Monthly Archives: January 2018

Researchers find first evidence of glassmaking in sub-Saharan Africa

HOUSTON – Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of…

Space weather effects

Space weather refers to the environmental conditions in space as influenced by solar activity. In Europe’s economy today, numerous sectors can be affected by space weather. These range from space-based…

Aldebaran5, Next generation autonomous vehicle computing platform in a single chip

Researchers in South Korea have developed Aldebaran5, a processor for self-driving cars that provides high computing power as well as safety mechanisms to ensure reliability for automotive applications while exhibiting…

An Achilles heel discovered in viruses could fuel new antiviral approaches

Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research have discovered a promising new target to fight a class of viruses responsible for health threats such as Zika, polio, dengue, SARS and…

Drying and dehydration: solutions to address global food shortage

In the University of Nottingham Malaysia, a team of chemical and food engineers from the Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Group are investigating drying and dehydration of various food materials…

A new approach to rechargeable batteries

New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A type of battery first invented nearly five decades ago could catapult to the…

Crystal Clear

Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials Staff members at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) devised a methodology for the procurement of atomically resolved images…

2D Tin (Stanene) without Buckling: A Possible Topological Insulator

Nagoya University-led researchers have produced 2D sheets of tin atoms predicted to have exotic uses in electronics. Nagoya, Japan – Sometimes it pays to be two-dimensional. The merits of graphene,…

Programmable droplets

Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of…

As influenza looms, Madison firm advances human trials of revolutionary vaccine

Amid predictions that this year’s flu vaccine will offer limited protection, medical researchers are renewing their focus on a universal flu vaccine. A universal flu vaccine would offer more broad…

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