(Washington State University) Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation.
Technical advances are driving a boom in egg freezing, which promises to let women put off pregnancy indefinitely. But will the science live up to the hype?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of Kent) Virtual reality (VR) technology could vastly improve the quality of life for people with dementia by helping to recall past memories, reduce aggression and improve interactions with caregivers, new research by the University of Kent has discovered.
On its own, the neural network seems to recap a process experienced by human infants-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(University of California - Santa Barbara) We've all felt the negative effects of radio interference, which has been with us since the days of the telegraph. It can show up as a minor annoyance such as radio static or as a major problem that renders wireless systems completely unusable. Society's growing reliance on electronics has only amplified the issue because the number of potential sources of interference grows by the day.
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) To address messy measurements of the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe, researchers at Berkeley Lab developed a way to improve the accuracy and clarity of these measurements based on the stretching of the universe's oldest light.
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Dysfunctions and malformations in the scaffold of a cell are thought to contribute to heart muscle weakness, neurodegenerative disease and even deafness. Now biophysics research at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has taken a closer look at a cell's cytoskeleton and found a new purpose: It aids in energy transfer and information processing within neurons.
(University of California - Berkeley) A first-of-its-kind online game, released publicly today, is poised to revolutionize the field of wargaming. Developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this new multi-player computer game was custom built to explore deterrence and decision-making in an escalating conflict.
(University of Texas at Austin) 'The near-Earth space is a global commons and is in dire need of environmental protection and measures of sustainability. The SSR is the first major step in establishing those sustainability metrics' - UT Engineer Moriba Jah.
(Tokyo University of Science) The Department of Civil Engineering, led by Prof. Terumi Touhei, at Tokyo University of Science has developed a novel mathematical method for reconstruction/imaging of the complex distribution of point-like scatterers using a sensor grid with a small network. This method can potentially be used to improve the efficiency of tomography in underground geophysical studies, nondestructive physical testing, or even human body imaging.
(Taylor & Francis Group) Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast, which launches today.
(Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) About 500 scientists, clinicians, patients, and stakeholders from 20 European countries and beyond have gathered in Berlin at the LifeTime Opening Conference. The pan-European initiative aims to revolutionize healthcare. It applies breakthrough technologies to the progression of human diseases and intends to find and implement new methods for personalized prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.
New technique creates working models—with a little help from grocery-store food coloring-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
(World Scientific) In a paper to be published in the forthcoming issue in NANO, a team of researchers from Yunnan University, China, have reviewed the recent research on preparation methods and structures of Silicon nanowires (SiNWs) and Germanium quantum dots (GeQDs) and their composites, in order to explore their novel physical properties and improve on their optoelectronic properties.