Scientists have opened a new window in science by finding that an effective magnetic field can exist for light. Read more…
Apple Inc. has just released its new gadgets; iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. iPhones will be available to customers in the month of September and iWatch will be available next year. Apple Inc. has also introduced a mobile payment system, named Apple Pay.
ABC News has recently posted some important points related to new iPhones.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can easily be differentiated from one another due to their different sizes. Previous iPhone, i.e. iPhone 5S was of 4 inches, but iPhone 6 has 4.7 inches and iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inches of size diagonally. This size would give a good level of competition to Samsung that has a huge share in giant phone market. Read more…
Crowdsourcing and Citizen Oceanography: Indigo V Expedition Pioneers Cost-Effective Ocean Health Monitoring
Pioneering work by a collaboration of leading scientists from twelve universities across Australia, Singapore, Denmark and the USA publishing in the open access journal PLOS Biology on September 9 demonstrates how the rise of citizen oceanography will help dramatically advance global ocean health and will aid in gaining a better understanding of the world’s valuable marine resources.
While much attention is placed on macro-fauna in our seas (mammals and fish, for example), it is the tiny, marine microbes that underpin the nutrient cycle and form the foundation of the food web. Collectively known as the marine microbiome, they are the most abundant organisms in the oceans, and they are perhaps the most vulnerable in a changing global ocean.
Because the ocean is a dynamic and tremendously large eco-system, millions of observation points are required. However, traditional oceanographic research vessels are unable to cover this vast space. “By using what’s known as ‘citizen science’, Indigo V Expeditions set out to prove that the concept of crowdsourcing oceanography can solve the great data collection bottleneck” said Professor Federico Lauro, Director of Indigo V Expeditions, the not-for-profit organisation behind the S/Y Indigo V concept cruise. Read more…
Nerve endings on our fingertips have the same ability of performing complex neural computations as we can find in our brain. Read more…
Scientists overcame equipment failure, space constraints and shark-infested waters to do real-time DNA sequencing in a remote field location.
Daylight was breaking over the central Pacific and coffee brewing aboard the MY Hanse Explorer. Between sips, about a dozen scientists strategized for the day ahead. Some would don wetsuits and slip below the surface to collect water samples around the southern Line Islands’ numerous coral reefs. Others would tinker with the whirring gizmos and delicate machinery strewn throughout the 158-foot research vessel. All shared a single goal: Be the first research group to bring a DNA sequencer out into the field to do remote sequencing in real time. Against an ocean of odds, they succeeded.
This three-week, five-island expedition took place last year with a research crew including San Diego State University computer scientist Rob Edwards, biologist Forest Rohwer, postdoctoral scholar Andreas Haas and graduate student Yan Wei Lim. They were accompanied by several other researchers from the San Diego region and around the world. The researchers published an account of their trip and methods today in the journal PeerJ. Read more…