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Non-toxic, lubricant-infused coatings deter mussels and prevent their attachment by disrupting their mechanosensory and adhesive systems

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Mussels are one of the worst perpetrators of biofouling, or the unwanted accumulation of organisms on underwater structures. A team of scientists has demonstrated that a lubricant-infused surface effectively prevents...

AI Implications: Engineer's Model Lays Groundwork for Machine-Learning Device

3 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

Journalists successfully used secure computing to expose Panama Papers, researchers say

3 hours ago from Physorg

A team of researchers from Clemson University, Columbia University and the University of Washington has discovered a security success in an unlikely place: the "Panama Papers."

Engineering Team Images Tiny Quasicrystals as They Form

4 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The lab of Uli Wiesner at Cornell University, has joined scientists pursuing the structure, and atom arrangement of quasicrystals.

Tens of thousands of mosquitoes swarm inside man's car

4 hours ago from UPI

A fisherman who accidentally left a car window open with interior lights on returned to the vehicle to find it filled with tens of thousands of mosquitoes.

The Blind Can Experience the Eclipse with This Cool Sensory App and Braille Book

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A new multisensory app and tactile guide help blind and visually impaired communities experience the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Chemists confirm that whiskey really does taste better with a splash of water

5 hours ago from PopSci

Science The logic behind your bartender's advice. Chemists figure out the logic behind your bartender's advice.

BTS excites fans with new 'Love Yourself' highlight reel

5 hours ago from UPI

BTS fans speculated online after the K-pop group released a second "highlight reel" ahead of their new album.

Wyss-developed antifouling coating a boon to business and environment

5 hours ago from Harvard Science

It all began with a bet. At a conference in Italy in 2013, Nicolas Vogel, then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at...

L3 receives contract for Kuwaiti KC-130J work

5 hours ago from UPI

L3 Vertex Aerospace is being awarded an $8.9 million contract to provide Kuwait with maintenance and logistics on the KC-130J Hercules tanker aircraft.

Vinculin forms a directionally asymmetric catch bond with F-actin

6 hours ago from Science NOW

Vinculin is an actin-binding protein thought to reinforce cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions. However, how mechanical load affects the vinculin–F-actin bond is unclear. Using a single-molecule optical trap assay, we found...

Methanogenic heterodisulfide reductase (HdrABC-MvhAGD) uses two noncubane [4Fe-4S] clusters for reduction

6 hours ago from Science NOW

In methanogenic archaea, the carbon dioxide (CO2) fixation and methane-forming steps are linked through the heterodisulfide reductase (HdrABC)–[NiFe]-hydrogenase (MvhAGD) complex that uses flavin-based electron bifurcation to reduce ferredoxin and the...

Two-dimensional sp2 carbon-conjugated covalent organic frameworks

6 hours ago from Science NOW

We synthesized a two-dimensional (2D) crystalline covalent organic framework (sp2c-COF) that was designed to be fully -conjugated and constructed from all sp2 carbons by C=C condensation reactions of tetrakis(4-formylphenyl)pyrene and...

Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

6 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers

6 hours ago from UPI

China's land weapon systems have been demonstrated to Beijing-assigned foreign military attaches.

Kitten survives 90-mile trip trapped inside car

6 hours ago from UPI

A curious kitten took a lengthy trip in Long Island after finding itself trapped inside the body of a driver's car.

The Surprising Reason Toyota Just Patented a 'Cloaking Device'

6 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

The Japanese auto maker is developing a device that would improve visibility for motorists.

Researchers develop model for lighter armor

6 hours ago from Physorg

The US Army Research Laboratory is working on developing new light-weight ceramic materials that resist fracture, and has teamed with researchers from the University of Florida to better understand exactly...

New study challenges long-accepted views on human-autonomy interaction

6 hours ago from Physorg

A team of Army scientists and engineers have challenged long-held views in the area of human-autonomy interaction to change the way science involves people, especially in developing advanced technical systems...

Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen

8 hours ago from Physorg

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Next-generation transport

8 hours ago from Physorg

For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren't particularly significant—that is, until we're white-knuckling it on a bumpy plane ride or trying to stay buoyant in unusually bubbly water....

Ben Affleck may not return as Batman according to brother Casey Affleck

8 hours ago from UPI

Casey Affleck believes his brother Ben Affleck will not be returning to portray Batman in Warner Bros. upcoming standalone film, "The Batman."

General Dynamics receives $115.3M contract for Virginia-class subs

9 hours ago from UPI

General Dynamics Electric Boat is receiving a $115.3 million contract for engineering and development services for the Virginia-class fast attack submarine.

U.S. gasoline exports overshadow strong production

9 hours ago from UPI

The production of gasoline in the United States is near a record high, though supply levels are under pressure from exports, a federal report said.

Researchers develop dissolvable, easy-to-use milk capsules

10 hours ago from Physorg

Have your coffee without spilling the milk: Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a milk capsule that dissolves when placed in a hot drink. Not only does...

New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection

10 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. This combination...

Gazprom's gas exports inch higher

10 hours ago from UPI

Russia natural gas company Gazprom said it's scaling up its deliveries to consumers that would be fed eventually by a pipeline through Turkey.

Southern Research to Play Key Role in Low Cost Carbon Fiber Project

10 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Southern Research's Energy & Environment division (E&E) will participate as a subcontractor to WRI to provide renewable acrylonitrile -- the key raw material needed to produce the highest quality carbon...