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Feb 27, 2024

A Theory Says Our Universe Keeps Expanding Because It’s Eating Baby Universes

Posted by in category: futurism

We can’t stop snacking on our smaller celestial counterparts.

Feb 27, 2024

Research Roundup: Dark Energy, Scientific Censorship, and More

Posted by in categories: cosmology, physics

What can the night sky tell us about the expansion of the universe?

It’s a loaded question, one that researchers across the globe have been trying to answer for decades. Since 2013, they’ve been helped by the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a collaboration of more than 400 scientists at 25 institutions. At Penn, this includes Masao Sako, Arifa Hasan Ahmad and Nada Al Shoaibi Presidential Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Bhuvnesh Jain, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences; Gary Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics; and a handful of others from the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

In 2019, the DES finished collecting data, but analysis and discoveries continue, including one that Sako and colleagues announced recently in which they validated the “cosmic acceleration” model and dark energy’s role in it. That research is one of five recent studies detailed below, in this second iteration of Omnia’s new research roundup.

Feb 27, 2024

Philip K Dick’s handbook of narrative warfare

Posted by in category: military

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Feb 27, 2024

Tesla Model 3 wins Best Urban Electric Vehicle under $100K

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The Tesla Model 3 has raised its own benchmark by winning the 2024 Drive Car of the Year Best Urban Electric Vehicle under $100K.

Feb 27, 2024

Scientists Discover How Some Whales Can Sing While Holding Their Breath Underwater

Posted by in category: futurism

Baleen whales have evolved unique voice boxes essential for song, a new study finds—but these low-frequency vocalizations must compete with the noise of humans’ ships.

Feb 27, 2024

Delta adds another eclipse flight as companies look to capitalize on solar event

Posted by in category: futurism

Passengers who book a special Delta flight will have the chance to witness the total solar eclipse in April from a unique vantage point: 30,000 feet in the air.

The airline announced Monday that it will operate a flight on April 8 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Detroit, timed to give people on board the chance to spend as much time as possible within the eclipse’s “path of totality.”

The eclipse is expected to be a major event because it will pass over several densely populated areas of North America, crossing Mexico, the continental U.S. and a small part of eastern Canada. In the U.S. alone, millions of skywatchers from Texas to Maine will have the chance to witness the rare astronomical event.

Feb 27, 2024

Trials show asthma drug helps reduce allergic reactions to certain foods

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, health

There’s some relief for people with food severe allergies. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports the drug Xolair allows people with allergies to tolerate higher doses of allergenic foods before developing a reaction after accidental exposure. Geoff Bennett discussed more with the study’s principal investigator, Dr. Robert Wood of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

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Feb 27, 2024

Eye ointments sold nationwide recalled due to infection risk

Posted by in category: health

Multiple brands of lubricant eye ointments are being recalled due to a risk of infection after federal inspectors found unsterile conditions at the Indian plant where the products were manufactured.

The recall by Brassica Pharma Pvt. in Thane, a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra, comes after a deadly outbreak last year of eye infections linked to artificial tears made by another Indian firm.

Sold nationwide by retailers including CVS Health and Walmart, the latest recall involves four products by brands Equate, CVS Health and AACE Pharmaceuticals, according to the notice posted Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Feb 27, 2024

Alzheimer’s: Abdominal fat linked to poor brain health, cognition

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, neuroscience

A new study suggests abdominal fat could impact brain health and cognition among people with a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that middle-aged males at risk for Alzheimer’s who had higher amounts of pancreatic fat had lower cognition and brain volumes.

Feb 27, 2024

Proteogenomics reveal prognostic markers of small cell lung cancer, advance development of precision therapies

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers in China have reported the first large-scale study characterizing the proteomics and phosphoproteomics of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) clinical cohorts, providing a comprehensive picture of the proteogenomics landscape of SCLC.

The team is led by Prof. Zhang Peng from Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital of the Tongji University, Prof. Zhou Hu from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Prof. Gao Daming and Prof. Ji Hongbin from the Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of CAS.

This study, published in Cell, reveals the molecular features of SCLC and proposed new molecular subtypes and targeted personalized treatment strategies, and laying a solid foundation for a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and improvement of clinical therapeutic strategies for SCLC.

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