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An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

April 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) | Comments

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason ...

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Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks

April 16, 2015 2:15 pm | by University of Utah | Comments

The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated, more difficult to detect and more capable of wreaking untold damage on the nation's computer systems. So the U.S. Department of Defense has given a $3 million grant to ...

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OU engineering professors among nation's best 'Young Investigators'

April 16, 2015 2:12 pm | by University of Oklahoma | Comments

Two University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors in the Advanced Radar Research Center are recipients of the prestigous Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....

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Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patients

April 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use virtual reality technology to develop ...

Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

April 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Center ...

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Combined effort for structural determination

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by International Union of Crystallography | Comments

Electron crystallography has begun to be used routinely for solving otherwise intractable structures. When performed in an aberration-corrected microscope and combined with spectroscopic techniques, it can offer unprecedented detail down to sub-angstrom resolution.

New technology could create more efficient energy, solve power shortages

April 16, 2015 9:01 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A team of UT Arlington researchers has created a new power generator that can produce electricity up to 25 percent more efficiently than existing technology, reduce emissions and could alleviate power shortages in more remote areas of the globe....

New synthetic technology for medicines and fine chemicals

April 16, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Tokyo | Comments

A University of Tokyo research group has succeeded in synthesizing (R)- and (S)-rolipram, the active component of a medicine, in high yield with high selectivity by an innovative catalyzed flow fine synthesis instead of the traditional batch method ...

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How Twitter can help predict emergency room visits

April 16, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Arizona | Comments

Twitter users who post information about their personal health online might be considered by some to be "over-sharers," but new research led by the University of Arizona suggests that health-related tweets may have the potential to be helpful for hospitals....

Patents forecast technological change

April 16, 2015 8:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market? Attempting to answer such questions requires knowing something about the rate at which a technology is improving....

Video games can power up from merely fun to meaningful experiences

April 16, 2015 8:44 am | by Penn State | Comments

It may be game over for critics who claim that video games are nothing more than a fun diversion. A team of researchers suggests that many games can be meaningful entertainment experiences for players. In a study of people's experiences with ...

New fluid makes untapped geothermal energy cleaner

April 16, 2015 8:01 am | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

More American homes could be powered by the earth's natural underground heat with a new, nontoxic and potentially recyclable liquid that is expected to use half as much water as other fluids used to tap into otherwise unreachable geothermal hot spots. The fluid might be a boon to a new approach...

Sparton acquires Hunter Technology Corporation

April 15, 2015 1:54 pm | Comments

Sparton Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sparton Hunter Corporation, completed a merger with Hunter Technology Corporation in a $55 million all-cash transaction. The merger is subject to certain and conditional post-closing adjustments....

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First signs of self-interacting dark matter?

April 15, 2015 12:39 pm | by Eso | Comments

Using the MUSE instrument on ESO's VLT in Chile, along with images from Hubble in orbit, a team of astronomers studied the simultaneous collision of four galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The team could trace out where the mass lies within the system and ...

3-D printing blossoms into powerful new tool for ecologists

April 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by Wiley | Comments

3D printing has been used to make everything from cars to medical implants. Now, ecologists are using the technology to make artificial flowers, which they say could revolutionise our understanding of plant-pollinator interactions. Their study involving ...

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