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Climate Simulations Project Wetter, Windier Hurricanes

New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the...
3D Film

Real and Artificially Generated 3-D Films Are Nearly Impossible to Distinguish

For viewers it seems to be very difficult to tell the difference between real and artificially rendered 3-D films. Psychologists at Johannes Gutenberg University...
asthma

Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma...

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and...
eye

Uncomfortable Sight from an Ancient Reflex of the Eye

The eyes are for seeing, but they have other important biological functions, including automatic visual reflexes that go on without awareness. The reflexive system...
photonicsvideo

Extraordinarily Strong Nonlinear Optical Graphene-like Material Could Renovate Nonlinear Photonics

Nonlinear optics is a key enabling technology of our modern society, such as in imaging and high-speed data communication. But the traditional devices suffer...
cement

Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement

Researchers from North Carolina State University have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing...
recycled plastic

MIT Students Fortify Concrete by Adding Recycled Plastic

Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges,...
metamaterial

10 Years of the Trapped Rainbow: The Revolution of Slow Light

The top speed of light is very fast: 299,792,458 metres per second. As it passes through transparent materials, like water or glass, it slows...
physical fitness

Eating Better Throughout Adult Years Improves Physical Fitness in Old Age,...

People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who...
climate change

Sea-level Rise, Not Stronger Storm Surge, Will Cause Future NYC Flooding

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms...
permafrost

Tundra Loses Carbon with Rapid Permafrost Thaw

The Science Frozen in permafrost soil, northern latitudes store almost twice as much carbon as is currently in the atmosphere. Rapid Arctic warming is expected...
graphene

Synthesizing Pure Graphene, a ‘Miracle Material’

Formed deep within the earth, stronger than steel, and thinner than a human hair. These comparisons aren’t describing a new super hero. They’re describing...
insomnia

Children’s Sleep Quality Is Related to Mothers’ Insomnia Symptoms

Sleep plays an essential role for adults’ and children’s well-being. Short sleep and poor sleep quality may affect mental health, learning, memory, and school...
lithium-ion batteries

Recipe for Safer Batteries — Just Add Diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they...
immune cells

Biophysics Explains How Immune Cells Kill Bacteria

To kill a pathogen invading the human body, T cells, or lymphocytes, bind to it through T cell receptors (TCR). One of the first...
math skills

Study Reveals the Hidden Ways Math Helps Us in Everyday Life

A psychological intervention implemented to help students cope and learn more in a tough statistics course did more than just help them in the...
stress

Stress Worsens Effects of Toxic Chemicals in Pregnant Women

When a pregnant woman suffers from stress, she’s more likely to have a low-birth-weight baby than a non-stressed pregnant woman if both are exposed...
autonomous driving

A Crossroads for Intersections

Sick of waiting at traffic lights? The semi-autonomous driving aids being fitted to many new cars could consign the red light to history, A*STAR...
Graphene

New Method of Characterizing Graphene

Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms. It is transparent, harder than diamond and stronger than steel, yet flexible, and a significantly...
Magnetism

Pioneering New Methods for Designing Magnetism

University of Tokyo researchers have proposed and successfully demonstrated a new concept for artificially controlling the preferred orientation, or easy axes, of magnetization in...