(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.
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(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.
(John Innes Centre) UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window.
(University of Bristol) Rethinking digital service design could reduce their environmental impact Digital technology companies could reduce the carbon footprint of services like YouTube by changing how they are designed, experts say.
(Lancaster University) An interdisciplinary team of researchers studied the supply chain of the songket fabric market in the Malaysian state of Terengganu. They believe the use of new, social technology could help weavers connect more directly with customers, reducing the need to deal exclusively with merchants.
(Stanford University) A battery-like device could act as an artificial synapse within computing systems intended to imitate the brain's efficiency and ability to learn.