Monday, April 24, 2017

Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet

Materials science researchers have developed a model that can account for irregularities in how atoms arrange themselves at the so-called "grain boundaries" - the interface where two materials meet. B..

A better life in the outback

Desert lands cover about a quarter of the Earth's land mass and are home to some half a billion people and yet they are commonly portrayed as extreme places with marginalized communities. The peo..

New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive

WASHINGTON, DC -- If an asteroid struck Earth, which of its effects--scorching heat, flying debris, towering tsunamis--would claim the most lives? A new study has the answer: violent winds and shock w..

Telestroke guidelines from American Telemedicine Association in Telemedicine & e-Health

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New guidelines to help clinicians use the latest telemedicine communication technologies to provide remote care for patients with symptoms of acute stroke..

Gaming helps personalized therapy level up

Credit: Kimberly Cartier Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to P..

NASA sees a well-defined center in Ex-Tropical Depression 02W’s remnants

Credit: Credits: NASA NASA's Terra satellite passed over the remnants of Tropical Depression 02W as it continued to linger west of the northern Philippines on April 19. On April 19 at 0600 UT..

Geeking out in the golden years

Credit: Courtesy Philip Guo, UC San Diego Philip Guo caught the coding bug in high school, at a fairly typical age for a Millennial. Less typical is that the UC San Diego cognitive scientist is now..

As DNA tests become more common, researchers rapidly add equipment to keep up

Credit: (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips). Unless your career wardrobe consists of multiple white lab coats and your office has a cache of test tubes, you probably don't ..

March participants interested in both promoting, defending science

Credit: University of Delaware/ Jeffrey Chase Encouraging science-based policies and defending science from political attacks are strong motivators for March for Science participants, according to ..

Post-traumatic stress symptoms reduced after use of HIRREM closed-loop neurotechnology

Credit: © Brain State Technologies For a series of individuals with post-traumatic stress symptoms, use of HIRREM;, an algorithm-guided neurotechnology, was associated with significant clinical imp..