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05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
French designer shows DIY robot to Romanian public BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot for the first time to the public in Romania. ......
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Significant increase in the magnitude of the purchase order Ottawa, ON / TNW-Accesswire / May 26, 2017 / - Avivagen Inc. (TSXV: VIV, OTC Pink: CHEXF) (Avivagen or the Corporation), a corporation with a proven and commercially-ready, patent protected product intended to replace the antibiotics added to livestock feeds as growth promoters, announces a third purchase order from UNAHCO Inc. (UNAHCO) in the Philippines for OxC-beta™ Livestock 10% premix at pricing in line with Avivagen's target. This purchase order is for 400 kg, representing more than 2.5 times the amount of the last purchase order of 150 kg, which was press released on April 6, 2017. UNAHCO is the wholly-owned feed and...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
The Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medicine A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital - with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces - should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact. 'The Hospital Microbiome Project is the single biggest microbiome analysis of a hospital performed, and one of the largest microbiome studies ever,' said study author Jack Gilbert, PhD, director of the Microbiome Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and group leader in Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory....
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Cisco Blog > SP360: Service Provider SP360: Service Provider Yoav Schreiber - May 26, 2017 - 0 Comments Written by Shawn Tylka, Cable & Media Field Marketing Lead Cisco is committed to the transformation underway in media, a vibrant and growing industry, and the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) is a key opportunity for us to show off what we have been up to and how we are helping advance the industry. Cisco has exciting technology for media companies, but with the traditional video clips of sports loops, grand landscape loops, and movie menus, even the...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Cisco Blog > Enterprise Networks Enterprise Networks Vikramjeet Singh - May 26, 2017 - 0 Comments Today CIOs are stuck in the midst of technology trends. On the one hand, CIOs are under pressure to grow the business by transforming their traditional branch to a digital-ready branch. On the other hand, network admins ask for continued investment in mainstream applications to streamline day-to-day operations. The dilemma is that CIOs cannot forgo investment in mainstream applications because those applications are the foundation of branch IT. But, to win against competition, CIOs need the...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Conrad Guangzhou Opens to the WorldGuangdong's first Conrad Hotel delivers an artisan oasis overlooking the Pearl River May 26, 2017 | This information originated in American English. Conrad Guangzhou features a variety of modern and spacious rooms and suites with panoramic river views and best-in-class amenities. Conrad Hotels & Resorts. GUANGZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) smart luxury hotel brand, is delighted to welcome guests to the new Conrad Guangzhou, the seventh Conrad property to debut in Greater China. Created as a stylish urban oasis in the heart of CBD Zhujiang New Town, Conrad Guangzhou boasts panoramic river views from its rooms and...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
05/26/2017 BATON ROUGE - LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy Assistant Professor Ivan Agullo has received the first place award from the Gravity Research Foundation for his essay titled ',' which he co-authored with his colleagues Adrian del Rio and Jose Navarro-Salas, professors at Spain's Universidad de Valencia. 'This contest has become very prestigious among researchers working in the broad area of gravitation, and very top researchers compete every year,' Agullo...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Kansas City has an effective and efficient airport. There is no reason why Kansas City cannot continue to meet the needs of modern travelers while honoring our past architectural innovation, maintaining the convenience we have come to cherish, and keeping costs down. Many of the complaints that people have are largely cosmetic: (lighting, USB chargers, bathrooms) and could be addressed by repairs and upgrades rather than a complete rebuild. Yet a focus on these less-expensive options is absent from the...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
About Molex, LLC Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Children and young people admitted to hospital with injuries related to self-harming, drugs or alcohol face an increased risk of premature death, according to new research. While previous studies have shown that children and adolescents who self-harm are at a higher risk of suicide, a paper by academics from UCL and the University of Leeds argues that the risks apply to a larger group of adolescents. The researchers say children injured through drink or drugs faced a similar increased risk of suicide as children who had been self-harming, and that the National Health Service should revise its guidelines to target help and support at these young people. The study examined anonymised hospital...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
• Faculty and staff honors: - Claire Stirm, science gateway manager for HUBzero, and Jieyu Gao, an emerging IT leader working for ITaP Research Computing's research services and support team, were among the six Gender Diversity Award winners recently announced by higher education IT consortium Internet2. The awards provided support for travel to Internet2's Global Summit held last month in Washington, D.C., where Stirm and Gao networked with leaders in the field and attended technical talks relevant to their work. They also...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
FORT WORTH, Texas - North Texans now have a new option for total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Robotic arm-assisted technology has allowed surgeons on the medical staff at Texas Health Hospital Southwest to offer joint pain sufferers a surgical option available to only a few health care facilities nationwide. 'We are continuously working to improve the patient experience,' said Brett Kirkham, administrator at Texas Health Clearfork. 'This technology is an innovative approach to helping our consumers overcome joint pain and get them...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Video production company Ethos Media, serving the Dallas and Fort Worth markets, recently purchased three Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorders for live event coverage. While a primary assignment for the UX180s has been recording weekly services at the Stonebriar Community Church (Frisco, TX), the camcorders have also been used on a variety of theatrical, concert and corporate projects. 'These cameras are our go-to solution for any shoots where lengthy continuous recording is nec-essary,' said Ethos Media principal Devin Connelly. 'Often we record internally while also sending out a feed for a live-edit.' 'The first and foremost reason we chose the UX180 is that we needed a camera with as long an...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
Panasonic Corporation of North America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newark, serving Essex, Hudson and Union counties, will join forces today to participate in the Spring Corporate Challenge, a house sponsorship program that is helping to build a subdivision in Newark for Partner Families. There are over 60 Panasonic employees and dedicated volunteers who will lend a hand as a way to give back to the Newark community. This is the third time Panasonic employees will be participating in Habitat's Corporate Challenge. Participants will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the subdivision, known as Harmony Point, 100...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
May 25, 2017 Washington, DC - Today, United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), ranking member of the Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the . This legislation would implement educational steps to thwart military sexual assault by mandating in-person, comprehensive sexual assault prevention training, and teaches proper use of social media for newly enlisted servicemembers in all branches of the U.S. military before they depart for basic training. 'We've seen from the Defense Department's own sexual assault crime data and from the shameful...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
05/26/17 Hitting the road or just checking out the local scenes? Take Stewart's Shops with you! Snap a photo of your Stewart's products while you're out having...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE WASHINGTON, DC FSIS NOTICE‌‌ 30-17 5/26/17 RAW PORK PRODUCTS SAMPLING PROGRAM PHASE II PURPOSE This notice cancels and reissues the content of FSIS Notice 20-17 to provide clarification (see table below) on modifications to the next phase of the nationwide Raw Pork Products Exploratory Sampling Project (RPPESP). The main change is that FSIS will not analyze samples collected from non-slaughter establishments for Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC). The only samples FSIS will analyze for STEC will be those collected from slaughter establishments. FSIS will analyze all samples for Salmonella and indicator organisms....
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
David Ruth 713-348-6327 david@rice.edu Jeff Falk 713-348-6775 jfalk@rice.edu Baker Institute experts: National database puts children with medically complex conditions at risk for discrimination HOUSTON - (May 26, 2017) - A proposed national database that would serve as a centralized source of information on children with medically complex conditions puts those children and their families at risk for discrimination by making their health information public, and therefore accessible to employers and health insurers, according to experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Credit: shutterstock.com/Rice University Quianta Moore, a scholar in health policy; Tara Blagg, a...
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED. ......
05/26/2017   WorldNews Science
If there's truth in cold war claims about tracking subs, it would rewrite our theories of turbulence and foil our nuclear deterrent ......
05/26/2017   Wired Science
Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome
A mounting body of evidence suggests that it may be possible to get all the weight-dropping effects of obesity surgery without going under the knife. The post Obesity Surgery May Work by Remaking Your Gut Microbiome appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Yahoo! Science

