The secret lives of mites in the skin of our faces – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Microscopic mites that live in human pores and mate on our faces at night are becoming such simplified organisms due to their unusual lifestyles that they may soon become one with humans, new research has found. Microscopic mites that live in human pores and mate on our faces at night are becoming such simplified organisms … Read more

Seal whiskers, the secret weapon for hunting

video: Movie 1: Switching between whisker protraction and retraction (whisking) (with red LED flash). Seals performed this rhythmic whisker movement to search for hydrodynamic cues, a whisker movement homologous to terrestrial mammals exploring their environment. Movie 2: Chase and capture prey (without bioluminescence) (with infrared LED flash). Movie 3: Chase and capture bioluminescent prey (with … Read more

Seal whiskers, the secret weapon for hunting – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The deep ocean is a dark place, yet deep-diving seals can easily locate their prey in that darkness. A multi-national research team has used field-based studies to better understand how seals use their whiskers in their search for prey. Credit: Taiki Adachi et al. (2022) The deep ocean is a dark place, yet deep-diving seals … Read more

Did an AI Really Invent Its Own ‘Secret Language’? Here’s What We Know

A new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) models can produce “creative” images on-demand based on a text prompt. The likes of Imagen, MidJourney, and DALL-E 2 are beginning to change the way creative content is made with implications for copyright and intellectual property. While the output of these models is often striking, it’s hard to … Read more

There’s a Secret to Being ‘Decisive’ That Has Nothing to Do With Accuracy

Decisiveness is about making calls quickly and efficiently – even if those choices aren’t always the correct ones. A new study looked at the relationship between confidence and decisiveness, finding that decisive people tend to be more confident about the decisions they’ve made. On the other end of the spectrum is indecision, a distinct inability … Read more

The secret to a longer lifespan? Gene regulat

image: In comparing the gene expression patterns of 26 species with diverse lifespans, University of Rochester biologists found that the characteristics of the different genes were controlled by circadian or pluripotency networks. view more Credit: University of Rochester illustration / Julia Joshpe Natural selection has produced mammals that age at dramatically different rates. Take, for … Read more

The secret psychic experimentation that inspired Stranger Things

The new season of Stranger Things begins with a flashback sequence set deep in a secret laboratory in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Children with shaved heads move objects with their minds, project their consciousness to far-off places and eventually, once Eleven gets involved, use their powers for far more sinister reasons. It sounds … Read more

The secret to a longer lifespan? Gene regulation holds a clue : NewsCenter

May 26, 2022 What accounts for longer lifespan? According to new research from biologists at the University of Rochester, a key piece of the puzzle lies in the mechanisms that regulate gene expression. (Getty Images photo) Rochester biologists who study the genetics of lifespan suggest novel targets to combat … Read more

MIT Scientists Unveil a Secret of Stronger Metals

By David L. Chandler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 22, 2022 Researchers at MIT have discovered exactly how tiny crystalline grains that make up metal form when subjected to an extreme deformation process. This can lead to ways of producing lighter, harder, and stronger versions of metals such as steel, aluminum, titanium, and alloys. New … Read more