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February 2018

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imaging — ScienceDaily

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imaging — ScienceDaily

from research organizationsFuture smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imagingDate:October 11, 2017Source:University of BristolSummary:New research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures. Share:This is ultrasonic imaging of the forearm.Credit: Copyright BIG, University of BristolThis is ultrasonic imaging of the forearm.Credit:…

01-06 More famous for its waterfalls and Karst Geology….

01-06 More famous for its waterfalls and Karst Geology….

Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls along the Slunjcica river, which flows into the river Korana at this place. http://dlvr.it/KSgKxQhttp://dlvr.it/KSjn9t Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality…

Scientists’ sexual-harassment case sparks protests at University of Rochester : Nature News & Comment

Scientists’ sexual-harassment case sparks protests at University of Rochester : Nature News & Comment

Adam Fenster/REUTERSThe University of Rochester says it will examine claims that it retaliated against people who reported allegations of harassment.A sexual-harassment case in the sciences is rocking the University of Rochester in New York, prompting campus protests over the university's handling of allegations against linguist Florian Jaeger.Seven current and former…

New tool to identify and control neurons: Researchers develop a technique to visualize and control the neural activities that underlie behavior — ScienceDaily

New tool to identify and control neurons: Researchers develop a technique to visualize and control the neural activities that underlie behavior — ScienceDaily

One of the big challenges in the neuroscience field is to understand how connections and communications trigger our behavior. Researchers have now developed a tool to identify and control neurons. The new technique, called Calcium and Light-Induced Gene Handling Toolkit or 'Cal-Light,' allows researchers to observe and manipulate the neural…

The great “Women in geology” Wikipedia project – Wiki Education

The great “Women in geology” Wikipedia project – Wiki Education

Glenn Dolphin is Tamaratt Teaching Professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary. In this post he talks about assigning students to contribute to Wikipedia in his fall 2016 Introductory Geology course.My name is Glenn. I was hired by the University of Calgary, in the Department of…

Ask Smithsonian: Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?

Ask Smithsonian: Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?

One hundred twenty-five years ago, the nation’s first federal immigration station opened on Ellis Island in New York Harbor, built to handle the throngs who were coming to America during the late 19th century to escape famine, war and poverty.They hoped to settle in a promised land that was opening…

Meet ‘Alesi,’ a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum

Meet ‘Alesi,’ a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum

Meet 'Alesi,' a 13-Million-Year-Old Ancestor, at Rutgers Geology Museum By TODD B. BATES/RUTGERS TODAYJanuary 25, 2018 at 1:35 PM Professor Craig S. Feibel holds a replica of Alesi, a 13-million-year-old infant ape skull fossil found in Kenya, with a mastodon skeleton in the background in the Rutgers Geology Museum. Credits:…

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget : Nature News & Comment

US science agencies face deep cuts in Trump budget : Nature News & Comment

NOAAFunding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather satellites, which track hurricanes, would be maintained under the Trump plan.When it comes to science, there are few winners in US President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. The plan, released on 16 March, outlines double-digit cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency…

Wolf transplant could reset iconic island study : Nature News & Comment

Wolf transplant could reset iconic island study : Nature News & Comment

John Vucetich/Michigan TechTwo inbred wolves are the only remnants of a once-thriving population on Isle Royale in Michigan.The world’s longest-running study of predators and prey is on the endangered list — but it could soon get a reprieve from the US government.Scientists have been charting the changing fortunes of wolves…

Smoking gun for a rare mutation mechanism

Smoking gun for a rare mutation mechanism

NEWS AND VIEWS 31 January 2018Smoking gun for a rare mutation mechanism In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick proposed that rarely formed isomers of DNA bases cause spontaneous mutations to occur during the copying of DNA. Sixty-five years later, it looks as though they were right. Myron F. Goodman…

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