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System piggybacks on Bitcoin to prevent identity theft

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy this week, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are presenting a new system that uses Bitcoin's security machinery to defend against online identity theft.

Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformations

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) In a new study published last Friday in Science, researchers at Argonne used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects. Show More Summary

How to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) Members of the Laboratory of New Materials for Solar Energetics, working at the Faculty of Material Sciences, in cooperation with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have elaborated a new method. It allows to obtain highly crystalline organic-inorganic perovskite films for solar cells.

Scientists develop test to identify best treatment for gonorrhea

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Researchers from UCLA have developed a laboratory test that helps physicians determine which people with gonorrhea may be more treatable with an antibiotic that has not been recommended since 2007 because of concerns that the resistance to the drug was growing.

Camera-equipped drones preserve framing when shooting video

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation later this month, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and ETH Zurich will present a system that allows a director to specify a shot's framing -- which figures or faces appear where, at what distance. Show More Summary

Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

(University of Rochester Medical Center) The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a University of Rochester Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors.

Air Force Researchers Show Off Groundbreaking Technologies

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- This wasn't your high school's science fair. Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers around the country showcased everything Tuesday from robotic...

Speedy X-ray detector arrives at NSLS-II

The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, is a truly international resource. Geoscientists from Australia and France recently...Show More Summary

Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms

A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. Show More Summary

This prototype device can detect health problems by the way you walk

Researchers at MIT have developed a device that can help monitor the state of your health by watching you walk. Created by a team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the WiGait is a wall-mounted, router-like device designed to help monitor a user’s health by the way they move. Show More Summary

Why we consume more than 3,000 calories while flying

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about why we consume so many more calories when travelling by...Show More Summary

This Wireless Wall Device Will Literally Monitor Your Every Step

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For years, we’ve been told that strapping a fitness tracker to your wrist is a great way to track your physical activity and fitness level. But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a non-invasive, non-wearable way to do the same thing—and more accurately—using… Read more...

An Oxford professor gives 3 reasons why eating alone at restaurants is becoming more acceptable

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about why it's becoming more acceptable to eat alone at restaurants. He...Show More Summary

Why you shouldn't watch TV while you eat

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” who shared tips on what you can do to control your portion sizes...Show More Summary

Top restaurants use these simple techniques to leave you thinking about their food

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about what techniques restaurants use to make sure customersShow More Summary

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics to feature iconic roboticists from MIT, Disney and iRobot

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics is a couple of months away, and the agenda is filling up. Our one-day event in cooperation with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) takes place on July 17, and today we’re...Show More Summary

CSHL, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative collaborate to boost sharing of scientific research

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) CSHL announced a collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help accelerate the understanding of life science for the benefit of human health and disease. New funding from CZI will support the...Show More Summary

An Oxford University professor explains why the colour of a plate can make you eat less food

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” about how the colour of a plate can affect how much food we eat. He...Show More Summary

Study reveals mystery behind formation of hollowed nanoparticles during metal oxidation

(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) In a newly published Science paper, Argonne and Temple University researchers reveal new knowledge about the behavior of metal nanoparticles when they undergo oxidation, by integrating X-ray imaging and computer modeling and simulation. This knowledge adds to our understanding of fundamental processes like oxidation and corrosion.

New gelatine model can stand in for human skin

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Scientists at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are developing a gelatine-based model that simulates the characteristics of human skin by mimicking the way the epidermis absorbs water. By controlling...Show More Summary

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