Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

yesterday ~5 min

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New App Records Sound to Identify Dangerous Mosquitoes

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Coated nanoparticles survive immune system and deliver drugs

For the first time in mice, researchers have coated nanoparticles with an ionic liquid that allows the nanoparticles to survive the immune system and deliver drugs to their targeted spot.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 25, 2020 ~11 min

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See metal and plastic micromachines zip around

See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

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COVID-19: four ways to respond to vaccine sceptics – and maybe even convince them

Think beyond facts to make your argument.

Mark Lorch, Professor of Science Communication and Chemistry, University of Hull • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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See 2 new pages from Darwin’s ‘Origin of Species’ draft online

You can check out handwritten pages from Charles Darwin's draft of his famous On the Origin of Species online, including 2 newly added pages.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Nov. 24, 2020 ~5 min

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