Friday, February 24, 2017

Saturn’s rings viewed in the mid-infrared show bright cassini division

Credit: NAOJ A team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008. The image..

New ‘tougher-than-metal’ fiber-reinforced hydrogels

Credit: Hokkaido University Efforts are currently underway around the world to create materials that are friendly to both society and the environment. Among them are those that comprise different m..

Miniature device is 3 times more efficient in generating new colors of laser pulses

Credit: Source: UW Physics, Radoslaw Chrapkiewicz A group of researchers from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw has just published the results of their works on miniature device - a..

The potential consequences for cancer care and cancer research of Brexit

In an editorial to be published on Friday 24 February 2017 in the journal ecancermedicalscience, leading academics from across the UK explore the risks facing cancer care, treatment and research in a ..

Tokyo Tech and Input Output HK create the Cryptocurrency Collaborative Research Chair

Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology and IOHH During 2017 and 2018, IOHK and Tokyo Tech will promote joint research in cryptocurrencies and blockchain related technologies among teams of researche..

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Credit: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often predates Alzheimer's disease (AD), can be remotely detected through a self-administer..

Experience graphene mobile innovation at the GSMA Mobile World Congress

Graphene is back at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 with the Graphene Experience Zone. Designed to showcase graphene mobile innovation in an interactive way, the Graphene Experience Zone will bring g..

Broad cancer vaccine may be out of reach

The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3% of the population, according..

Government of Myanmar unveils new plan to protect marine wildlife and resources

BALI (Feb. 23-24, 2017) - The Government of Myanmar and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) announced today a comprehensive plan to protect the country's diverse fisheries and marine life -- incl..

New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp

Credit: Lauren Quinn URBANA, Ill. - Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant t..

Nicotinamide riboside (vitamin B3) prevents nerve pain caused by cancer drugs

A new study in rats suggests that nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain (neuropathy) caused by chemotherapy drugs. The findings by resea..

Agricultural robot may be ‘game changer’ for crop growers, breeders

Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of cr..

Melting sea ice may be speeding nature’s clock in the Arctic

Credit: Eric Post/UC Davis Spring is coming sooner to some plant species in the low Arctic of Greenland, while other species are delaying their emergence amid warming winters. The changes are assoc..

Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup

Credit: Washington State University PULLMAN, Wash. - A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead..