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October 21, 2016

When Quantum Scale Affects the Way Atoms Emit and Absorb Particles of Light

Oct. 21, 2016 — In 1937, US physicist Isidor Rabi introduced a simple model to describe how atoms emit and absorb particles of light. Until now, this model had still not been completely explained. In a recent ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Head Lice Outbreaks in Camp Settings Cause Substantial Burden on Kids, Staff

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research finds that lice can be the end of a happy summer for many kids at sleepaway ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — The processing power of standard computers is likely to reach its maximum in the next 10 to 25 years. Even at this maximum power, traditional computers won't be able to handle a particular class ... read more

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease Patients

Oct. 21, 2016 — Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving ... read more

Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Oct. 21, 2016 — How society treats overweight people makes health matters worse, a new study has found. Among the findings, authors note that people who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — An international team has used a molecule's own electrons to scatter the molecule — a process called mid-infrared laser-induced electron diffraction, or LIED — and capture snapshots of ... read more

Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease: You Don't Have to Be an Olympic Athlete to Reduce the Many Risk Factors

Oct. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists are hoping to study the genetics of an ultra-rare garden snail are asking the public for its help in finding the lonely mollusc a mate. The snail’s unique qualities make it a one in a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers joined forces to discover an unusual hunting ground for exoplanets. They found a star surrounded by the oldest known circumstellar disk -- a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A novel nanotool has been developed that provides an easy means of characterizing the mechanical properties of ... read more

Researchers Solve the Problem of the Dimensions of Space-Time in Theories Relating to the Large Hadron Collider

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers propose an approach to the experimental data generated by the Large Hadron Collider that solves the infinity problem without breaching the four dimensions of ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A fast nanoscale optical transistor has been created using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition. The work opens up new directions in antenna-assisted switches and optical ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Scientists have now reported on a mechanism used by the immune system to prepare for this attack. They were able to inhibit this ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — The automotive industry research is strongly focused on technology that enables automated driving. A new sensor system should help increase passenger safety, say ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. Researchers are exhibiting a new type of ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

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