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Measuring an animal's pain
PHYS.ORG A new device designed by engineers and veterinarians at Massey University seeks to change the way we understand animal pain, starting with sheep. 53 minutes
Image: Spectacular aurora from orbit
PHYS.ORG Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA shared photos and time-lapse video of a glowing green aurora seen from his vantage point 250 miles up, aboard the International Space Station. 53 minutes
Siemens Healthineers- Siemens unveils new brand name for healthcare business
NEWS MEDICAL Today Siemens Healthcare unveiled its new brand name Siemens Healthineers. The new brand underlines Siemens Healthcare’s pioneering spirit and its engineering expertise in the healthcare industry. 2 hours
Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
REUTERS OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing... 6 hours
AP Interview: China to lead in organ transplants by 2020
ABC NEWS AP Interview: The chief architect of China's organ transplant program says the country is on track to lead the world in transplant surgeries by 2020 6 hours
Fifty years on, the Breeding Bird Survey continues to produce new insights
PHYS.ORG In 1966, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist named Chan Robbins launched an international program designed to measure changes in bird populations using... 8 hours
Endocrine Society invites applications for inaugural John D. Baxter Prize
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists and healthcare providers who have demonstrated innovation and entrepreneurship by leveraging endocrine research to improve patient care can now apply for the inaugural John D. Baxter Prize... 9 hours
Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done
SPACE.COM Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming. 16 hours
Well-designed visual aids improve risk understanding
SCIENCE DAILY Informed decision making depends on the ability to accurately evaluate and understand information about risk, suggests a new study. A state-of-the-science review of the literature concludes that visual aids are beneficial for diverse people with different... 16 hours
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?
PHYS.ORG The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at... 17 hours
Well-designed visual aids improve risk understanding
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma professor, Edward T. Cokely, shows that informed decision making depends on the ability to accurately evaluate and understand information about risk in a newly published study in the scientific journal Human Factors.... 17 hours
Smart surface enables advanced manipulation of droplets
PHYS.ORG For many years, engineers have sought to create a special kind of surface: one that can both repel and absorb liquids, and whose ability to do so—its "wetting behaviour"—can be quickly and precisely controlled.... 18 hours
Preclinical study demonstrates efficacy of gene therapy in treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Genethon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, Inserm (UMR 1089, Nantes) and the University of London (Royal Holloway) demonstrated the efficacy of an... 18 hours
Molecular hitchhiker on human protein signals tumors to self-destruct
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have found that an existing human protein is an ideal carrier for powerful molecules that can signal tumors to self-destruct. 19 hours
New research reveals potential for synthetic materials systems that can 'count' and sense their size
PHYS.ORG From the smallest cell to humans, most organisms can sense their local population density and change behavior in... 21 hours
xcor co founder joins deep space industries XCOR co-founder joins Deep Space Industries
SPACE NEWS Doug Jones, formerly chief test engineer at XCOR, will be the director of propulsion systems at Deep Space Industries, a company developing small satellites... 22 hours
a co founder of xcor aerospace has joined deep space industries A co-founder of XCOR Aerospace has joined Deep Space Industries
SPACE NEWS Doug Jones, formerly chief test engineer at XCOR, will be the director of propulsion systems at... 22 hours
Ingestible drug-delivery materials may help patients comply with treatment regimens
SCIENCE DAILY To ensure patients receive full medicinal treatments, engineers have developed a new set of hydrogel-based drug delivery materials, which can live in the stomach up to nine days,... 23 hours
Dragonfly brains predict the path of their prey
SCIENCE DAILY New research has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision. 23 hours
Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics
PHYS.ORG (—Researchers have designed a bracelet that harvests biomechanical energy from the wearer's wrist movements, which can then be converted into electricity and used to extend the battery lifetime of personal electronics or even fully power some... 23 hours
New sensor system for improved peanut drying
PHYS.ORG Agricultural Research Service (ARS) engineers in Georgia have developed a network of sensors that will save thousands of dollars in drying costs for peanut growers and processors. 23 hours
System to secure cryptographic keys and codes for data protection
PHYS.ORG IBM today announced that its engineers have been granted a patent on an approach for utilizing the inherent structure of a printed circuit board (PCB) to protect cryptographic... 1 day
Who will control the swarm?
