Monthly Archives: February 2019

Facebook’s ‘Workplace’ claims two million users

Workplace by Facebook, a version of the social network designed for business collaboration, now claims some two million paying customers A version of Facebook tailored for businesses collaboration announced Thursday that it has more than two million paying subscribers “Workplace by Facebook” is an enterprise-oriented version of the social network …

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Popular new construction material helps measure protein particles

Protein particles are not spherical, although some of the tools used to measure them are spherical. Credit: Kelly Irvine/NIST Understanding how proteins clump together is essential in modern pharmaceuticals. When these tiny particles aggregate, they can alter the effectiveness of both vaccines and drugs, especially many of the new, popular …

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Nanotechnology makes it possible for mice to see in infrared

This graphical abstract shows how injectable photoreceptor-binding particles with the ability to convert photons from to high-energy forms allow mice to develop infrared vision without compromising their normal vision and associated behavioral responses. Credit: Ma et al./Current Biology Mice with vision enhanced by nanotechnology were able to see infrared light …

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SpaceX debuts new crew capsule in crucial test flight

In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo provided by SpaceX, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned inside the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the Demo-1 unmanned flight test. SpaceX rockets closer to human spaceflight with this weekend’s …

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Despite export bans global seahorse trade continues

Dried pipefish and seahorses on sale in Hong Kong. Credit: ©Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse Many countries are engaged in a vast illegal and unrecorded international trade in seahorses, one that circumvents global regulations, according to new UBC study that has implications for many other animal species. The United Nations Convention …

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Nike continues esports push with league partnership in China

Nike has made another push into the esports market, partnering with China’s premier “League of Legends” circuit to become its official provider of apparel and footwear. The traditional sports brand announced a four-year deal Thursday with Legends Pro League in China, giving Nike a presence with one of the most …

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How Capsella followed its lonely heart

Capsella — microscope image of gene expression analysis. Credit: Yang Dong The Brassicaceae plant family boasts a stunning diversity of fruit shapes. But even in this cosmopolitan company the heart-shaped seed pods of the Capsella genus stand out. An estimated 8 million years ago Capsella embarked on a different evolutionary …

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