Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics
Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.
New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs
A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.
Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
A new study finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” that is unsupported by facts.
Survey: Corporate Risks Rising – But Risk Management Efforts Not Keeping Pace
New research finds most executives see risks increasing in both number and complexity – but those same executives say their organizations’ risk management efforts may not be staying abreast of those risks.
Documentary Explores the Historical, Cultural Importance of African American Speech
Researchers and filmmakers are premiering a documentary film devoted to the history of African American speech, its cultural importance, and how it has shaped modern American English.
Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.
Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications
Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.
Study: Health Agencies Need Clear Rules for Disclosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks – something which is often handled on an ad hoc basis at the local, state and federal levels.
Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.
Computer Simulations First Step Toward Designing New, More Efficient Amine Chemical Scrubbers
Molecular models aim to improve design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals to capture carbon dioxide.