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Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive Monday June 26th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Oxford) Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research led by the University of Oxford.

The friendly honk Sunday June 25th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Acoustical Society of America) Sound permeates the human experience and gets our attention, sometimes traumatically so. Consider the car horn. It is a widespread practical application of this noise-trauma-alert principle -- and an increasing source of noise pollution worldwide as the global traffic population grows. It also is the subject of new noise pollution research to be presented during Acoustics '17 Boston. The study introduces a new pedestrian-friendly car-horn sound identified through the Mean Option ...

Seeing with your ears Sunday June 25th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Acoustical Society of America) Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics '17 Boston. In the project, computer models use recordings from a live concert held at the cathedral and detailed room acoustic simulations to produce a novel type of audience experience: a virtual recreation of the live performance using spatial audio and virtual reality.

Research accelerates quest for quicker, longer-lasting electronics Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of California - Riverside) In the world of electronics, where the quest is always for smaller and faster units with infinite battery life, topological insulators (TI) have tantalizing potential.In a paper published today in 'Science Advances,' Jing Shi, a professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside and colleagues MIT and Arizona State University report they have created a TI film just 25 atoms thick that adheres to an insulating magnetic film, creating a 'heterostructure.'

NASA adds up Tropical Storm Cindy's rainfall Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression after moving onshore near the Texas and Louisiana Border on Thursday June 22, 2017 and bringing a lot of rain with it. That rainfall was measured by NASA using satellite data.

Cut US commercial building energy use 29 percent with widespread controls Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) The US could slash its energy use by the equivalent of what is currently used by 12 to 15 million Americans if commercial buildings fully used energy-efficiency controls nationwide.

Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Dallas) Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are getting more out of the sweat they've put into their work on a wearable diagnostic tool that measures three diabetes-related compounds in microscopic amounts of perspiration. In a study published recently in Nature Scientific Reports, the team describes their wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in perspired sweat for up to a week without loss of ...

NIST/CU team launches 'comb and copter' system to map atmospheric gases Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder have demonstrated a new mobile, ground-based system that could scan and map atmospheric gas plumes over kilometer distances.

Algorithm generates origami folding patterns for any shape Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new algorithm generates practical paper-folding patterns to produce any 3-D structure.

Pitt's Chris Wilmer captures AIChE Young Investigator Award Friday June 23rd, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Pittsburgh) The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) selected Christopher Wilmer, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, as its 2017 recipient of the Young Investigator Award for Modeling and Simulation. According to AIChE, the award recognizes 'outstanding research in computational molecular science and engineering, encompassing both methods and applications.'

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