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New quantum thermometer can measure a fever in a tiny worm

New quantum thermometer can measure a fever in a tiny worm

Science
Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Scientists have successfully outfitted an optical microscope with quantum sensors, creating a precise microscope-based thermometer, capable of sensing a "fever" in tiny nematode worms. Quantum systems are extremely sensitive to their surrounding environs, making them ideal for measuring in vivo temperature changes. Optical microscopes allow scientists to image microscopic structures in biological samples, and when combined with fluorescent biomarkers, can be used to observe biological processes. Advertisement In a new proof-of-concept study, researchers at Osaka City University combined the two technologies in order to observe biological systems and processes in which heat and temperature play an important role. "Our system effectively integrates fast particle tracking a...
Scientists develop better way to measure, translate dog years

Scientists develop better way to measure, translate dog years

Science
July 2 (UPI) -- Estimating a dog's age isn't a matter of simple arithmetic. Translating a dog's age to human years using the popular method of multiplying by seven might be amusing, but it's of little use to a vet. Scientists now have developed a better way to measure the aging process in dogs and more precisely convert dog age to human years. Advertisement "We had been working on ways of monitoring human age and aging at the molecular level," Trey Ideker, professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center, told UPI in an email. "Marks on DNA, called methylation marks, turned out to be a really accurate way to 'diagnose' aging." Inspired by his graduate student Tiny Wang and her love of dogs, Ideker and his research partners used the same met...
Morgan Stanley offers new tool to let advisors, investors measure sustainable investing goals

Morgan Stanley offers new tool to let advisors, investors measure sustainable investing goals

Finance
Morgan Stanley signage on the door of their headquarters building in New York.Scott Mlyn | CNBC Morgan Stanley is offering a new tool to help financial advisors and their clients measure sustainable investing choices and how they perform in their portfolios.The analytics and reporting application, called Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient, was announced on Monday. The firm said the feature is part of the firm's commitment to make sustainable investing a bigger part of the conversation between advisors and their clients.The tool helps clients prioritize preferences when it comes to environmental, social and governance interests. That may include climate change, gender equality or religious values.Once those priorities have been identified, the application then uses Morgan Stanley's proprietary ...
Trump to hit Mexico with tariffs in anti-immigration measure

Trump to hit Mexico with tariffs in anti-immigration measure

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico, demanding the country curb illegal immigration into the US.In a tweet, Mr Trump said that from 10 June a 5% tariff would be imposed and would slowly rise "until the illegal immigration problem is remedied".Jesús Seade, Mexico's top diplomat for North America, said the proposed tariffs would be "disastrous". Mr Trump declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border in February.He said it was necessary in order to tackle what he claimed was a crisis at the US southern border.Border agents say they are overwhelmed, but critics say they are mishandling and mistreating migrants. The butterflies that could stop Trump’s w
Scientists use rover's navigational sensors to measure Mars' gravity

Scientists use rover's navigational sensors to measure Mars' gravity

Science
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Scientists were able to map Mars' gravity by repurposing data collected by the Curiosity rover's navigational sensors. After realizing Curiosity's accelerometers can be used like gravimeters when the rover is at a standstill, scientists surveyed navigational data collected during the mission's first five years. Researchers were able to plot changes in the Red Planet's gravity along the path the rover took as it ascended Mount Sharp. The new gravity data allowed scientists to estimate the density of the underlying rock along the rover's route. Gravity is weaker on the slopes of Mount Sharp than scientists expected, suggesting the sedimentary rock that forms the mountain isn't all that dense. "The lower levels of Mount Sharp are surprisingly porous," Kevin Lewis of Johns Hop...