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End-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record

Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder have reported. Analysis of satellite data by NSIDC...Show More Summary

PET imaging tracks Zika virus infection, disease progression in mouse model

For the first time, scientists have used Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to study brain inflammation following Zika virus infection in mice, according to a study recently published online in the journal Molecular Imaging and Biology. The technology has the added benefit of allowing investigators to study the progression of the disease over time.

There Was Another Earthquake in Mexico. Is the World Ending?

The past month has been a mind-bending litany of natural disasters. First, Hurricane Harvey swamped Houston. Then Mexico experienced a massive earthquake, an 8.2 magnitude shock to the southern state of Chiapas (the quake primarily happened in the Pacific, which limited damage). Show More Summary

Adultery, Burglary Could Have Derailed a Brilliant Scientist

It's a story of devastating loss followed by one of incredible kindness, and it's a story that belongs to Dr. Mary-Claire King. Part of The Moth's latest book, it's reprinted by the HuffPost UK and takes place in April 1981, just days before King was scheduled to fly to Washington,...

Clear tactics, but few easy solutions, for hospitals combating ransomware

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Especially cruel hackers know that lives are on the line when they hold a hospital's computer systems hostage, as they did in the May 12 attack dubbed WannaCry, which locked down many overseas hospitals with the demand for a ransom. Show More Summary

Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

New Virginia Tech research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground. Many of the most promising applications for these aircraft -- including package delivery, public safety, and traffic management -- entail flights over people and raise the possibility, however unlikely, of an impact between the aircraft and a human.

Security cameras are vulnerable to attacks using infrared light -- Ben Gurion U. study

BEER-SHEVA, Israel...Sept. 19, 2017 - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance...Show More Summary

Tiny lasers from a gallery of whispers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 19, 2017 -- Whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators are used to make tiny micro-lasers, sensors, switches, routers and other devices. These tiny structures rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in...Show More Summary

Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts?

Make a photovoltaic solar cell using common household items... and donuts! Read more on MAKE The post Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts? appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Buildings sway, collapse as powerful earthquake hits Mexico City

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City. Stunning videos posted on Twitter showed buildings swaying and in some cases collapsing, as people streamed into the streets.

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders: CNN

U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, also reported that prosecutors told Manafort they planned to indict him. Federal agents had raided Manafort's Virginia house in July.

Octopuses Are Building Underwater 'Cities'

Underneath the waves lies a lost city, home to untold riches and guarded jealously by the strange creatures who make their homes within its confines. Well, the riches are all shellfish, but "Octlantis," a newly discovered settlementShow More Summary

Tiny lasers from a gallery of whispers

(American Institute of Physics) Whispering gallery mode resonators rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in circular galleries, and the same phenomenon applies to light. When light is stored in ring-shaped or spherical active resonators, the waves superimpose in such a way that it can result in laser light. Show More Summary

Landmark study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

(Virginia Tech) New Virginia Tech research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground.

Donald Trump's First UN Address Gets Mixed Reviews From Political Leaders

President Donald Trump’s first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday prompted a mix of praise and condemnation from U.S. politicians and world leaders.

What web browsers and proteins have in common

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Researchers in the United States and Germany have just discovered a previously overlooked part of protein molecules that could be key to how proteins interact with each other inside living cells to carry out specialized...Show More Summary

Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine. The findings are an important step toward a potential new weapon in the fight against...Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Depression Norma's small area of strength

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite has revealed that the area of strongest storms within now Tropical Depression Norma has diminished. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Norma in infrared light. Show More Summary

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