Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats This mobile ... - Read More
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone These inexpensive sensors could be widely deployed making it ... - Read More
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated a new and more efficient way to trap light using a phenomenon called bound states in the continuum BIC that was first proposed in the ... - Read More
Glass is mysterious It is a broad class of materials that extends well beyond the everyday window pane but one thing that these disparate glasses seem to have in common is that they have nothing ... - Read More
Environmentalists dispirited by the Republicans' dominance of the recent midterm elections can take heart non Tea Party Republicans' views on science and environmental issues are closer to those of Independents than to Tea Party supporters ... - Read More
The rapidly melting ice sheets on the coast of West Antarctica are a potential major contributor to rising ocean levels worldwide Although warm water near the coast is thought to be the main factor causing ... - Read More
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water but there is still much unknown ... - Read More
Duke University researchers have made fluorescent molecules emit photons of light 1 000 times faster than normal setting a speed record and making an important step toward realizing superfast light emitting diodes LEDs and quantum ... - Read More
Two research teams working in the same laboratories at UNSW Australia have found distinct solutions to a critical challenge that has held back the realisation of super powerful quantum computers The teams created two types ... - Read More
were that 13 of the participants noticeably improved For example some treated subjects looked them in the eye and shook their hands which they had not done before They found out later that all 13 ... - Read More
at a level that the current incarnation of plasmonic paper can’t yet achieve “We expect this can be overcome by integrating biomimetic target recognition elements with plasmonic paper in the near future ” Tian said ... - Read More
Two years ago Prof Eshel Ben Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer like an enemy hacker in ... - Read More
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Plants that come under attack from pathogens have an automatic immune response Fungi get around this plant immunity by injecting proteins into the host plant cells These 'effector proteins' enable the fungi to escape the ... - Read More
We often experience difficulties in identifying the accurate shape of dynamic and fluctuating objects This is especially the case in the nanoscale world of biomolecules The research group lead by Professor Koichi Kato of the ... - Read More
A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate ... - Read More
Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot such as the distance between the person's eyes the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it ... - Read More
A new design aims to identify the memory of movement in the amputee's brain in order to manipulate the prosthetic device Controlling a prosthetic arm by just imagining a motion may be possible through the ... - Read More
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
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