transforming river seen from above
The Padma River in Bangladesh is constantly shifting its 75-mile path. Joshua Stevens for the NASA Earth Observatory shows what the shifting looked like through satellite imagery, over a 30-year span.
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1 hour ago by paulgreer
Inside the Very Big, Very Controversial Business of Dog Cloning | Vanity Fair
Despite government bans, science is closer than ever to successfully cloning a human. “Grief-stricken parents lose a toddler, and they’re billionaires,” says Greely. “They want another child as close as possible to the one they lost. This is a human version of what is happening when people lose a pet they love.” If distraught parents think a clone would resemble 85 percent of their child’s appearance and personality—roughly what Tom Rubython got with one of his clones—it’s only a matter of time until pressure will inexorably mount to give it a shot. If there’s enough demand, the market will do its best to respond.
cloning  science 
1 hour ago by dominomaster
The Best Weapon Against Norovirus: Is It Quarantines, Bleach Or Hand-Washing?
There's a new study out on norovirus and the role hand-washing can play in stopping an outbreak. To sum it up: Wash up! Norovirus is responsible for roughly 1 in 5 cases worldwide of acute gastroenteritis. The symptoms are pretty horrible: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. And it's very, very, very contagious. It takes only one particle to infect a human, compared to roughly 50 to 100 particles of flu virus.
health  science  articles 
2 hours ago by mikael
DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases
DeepMind's ultimate aim is to develop and implement a system that can assist the UK's National Health Service with its ever-growing workload. Accurate AI judgements would lead to faster diagnoses and, in theory, treatment that could save patients' vision.
science  health  ai 
2 hours ago by terry
My 3 year daughter wants to be a scientist so I’ve put together some children’s books for her!
academia  science  from twitter_favs
6 hours ago by micktwomey
In situ tribochemical formation of self-lubricating diamond-like carbon films - ScienceDirect
So rubbing palladium-gold alloys in teh presence of carbon containing stuff makes very slippery diamond-like carbon films without an expensive plasma furnace, and might be suitable for mass production use
palladium  gold  nanoparticle  amorphous  diamond  carbon  film  nanocomposite  lubricant  materials  science  research  technology  tribochemical  production  process 
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