In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers demonstrated they could print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric to make an e-textile that could be used in the design of future wearable devices.
For the first time, researchers have used precariously-balanced rocks to set the formal design earthquake motions for a major existing engineered structure--the Clyde Dam, the largest concrete dam in New Zealand.
Evaluation of three COVID-19 vaccine candidates in 2020-21 during a worldwide pandemic was unprecedented in terms of urgency and scope. Responsibility for the safety, integrity and scientific validity of U.S. trials fell to 12 experts of the federally appointed COVID-19 Vaccine Data and Safety Monitoring Board, who in turn report to an oversight group. This team has now taken the unusual step of publishing details of their review process in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Igor Ivanishin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, has firsthand experience with the frustrations of oil production. He spent nine years as a hydraulic fracturing engineer with operating and service companies in Russia. A few years ago, he came to Texas A&M to get his doctoral degree while delving into a reoccurring recovery problem in carbonate reservoirs: why don't they produce oil as predicted?
The study found that rebates were associated with increases in out-of-pocket costs for patients by an average of $6 for those with commercial insurance, $13 for Medicare patients and $39 for the uninsured.
Researchers reporting in Advanced Photonics demonstrate the conversion of infrared images to the visible, using ultrathin and transparent semiconductor nanocrystals.
Freiburg researchers find new mechanism for classical behavior of many-particle quantum systems.
Researchers have fabricated a magnetically driven rotary microfilter that can be used to filter particles inside a microfluidic device. They made the tiny turning filter by creating a magnetic material that could be used with a very precise 3D printing technique known as two-photon polymerization.
Humans can do lots of things that plants can't do. But plants have one major advantage over humans: They can make energy directly from the sun. That process of turning sunlight directly into usable energy - called photosynthesis - may soon be a feat humans are able to mimic to harness the sun's energy for clean, storable, efficient fuel. If so, it could open a whole new frontier of clean energy.
A UCLA clinical trial has shown encouraging results in helping daily smokers who are also heavy drinkers quit smoking and reduce their alcohol intake.