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CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors

(City College of New York) The City College of New York is partnering with the University of Texas at El Paso to educate the next generation of Hispanic professors in environmental sciences and engineering. Entitled 'Collaborative Research:...Show More Summary

Kind of Blue: Beautiful Algae Images in Rare 19th-Century Book (Photos)

Nineteenth-century cyanotypes — an early form of photography — capture the delicate beauty of British algae.

Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose

(DOE/Joint Genome Institute) Cost-effectively breaking down bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel is a barrier to commercially producing sustainable biofuels. Bioenergy researchers are looking to fungi for help; collectively, they can break down almost any substance on earth, including plant biomass. Show More Summary

Spray-On Touch Screens? How to Turn Any Flat Surface into a Touchpad

With just a can of spray paint, researchers can turn flat surfaces of any shape or size into touchpads.

Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome

A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED.

Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are Skyrocketing

Cryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices.

Laptops and tablets in the classroom: How to integrate electronic devices in the university

Researchers from the University of Seville have published the study "To take or not to take the laptop or tablet to classes, that is the question", which has been selected for publication by the internationally recognised review Computers in Human Behavior, which deals with the social implications of new technology. Show More Summary

Massive Marine Reptile Terrorized Squid During the Dinosaur Age

A newly identified, 130-million-year-old marine reptile was enormous, measuring the length of nearly three grand pianos lined up, but it wasn't a top marine predator, a new study finds.

Henge Monument and Mysterious Burials Uncovered in England

Archaeologists found a 4,000-year-old henge in England that contained five human burials.

Robotic Exoskeletons Reveal the Complexity Behind Every Step You Take

Harvard researchers aim to improve robotic therapy for those learning to walk again.

Mysterious New Henge in England (Photos)

Archaeologists in England discovered a Neolithic earthwork and burial site that could date back to 2000 B.C.

No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluation

(University of Huddersfield) Psychologist Dr Kyle Wilson takes a 'human look' at a new vehicle traffic light app ahead of plans to introduce similar devices into 'connected vehicles'

How familiar will your climate be in a few decades?

What we do between now and then could make a noticeable difference.

Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

Former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 25. Former President Barack Obama seemed to take a subtle swipe...Show More Summary

G7 summit: Donald Trump calls Germans 'bad, very bad' and vows to curb foreign car imports

Donald Trump has attacked Germans for being “bad, very bad” and vowed to limit US car imports from the country. At a meeting with European Union leaders in Brussels on Thursday Mr Trump reportedly said: “Look at the millions of cars they sell in the US. Mr Trump has repeatedly criticised Germany's large trade surplus with the US, which he said hurts US manufacturers.

For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind

Fledgling astronomers still don't take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices. The post For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind appeared first on WIRED.

Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines

Supercritical carbon dioxide is super hot, super dense, and super good at turning heat into electricity. The post Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines appeared first on WIRED.

The Hidden Dangers of Road Salt

It clears our roads, but also spells danger for fish, moose—and sometimes humans

Things Go From 'Horrible to Bad' for Honeybees

Things aren't looking quite as bad for America's honeybees as they were a few years ago, but it is far too early to declare the crisis over, according to the annual survey carried out by the Bee Informed Partnership. The survey found that beekeepers lost 21% of their hives over...

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