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New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have devised a new way to monitor sleep without any kind of sensors attached to the body. Their sensor uses low-power radio waves that detect small changes in body...

New magnetic microbots can capture and carry single cells

2 weeks ago from UPI

New self-folding robot technology, called microbot origami, can be used to capture and carry single cells.

Scientists closer to explaining why matter persists over antimatter

2 weeks ago from Physorg

New results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave, which could help explain why there is so much matter in the universe.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announce separation

2 weeks ago from UPI

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt said they are untying the knot after eight years of marriage.

Secret tunnels at heart of economy in eastern Damascus suburbs

2 weeks ago from UPI

Tunnels between Eastern Ghouta, held by the Syrian opposition, and opposition-held areas in Damascus are big business for those who control movement of goods.

2 Texas Boy Scouts dead when boat hits electric power line

2 weeks ago from UPI

Two Boy Scouts in Texas were killed and one injured after their sailboat ran into a transmission power line Saturday, killing two, authorities said.

New stimuli responsive smart hydrogels open door to future material biology and biomedical applications

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Hydrogels, also known as soft matter in the medical world, are leading materials for biomedical applications such as drug delivery and stem cell therapy. But traditional hydrogels, used in products...

How to pave over our big (cigarette) butt problem

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Cigarette butts are toxic for the environment. Encapsulating them into asphalt traps the chemicals in the filters and improves the performance of the construction material.

GM recalling nearly 700,000 Chevy, GMC pickup trucks

2 weeks ago from UPI

General Motors is recalling nearly 700,000 Chevrolet and GNC pickup trucks because of potential power steering problems, the NHTSA announced.

NFL notebook: Adam Gase confirms Miami Dolphins' interest in Jay Cutler

2 weeks ago from UPI

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Saturday that Jay Cutler is interested in potentially joining the team after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a serious injury to his left knee.

New, more sensitive sensor for evaluating drug safety

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new technique for evaluating drug safety is designed to be affordable and can detect stress on cells at earlier stages than conventional methods. It is the first with a...

Detroit Red Wings, Michael Rasmussen reach deal

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with their 2017 first-round pick, center Michael Rasmussen, on a three-year entry-level contract Saturday.

Venezuela swears in controversial constituent assembly

2 weeks ago from UPI

Venezuela swore in 545 delegates to its new constituent assembly, a body of lawmakers that has the power to rewrite the Constitution.

Simultaneous Design and Nanomanufacturing Speeds Up Fabrication

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an optimal material for light management in solar cells and then fabricated the nanostructured surfaces...

Franklin Fuller and Cornelius Gati Named 2017 Panofsky Fellows at SLAC

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Franklin Fuller and Cornelius Gati have been awarded 2017 Panofsky Fellowships by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where they will work over the next five years to...

Pogo stick pro leaps over three cars for world record

2 weeks ago from UPI

A professional pogo stick jumper leapt over three cars on a roof in England for a word record-breaking stunt.

New model for bimolecular reactions in nanoreactors

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Theoretical physicists have devised a mathematical model of two different molecules reacting within so called nanoreactors that act as catalysts. They gained surprising new insights as to what factors promote...

Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense -- tearing out of their own skin. Now, new research shows...

Newsbook: Missing the Eclipse? Read All About It.

2 weeks ago from NY Times Science

The celestial phenomenon will be fully visible in 14 states across the United States. These books tell you all you need to know.

Fewer cars not cleaner ones key to tackling air quality

Plans to promote electric vehicles in the UK are not enough tackle air pollution says leading adviser.

Materials governed by light

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A researcher has developed and characterized hybrid materials that respond differently to light, and which have the potential for use in highly different areas ranging from optics to biomedicine. One...

BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England

2 weeks ago from UPI

BAE Systems building new energy facility for Royal Navy base.

Trump Russia probe: Who's involved, where it stands

2 weeks ago from UPI

Here's a rundown of the major players in the investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election and how are they connected.

Researcher's paper challenges the claim that the genus Homo originated in response to environmental changes

2 weeks ago from Physorg

An often cited claim that humans, who are smarter and more technologically advanced than their ancestors, originated in response to climate change is challenged in a new report by a...

Rhino charges down India road ahead of car

2 weeks ago from UPI

People traveling on a northeastern India road captured video of a rhinoceros charging down the road in front of them while they provided color commentary.

Physicists investigate fundamental limits of quantum engines

2 weeks ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—Quantum engines are known to operate differently than—and in some cases, outperform—their classical counterparts. However, previous research on the performance of quantum engines may be overestimating their advantages. In a...

Ultrasonic vibrations force a polymer to be a semiconductor

2 weeks ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Stanford University has used mechanical force to transform a molecule from one form to another—from a nonconductive state into a semiconductor. In their paper published...

Physicists shed light on rarely seen 16th-century metal-working technique

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Imperial researchers have tested a 'blued' gauntlet from a 16th-century suit of armour with a method usually used to study solar panels.