Technology

Your Next Window Pane Could Be Made Of Wood

Move over glass windows, something even more old school than you could be back in fashion. A new paper in Advanced Energy Materials finds that windows made of transparent wood could provide better energy efficiency than glass, while eliminating glare and p ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2016 - 3:42pm

Airline Bag Charges Linked To More Flights Departing On Time

Customers may grumble about having to pay fees for everything on an airplane, American airport security and a la carte pricing has certainly turned travel into a third world experience, but a new analysis has found that checked baggage fees have improved ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 25 2016 - 5:54am

How To Read A Closed Book Won't Be A Zen Riddle For Much Longer

You soon won't have to judge a book by its cover, you'll be able to judge through it. Researchers writing in Nature Communications describe a prototype of an imaging system that can read closed books. They tested on a stack of papers, each with ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2016 - 10:05am

Molecular Atlas Of The Pancreas Produced

Researchers produced the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between people with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls.  ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 27 2016 - 5:38am

Samsung Note 7 0.0002 Percent Lead to Total Recall.

A bout five phones out of 2.5 million replacemen t Samsung Note 7's caught fire according to Samsung and the CPSC.  That is less than one tenth of one percent.  Your odds of being hit by lightning on a sunny day are better than that.   Here is a simp ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Oct 11 2016 - 7:10am

IPhone Lab Detects Cancer, May Lead To Instant Diagnosis

Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on an iPhone 5 that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results. At a time when patients and medical professionals expect always faster results, r ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2016 - 10:00am

Who Is Trying To Destroy The Internet?

A prolonged Internet outage affecting major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and The New York Times on Friday has commentators concerned that this is was a practice run for future, more widespread disruption of the internet. The distributed denial of ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 23 2016 - 7:00am

Do You Get The "Violet Or Purple" Blues?

Do you find that your camera is not registering violet correctly?  Flowers that are more violet in appearance are coming out blue, while some purple flowers come out all right.  In the picture below, the daisy and the pansy to the right appear more or less ...

Article - Robert H Olley - Dec 13 2016 - 2:26pm

Bioartificial Kidney On The Horizon

At ASN Kidney Week 2016 in Chicago, investigators showed progress toward creating a functional bioartificial kidney that could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure. A key requirement for such a de ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2016 - 9:44am

Immersive 3-D VR Visualizations Of Unborn Babies

People may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus. MRI provides high-resolution fetal and place ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2016 - 9:50am