Geophysicists detect electron dance deep inside the Earth, with a Twist

Journal Reference: Grace E. Shephard, Christine Houser, John W. Hernlund, Juan J. Valencia-Cardona, Reidar G. Trønnes, Renata M. Wentzcovitch. Seismological expression of the iron spin crossover in ferropericlase in the Earth’s lower mantle. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26115-z Such a spin-crossover has long been predicted to occur at elevated pressures of the middle … Read more

COVID-19 mobile robot could detect and tackle social distancing breaches

Journal Reference: Adarsh Jagan Sathyamoorthy, Utsav Patel, Moumita Paul, Yash Savle, Dinesh Manocha. COVID surveillance robot: Monitoring social distancing constraints in indoor scenarios. PLOS ONE, 2021; 16 (12): e0259713 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259713 Previous research has shown that staying at least two meters apart from others can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Technology-based methods — such as … Read more

Nigeria, Ghana detect first cases of Omicron variant

Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, announced on Wednesday 1is December to have detected three first cases of the Omicron variant in travelers from South Africa last week, when President Cyril Ramaphosa is on an official visit to Abuja. Ghana, its West African neighbor, also announced on Wednesday that it had detected its first … Read more

New method to detect Tatooine-like planets validated

Journal Reference: Veselin B. Kostov, Brian P. Powell, Jerome A. Orosz, William F. Welsh, William Cochran, Karen A. Collins, Michael Endl, Coel Hellier, David W. Latham, Phillip MacQueen, Joshua Pepper, Billy Quarles, Lalitha Sairam, Guillermo Torres, Robert F. Wilson, Serge Bergeron, Pat Boyce, Allyson Bieryla, Robert Buchheim, Caleb Ben Christiansen, David R. Ciardi, Kevin I. … Read more

The screen of the new iPhone 6s will detect various levels of pressure thanks to Multi-Touch technology | Gadgets

By @Ivancernadas Every time September arrives, at Apple’s annual meeting with the media, it always surprises us with some revelation on its new products. The latest from the Cupertino company when it comes to the mobile market is the new 3D Touch feature present in its recent iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The apple … Read more