• By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    CHEMICALS INDUCE DIPOLES TO DAMP PLASMONS

    A new study discovers a mechanism by which molecules affect the plasmonic response of gold nanorods. The mechanism could be used to...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    DEVELOPING NEW ORGANIC MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS

    A scientist has new ways of accelerating the development of new organic materials for electronics. The new approaches could have applications...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    ANKLE EXOSKELETON FITS UNDER CLOTHES FOR POTENTIAL BROAD ADOPTION

    The device does not require additional components such as batteries or actuators carried on the back or waist.

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    LIKE MOUNTAINEERS, NERVES NEED EXPERT GUIDANCE TO FIND THEIR WAY

    Similar to the dozens of Sherpas that guide hikers up treacherous Himalayan mountains to reach a summit, the nervous system relies...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    PALEONTOLOGISTS REPORT WORLD'S BIGGEST TYRANNOSAURUS REX

    Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The...

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  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    ANTI-TB DRUGS CAN INCREASE RISK OF TB RE-INFECTION

    Current treatments for tuberculosis are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They don't,...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    ENERGY MONITOR CAN FIND ELECTRICAL FAILURES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

    A new system can monitor the behavior of all electric devices within a building, ship, or factory, determining which ones are in use...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    TALL ICE-CLIFFS MAY TRIGGER BIG CALVING EVENTS - AND FAST SEA-LEVEL RISE

    Glaciers that drain ice sheets such as Antarctica or Greenland often flow into the ocean, ending in near-vertical cliffs. As the glacier...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    TEENS WHO SEEK SOLITUDE MAY KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR THEM

    Teens who choose to spend time alone may know what's best for them, according to new research that suggests solitude isn't a red flag...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SQUISHING BLOOD STEM CELLS COULD FACILITATE HARVEST FOR TRANSPLANTS

    How deformable cells are, and thus how stiff or squishy they are, plays an important role in retaining blood-forming stem cells in...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    HOW THE 'GOOD FEELING' CAN INFLUENCE THE PURCHASE OF SUSTAINABLE CHOCOLATE

    More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers view positively. Nevertheless, the sales...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    POTENTIAL NEW THERAPY FOR LIVER DISEASES

    Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases,...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    CATERPILLARS RETRIEVE 'VOICEMAIL' BY EATING SOIL

    Leaf-feeding caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. It's even possible to trace the legacy effects of plants...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SALAMANDERS CHEW WITH THEIR PALATE

    The Italian Crested Newt eats anything and everything it can overpower. Earthworms, mosquito larvae and water fleas are on its menu,...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    A PROTEIN'S SURPRISING ROLE OFFERS CLUES TO LIMIT GRAFT-VS.-HOST DISEASE

    In a surprising finding, researchers showed the protein NLRP6 aggravated the difficult symptoms of gastrointestinal graft-vs.-host...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    MAILING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING KIT FOUND EFFECTIVE, REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVE

    Roughly a quarter of patients overdue for colorectal cancer screening mailed completed kits back within two months, even if they weren't...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    HEARS THE PITCH: TEAM INVENTS A NEW MODE OF PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGING

    Physicists developed a new mode of photoacoustic imaging called F-mode. This new mode selectively enhances photoacoustic image features...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS ARGUE FOR MORE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES OF CASCADE VOLCANOES

    Scientists argue for more 'synthesis' research looking at the big picture of volcanology to complement myriad research efforts looking...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAMS PROVIDE VALUABLE DATA ON INTERMITTENT RIVERS IN SOUTHWESTERN US

    An OU-led project is showing how citizen science programs provide valuable data on rivers in southwestern United States. The ecological...

  • By Science Daily   -   Mar 22, 2019

    CLIMATE CHANGES MAKE SOME ASPECTS OF WEATHER FORECASTING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT

    The ongoing climate changes make it increasingly difficult to predict certain aspects of weather, according to a new study. The study,...