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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of Medicine I recently wrote about the terrible sleep habits of the characters in House of Cards. I disapproved of Frank Underwood’s late-night computer work in the Oval Office,...

On May 27-28, 2015, the Goldman Sachs TechNet Conference in Hong Kong gathered greatest emerging markets high-tech investors and entrepreneurs. Among all presentations and pitches, one startup in particular did make a highly positive impression. MYSIMAX...

Nano this, nano that. The transformative impact of nanomaterial based devices, long promised, just happened. Enter Nano-RAM or NRAM (non-volatile random access memory) for short. More than a dozen corporate customers are lined up for first...

Anthony J Martin, Emory University Like many moviegoers this summer, I plan to watch Jurassic World. And because I’m a paleontologist, I’ll cheer for the movie’s protagonists (the dinosaurs) and jeer at the villains (the...

En route to Space Station, Elon Musks' SpaceX Explodes minutes after launch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuNymhcTtSQ

By Garett Sloane Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company is lightening...

Sakiko Oyama, The University of Texas at San Antonio These days, it seems like elbow surgery for pitchers is a rite of passage. Whether it’s stars like Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez or lesser-known players like...

Mechele Dickerson, University of Texas at Austin Until recently, affordable housing was mentioned only in conversations involving low-wage or unemployed workers – or the homeless. The only groups that focused on rising rental costs were...

Tim Welsh, University of Toronto As inquisitive beings, we are constantly questioning and quantifying the speed of various things. With a fair degree of accuracy, scientists have quantified the speed of light, the speed of...

David Glance, University of Western Australia This week was significant for the media industry, with a hiccup in the launch of Apple Music resolved and Netflix demonstrating that providing customers with what they want trumps...

Multi-year research project aims to give a measure of independence to paralyzed people - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. Scientists have...

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MÜNCHEN - GERMAN RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Nanoparticles are the smallest particles capable of reaching virtually all parts of the body. Researchers use various approaches to test ways in which nanoparticles could...