Hexbyte Glen Cove The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove The rhythm of change: What a drum-beat experiment reveals about cultural evolution

A drum beat in the laboratory. Credit: Daniel Vegel Living organisms aren't the only things that evolve over time. Cultural practices change, too, and in recent years social scientists have taken a keen interest in understanding this cultural evolution. Much research has focused on psychological factors among individuals, like how our visual system constrains...

Hexbyte Glen Cove Cucurbit downy mildew pathogen has two genetically distinct host-adapted clades thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Cucurbit downy mildew pathogen has two genetically distinct host-adapted clades

Field work in North Carolina Credit: E. C. Wallace, K. N. D'Arcangelo, and L. M. Quesada-Ocampo Cucurbit downy mildew is a devastating disease for the United States cucurbit industry, which includes cucumbers, watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. The disease has caused major losses in North Carolina, which has significant cucumber and watermelon acreage. To help...

Hexbyte Glen Cove OSIRIS-REx spacecraft goes for early stow of asteroid sample thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove OSIRIS-REx spacecraft goes for early stow of asteroid sample

This illustration shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft stowing the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu on Oct. 20, 2020. The spacecraft will use its Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) arm to place the TAGSAM collector head into the Sample Return Capsule (SRC). Credit: NASA/University of Arizona, Tucson NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to perform an...

Hexbyte Glen Cove On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove On-surface synthesis of graphene nanoribbons could advance quantum devices

Scientists synthesized graphene nanoribbons, shown in yellow, on a titanium dioxide substrate, in blue. The lighter ends of the ribbon show magnetic states. The inset drawing shows how the ends have up and down spin, suitable for creating qubits. Credit: ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy An international multi-institution team of scientists has synthesized graphene...

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