Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Latin-Americans with different Native-American ancestry show different health risks

Credit: Justo Lorenzo Bermejo and colleagues. Latin Americans originate from a mix of people with Native American, European and African ancestry. A new study finds that different types of original ..

Ontario town’s 10-year, $2.7 million effort to save endangered turtles offers global lessons, template

Credit: Glenn Lowson A newly completed project in a remote corner of southwestern Ontario is being hailed as a landmark achievement in the protection of at-risk species and a model for other commun..

Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The shells of marine organisms take a beating from impacts due to storms and tides, rocky shores, and sharp-toothed predators. But as recent research has demonstrated, one type of ..

‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

Credit: Photo by Desmond Moser/Western University Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from We..

CCNY-UTEP partner to produce next generation Latino professors

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 "Collaborat..

Fungal enzymes team up to more efficiently break down cellulose

One of the biggest barriers in the commercial production of sustainable biofuels is to cost-effectively break down the bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel. To reduce this ..

HIV patients sticking with therapy longer, Medicaid data show

With antiretroviral drugs, HIV has become a manageable chronic condition, but only so long as patients continue to take the medication. A large new Brown University study finds substantial momentum in..

No green light for latest traffic light app following expert evaluation

Credit: University of Huddersfield FROM sat-nav to automated parking and collision avoidance systems - cars are equipped with an increasing array of electronic aids designed to reduce the scope for ..

Tornado spawning Eastern US storms examined by NASA’s GPM satellite

Loading video... Credit: Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce On Wednesday May 24, 2017 severe weather affected a large area of the eastern United States. That's when the Global Precipitation Measur..

Strathclyde-led research develops world’s highest gain high-power laser amplifier

Credit: University of Strathclyde The world's highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude - has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. Th..

New £3.5 million microscope and ion accelerator now operational

(University of Huddersfield) THE completion of a £3.5 million research facility means that the University of Huddersfield is established as one of Europe's leading centres for the use of ion beam..

New photocatalyst speeds up the conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical resources

Credit: DGIST DGIST's joint research team has developed a new titania photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into methane three times more efficiently than the existing photocatalyst by ma..

Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste

Credit: Nagoya Univesity Nagoya, Japan - What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are al..

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 inter..