From 'Magic' Mushrooms to Meth: The ER Rates for Drug UsersAlcohol and marijuana may be the most commonly used recreational drugs in the world, but "magic" mushrooms appear to be the safest, a new survey finds. At the opposite end, the drug that resulted in the most emergency medical treatments was methamphetamine: Nearly 5 percent of the 1,500 people who reported using it said they wound up needing treatment, the Global Drug Survey found. The Global Drug Survey is a London-based research group that's focused on making drug use safer.


05/26/2017   Wired Science
For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind
Fledgling astronomers still don't take meaningful courses in modern coding, data science, or their best practices. The post For Modern Astronomers, It’s Learn to Code or Get Left Behind appeared first on WIRED.
05/26/2017   Wired Science
Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines
Supercritical carbon dioxide is super hot, super dense, and super good at turning heat into electricity. The post Want Efficient Energy? Try Carbon Dioxide-Powered Turbines appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Correction: Snowy Plover Chick storyPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a story May 24 about the Western snowy plover, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Oregon requires dogs to be kept on leash in snowy plover nesting areas. The state bans dogs from all active nesting areas.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Saturn’s stunning north pole actually changed colors

NASA's Cassini orbiter was the first to deliver a really clear look at the eye-catching, hexagonal storm swirling on Saturn's north pole, so it's only fitting that the craft has now delivered a photo of the peculiar phenomenon that adds a new layer of awe. As part of Cassini's recent photo sweep, the orbiter took a nice long look at Saturn's northernmost point once more and discovered that it has almost completely changed color. How's that for a surprise?

