Cell phone use and distracted driving begins in the mind

We all know that talking on a cell phone impedes your driving ability. But new research from the University of Iowa is helping us understand how even a simple conversation can affect your brain's..

Nagoya University researchers break down plastic waste

Credit: Nagoya Univesity Nagoya, Japan - What to do proteins and Kevlar have in common? Both feature long chain molecules that are strung together by amide bonds. These strong chemical bonds are al..

US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster

Credit: Photo courtesy of Michael Schoeppner, Princeton University, Program on Science and Global Security PRINCETON, N.J.--The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) relied on faulty analysis t..

Flexible, organic and biodegradable: Stanford researchers develop new wave of electronics

Credit: Bao Lab As electronics become increasingly pervasive in our lives - from smart phones to wearable sensors - so too does the ever rising amount of electronic waste they create. A United Nati..

Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution

Credit: César Hernández/CSIC Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, freq..

Getting rid of the last bits of sulfur in fuel

Credit: Polina Nesterova Scientists led by a team at Caltech have developed a new method for potentially removing nearly all sulfur compounds from gas and diesel fuel. Sulfur compounds in fuels ..

Agricultural robot may be ‘game changer’ for crop growers, breeders

Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of cr..

New gene for atrazine resistance identified in waterhemp

Credit: Lauren Quinn URBANA, Ill. - Waterhemp has been locked in an arms race with farmers for decades. Nearly every time farmers attack the weed with a new herbicide, waterhemp becomes resistant t..

Novel ‘barcode’ tracking of T cells in immunotherapy patients identifies likely cancer-

A new discovery by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle makes an important step in identifying which specific T cells within the diverse army of a person's immune ..

Tokyo Tech and Input Output HK create the Cryptocurrency Collaborative Research Chair

Credit: Tokyo Institute of Technology and IOHH During 2017 and 2018, IOHK and Tokyo Tech will promote joint research in cryptocurrencies and blockchain related technologies among teams of researche..