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Using copper to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), new research shows. Animal coronaviruses that ‘host jump’ to humans, such as SARS and MERS, result in severe infections with high mortality. Researchers found …

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Artificial breast milk start-up gets $3.5 million from Bill Gates-founded investment fund

An artificial breast milk start-up that offers a green alternative to baby formula has received $3.5 (£2.8) million from an investment fund co-founded by Bill Gates. It has been estimated that around 10 per cent of the global dairy industry — a major producer of greenhouse gases — is used to manufacture baby …

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New archaeological evidence from Nazareth reveals religious and political environment in era of Jesus

Nazareth, once thought to have been a small village, likely to have been a town of around 1,000 people, new evidence suggests Remarkable new archaeological discoveries in Israel are revealing important details about the religious and political environment in which Jesus is said to have grown up, and which are likely to …

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New Space Telescope Cheops Ready for Science – Observes

Cheops, ESA’s new exoplanet mission, has successfully completed its almost three months of in-orbit commissioning, exceeding expectations for its performance. The satellite, which will commence routine science operations by the end of April, has already obtained promising observations of known exoplanet-hosting stars, with many exciting discoveries to come. The in-orbit commissioning phase …

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SCIENTISTS CREATE TINY DEVICES THAT WORK LIKE THE HUMAN BRAIN

Compared to a conventional computer, this device has a learning capability that is not software-based’ A major computing breakthrough has allowed researchers to develop ultra-low power devices capable of operating at the same voltage level as a brain. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst figured out a way to use biological, …

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Alcohol-intake during lockdown could cause second health crisis: Doctor.

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have launched a study to understand how many people are turning to alcohol to handle the stress, anxiety and boredom of being isolated at home Doctors fear a “second health crisis” as a result of increased alcohol consumption during the Covid-19 lockdown. Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have launched …

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How Environmental Satellites Are Helping Solar Power Plants on Earth

Scientists develop a method to convert Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) satellite data into detailed information about cloud cover properties, enhancing the ability to forecast available sunlight for solar power plants. The output of solar energy systems is highly dependent on cloud cover. While weather forecasting can be used to …

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Miniaturization of Quantum Computers Possible With New Electronic Cooling Technology

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a new electronic refrigeration technology that can enable major leaps in the development of quantum computers. Present quantum computers require extremely complicated and large cooling infrastructure that is based on mixture of different isotopes of helium. The new electronic cooling technology could replace these cryogenic liquid …

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