Friday, February 24, 2017

NASA’s Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test

Credit: Credits: NASA Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared..

Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless

Loading video... Credit: BT The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol a..

How proteins reshape cell membranes

Credit: Image: Arthur Alves de Melo, MDC Small "bubbles" frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins - a focus of research by Prof...

Cosmic blast from the past

Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation) and P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) Three decades ago..

New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

When Geoffrey Coates, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the 78 mil..

Electrons use DNA like a wire for signaling DNA replication

Credit: Caltech In the early 1990s, Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA--that it can act like an ..

Study offers guidance on how to protect olive trees from being ravaged by deadly...

Credit: Dr Steven White, CEH. Expert ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have devised a scientific model which could help predict the spread of the deadly Xylella fastidi..

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation

Credit: Eugene Kitsios for Bimini Biological Research Station A target of both the recreational fishing and shark-fin trade, the global population of the instantly recognizable Great Hammerhead shar..

Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Tech to create minerals industry consortium

Credit: Colorado School of Mines Minerals and metals are at the foundation of modern technology-based societies. Each year, the average American uses about 25 tons of earth materials. Exploration f..

High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Credit: Photo: Jana Weiss A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust..

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species

Credit: Photo: Pekka Marttinen Gene transfers are particularly common in the antibiotic-resistance genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. When mammals breed, the genome of the offspring is a ..

Two types of sensors that provide information on vineyard water status are designed

Credit: NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre The first of these sensors provides information without being in contact with the plant and works by capturing information in terahertz, one of the ran..

Tissue-engineered model developed to study bone-invading tumor

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, February 24, 2017--Researchers have used tissue engineering to create models for studying the bone-destroying activity of tumors such as ..

Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good -- but controlled -- communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, ..