Feb 22, 2019 10:46 AM EST
People around the world paint their walls different colors, buy plants to spruce up their interiors and engage in a variety of other beautifying techniques to personalize their homes, which inspired a team of researchers to study about 50,000 living rooms across the globe.
Feb 22, 2019 08:39 AM EST
Johns Hopkins report identifies weaknesses or gaps in current Illinois law and offers recommendations to reduce gun violence
Feb 21, 2019 10:04 AM EST
It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new University of British Columbia study suggests they can also significantly reduce crime in the neighborhoods in which they are deployed.
Feb 21, 2019 09:02 AM EST
The study is the first to show the drug overdose epidemic is contributing to the widening gap in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries
Feb 20, 2019 09:17 AM EST
To save lives, hearts and minds, the Baker Institute calls for new measures including a secondary prevention campaign, increased focus on cardiac rehabilitation and research into wider use of new therapies
Feb 20, 2019 09:10 AM EST
Scientists at Tokyo Tech, Ricoh co. and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G.
Feb 20, 2019 09:04 AM EST
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. With age, B cells and the antibodies, they secrete acquire fewer mutations that would provide flexible protection against the ever-changing flu virus.
Feb 19, 2019 08:22 AM EST
Ten states and the District of Columbia now allow the sale, possession, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and 33 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana. Critics argue that marijuana dispensaries are magnets for crime.
Feb 15, 2019 03:28 PM EST
The Many Fun Uses of AI
Feb 15, 2019 09:26 AM EST
A visual-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) will be deployed on CCTV cameras for detecting and preventing various crimes.
Feb 15, 2019 09:23 AM EST
A NASA technologist is taking miniaturization to the extreme. Mahmooda Sultana won funding to advance a potentially revolutionary, nanomaterial-based detector platform. The technology is capable of sensing everything from minute concentrations of gases and vapor, atmospheric pressure and temperature, and then transmitting that data via a wireless antenna -- all from the same self-contained platform that measures just two-by-three-inches in size.
Feb 14, 2019 09:24 AM EST
Plastic bag pollution has become a huge environmental problem, prompting some cities and countries to heavily tax or ban the sacks. But what if used plastic bags could be made into higher-value products? Now, researchers have reported a new method to convert plastic bags into carbon chips that could be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
Feb 14, 2019 09:21 AM EST
So warns a study that has performed a qualitative analysis of the teen series Física o Química, published by María José Masanet, a researcher with the Department of Communication, and Frederik Dhaenens
Feb 13, 2019 09:23 AM EST
Dartmouth researchers have found a machine learning method that can predict the likelihood that a high-risk type of breast lesion is cancerous, potentially saving some women from unnecessary surgeries and overtreatment
Feb 12, 2019 09:30 AM EST
To many, President Donald Trump's use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward messaging that exudes confidence may be the new norm -- making Trump a man of his time, rhetorically speaking.