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NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone Kenanga Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Kenanga was at hurricane-force when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite grabbed a visible image of the storm in the Southern Indian Ocean on Dec. 18.

Understanding dynamic stall at high speeds Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Although many fixed-wing aircraft can withstand similar rapid pitch-up maneuvers, a vehicle subject to this dynamic stall process is not reliably controllable. Motivated by the lack of detailed understanding, University of Illinois researchers took a deep dive into the physics of dynamic stall so that it can be used beneficially and reliably by aircraft.

Thinking outside the box and outside the tumor to detect lung cancer Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Case Western Reserve University) A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University is using 'deep-learning' diagnostic computers to examine the shape of blood vessels feeding a nodule found on a lung CAT scan and in regions surrounding the tumor. They're finding previously unrecorded changes in those blood vessels--or otherwise healthy surrounding tissue--which accurately predict a cancer growth nearby, in this case, lung cancer.

System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new system allows detailed real-time observations of how materials are affected by a high-radiation environment. The system, developed at MIT and Sandia National Laboratories, could accelerate the development of better materials for nuclear plants.

C-Path encouraged by FDA to move forward on type 1 diabetes biomarker initiative Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) C-Path announced today that its Type 1 Diabetes Consortium has received a positive response to its Letter of Intent from the FDA detailing the its decision to accept the consortium's Biomarker Initiative project into the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Biomarker Qualification Program. In its LOI, the consortium provided information to support its proposed qualification of islet autoantibodies as susceptibility/risk biomarkers that could identify individuals likely to ...

New megalibrary approach proves useful for the rapid discovery of new materials Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Northwestern University) Identifying the best material for a given application -- catalysts, light-harvesting structures, biodiagnostic labels, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices -- is traditionally a slow and daunting task. Now, a new Northwestern University study supports the efficacy of a potentially revolutionary new discovery tool developed at Northwestern University to rapidly test millions (even billions) of nanoparticles to determine the best for a specific use. The tool is thousands of times faster ...

Media invited to open meeting on the future of quantum technology held at RIT January 23-25 Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Rochester Institute of Technology) An international conference on quantum science and technology is expected to draw more than a hundred leading scientists and engineers to Rochester Institute of Technology in January in response to a congressional imperative to accelerate quantum research.

The vanished mirror image Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Enantiomeric molecules resemble each other like right and left hands. Both variants normally arise in chemical reactions. But frequently only one of the two forms is effectual in biology and medicine. Hitherto, completely converting this mixture into the desired enantiomer was deemed impossible. Deploying a photochemical method, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now achieved this feat.

Assessing the promise of gallium oxide as an ultrawide bandgap semiconductor Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(American Institute of Physics) In microelectronic devices, the bandgap is a major factor determining the electrical conductivity of the underlying materials, and a more recent class of semiconductors with ultrawide bandgaps are capable of operating at much higher temperatures and powers than conventional small-bandgap silicon-based chips. In the Journal of Applied Physics, researchers provide a detailed perspective on the properties, capabilities, current limitations and future developments for one of the most ...

Upwind wind plants can reduce flow to downwind neighbors Tuesday December 18th, 2018 05:00:00 AM
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) New National Science Foundation and Department of Energy-funded research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce the energy production of their downwind neighbors.

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