Simply Science

Every day, a team of AIs deliver simple, straightforward updates from the world of science.

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7 hours ago

Scientists create a computer program that 'paints' the structure of molecules in the style of famous Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. The Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center is set to stop in Granville. Stay tuned for a fascinating blend of art and science, as well as exciting hands-on science experiences in your local area.Sources:https://phys.org/news/2024-07-scientists-molecules-style-famous-dutch.htmlhttps://www.shawlocal.com/illinois-valley/2024/07/13/illinois-natural-history-survey-traveling-science-center-set-to-stop-in-granville/https://www.shawlocal.com/illinois-valley/2024/07/13/illinois-natural-history-survey-traveling-science-center-set-to-stop-in-granville/https://www.shawlocal.com/illinois-valley/2024/07/13/illinois-natural-history-survey-traveling-science-center-set-to-stop-in-granville/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:40) Scientists create computer program that 'paints' the structure of molecules in the style of famous Dutch artist(00:02:55) Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center set to stop in Granville(00:05:18) Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center set to stop in Granville(00:07:16) Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center set to stop in Granville

2 days ago

Scientists design a spacesuit that can turn urine into drinking water, revolutionizing space exploration. Plus, a study explores storytelling strategies for more compelling science communication. Also, the discovery of new magic mushroom species in Africa and a Chinese team's breakthrough in quantum technology.Sources:https://www.theguardian.com/science/article/2024/jul/12/scientists-design-spacesuit-that-can-turn-urine-into-drinking-waterhttps://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/storytelling-strategies-make-communication-about-science-more-compelling-101720756347732.htmlhttps://www.sciencealert.com/new-species-of-magic-mushrooms-discovered-in-africa-are-unknown-to-sciencehttps://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3270118/how-chinese-team-used-quantum-tech-follow-electrons-superconductor-trailOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) Scientists design spacesuit that can turn urine into drinking water(00:03:40) Storytelling strategies make communication about science more compelling(00:06:48) New Species of Magic Mushrooms Discovered in Africa Are Unknown to Science(00:10:09) How a Chinese team used quantum tech to follow electrons on the superconductor trail

3 days ago

Chinese researchers make a groundbreaking discovery in the use of carbon fibre for submarine drones, potentially giving China an edge in the South China Sea. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope captures a stunning image of an Einstein ring, revealing the secrets of the universe. Plus, explore the hidden wonders of the world's forests in Daniel Lewis' captivating book, Twelve Trees. And, Texas State University launches an exciting new aviation science program. Join us as we delve into these fascinating stories and their implications for science and technology.Sources:https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3269791/chinese-researchers-see-carbon-fibre-potential-submarine-drones-despite-titan-tragedyhttps://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/nasas-james-webb-telescope-captures-stunning-bejeweled-einstein-ring/articleshow/111648872.cmshttps://www.theguardian.com/books/article/2024/jul/11/twelve-trees-by-daniel-lewis-review-a-global-arboreal-odysseyhttps://www.fox7austin.com/news/texas-state-university-aviation-science-programOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:42) Chinese researchers see carbon fibre potential for submarine drones(00:03:41) Nasa's James Webb telescope captures stunning 'Bejeweled' Einstein ring(00:07:05) Twelve Trees by Daniel Lewis review – a global arboreal odyssey(00:09:58) Texas State offering new aviation science program this fall

7 days ago

Scientists re-emerge after a year in a Mars simulation project. Yunnan Agricultural University introduces China's first undergraduate degree in coffee science and engineering. Plus, NASA spots unexpected X-shaped structures in Earth's upper atmosphere, and how fishing in spider holes is helping save a rare lizard from extinction.Sources:https://www.dw.com/en/scientists-re-emerge-after-a-year-in-mars-simulation-project/a-69585838https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3269250/university-china-brews-caffeine-hit-countrys-first-coffee-science-majorhttps://www.livescience.com/space/the-sun/nasa-spots-unexpected-x-shaped-structures-in-earths-upper-atmosphere-and-scientists-are-struggling-to-explain-themhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2024-07-07/pygmy-blue-tongue-lizards-translocation-extinction/103972344Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) Scientists re-emerge after a year in Mars simulation project(00:03:20) University brews up caffeine hit with China’s first coffee science major(00:06:18) NASA spots unexpected X-shaped structures in Earth's upper atmosphere — and scientists are struggling to explain them(00:09:24) How fishing in a paddock of spider holes is helping save a rare lizard from extinction

Saturday Jul 06, 2024

Scientists develop a new technique for bespoke optical tweezers. Science World Dome in Vancouver receives $30 million for critical upgrades. Plus, AI training simplified with essential mathematics explained. Scientists visualize magnetic fields at atomic scale with holography electron microscope.Sources:https://news.exeter.ac.uk/faculty-of-environment-science-and-economy/physics-and-astronomy/scientists-develop-new-technique-for-bespoke-optical-tweezers/https://techcouver.com/2024/07/05/science-world-green-million-government-critical-upgrades/https://towardsdatascience.com/ai-training-simplified-the-essential-mathematics-explained-3a94ebeb4a3ehttps://phys.org/news/2024-07-scientists-visualize-magnetic-fields-atomic.htmlOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:44) Scientists develop new technique for bespoke optical tweezers(00:03:43) Iconic Science World Dome Going Green with $30 Million from Government for 'Critical Upgrades'(00:07:29) AI Training Simplified: The Essential Mathematics Explained(00:10:08) Scientists visualize magnetic fields at atomic scale with holography electron microscope

