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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:46 EDT
Risks vary widely in drone-human impacts
New research suggests there's wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft pose to people on the ground.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:43 EDT
Gulf Spill oil dispersants associated with health symptoms in cleanup workers
Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:03:40 EDT
Tiny lasers from a gallery of whispers
Whispering gallery mode resonators rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in circular galleries, and the same phenomenon applies to light. When light is stored in ring-shaped or spherical active resonators, the waves superimpose in such a way that it can result in laser light. Investigators now report a new type of dye-doped WGM micro-laser that produces light with tunable wavelengths.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:28 EDT
Security cameras vulnerable to attacks using infrared light
Researchers have demonstrated that security cameras infected with malware can receive covert signals and leak sensitive information from the very same surveillance devices used to protect facilities.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:02:06 EDT
Emerging disease further jeopardizes North American frogs
A deadly amphibian disease called severe Perkinsea infections, or SPI, is the cause of many large-scale frog die-offs in the United States, according to a new study.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:01:52 EDT
End-of-summer Arctic sea ice extent is eighth lowest on record
Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on Sept. 13, scientists have reported. Analysis of satellite data showed that at 1.79 million square miles (4.64 million square kilometers), this year's Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in 1978.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:41 EDT
Home blood pressure monitoring for hypertension best combined with intensive support
People who monitor their own blood pressure at home are most likely to see a benefit if they combine it with individually tailored intensive support, according to a new systematic literature review and meta-analysis.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:39 EDT
Screening for cervical abnormalities in women offered HPV vaccination
Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing detects a higher number of precancerous cervical lesions than cytology-based Pap smears in a female population including a proportion offered HPV vaccination, according to a new study.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:36 EDT
What web browsers and proteins have in common
The discovery of a previously overlooked site on protein molecules may solve a mystery about how proteins are able to carry out specialized functions in living cells.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:04:34 EDT
Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates
Researchers have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.
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