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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:47:03 EDT
Tsunami formation: Study challenges long-held theory
A new study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:38:21 EDT
Barley genome sequenced
Looking for a better beer or single malt Scotch whiskey? A team of researchers may have you covered. They are among a group of 77 scientists worldwide who have sequenced the complete genome of barley, a key ingredient in beer and single malt Scotch.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:38:09 EDT
Move over, Superman! New method sees through concrete to detect early-stage corrosion
A noninvasive 'spectral fingerprint' technique using terahertz waves has been developed that reveals the corrosion of concrete-encased steel before it can cause any significant degradation of the structure it supports.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:38:01 EDT
Headless dinosaur reunited with its skull, one century later
Researchers have matched the headless skeleton to a Corythosaurus skull from the university's Paleontology Museum that had been collected in 1920 by George Sternberg to the headless dinosaur.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:37:57 EDT
Changes that lightning inspires in rock quantified
New research has identified the minimum temperature of a bolt of lightning as it strikes rock. The study discovered that, based on the crystalline material in the sample, the minimum temperature at which the fulgurite formed was roughly 1,700 degrees Celsius.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:30:33 EDT
Mastodon discovery shakes up understanding of early humans in the New World
An Ice Age site in San Diego, Calif., preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to new research.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:22 EDT
Illuminating the secret of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms
Scientists now understand what makes bioluminescent mushrooms glow, which may pave the way to new possibilities for harnessing fungal bioluminescence in analytical and imaging technologies. Bioluminescence is a highly conserved phenomenon that exists in a wide range of organisms; there are roughly 80 different known species of bioluminescent fungi alone scattered across the globe.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:19 EDT
Smartphone-controlled cells help keep diabetes in check
Cells engineered to produce insulin under the command of a smartphone helped keep blood sugar levels within normal limits in diabetic mice, a new study reports.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:20:16 EDT
Simple treatment for severe bleeding could save lives of mothers around the world
An inexpensive and widely available drug could save the lives of one in three mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a major study. The global trial of 20,000 women found that death due to bleeding was reduced by 31 percent if the treatment was given within three hours.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:17:39 EDT
Possible new tool for first responders: An ice bag to the face
Cardiovascular decompensation is a significant risk after blood loss, even once the person is no longer actively bleeding. Applying a bag of ice to a person's forehead could help prevent this life-threatening complication while patients are being transported to the hospital.
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