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Solar power is better than Nuclear power for Martian settlements

A new perspective on Mars colonization

Wearing face masks effectively reduce COVID-19 spread

The intervention tripled mask usage and reduced symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

New hand-held device to detect point mutations in sickle cell and ALS diseases

CRISPR-Chip advance streamlines genetic testing for medical diagnostics and research.

New surface coating can create false infrared images

A way to imbed visual “decoys” into surfaces of objects in a way that can fool people.

Brain scans can predict children’s mental health problems

Scans of brain activity in seven-year-olds are helping Northeastern researchers predict symptoms of depression, anxiety, and attentional problems in teenagers.

Drones will fly for days with this new technology

Thermophotovoltaic power conversion utilizes thermal radiation from a local heat source to generate electricity in a photovoltaic cell. On a solar cell, the addition...

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. It enables users to produce complex (functional)...

Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst

Scientists at the UC Berkeley have developed a new, efficient catalyst that can produce hydrogen fuel from water. Working as effective as Platinum, this...

Prenatal exposure to chemicals in personal care products may speed puberty in girls

Many previous studies have suggested that girls and possibly boys have been experiencing puberty at progressively younger ages. Puberty at an early age may lead...

Stereotypes measurably influence how we treat each other

UC Berkeley neuroscientist Ming Hsu and individual analysts have created a computational model that can anticipate how much we discriminate against each other are...

Blood tests reveal broad extent of Zika infection

In a new study by the UC Berkeley, scientists showed that almost half of the population in Managua, Nicaragua, has been infected with the...

Engineered sand to purify stormwater

Stormwater runoff is often worsened by human activities and can contain nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants from fertilizers, pet and yard waste. Because stormwater flows...

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