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Can game design concepts increase journalism engagement£ New report says yes
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:19:13 EST
New research finds interactive games can increase reader engagement with and understanding of news.
Volumetric 3D printing promises nearly instant builds
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:18:24 EST
By using laser-generated, hologram-like 3D images flashed into photosensitive resin, researchers have discovered they can build complex 3D parts in a fraction of the time of traditional layer-by-layer printing.
Producing hydrogen from methane in a cleaner, cheaper way
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:17:49 EST
A ceramic membrane makes it possible to produce compressed hydrogen from methane with near-zero energy loss.
What's in a name£ How Taking a spouse's surname can define power in marriage
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:09:37 EST
A new study shows that a wife's choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband's personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.
Revolutionizing electronics using Kirigami
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:23:22 EST
A research team has developed an ultrastretchable bioprobe using a 'Kirigami' designs. The Kirigami-based bioprobe enables one to follow the shape of spherical and large deformable biological samples such as heart and brain tissues. In addition, its low strain-force characteristic reduces the force induced on organs, thereby enabling minimally invasive biological signal recording.
Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration, ion transport into cells
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:23:19 EST
Nanometer-scale pores etched into layers of graphene can provide a simple model for the complex operation of ion channels, researchers have demonstrated.
Talking to ourselves and voices in our heads
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:43 EST
As far our brain is concerned, talking to ourselves in our heads may be fundamentally the same as speaking our thoughts out loud, new research shows. The findings may have important implications for understanding why people with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia hear voices.
Three kinds of information from a single X-ray measurement
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:39 EST
The way in which electronic devices operate relies on the interaction between various materials. For this reason, researchers need to know exactly how specific chemical elements inside a computer chip or a transistor diode behave, and what happens when these elements bond. Physicists have now developed an innovative method that enables them to obtain several different types of information simultaneously from the interior of a nanoscale building block, and this while it is in the active state.
Sandy claws: Like holiday enthusiasts, majoid crabs decorate their shells
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:36 EST
Majoid crabs -- known as decorator crabs -- adorn themselves with items secured from their surroundings such as sponges, algae and other marine debris. Scientists are exploring what factors drive this behavior.
Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:33 EST
Excitonium has a team of researchers ... well... excited! They have demonstrated the existence of an enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago.
Blackbody radiation from a warm object attracts polarizable objects
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:30 EST
You might think that a hot object pushes atoms and molecules away due to radiation pressure. But a research team showed that for a polarizable atom, the opposite occurs: the hot object attracts it. Using an atom interferometer, they found the attraction was 20 times stronger than the gravitational attraction between a tungsten object and a cesium atom. Though negligible in most situations, next-generation gravitational wave experiments may have to take this into account.
Guiding decisions about Spirit Lake and Toutle River at Mount St. Helens
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:27 EST
A new report offers a framework to guide federal, tribal, state and local agencies, community groups, and other interested and affected parties in making decisions about the Spirit Lake and Toutle River system, near Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state. The process should include broader participation by groups and parties whose safety, livelihoods, and quality of life are affected by decisions about the lake and river system, the report says.
Taurine lends hand to repair cells damaged in multiple sclerosis
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:24 EST
New research suggests that administering taurine, a molecule naturally produced by human cells, could boost the effectiveness of current multiple sclerosis (MS) therapies.
Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:21 EST
A new study brings together scientists from land hydrology, glaciology and climate modeling to unravel a meltwater mystery. Researchers discovered that some meltwater from the lakes and rivers atop the region's glaciers, is being stored and trapped on top of the glacier inside a low-density, porous 'rotten ice.' This phenomenon affects climate model predictions of Greenland's meltwater.
Boosting the antibiotic arsenal
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:30:18 EST
A NEW way to make bacteria more vulnerable to a class of antibiotics known as quinolones, which include ciprofloxacin and are often used to treat infections such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus, has been discovered by researchers.
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