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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

Flawed US-led world order to blame for American political crises at home and abroad

America's attempts to navigate challenges to its global leadership are hampered by a foreign policy mindset that is "Eurocentric, elitist and resistant to change", according to a new paper from a City, University of London academic.

Internet use may prompt religious 'tinkering' instead of belief in only one religion

Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study.

Researchers reveal high performance CNT catalyst relating to its electroconductivity

Recent research published in a report in Nano showed biofuels were obtained from Jatropha Oil using carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst, which showed efficient cracking activity. The performance was activated by the high stability, metal sites, acid sites, electroconductivity, and coking tolerance of CNT. Show More Summary

This Woman Has Saved Thousands of Baby Bats

She cares for dozens of orphans in her own home, swaddling them in blankets and hand feeding them.

Human Emissions Made Ocean Heat Wave 53 Times More Likely

Three 2016 marine heat waves that killed whales, birds, corals, and shellfish from Australia to Alaska were many times more likely thanks to climate change.

Researchers reveal high performance CNT catalyst relating to its electroconductivity

(World Scientific) Biofuels were obtained from Jatropha Oil using carbon nanotube (CNT) catalyst, which showed efficient cracking activity. The performance was activated by the high stability, metal sites, acid sites, electroconductivity, and coking tolerance of CNT. Show More Summary

How Drugged-Up Shellfish Help Scientists Understand Human Pollution

These involuntary medicine-guzzlers have much tell us about the consequences of pharmaceutical waste

From flagship to spaceship—two experiments pushing the frontier of graphene's potential

Due to its distinctive properties graphene has been held out as a game-changing material for a range of industries and applications. The Graphene Flagship initiative was set up as Europe's biggest ever multi-stakeholder research initiative, to quite literally shape the future of the technology.

Trust in ethnically diverse areas is improving, but there is more work to be done

In modern Australia, trust sometimes seems to be a short supply. But our research shows there may be some cause for optimism.

Balancing work and tertiary study is harder now than in 2012, says study

Students know completing a university degree gives them a better chance of landing a high-paying job, often after surviving financial hardship while studying. But striking a balance between life, work and study appears to be getting tougher.

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