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Smartphones alone not the smart choice for teen weight control, study finds Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Brigham Young University) Teens use smartphones successfully to do almost anything: learn new skills, communicate with friends, do research and catch Pokémon. But a new study finds smartphones aren't as useful for helping teens maintain weight loss.

Computer simulation breaks virus apart to learn how it comes together Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicist Markus Deserno and University of Konstanz chemist Christine Peter have developed a computer simulation that crushes viral capsids. By allowing researchers to see how the tough shells break apart, the simulation provides a computational window for looking at how viruses and proteins assemble.

10/31/16 Academic Symposium: Probabilistic Modeling in Engineering and Science Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Lehigh University) On Monday, October 31, Lehigh University is hosting a symposium to advance the understanding and usage of probabilistic modeling in science and engineering academia, especially across in the U.S. Midlantic region. Probabilistic modeling provides essential tools for analyzing vast amounts of data that have become available in science, scholarship, and everyday life; increasingly, it is becoming an important skillset for all scientists and engineers.

Move over, lasers: Scientists can now create holograms from neutrons, too Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) For the first time, scientists have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing details about their interiors in ways that ordinary laser light-based visual holograms cannot.

Imaging technique maps serotonin activity in living brains Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have developed an imaging technique that, for the first time, enables three-dimensional mapping of serotonin as it's reabsorbed into neurons, across multiple regions of the living brain. This technique, the researchers say, gives an unprecedented view of serotonin dynamics, and could be a powerful tool for the research and development of antidepressants.

Smashing metallic cubes toughens them up Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Rice University) Rice University scientists smash silver micro-cubes at near supersonic speeds to see how deforming their crystalline structures can make them both stronger and tougher. The research could lead to better materials for high-impact applications like bulletproof vests, vehicle collision protection and advanced material processing techniques.

Designing the future internet Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Rutgers University) This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. At Rutgers University, Dipankar 'Ray' Raychaudhuri is at the forefront of efforts to redesign the internet to handle the enormous increase in traffic.

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike. Now, flooring could be even more 'green,' thanks to an inexpensive, simple method developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers that allows them to convert footsteps into usable electricity.

Rice-led team shows it can improve quality of supercomputing answers by 1,000 times Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Rice University) Computer scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have used one of Isaac Newton's numerical methods to demonstrate how 'inexact computing' can dramatically improve the quality of simulations run on supercomputers.

Rice's energy-stingy indoor mobile locator ensures user privacy Thursday October 20th, 2016 04:00:00 AM
(Rice University) Rice University computer scientists have created a new system for mobile users to quickly determine their location indoors without communicating with the cloud, networks or other devices. Rice's CaPSuLe location technology uses the device's camera, an image-matching algorithm and a pre-downloaded, highly compressed location database.

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