Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE
seven planets

3Q: Julien de Wit on the discovery of seven temperate, nearby worlds Planets may harbor conditions suitable for sustaining liquid water — and thus life. Today, an international team including astronomers from MIT and the University...

Researchers at EPFL and UNIL have discovered a faster and more efficient gait, never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground. Bio-inspired gaits – less efficient for robots – are used...

Living Sensors At Your Fingertips Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed...

Joel Berger, Colorado State University Scientist At Work: Tracking Muskoxen In A Warming Arctic Our Earth has unimaginable diversity, from seascapes 8,000 meters below the ocean’s surface to landscapes 8,000 meters above it. Its physical beauty...

John Tarduno, University of Rochester and Vincent Hare, University of Rochester The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space by...

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL In the largest, deepest search to date, the international Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium has uncovered 83 new DNA changes that affect human height. These changes are uncommon or rare,...

Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact...

IMAGE: POLYARYLBORANES ARE A NEW CLASS OF MATERIALS THAT COULD BE USED IN BIOMEDICAL, PERSONAL COMPUTER AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY APPLICATIONS. view more CREDIT: MARK LEE COLUMBIA, Mo. - Polyhedral boranes, or clusters of boron atoms bound...

Pioneering new research has provided a fascinating new insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor in determining the success of global, land-based carbon sinks. The research,...

Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes. The laser works at length scales 1000 times smaller than...

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE December 27, 2016--(BRONX, NY)--Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded more than $160 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2016. The grants provide...

December 20, 2016 Image: A microscopic image of one of the bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide samples the scientists studied using a new high-speed imaging technique. Color changes show changes in sample height and curvature...