CT scan is no more accurate than ultrasound to detect kidney stones
(University of California - San Francisco) To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers.
Malaysia''s ''Smart Villages'' and 9 other proven ideas for sustainable development
(Terry Collins Assoc) As nations zero in on final agreement of the UN''s post-2015 global Sustainable Development Goals, innovations being successfully pioneered in Malaysia offer several proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an influential international sustainable development network...
Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance
(Weizmann Institute of Science) Weizmann Institute research shows that artificial sweeteners promote glucose intolerance in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota.
Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of ''bad'' biofilms around, a team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University...
Nanoscience makes your wine better
(Aarhus University) One sip of a perfectly poured glass of wine leads to an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have now developed a nanosensor that can mimic what happens in your mouth when you drink wine. The sensor measures how you experience the sensat...
Car hacking: The security threat facing our vehicles
(Queensland University of Technology) The car of the future will be safer, smarter and offer greater high-tech gadgets, but be warned without improved security the risk of car hacking is real, according to a QUT road safety expert.
NSF computing network grant will bolster research at UT Arlington
(University of Texas at Arlington) The National Science Foundation Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure will give The University of Texas at Arlington $500,000 to improve networking capacity to support research into high energy physics and numerous other fields.
Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for every day life
(Queensland University of Technology) QUT scientist Dr Sarina Sarina, who achieved outstanding progress in driving this energy intensive chemical production process at ambient temperature using light instead of fossil fuels, has won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the famous Max...
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
(Aalto University) Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, is used in plastics, papers, rubbers and paints.