Monthly Archives: October 2017

Sulfur respiration in mammals

A common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of…

Ariane 6’s Vulcain engine set for first firing

A Vulcain rocket engine recently arrived in Germany ahead of its first test firing in December to demonstrate new capabilities and technologies developed for Ariane 6. The Vulcain 2.1 will…

3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers

Printed nozzle system could make uniform, versatile fibers at much lower cost.  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Meshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue…

Potential Cancer Treatment Breakthrough with Nanoporous Acupuncture Needles

Researchers in Korea pioneers new medical market development with needles using nanotechnology. DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) announced that Professor Su-Il In’s research team from the department…

How impatience guides financial behavior

Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisions. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Imagine you are receiving a refund payment from the federal government. Are you going to spend it right away…

UW researchers discover an evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets

The color red is splashed across gardens, forests and farms, attracting pollinators with bright hues, signaling ripe fruit and delighting vegetable and flower gardeners alike. But if you put a…

Team HAKUTO and the Google Lunar XPRIZE

Professor Kazuya Yoshida and HAKUTO members prepare for the final push to land a rover on the moon in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. Ten years ago, the Google Lunar…

Search for the Lost Pink-headed Duck Gets Underway in Myanmar

Researchers to Explore Swampy Wetland in the First Search for Lost Species Expedition. The very first Search for Lost Species expedition gets underway Monday, Oct. 23, with a quest to…

New software lets your car tell you what it needs

MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass — Imagine hopping into a ride-share car, glancing…

Comet plume

A plume of dust from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on 3 July 2016. The shadow of the plume is cast across the…

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