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Computer networks may never float like a butterfly, but information scientists suggest that creating nimble networks that can sense jabs from hackers could help deflect the stinging blows of those attacks.
Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up food and eat it within a 'safe' five-second window.
Experts have devised a method that uses the urinary proteome to diagnose conditions in newborn babies. In the future, this urine-based diagnostic method will enable specialists not only to detect a disease, but also to control the therapeutic response and rehabilitation periods without causing pain.
A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be detrimental.
A team of researchers has developed a versatile method to pattern the structure of 'nanowires,' providing a new tool for the development of novel nanodevices.
The hippocampal CA3 region plays a key role in learning and memory. One of the most remarkable properties of the network is its ability to retrieve previously stored memories from incomplete or degraded versions, a phenomenon that is widely known as pattern completion. It is generally accepted that the synapses between CA3 pyramidal cells, the recurrent CA3-CA3 synapses, play a key role in pattern completion, but how this exactly works has remained enigmatic.
From infancy, we learn by watching other people, then use those memories to help us predict outcomes and make decisions in the future. Now a study has pinpointed the individual neurons in the brain that support observational learning.
Scientists show greatly improved protective antibody responses to a new mutant vaccine antigen for prevention of disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis -- also known as meningococcus -- that has the potential to improve the current vaccines for meningitis.
A new study suggests that a best-selling insecticide impairs the ability of a queen honey bee and her subjects to maintain a healthy colony.
The popularity of fitness trackers is constantly growing. Worldwide, nearly 20 million of these devices have been sold in the first quarter of 2016. Many of them track via GPS the kilometers the user run, measure heart rate and pulse or check if the user is asleep. Now researchers reveal some serious security flaws in these devices.
Putting a halt to the profound changes affecting agricultural landscapes: With this goal in mind, scientists, farmers and official representatives teamed up to look into ecological intensification as a potential solution.
Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins finds.
Scientists have developed numerous models to predict how much fuel remains inside Earth to drive its engines -- and estimates vary widely -- but the true amount remains unknown. In a new article, a team of geologists and neutrino physicists boldly claims it will be able to determine by 2025 how much nuclear fuel and radioactive power remain in the Earth's tank.
An imaging system that can read closed books is currently being developed. In a new article, researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets.
A novel heart valve replacement method offers hope for the thousands of patients with rheumatic heart disease who need the procedure each year, say experts.
Physicists have discovered that self-focused laser pulses generate violent swirls of optical energy that resemble smoke rings. In these light structures, known as 'spatiotemporal optical vortices,' light energy flows through the inside of the ring and loops back around the outside. The vortices travel with the laser pulse and control energy flow around it.
Researchers have made a breakthrough in controlling the motion of multiple objects on a vibrating plate with a single acoustic source. By playing carefully constructed melodies, the scientists can simultaneously and independently move multiple objects on the plate towards desired targets. This has enabled scientists, for instance, writing words consisting of separate letters with loose metal pieces on the plate by playing a melody.
A misunderstanding of how the certain parts of the brain function has hampered the creation of pharmaceuticals to effectively address fear and anxiety disorders, a pair of researchers has concluded.
Three out of four people in the United Kingdom are unaware of the link between obesity and cancer, according to a new report. The nationwide survey found that people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to know about the link. And men are less likely than women to be aware of the increased risk of cancer caused by obesity.
A major review of the available evidence on the safety and efficacy of statin therapy intends to help doctors, patients and the public make informed decisions about the use of the drugs. The authors warn that the benefits of statin therapy have been underestimated, and the harms exaggerated, because of a failure to acknowledge properly both the wealth of evidence from randomized trials and the limitations of other types of studies.