Day: June 22, 2017

Flexible wearable electronics use body heat for energy — ScienceDaily

In a proof-of-concept study, North Carolina State University engineers have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy. Wearable devices used to monitor a variety of health and environmental measures are becoming increasingly popular. […]

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Origins of Sun’s swirling spicules discovered — ScienceDaily

At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild jets of solar material burst from the sun’s surface. They erupt as fast as 60 miles per second, and can reach lengths of 6,000 miles before collapsing. These are spicules, and despite their grass-like abundance, scientists didn’t understand how they form. Now, for the first […]

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Battling infectious diseases with 3-D protein structures — ScienceDaily

An international team of scientists including the Computation Institute has determined the 3-D atomic structures of more than 1,000 proteins that are potential targets for drugs and vaccines to combat some of the world’s most dangerous emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. These experimentally determined structures have been deposited into the World-Wide Protein Data Bank, an […]

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Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults — ScienceDaily

More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. Researchers found that people who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects and the spaces […]

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A simple solution to protect critical infrastructure — ScienceDaily

Protecting our infrastructure isn’t just about preventing malicious attacks, but also mitigating the damage of natural disasters. If you’ve seen a hurricane, tornado, or super storm, then you know just how much damage they can do to roads, bridges, construction sites, and especially underground subways. Think of the sheer number of ways water can enter […]

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