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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Smart Cards, Drones and High-Rise Pigpens Boost Sustainable Agricultural Development Ji Yanyu used to spread several types of fertilizer on his rice paddy in China’s Guangdong Province. He wasn’t unusual. In 2007, Guangdong farmers used 770...
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"The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) is a research program to advance the state of alcohol detection technology in vehicles and invent a world without drunk driving." You can learn more by...
Shrinking materials

Most materials swell when they warm, and shrink when they cool. But UConn physicist Jason Hancock has been investigating a substance that responds in reverse: it shrinks when it warms. Although thermal expansion, and the...
Asteroid Orbit

NASA scientists are tracking the upcoming Halloween flyby of asteroid 2015 TB145 with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, California. The asteroid will fly past Earth...

The large space rock that will zip past Earth this Halloween is most likely a dead comet that, fittingly, bears an eerie resemblance to a skull. Scientists observing asteroid 2015 TB145 with NASA's Infrared Telescope...

People use their smartphones for an average of five hours a day -- about a third of the time they are awake -- and check it about 85 times a day, research suggests. The study...
Innovators disrupt

Ethan Zuckerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Today – October 30 – MIT’s Media Lab celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Media Lab is a place that takes very seriously the idea that we can invent a better...
Kids Career choices

Young people with strong callings are more likely to take risks, persist, and ultimately get jobs in their chosen fields, satisfying both their personal and professional career needs. Researchers also found that those who...

Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the...
Male Female Brain Differences

A research study at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science has debunked the widely-held belief that the hippocampus, a crucial part of the brain that consolidates new memories and helps connect emotions to...

Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean? Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine...

Every day, users are bombarded with animated ads across the Web, and companies fight to cut through the clutter. New research from the University at Buffalo School of Management has pinpointed one attribute online...