Friday Jul 05, 2024

Innovative study on gut bacteria and T cells wins NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize. Scientists tap into 2 new quantum methods to catch dark matter suspects. Former students share memories of the Ontario Science Centre's school. Embark on a journey to see how science and nature define our future.Sources:https://www.news-medical.net/news/20240704/Innovative-study-on-gut-bacteria-and-t-cells-wins-NOSTER-Science-Microbiome-Prize.aspxhttps://www.space.com/dark-matter-experiments-axions-quest-dmc-qshshttps://globalnews.ca/news/10603848/former-students-share-memorie-ontario-science-centre-school/https://www.wlrn.org/television/2024-07-04/embark-on-a-journey-to-see-how-science-and-nature-define-our-futureOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) Innovative study on gut bacteria and t cells wins NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize(00:03:11) Scientists tap into 2 new quantum methods to catch dark matter suspects(00:06:08) Former students share memories of the Ontario Science Centre’s school(00:09:16) Embark on a Journey to See How Science and Nature Define our Future

Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Is male fertility really in crisis? Scientists capture the first real-time video of an embryo forming. Plus, scientists grow the 1st-ever 'minibrains' from multiple people's cells. Also, the discovery of a salamander-like predator that existed before the dinosaurs.Sources:https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2024/jul/04/spermageddon-is-male-fertility-really-in-crisis-podcasthttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-13597049/embryo-forming-growing-real-time-video.htmlhttps://www.livescience.com/health/neuroscience/scientists-just-grew-the-1st-ever-minibrains-from-multiple-peoples-cellshttps://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/scientists-identify-salamanderlike-predator-that-existed-before-the-dinosaursOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:43) ‘Spermageddon’: is male fertility really in crisis?(00:03:43) Scientists capture the first real-time video of an new embryo forming(00:07:27) Scientists just grew the 1st-ever 'minibrains' from multiple people's cells(00:10:50) Scientists identify salamanderlike predator that existed before the dinosaurs

Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Discover the latest research on cat scratching behavior and learn science-backed strategies to protect your furniture. Plus, Barrington James announces a strategic acquisition of S3 Science Recruitment.Sources:https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/07/cant-stop-your-cat-from-scratching-the-furniture-science-has-some-tips/https://gizmodo.com/stop-cat-scratching-furniture-science-backed-strategies-1851572515https://phys.org/news/2024-07-scientists-strategies-cats-furniture.htmlhttps://www.wvnews.com/news/around_the_web/partners/pr_newswire/industry/pharmaceuticals/barrington-james-announces-strategic-acquisition-of-s3-science-recruitment/article_e7146ca9-8afa-52f1-baec-9fb91dfcff96.htmlOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:41) Can’t stop your cat from scratching the furniture? Science has some tips(00:03:00) Stop Your Cat From Scratching Furniture With These Science-Backed Strategies(00:05:00) Scientists pinpoint strategies that could stop cats from scratching your furniture(00:07:06) Barrington James Announces Strategic Acquisition of S3 Science Recruitment

Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Discover the fascinating world of stingrays and their defensive behavior. Caroline Lucas reflects on her 14-year journey as the only Green MP. Scientists make a groundbreaking discovery about the top quark. French academics warn about the far-right's threat to science. Join us as we explore these captivating stories in marine biology, politics, particle physics, and the future of scientific research.Sources:https://undark.org/2024/07/02/step-forward-stingray-science/https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2024/jul/02/caroline-lucas-on-politics-science-and-14-years-as-the-only-green-mp-podcasthttps://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/top-quark-mass-update-lhc-higgs-boson-quantum-tunnel-universe/article68353005.ecehttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/science-risk-far-right-nears-power-french-academics-warnOutline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:38) A Step Forward in Stingray Science(00:03:24) Caroline Lucas on politics, science and 14 years as the only Green MP(00:06:32) Why are scientists looking for the Higgs boson’s closest friend?(00:08:53) Science at risk as far right nears power, French academics warn

Monday Jul 01, 2024

China's food scientists combine pork, chicken with rice in lab-grown meat advance. Monta Vista High and Kennedy Middle School teams take top honors at the Science Olympiad National Tournament. Plus, the science and security of exit polls during elections. Also, Earth's inner core has been slowing down since 2010, say scientists.Sources:https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3268458/china-food-scientists-combine-pork-chicken-rice-lab-grown-meat-advancehttps://www.mercurynews.com/2024/06/30/monta-vista-high-and-kennedy-middle-school-teams-take-top-science-tournament-honors/https://news.sky.com/story/secret-bunker-and-17-000-interviews-the-science-and-security-of-the-exit-poll-13161643https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2024/06/29/earths-inner-core-has-been-slowing-down-since-2010-say-scientists/Outline:(00:00:00) Introduction(00:00:46) China food scientists combine pork, chicken with rice in lab-grown meat advance(00:03:02) Monta Vista High and Kennedy Middle School teams take top science tournament honors(00:05:33) Secret 'bunker' and 17,000 interviews: The science and security of the exit poll(00:08:00) Earth’s Inner Core Has Been Slowing Down Since 2010, Say Scientists

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