Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

By Virginia Tech. Scientists Predict Crime Knowledge States In The Human Brain Scientists and lawyers speak different languages, but there is common ground. Scientists working in a multi-institutional team with legal authorities have discovered that brain...

Solomon, Bucknell University “The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring.” “Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity.” “The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Ronald W. Pies, Tufts University The phrase “alternative facts” has recently made the news in a political context, but psychiatrists like me are already intimately acquainted with the concept – indeed, we hear various forms...
Robots

Veronica Newhart, University of California, Irvine and Mark Warschauer, University of California, Irvine  Over the past century, American schools have integrated an ever-more-diverse group of students. Racial integration is most prominent, but it’s not just...

By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and bacterial infections. To help...

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office  Press Inquiries A Possible New Approach To Stopping Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea, which causes people to briefly stop breathing while asleep, affects an estimated 5 percent of the...
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...

"Optimization of a High Energy Ti-Al-B Nanopowder Fuel” The world relies heavily on gasoline and other hydrocarbons to power its cars and trucks. In search of an alternative fuel type, some researchers are turning to...

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...

The Reasons For Our Left Or Right-Handedness Neuroscience, RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM A preference for the left or the right hand might be traced back to that asymmetry. "These results fundamentally change our understanding of the cause of...

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...