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Application of the mathematics of harmony -- Golden non-Euclidean geometry in modern math Friday September 9th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(World Scientific) A masterful exploration of history and the essence of mathematical reasoning to the future development of modern science and mathematics.

New vaccination strategies coach immune system to make HIV-neutralizing antibodies Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(International AIDS Vaccine Initiative) New approaches that could spur the human body to produce HIV-blocking antibodies have been successful in mice mimicking the human immune system, according to five studies published today in the research journals Cell, Immunity and Science.

Life after Fitbit: Appealing to those who feel guilty vs. free Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of Washington) Is life better or worse after sticking your Fitbit in a drawer? UW researchers surveyed hundreds of people who had abandoned self-tracking tools and found emotions ranged from guilt to indifference to relief that the tracking experience was over.

European Research Council awards €1.5 million to arm cereals against pathogens and diseases Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Earlham Institute) Announced today by the European Research Council, Dr. Ksenia Krasileva, Group Leader at the Earlham Institute and the Sainsbury Laboratory has been awarded a €1.5 million Starting Grant (over five years) to investigate the immune system of our most important crops. Her research into plants' immune system could create new genetic solutions for protecting plant health and future sustainable crop production.

NASA sees remnants of Tropical Cyclone Newton over Southwestern US Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the US Southwest and captured infrared data on the clouds associated with former Tropical Cyclone Newton.

NASA takes parting look at Hermine Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery showed that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was just a swirl of clouds with no rainfall off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, Sept. 8. Just two days earlier, the GPM satellite saw that Hermine was still generating some rainfall.

NIST and Navy tests suggest telecom networks could back up GPS time signals Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, which operate US civilian and military time standards, respectively, have worked with two companies -- Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink, and Aliso Viejo, California-based Microsemi -- to identify a practical GPS backup possibility: commercial fiber-optic telecommunications networks.

Social networks enable smart household appliances to make better recommendations Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of the Basque Country ) In his Ph.D. thesis, David Nuñez, a UPV/EHU computer engineer, has improved the tools for predicting the trust that a user will place in another in his/her social environment and has come up with a new algorithm that selects in less time the minimum set of users of a social network capable of influencing the maximum possible number of users of the network.

UBC research could help local governments plan together Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A new approach to modelling land use change developed at UBC could help cities and towns better coordinate their land-use planning efforts.The approach can enhance existing computer planning models, better enabling planners to consider how the land-use patterns of their neighbors could impact planning in their own communities.

Negative experiences on Facebook linked to increased depression risk in young adults Thursday September 8th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Brown University) A unique new study of young adults finds that negative experiences on Facebook may increase the risk of depressive symptoms, suggesting that online social interactions have important consequences for mental health.

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