How 5G puts airplanes at risk

Credit: Jason Rosewell / Unsplash. New high-speed mobile phone services have raised concerns about interference with the operation of aircraft, particularly as aircraft are landing at airports. The Federal Aviation Administration has assured Americans that most commercial aircraft are safe, and AT&T and Verizon have agreed to refrain from installing their new mobile phone antennas … Read more

NASA “Oceans Melting Greenland” Mission Complete – Six Years of Mapping Unknown Terrain

NASA’s Melting Greenland Airborne Oceans mission has found that ocean-going Greenland glaciers, such as the Apusiaajik Glacier shown here, are at greater risk of rapid ice loss than previously thought. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech To learn how ocean water is melting glaciers, NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland mission extensively surveyed the coast of the world’s largest … Read more

Why Alzheimer’s drugs fail

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In a new study from the University of California, San Diego, researchers developed a new method for screening drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Their work sheds light on why Alzheimer’s drugs have so far been ineffective in curing or reversing the disease and identifying new drug development goals. The development of … Read more

Fast-Tracking the Search for Energy-Efficient Materials With Machine Learning

By Leda Zimmerman, MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering January 30, 2022 Doctoral candidate Nina Andrejevic combines spectroscopy and machine learning techniques to identify new and valuable properties in matter. Born into a family of architects, Nina Andrejevic loved to create drawings of her home and other buildings while she was a child in … Read more

Is omicron infection inevitable?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant, is spreading like wildfire across the country. Some experts say it is so transmissible that many people, including those who are vaccinated and boosted, are likely to get it. That is worrisome news, especially to parents of children who are not yet eligible for vaccination. But … Read more

Worldwide Coordinated Search for Dark Matter

Sensor network GNOME publishes comprehensive data in Nature Physics for the first time – Nine stations in six countries involved. An international team of researchers with key participation from the PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz (HIM) has published for the first time comprehensive data on … Read more

Monumental Project Underway To Sequence the Genome of Every Complex Species on Earth

The Earth Biogenome Project, a global consortium that aims to sequence the genomes of all complex life on earth (some 1.8 million described species) in ten years, is ramping up. The project’s origins, aims, and progress are detailed in two multi-authored papers published on January 18, 2022. Once complete, it will forever change the way … Read more

How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancer, HIV, Genetic Diseases, and More

Nucleic acid vaccines use mRNA to instruct cells on how to produce the desired protein. The two most successful coronavirus vaccines developed in the United States – the Pfizer and Modern vaccines – are both mRNA vaccines. The idea of ​​using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research … Read more

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination. Let’s celebrate the team that got it there (op-ed)

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen is an associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. He contributed to this article Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. There is a new color of light in the sky right now, which can be best observed from Earth around midnight. This blurred cracks – as weak as possible, as small as … Read more