Daily Archives: March 13, 2019

Understanding and controlling the molecule that made the universe

Marcos Dantus, University Distinguished Professor in chemistry and physics, has recreated interstellar ions with lasers. Credit: MSU Trihydrogen, or H3+, is acknowledged by scientists as the molecule that made the universe. In recent issues of Nature Communications and the Journal of Chemical Physics, Michigan State University researchers employed high-speed lasers …

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AT&T raises prices for DirecTV Now streaming service

AT&T is raising prices for its DirecTV Now streaming TV service, while removing some networks from the cable-like television package. The changes come just weeks after a U.S. appeals court upheld the company’s Time Warner takeover. The Justice Department fought it, arguing it would lead to higher prices. DirecTV …

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Hungry moose more tolerant of wolves’ presence: study

A GPS-collared moose in western Wyoming moves into its desired habitat. New University of Wyoming research has documented interactions between moose and wolves in the region. Credit: Mark Gocke Driven by the need for food, moose in western Wyoming are less likely to change their behavior to avoid wolves as …

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Determining what binds to mucus

Credit: American Chemical Society The human body is full of mucus. This viscous goo isn’t just a nuisance that gets coughed up or sneezed out—it can bind to drugs, toxins or microbes, potentially impacting human health. However, relatively little is known about such interactions. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Biomacromolecules …

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Businesses should boost cyber defenses

Josh Lamont poses for a photo in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. A cyberattack that leads to down time and lost data can be costly for small companies. Lamont, whose Social Security number was stolen five years ago when he became a joint depositor on his mother’s account, …

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Fingerprints, revisited

For more than a century, forensic scientists have linked criminals to crime scenes through the distinctive loops and whorls on their fingertips. But now, researchers are moving beyond simple pattern comparisons to glean more information from fingerprints. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine …

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Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8s after Ethiopia crash

In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked at Boeing Co.’s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding the new Boeing plane involved in …

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