PHYS.ORG The world is already well on its way to a day when innumerable autonomous cars and drones buzz about, shuffling commuters to work and packages to doorsteps. In fact, there is new term for it floating around the... 1 day
Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges
PHYS.ORG Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math. 1 day
Dragonfly brains predict the path of their prey
PHYS.ORG New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly's brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such... 1 day
Cellectis wins European patent for CRISPR use in T-cells
NEWS MEDICAL Cellectis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing immunotherapies based on gene-edited CAR T-cells (UCART), today announced the grant by the European Patent Office of patent No. EP3004337 for the... 1 day
Old NASA Computers, Tapes Found in Dead Man's Basement
LIVE SCIENCE Two huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports. 2 days
Engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have invented a new kind of battery; one that is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things. 2 days
UMD scientists develop new bio-compatible ionic current-generating battery
NEWS MEDICAL Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other... 2 days
Medical News Today: Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies
MNT An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases. 2 days
Engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave based information processing technology
PHYS.ORG Conventional electronic devices make use of semiconductor circuits and they transmit information by electric charges. However, such devices are being pushed to their physical limit and... 2 days
Lessons from pre-industrial climate control
MIT Graduate student Alpha Arsano wants to bring natural ventilation to the forefront of modern architecture. 2 days
French Culture: Customs & Traditions
LIVE SCIENCE The customs and traditions of France, center of fashion, art and architecture. 4 days
Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming. 5 days
3-D scanning with water
SCIENCE DAILY An innovative technique has been developed that more completely reconstructs challenging 3-D objects. This new approach to 3-D shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement discovery by Archimedes and turns modeling surface reconstruction into a volumetric problem. Their... 5 days
3-D shape acquisition using water displacement as the shape sensor for the reconstruction of complex objects
PHYS.ORG A global team of computer scientists and engineers have developed an innovative technique that more completely... 5 days
Old NASA Computers, Tapes Found in Dead Man's Basement
SPACE.COM Two huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports. 5 days
When evolution and biotechnologies collide
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Since 2012, genetic engineering has been revolutionised by CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing. The technology is based on an enzyme from a bacterial cell, whose work is to cut the information storing system of living beings, DNA, at one predefined location.... 5 days
How scientists invent new colours
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For tens of thousands of years, humans have created colours through simple chemistry. At first we used dyes found in nature such as berries and charcoal. Later, new pigments were synthesised in the lab. 5 days
A super-algae to save our seas? Genetic engineering species to save corals
SCIENCE DAILY Solutions to climate change, and particularly its effects on the ocean, are needed now more than ever. Coral bleaching caused by climate change is... 5 days
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
PHYS.ORG Ram's new hand was manufactured on a 3D printer in Nepal's capital for just $30, an innovation that could be a game changer for many in the impoverished... 5 days
Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers say a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space. 5 days
Researchers develop new way to measure fluid-rock interaction in oil reservoir
PHYS.ORG University of Calgary geoscientists have developed new technology that measures, at an extremely fine scale, the interaction between water and other fluids and rock from an... 5 days
Genetically engineered yeast soak up heavy metal pollution
PHYS.ORG Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and other wildlife, contaminated sites need to be cleaned... 5 days
Stanford engineers develop new vine-like growing robot
NEWS MEDICAL Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They... 5 days
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy helps toddler survive brain damage – case report
NEWS MEDICAL Eden Carlson, a two year old child had fallen into the family swimming pool. She was rushed to medical care but her heart had stopped beating... 5 days
University of Sussex receives £428K grant for skin cancer research
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Sussex is to carry out vital research into skin cancer thanks to a new grant from The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. 5 days
Optical Nanoantenna Promises Ultra-Fast Graphics on Gaming Consoles, PCs
SCI-NEWS.COM A group of researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) and elsewhere has designed a nanoantenna — a... 6 days
'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than good
SCIENCE DAILY Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to new research. In fact, the very laws enacted to slow... 6 days
Enhancing the resilience of the nation's electricity system: report
PHYS.ORG With growing risks to the nation's electrical grid from natural disasters and as a potential target for malicious attacks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of... 6 days
Heart health: A sodium surprise
SCIENCE DAILY Irregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition. 6 days
Scientists design promising new cathode for sodium-based batteries
PHYS.ORG Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and low-cost sodium are of great interest to both... 6 days
'Sound' research shows slower boats may cause manatees more harm than good
