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The Sound Produced by a Dripping Tap is Driven by Resonant Oscillations of an Entrapped Air Bubble

Article |<p>Open | Published: 22 June 2018<p>Samuel Phillips,<br>• Anurag Agarwal &<br>• Peter Jordan<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 9515 (2018) | Download …

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Researchers Figure Out Why Coffee Is Good For The Heart

In an encouraging development in the coffee-may-be-good-for-us field, researchers have discovered at least part of why coffee appears to be beneficial for the heart. In recent years, coffee has moved off the “avoid” list and onto the “drink in moderation” list, as it seems to confer health benefits …

Biomedicine

Anti-GMO groups draw FDA rebuke over misrepresentation of Golden Rice nutrition

Nutrition

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the …

Disease

Pentagon's newfound cash should focus on enabling technologies for tomorrow's conflicts

<b>THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY –</b> By now pretty much everyone has heard that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is flush with cash. It's probably more …

Military

Army readies plans to ask industry for wearable electronics sensors able to detect medical ailments

<b>FREDERICK, Md. –</b> U.S. Army medical researchers are ready to approach industry for high-reliability wearable electronics sensors able to quantify …

Wearable Tech

Curiosity, crystals, cockroaches

The phone in S Ramaswamy’s office at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) has been ringing off the hook. “Normally …

Biology

Cockroach Milk: Yes. You Read That Right

Pour out that almond milk — the <i>new</i> hip thing is cockroach milk.<p>Well, kind of.<p>The female Pacific beetle cockroach is one of a kind. Unlike other insect species, this Hawaiian native gives birth to live young. And she feeds them a pale, yellow liquid "milk" from her brood sack.<p>But the craziest thing: …

Insects

Take a swig of cockroach milk, the next great food trend

Tired of seeing “gluten free” on every box at your local grocery store (even though it has absolutely no benefit for 99% of the population)? Well I …

Gluten-Free

No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space

Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe.<p>I want to believe the conclusions of a new paper that says octopuses are actually space aliens whose frozen eggs …

The Origin, History, Evolution & Future of the Universe

<b>SPECIAL REPORT:</b> Our universe is both ancient and vast, and expanding out farther and faster every day. This accelerating universe, the dark energy …

The Universe: Big Bang to Now in 10 Easy Steps

Photo Credit: Subaru/ P. Capak (SSC/Caltech)<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>The broadly accepted theory for the origin and evolution of our universe is the …

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Largest ever microbiome study offers novel insights into gut bacteria and human health

The American Gut Project – a global, crowdsourced citizen science effort – has published the first results from one of the biggest gut microbiome …

Microbiology

This ocean path will take you on the longest straight-line journey on Earth

If you want to go on the longest boat ride in the world, but you don’t have a rudder, what route would you take? Five years ago, a reddit user …

Study of bat natural immunity to Marburg virus may shed light on human disease

Scientists examining the genome of Egyptian fruit bats, a natural reservoir for the deadly Marburg virus, have identified several immune-related …

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has …

MIT’s New Invention Harvests Energy from Changes in Ambient Temperature

When two different materials have different temperatures, the temperature gradient causes the charge carriers to move from the hotter material to the …

OnePack, Most Functional Backpack for Everyday Life & Travel

As busy professionals, we often find ourselves with too many items to conveniently carry, especially during business trips of 2 or 3 days when a …

Star Trek-like Biosensors For Super Fast and Accurate Diagnostics

University Professor of Applied Physics Stephen Arnold and his team at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have made a discovery …

These tiny robots could be disease-fighting machines inside the body

Call it another case of science fiction becoming scientific fact. Researchers have long dreamed of developing tiny robots that could roam about inside our bodies, delivering drugs with unprecedented precision, and hunting down and destroying cancer cells.<p>We’re not there yet, but we’re getting …

Nanotech

Rubber ducks may be haven for nasty germs

<b>BERN, Switzerland —</b> Scientists have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are — as some parents have long suspected — a …

Passive Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Using a Commercially Available Smartwatch

Key Points<p><b>Question</b> How well can smartwatch sensor data analyzed by a deep neural network identify atrial fibrillation?<p><b>Findings</b> In this cohort study …

Medical Technology

'Feeling' Recreated in Amputees' Robotic Arms—Here's How

The discovery may help amputees feel more control over their artificial limbs.<p>When it comes to moving your limbs, you don’t need to see to believe. Intuitively, you know where your limbs are, as well as the positions they’re making.<p>This kind of awareness, called kinesthesia, is missing from …

Researchers track Chinese space station as it falls

A defunct Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to fall to Earth any day now—on March 31, give or take a few days. When it does, it will be …

Genome Sequencing Adds 5 New Neanderthals to the Human Family Tree

Now there's more 'Neanderthal DNA that can be identified in present-day people.'<p>At-home DNA testing is supposed to give people insight into their …

Humanity

Scientists figured out how to make an IPA without the hops

Beer wouldn’t be possible without the fabulous fungus that is yeast, which converts sugars into alcohol through fermentation. Scientists from the University of California-Berkeley have figured out how to make the microbe do double duty and add hoppy flavors to a lab-made pale ale that didn’t …

Beer

Early Humans Mated With Neanderthal Relative Denisovans At Least 2 Times

A new study revealed that ancient humans mated with the Denisovans not just once. Denisovans are related to the more famous hominids species, the …