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White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

The White House on Saturday denied and corrected a quote attributed to President Donald Trump that suggested he had a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-Un," Trump was quoted as telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview on Thursday. Show More Summary

'An outstanding record of acheivement'

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB professor and Nobel laureate Shuji Nakamura is awarded the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize.

New molecular probes to allow non-destructive analysis of bioengineered cartilage

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study describes novel probes that enable non-invasive, non-destructive, direct monitoring of the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in real-time during the formation of engineered cartilage to replace damaged or diseased tissue.

Want people to work together? Familiarity, ability to pick partners could be key

The key to getting people to work together effectively could be giving them the flexibility to choose their collaborators and the comfort of working with established contacts, new research suggests.

Research reveals that wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships

In a new study titled 'Mating strategy flexibility in the laboratory: Preferences for long- and short-term mating change in response to evolutionarily relevant variables', the research team captured the relationship preferences of 151...Show More Summary

Scientists synthesize nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuries

(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) An international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nano-structures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and heart attacks.

Prasad Raghavendra, David Steurer to receive Michael and Sheila Held prize from the NAS

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The National Academy of Sciences will award the first annual Michael and Sheila Held Prize to Prasad Raghavendra, associate professor of electrical engineering and computerShow More Summary

Search for lighter, more durable rail bogies turns to carbon fiber and 3-D printing

(University of Huddersfield) A £300,000 EU project will look to develop 'lighter, more reliable, more comfortable and quieter rolling stock.'

Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and intestinal cancers.

Don't Blame Rats for Europe's Black Death

Those poor, misjudged rats? According to infectious disease experts in Norway and Italy, rats aren't to blame for the spread of the Black Death, which has previously been referred to as the species' most infamous crime. In fact, humans might've been directly involved, reports the CBC. While studying nine European...

Nuclear power plants must be able to withstand fires caused by aircraft impacts

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) In his dissertation, Topi Sikanen, a Master of Science (Technology) and Research Scientist at VTT, examined the transport, evaporation and combustion of liquids in large-scale fire incident...

Lithuanian scientists have solution for shaky hands condition

(Kaunas University of Technology) ViLim Ball technology created at a Lithuanian startup company Fidens helps to reduce uncontrollable shaking hands, which is one of the symptoms of essential tremor. The technology is effective in 7 out of 10 cases, and it can also be used to alleviate morning stiffness of joints for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

UNIST provides new insights into underwater adhesives

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has succeeded in developing a new type of underwater adhesives that are tougher than the natural biological counterpart.

3D-printed underwater vortex sensor mimics whiskers of sea animal

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that a fully 3D-printed whisker sensor made of polyurethane, graphene, and copper tape can detect underwater vortexes with very high sensitivity.

Research will help protect military from hackers

(University of California - Riverside) Heng Yin, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Riverside, aims to use a $4.68 million US Office of Naval Research grant to help the US military protect against hackers.

Mysteries of a promising spintronic material revealed

(University of California - Riverside)  Researchers at UC Riverside used an unconventional approach to determine the strength of the electron spin interactions with the optical phonons in antiferromagnetic nickel oxide (NiO) crystal...

Cellular seismology: Putting vibrations on the map

(University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) ) Using a unique technology called 'cell quake elastography,' scientists can now map to the millisecond the elasticity of components vibrating inside a cell. This discovery published...Show More Summary

MossRehab first facility in the US to use new robotic technology

(Einstein Healthcare Network/MossRehab) MossRehab, the US News & World Report top-ranked rehabilitation facility and home of the biggest collection of robotics that aide in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, is proud to announce that it has become the first facility in the United States to implement the cutting-edge Hunova robotic device to assist in neurorehabilitation.

New CONIX Research Center to HQ at Carnegie Mellon University

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers from six US universities will collaborate in the CONIX Research Center headquartered at Carnegie Mellon. For the next five years, CONIX will create the architecture for networked computing that lies between edge devices and the cloud.

Perovskite solar cells: Perfection not required

(Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique on industry-relevant compact substrates. These perovskite layers generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency. Show More Summary

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