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Parents sound off on mobile device use by children
EurekAlert, 13 hours ago
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 26, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in San Diego...
Proton radiotherapy delivers more accurate cancer treatment, with less collateral damage
EurekAlert, 13 hours ago
(European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)) Radiotherapy using protons can deliver more accurate treatment to a tumour while reducing the dose to surrounding tissue. However, in mobile organs such as the lung, precise targeting of the dose is difficult. Now researchers have succeeded in...
Cell phones take parents'' attention away from kids on playgrounds
EurekAlert, April 25, 2015
(American Academy of Pediatrics) Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely, according to two studies to be presente...
Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings
EurekAlert, April 25, 2015
(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from a study presented today at The International Liver Congress? 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
An improvement to the global software standard for analyzing fusion plasmas
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) PPPL has updated the worldwide computer program known as TRANSP to better simulate the interaction between energetic particles and instabilities in fusion plasmas.
Picture this: Graphene brings 3-D holograms clearer and closer
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(Griffith University) From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full-color, wide-angle, 3-D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University.
3-D printing is so last year! We''re onto 4-D printing now
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science) In 4-D printing, the fourth dimension is time, shape shifting in fact, and Australian researchers are helping to set the pace in the next revolution in additive manufacturing.Just as the extraordinary capabilities of 3-D printing have begun to ...
NTU Singapore and TUM design world''s first electric taxi for the tropics
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(Nanyang Technological University) The world''s first electric taxi for tropical megacities has been launched. Named EVA, the electric taxi is built by TUM CREATE, a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Germany''s Technische Universit?t M?nchen.
Micro fingers for arranging single cells
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(Toyohashi University of Technology) Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a cell manipulation tool to trap and release single cells in a parallel arrangement in open-top microwells. Using microfabrication techniques, the researchers developed a hollow microprobe array with designed parameters. ...
The appeal of being anti-GMO
EurekAlert, April 24, 2015
(Cell Press) A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to sustainable agriculture. In Trends in Plant Scienc...
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