Sunday, August 30, 2015 News for a Mobile Generation


In this theoretical artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy, translucent green

Alien Life May Have Spread Through The Universe Like An 'Epidemic,' And We Could One Day Detect These Patterns

Aug 27, 2015 04:47 PM EDT

New research looks at how we could potentially detect alien movement between stars.

breast cancer

Breast Cancer Could Be Detected And Tracked With Promising Blood Test

Aug 27, 2015 03:01 PM EDT

The blood test looks for tumor DNA in the blood stream.

How will the Greenland ice sheet contribute to future sea level rise?

NASA: Sea Level Rise Of At Least 3 Feet Is Likely 'Unavoidable,' But Timetable For Dramatic Change Less Certain (VIDEO)

Aug 27, 2015 02:08 PM EDT

NASA researchers are working to estimate how quickly the ocean will rise as glacier melt continues to accelerate.

Visualization of dark matter as energy confined within non-radiating anapoles.

Radiationless Revolution Could Be Born From 'Radical' New Theory

Aug 27, 2015 01:28 PM EDT

A new theory could lead to breakthroughs in quantum computers and laser technology as well as provide insight into mysterious dark matter.

An illustration of Gueragama sulamerica.

Ancient Iguana Discovery Could Solve Mysteries Of Lizard Evolution In Both 'Old' And 'New' Worlds

Aug 27, 2015 12:37 PM EDT

The discovery of a lizard that walked the Earth 80 million years ago could help tell the story of lizard evolution.

Household dust under a microscope.

Household Dust Is A 'Microbial Zoo' That Could Reveal Gender And Species Of Inhabitants

Aug 27, 2015 11:32 AM EDT

A new study demonstrated how fungi and bacteria living in household dust could tell a story about the inhabitants of the home.

3-D-printed microfish contain functional nanoparticles that allow them to be magnetically steered.

3-D Printed 'Microfish' Could Purify Water, Deliver Drugs To Specific Targets

Aug 26, 2015 05:56 PM EDT

The fish were created using a groundbreaking new printing method that allows them to be outfittes with functional nanoparticles.

The Twin Jet Nebula

Hubble Captures Incredible Image Of 'Bipolar' Butterfly Nebula

Aug 26, 2015 04:36 PM EDT

The planetary nebula surrounds a binary system consisting of a dying star and a white dwarf.

The most remote regions of the Colorado river are contaminated with mercury and selenium.

Mercury And Other Toxins Contaminating Remote Grand Canyon Segment Of Colorado River

Aug 26, 2015 02:55 PM EDT

Mercury has been linked to health problems in humans and reduced growth and reproductive success in fish.

Allonautilus scrobiculatus off the coast of Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea.

Rare Nautilus 'Living Fossil' Spotted For The First Time In 30 Years, Has Epic Battle With Sunfish

Aug 26, 2015 12:54 PM EDT

Scientists have not spotted the Allonautilus scrobiculatus since the 1980s.

A flooding map from the new model.

Climate Change-Related Flooding's Cost To Communities Near Estuaries Predicted With New Model

Aug 25, 2015 02:25 PM EDT

The new prediction method could influence mitigation projects in the future.


Mom's Healthy Diet Could Significantly Reduce Baby's Risk Of Heart Abnormalities

Aug 25, 2015 01:45 PM EDT

New findings suggest a strong link between maternal diet and heart abnormalities in offspring.

The new artificial photosynthesis method has  an electrical-to-chemical efficiency of better than 50 percent.

Artificial Photosynthesis Closer To Reality Thanks To Bacteria That Convert Hydrogen Into Methane

Aug 25, 2015 12:35 PM EDT

The new method is more efficient and has a higher density for storing and transporting energy than previous models.

 A comparison of morphology in (left), P. angusticepts males and P. izodi males.

Earliest Baboon Skull That Is Likely Over 2 Million Years Old Sheds Light On Primate Evolution

Aug 24, 2015 09:50 PM EDT

The findings could help solve the mystery of where baboons came from.

The new platform broke records by producing 10 materials at once.

3-D 'Multifab' Printer By MIT Produces 10 Materials At Once And Detects Its Own Errors (VIDEO)

Aug 24, 2015 09:24 PM EDT

The new 3-D printer could be used to create anything from medical imaging technology to robots.

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