PHYS.ORG Slower boat speeds reduce risks to manatees. Or do they? Not exactly, according to research conducted at Florida Atlantic University. In fact, the very... 6 days
'Salvation's' EmDrive: The Engine That Might Break Physical Laws
SPACE.COM Last night (July 19) in the fictional television show "Salvation," where an asteroid will slam into the Earth in six months, engineers talked about the EmDrive — an experimental engine... 6 days
New wiki site to unmask dealings of tobacco industry in Sri Lanka
PHYS.ORG A major new online project, TobaccoUnmasked, designed to reveal the activities and influences of the tobacco industry on public health policy, has been launched... 6 days
Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use
PHYS.ORG VIDEO From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and only used in the prototyping phase... 6 days
From battery waste to electrochemical sensor
PHYS.ORG Multiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time... 6 days
Researchers combining data and technology to make agriculture more sustainable
PHYS.ORG Due to the large usage of water in agriculture, many California communities no longer have running water, and collapsing aquifers have caused roads and buildings to sink several... 6 days
Avantor opens new state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey
NEWS MEDICAL Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for customers across the life sciences and advanced technologies sectors, has opened a new research center in Bridgewater, New Jersey (USA)... 6 days
CIFI offers new vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners
NEWS MEDICAL Always exploring new ways to innovate with the sweet potato, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients now offers Carolina Sweet, a 75 Brix, vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners,... 6 days
Engineered macrophages invade and engulf tumor cells in mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL One reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that it avoids detection by the body. Agents of the immune system are constantly checking the surfaces of cells... 6 days
Macrophages made to engulf cancer cells in solid tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Human macrophages have been engineered to ignore the 'don't eat me' signal both healthy and cancerous cells exhibit. Combined with cancer-specific targeting antibodies, these engineered macrophages invaded and engulfed human... 7 days
Are sugary drink interventions changing people's behavior?
SCIENCE DAILY An evaluation of efforts designed to reduce how many sugary drinks we consume shows some success in changing younger people's habits but warns they cannot be the only way to cut consumption. 7 days
Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY A research group has developed diagnostic sensors using protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts, which can diagnose certain diseases by analyzing human exhaled breath. This technology enables early monitoring of various diseases through pattern recognition of biomarker gases related to diseases in... 7 days
[Research Articles] In situ expansion of engineered human liver tissue in a mouse model of chronic liver disease
Science Magazine Control of both tissue architecture and scale is a fundamental translational roadblock... 7 days
Russian man who helped develop Citadel malware gets five years
PHYS.ORG A Russian man who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information has been sentenced to five years in prison. 7 days
Panel approves bill to boost testing of self-driving cars
PHYS.ORG A House subcommittee has approved legislation designed to allow automakers to increase the testing of self-driving cars on U.S. roads. 7 days
Engineered liver tissue expands after transplant
MIT Tiny implantable “seeds” of tissue produce fully functional livers. 7 days
Watch Live Now! Elon Musk Speaks at International Space Station Research & Development Conference
SPACE.COM NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will join industry and academia for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station... 7 days
Smart toys without the batteries
PHYS.ORG The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games. 7 days
Memory foam advances give firm support to growing mattress industry
PHYS.ORG The way we sleep started to change in 1992 with the commercial release of memory foam—a product originally developed at NASA. A decade later, the product became more... 7 days
Eat more chicken: Scientists hone in on genetics behind chicken weight adaptation
SCIENCE DAILY Taking advantage of a special experimentally-bred population, the Virginia chicken lines, scientists have now achieved a better understanding of the genetic architecture behind chicken... 7 days
Innovative nanosensor for disease diagnosis
PHYS.ORG Breath pattern recognition is a futuristic diagnostic platform. Simple characterizing target gas concentrations of human exhaled breath will lead to diagnose of the disease as well as physical condition. 7 days
Researchers test 3-D-printed water quality sensor
PHYS.ORG Researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have designed a tiny device —built using a 3D printer—that can monitor drinking water quality in real time and help protect against waterborne illness. 7 days
Researchers pair robotics and information theory to better understand predator and prey relationships
PHYS.ORG With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer... 7 days
MIT engineers design new gel coatings that may lead to better medical devices
NEWS MEDICAL Catheters, intravenous lines, and other types of surgical tubing are a medical necessity for managing a wide range of diseases. But a... 1 week
Engineers create brighter, full-color holograms that can be viewed with low light
PHYS.ORG Technology developed by a team of University of Utah electrical and computer engineers could make the holographic chess game R2-D2 and Chewbacca played in... 1 week
New report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptors
NEWS MEDICAL A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use to evaluate the... 1 week
When evolution and biotechnologies collide
How scientists invent new colours
Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use