Dario Gil with IBM’s System One quantum computer Misha Friedman/Getty Images By Jeffrey MervisNov. 1, 2019 , 2:10 PM The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has yet to hold its first meeting, and the White House hasn’t even announced its full 16-person roster. But one newly appointed member, Director of IBM […]
SAN DIEGO — A palm-sized sandstone object found in 1991 at an Early Islamic trading outpost in what’s now southern Jordan appears to be the oldest known chess piece. This roughly 1,300-year-old rectangular piece of rock with two hornlike projections on top resembles several rooks, also known as castles, that have been found at other […]
The rainforest burns in Pará, the state in Brazil with the highest deforestation rate. © Victor Moriyama/Greenpeace By Herton EscobarNov. 22, 2019 , 4:40 PM Development, most of it illegal, destroyed more than 9700 square kilometers of Brazilian Amazon rainforest in the year ending in July, according to a government estimate released on Monday—an increase […]
Thousands of students and their families have been attending the Galway Science and Technology Festival at NUI Galway. The event is an opportunity to showcase the flourishing Med Tech hub in the west of Ireland and help promote careers in science. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – the so-called STEM subjects – are being showcased across […]
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is analyzing tiny pieces of hair to build individual, nearly unique protein profiles. Hair forensics has been subjective and error riddled, but protein profiles could change that. The most likely initial use for this information is to confirm a suspect, not to identify them on its own. Science […]
The tinfoil-and-netting approach worked best, generally trapping more lanternflies but catching few, if any, other types of insects that could be beneficial. (The addition of latex paint did not seem to help.) What’s more, once the bugs died inside the netting, it could simply be emptied and reused, unlike the sticky tape.