Saturn's seasons are really, really long. A single trip around the sun — what we think of as a year here on Earth — takes nearly thirty times as long for Saturn. Like many planets, Saturn's surface undergoes changes as seasons progress and change, and since Cassini has been orbiting the planet since way back in 2004, the craft has had the opportunity to observe a full season, and all the dramatic changes that came with it.

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One of those changes was the increase in what NASA refers to as "springtime hazes." That haze is what makes the planet look a giant ball of blurry clouds, and an increase in haze at the north pole has caused the bluish-green hue of the massive hexagon to transition into a mix of dull brown and tan, with just a hint of green remaining in the very center of its eye.

It's a fantastic observation, and a great example of the kind of amazing material we'll be missing out on when Cassini ends its mission later this year.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

How the Media Has Failed -- The Invitae (NVTA) Story is StrongSpotlight Top Pick InVitae Corp (NYSE:NVTA) has seen its stock decline and one culprit was a recently published article “How a cancer test maker started by former Twitter, Google execs hopes to change the world” that has caught the market off guard. Friends, what has happened with Invitae relative to this news story is a wonderful example of all of this. With its $249 test to screen for 30 genes linked to eight hereditary cancers, Color Genomics Inc. has pushed to detect cancer earlier but also take price away as a barrier.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's polesMonstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now largely unexplored


05/25/2017   Wired Science
Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists
Jupiter's atmosphere defies all scientific expectations. The post Jupiter’s Super-Weird Atmosphere Is Astonishing Scientists appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget planPALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the U.S. West without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Biggest exhibit of human-like fossils goes on display in South AfricaBy Ed Stoddard THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa (Reuters) - An exhibit of the largest collection of fossils of close human relatives ever to go on public display opened on Thursday in South Africa, not far from the caves where they were unearthed. Launched on "Africa Day" in an area named "The Cradle of Humankind," the exhibit coincides with the publication of a controversial paper that questions the widely-held view that humanity's evolutionary roots lay in Africa.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

'Shape-Shifting' Pasta Could Transform Food ShippingResearchers at MIT have been playing with their food in the name of science, concocting a shape-shifting dining experience that could significantly reduce food shipping and packaging costs. The team from MIT’s Tangible Media Group created flat sheets of gelatin and starch that transform into 3D shapes, such as flowers and pasta forms, when submerged in water. “We did some simple calculations, such as for macaroni pasta, and even if you pack it perfectly, you still will end up with 67 percent of the volume as air,” said Wen Wang, a co-author of the research, set to be published in a paper this month at the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2017 Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Ancient Bizarre Sea Monster the Size of a Bus Discovered in RussiaThe well-preserved 5 foot-long skull of an extinct reptile was first discovered on the bank of the Volga River in 2002, but until now had not been identified as a new species. The fossil belongs to a group of marine reptiles called plesiosaur.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

A Very Confusing Makeup Guide for Field ScientistsIt’s called McMurdo Station, and it’s fully equipped with a bunch of laboratories, three harrowing aircraft runways literally made of ice and compacted snow, a couple of bars, and an interfaith chapel. In the summer, the place is teeming with “field scientists” — folks who trade in their lab coats for immersion survival suits or headlamps or affectionately nicknamed “Big Red” parkas (yup, the same ones you see everywhere on the streets of New York) to investigate what’s happening in the great outdoors. You might not think that field scientists all the way down at McMurdo Station care about how they look.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climateAt every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface. "I am still trying to convince the doubters," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday at informal 30-nation climate talks in Berlin, where China's climate tzar, Xie Zhenhua, also urged the United States to stay the course. Newly minted French President Emmanuel Macron, on the eve of his May 7 victory, likewise vowed to "do everything possible" to keep the former reality TV star on board.


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbersRescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh's remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.


05/25/2017   Wired Science
Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America
The President's proposed budget guts scientific research and protection, because it either doesn't know what science is for, or doesn't care. The post Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America appeared first on WIRED.
05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbitCalifornia-based company Rocket Lab says it has launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped


05/25/2017   Yahoo! Science

NASA Moves Up Date Of Metal Asteroid MissionCalled Psyche, the mission to study a unique asteroid of the same name in the main asteroid belt was originally scheduled for a 2023 launch.


