Top Physical & Tech News
January 18, 2019

Latest Headlines
updated 1:45pm EST

More Top Physical & Tech News
January 18, 2019

Jan. 17, 2019 — It starts as a persistent and irritating pain in the foot or lower leg, then it gets more intense, maybe with swelling, and soon a runner knows she's being sidelined by one of the most common ... read more

Reinforcement Learning Expedites 'Tuning' of Robotic Prosthetics

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed an intelligent system for 'tuning' powered prosthetic knees, allowing patients to walk comfortably with the prosthetic device in minutes, rather than the hours ... read more

Blister Fluid Could Help Diagnose Burn Severity

Jan. 17, 2019 — Severe burns can leave physical and psychological scars, especially in children. When a burn patient enters the clinic, doctors use factors such as the depth and size of the burn, as well as the time ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — Routes to making life-saving medications and other pharmaceutical compounds are among the most carefully protected trade secrets in global industry. Building on recent work programming computers to ... read more

Measuring Ability of Artificial Intelligence to Learn Is Difficult

Jan. 17, 2019 — Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study has ... read more

Jan. 17, 2019 — A recent study has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against ... read more

Researchers Create 'Shortcut' to Terpene Biosynthesis in E. Coli

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E.coli. This shorter, more efficient, cost-effective and customizable pathway transforms E. ... read more

Molecules 'Spin Flip' from Magnetic to Non-Magnetic Forms Dynamically

Jan. 16, 2019 — Solar cells, quantum computing and photodynamic cancer therapy. These all involve molecules switching between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms. Previously this process, called a "spin flip," ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — The structures zipping together the barbs in bird feathers could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to a new study. Researchers 3D printed models of the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have succeeded in directly measuring three key parameters necessary for skeleton formation in a live tropical coral. This way, they completely characterized the carbonate chemistry at the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — An international team of researchers found evidence for the much theorized 'hot ... read more

Wearable Sensor Can Detect Hidden Anxiety, Depression in Young Children

Jan. 16, 2019 — Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a new study, ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Engineers present a novel, 'ambidextrous' approach to grasping a diverse range of object shapes without ... read more

Proteins Use a Lock and Key System to Bind to DNA

Jan. 16, 2019 — Scientists have traditionally thought that DNA binding proteins use patterns in the genome's code of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs to guide them to the right location, with a given protein only binding to ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Scientists have succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert visible light into infrared energy, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — By combining deep learning algorithms and statistical methods, investigators have identified, in the genome of Asian individuals, the footprint of a new hominid who cross bred with its ancestors tens ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — Research shows that drones can be more effective and safer in crash mapping of vehicular highway accidents than conventional methods. Drones using new imaging technology allows highway safety ... read more

Jan. 16, 2019 — An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of the ... read more

New AI Can Detect Urinary Tract Infections

Jan. 16, 2019 — New AI could identify and help reduce one of the top causes of hospitalization for people living with dementia: urinary tract infections ... read more

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019