Monthly Archives: August 2017

Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually. CAMBRIDGE, MA — Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal…

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

A new tool developed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round. The innovation…

Helping corals to cope with pressure

When faced with high salinity, the tiny plant cells within coral tissue alter their metabolites to better cope with stress. Tiny plant cells, known as dinoflagellates, that live within coral…

New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct

Approach may enable robots to move around hospitals, malls, and other areas with heavy foot traffic. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Just as drivers observe the rules of the road, most pedestrians follow…

Dark materials squeeze green fuel from sunlight

Metallic nanostructures that slow down light dramatically can triple the efficiency of solar-based hydrogen fuel generation. Hydrogen gas, an important synthetic feedstock, is poised to play a key role in…

ESA and industry collaborate to improve rocket fairing

Rocket fairings are now lighter, faster to produce and less costly thanks to a manufacturing process adopted by RUAG Space in Switzerland through a partnership with ESA. The fairing protects…