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Coal to solar: Retraining the energy workforce

As more coal-fired power plants are retired, industry workers are left without many options. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though. In a new study published in Energy Economics, researchers from Michigan Technological University...Show More Summary

Eyewitnesses who collaborate make fewer mistakes in police interview

Witnesses correct each other's errors. Two recently published research studies by legal psychologists Annelies Vredeveldt and Peter van Koppen at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam show that witnesses make fewer errors when they are interviewed together than when they are interviewed separately. Show More Summary

Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water

The key to effectively measuring damagingly high levels of nutrients in freshwater streams lies in the microscopic organisms living in them, according to a group of Drexel University scientists. A team largely made up of researchersShow More Summary

Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently. The sketches of a pair of shoes or piece of furniture, for example, are drawn...Show More Summary

KAIST participates in summer Davos Forum 2016 in China

Daejeon, Republic of Korea, June 24, 2016 -- Scientific and technological breakthroughs are more important than ever as a key agent to drive social, economic, and political changes and advancements in today's world. The World Economic...Show More Summary

Beach replenishment helps protect against storm erosion during El Niño

A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego compared sand levels on several San Diego beaches during the last seven winters. The El Niños of winter 2009-10 and 2015-16 were the two most erosive. Show More Summary

New devices causing 'paradigm shift' in stroke care

MAYWOOD, IL - New devices called stent retrievers, which effectively reverse strokes, have revolutionized the treatment of certain stroke patients, according to an article in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics. read more

What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

Washington, DC-- New work from Carnegie's Peter Driscoll suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar two. It is published in Geophysical Research Letters. read more

Study on a novel fault diagnosis method of rolling bearing in motor

It is important to diagnose the faults of rolling bearings, because they may lead to the failure of motors, and even entire system-wide problems and failures. In order to diagnose the early faults of bearings, a novel method for early...Show More Summary

Combination therapy may hold the key to slowing down Alzheimer's disease

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic phytochemical produced in several plants, especially grapes skin and seeds. One epidemiological study reported a positive association between moderate red wine consumption and a low incidence...Show More Summary

Relationship quality tied to good health for young adults

BUFFALO, N.Y. - For young people entering adulthood, high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health, according to the results of a recently published study by a University at Buffalo-led research team. read more

How the federal government limits valid scientific research on Cannabis sativa

The use of medical marijuana for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions and the subsequent therapeutic benefits has long been documented. Twenty-three states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, have determined that Cannabis sativa (a.k.a. Show More Summary

Raging Fire Kills 2 People in Southern California

Wildfires have increased in frequency and severity in recent years

Turning sewage sludge into concrete

Dried sewage sludge could be recycled by adding it to cement to make concrete, report researchers in Malaysia. Disposing sludge left over from treating sewage water is a major challenge for wastewater plants in Malaysia, and as the population climbs, the problem is only expected to worsen.

Chaining up to move a hefty meal

Researchers have documented the first known instance of insects moving prey by forming chains. In 2010, ant researchers spotted chains of bluish ants dragging a huge millipede in Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia. Each ant bit on a constriction on the abdomen of the ant ahead of it, while the first ant bit tight on the millipede's antenna. Show More Summary

'Ergo Kid' chairs, tables developed for comfort of students

A researcher has developed an adjustable tables where the front portion can be tilted for easy reading and writing in order to minimize the ergonomic health risks among school children.

Parents, especially fathers, play key role in young adults' health

Parents, and especially fathers, play a vital role in developing healthy behaviors in young adults and helping to prevent obesity in their children. When it came to predicting whether a young male will become overweight or obese, the mother-son relationship mattered far less than the relationship between father and son.

Proteins put up with the roar of the crowd

Proteins that activate DNA binding sites appear to have no problems with crowded conditions, according to scientists.

Research connects discrimination, thoughts of death among African-Americans

Racial discrimination, whether it's derogatory language or unequal treatment, impacts communities and individuals in different ways. For children, the effects are sometimes emotional scars, and as a University of Houston researcher discovered,...Show More Summary

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