05/24/2017   Wired Science
This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites
Rocket Lab's Electron is set to become the first launcher made for, and for sale to, small satellite startups. The post This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

How obsessive gamers can quit playingCam Adair, founder of "Game Quitters," says finding alternate activities is key for people hoping to stop playing video games.


05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

Will This Miracle Material End All Energy Storage Problems?When graphene was first isolated, the researchers responsible won The Nobel Prize in physics, and now it is a central candidate for solving global energy storage issues


05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

How Alcohol & Gut Fungus Team Up to Damage Your LiverHeavy drinking can lead to liver disease, but a new study suggests that it's not just the alcohol that damages the liver — fungi that commonly live in the human gut appear to contribute to the disease as well. The study, which involved experiments in both mice and a small number of people, found that consuming alcohol is linked with changes in the types of fungi living in the gut, and that the fungi that tend to be more common in people who drink also worsen the effects of alcohol on the liver. The study is the first to link fungi and liver disease, the researchers said.


05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

Electric vehicles are now the cleanest cars in AmericaElectric vehicles have been billed as the sustainable alternative to gas-guzzling cars. But that hasn't always been the case, particularly when coal-fired electricity is used to recharge the battery. Yet with solar and wind power booming in the U.S., and natural gas supplanting coal, the low-carbon EV dream is finally becoming a reality, a new analysis says. Automakers are also unveiling new and better electric car models, making it easier to ditch gasoline-fueled cars. Electric vehicles are now "unequivocally" the cleanest cars in the country, based on a national average, the research and journalism group Climate Central reported on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: Tesla plans to double its charging network by the end of the year That's an improvement over the group's previous analysis, which found that a fully gas-powered hybrid car was better for the environment than an electric car, based on the national average, over 100,000 miles of driving. "In more and more of the country, new electric cars are becoming the greenest option on the market, even when you consider the source of the electricity they use," Eric Larson, an energy systems analyst at Climate Central and the report's lead author, said in a press release. Image: climate central"More electric car choices are coming online, and the country has been gradually reducing the carbon intensity of electrical grids in recent years," he said. "That means Americans now have many more options if they want to drive cleaner cars." The analysis updates previous reports and is posted on a new interactive website, Climate-Friendly Cars. Visitors can search by U.S. state to see how all-electric, plug-in hybrids, and conventional battery hybrids compare from an environmental standpoint. The climate-friendliness of a particular model varies from state to state, since the best types of car are still determined by the local electric grid. In 37 states, an all-electric car emits fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to the most fuel-efficient gas-powered car, over the first 100,000 miles driven. But in 13 fossil fuel-dependent states, a gas-powered car is still the cleanest choice for car owners, the Climate Central analysis found. The climate-friendliest cars in New York, for the current model year only.Image: Climate centralEV drivers aren't limited to the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model X, two early popular models of all-electric cars. For instance, in a state like New York, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, BMW i3 BEV 60 ah, Fiat 500e and VW e-Golf also rank among the climate-friendliest options. Thanks to the growing variety, at least five all-electric car models are more climate friendly in 28 states compared to the "greenest" gas-powered car in that state, the report found. Within 24 states, plug-in hybrids, which can run on either gasoline or an electric charge, are also among the top environmentally friendly options. States where electric cars are by far the best option for the climate include California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington. Among the states where gas-powered cars are still the lowest-emissions options, thanks to their big base of coal-fired power plants, are Indiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia.  WATCH: Watch a Tesla Model X drive itself to the office


05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

How Regular Exercise May Make Your Body 'Younger'Getting regular exercise may help slow the aging of your body's cells, a new study finds. Compared with the people in the study who didn't exercise at all, the highly active people had a "biological age" that was about nine years younger, said study author Larry Tucker, a professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University in Utah. To reap these benefits of exercise, you'd need to spend 30 to 40 minutes running, five days a week, according to the study.


05/24/2017   Yahoo! Science

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuanaNEW YORK (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.


05/24/2017   Wired Science
Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin’
Tuesday's contingency spacewalk could signal the beginning of more frequent repairs on the aging space station The post Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin' appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Science
Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika’s Spread With DNA
According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner. The post Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA appeared first on WIRED.
05/24/2017   Wired Science
The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas
Medical professionals have raised concerns about whether General Hospital's plotline blurred the lines between disease awareness and advertisement. The post The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas appeared first on WIRED.
05/23/2017   Wired Science
Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer
Baleen whales probably only grew colossal some 3 million years ago, and it was probably climate change that triggered the transformation. The post Why Are Whales So Dang Big? Science May Finally Have an Answer appeared first on WIRED.

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