Researchers improving GPS accuracy in the 3rd dimension
Researchers who are working to fix global positioning system (GPS) errors have devised software to take a more accurate measurement of altitude particularly in mountainous areas.
Apply public trust doctrine to 'rescue' wildlife from politics, researchers say
When a species recovers enough to be removed from the federal endangered species list, the public trust doctrine the principle that government must conserve natural resources for the public good should guide ...
MS research: Myelin influences how brain cells send signals
The development of a new cell-culture system that mimics how specific nerve cell fibers in the brain become coated with protective myelin opens up new avenues of research about multiple sclerosis. Initial findings suggest ...
GPS stations can detect clandestine nuclear tests
At the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) meeting this week, American researchers are unveiling a new tool for detecting illegal nuclear explosions: the Earth's global positioning system (GPS).
Study shows how an often illegal sales tactic contributed to housing crash
A study of home purchases during the real estate boom years in Chicago shows how one ethically murky and sometimes illegal - tactic used to sell homes may have contributed to the housing crash.
Feeling angry? Say a prayer and the wrath fades away
Saying a prayer may help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively after someone has left them fuming, new research suggests.
Scientists shut down pump action to break breast cancer cells' drug resistance
(PhysOrg.com) -- Breast cancer cells that mutate to resist drug treatment survive by establishing tiny pumps on their surface that reject the drugs as they penetrate the cell membrane making the cancer insensitive ...
Seeing in stereo: Engineers invent lens for 3-D microscope
Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image.
'Networking' turns up flu viruses with close ties to pandemic of 2009
Scientists using new mathematical and computational techniques have identified six influenza A viruses that have particularly close genetic relationships to the H1N1 "swine" flu virus that swept through the United States ...
Killing crop-eating pests: Compounds work by disrupting bugs' winter sleep
(PhysOrg.com) -- The creation of compounds that disrupt a worldwide pest's winter sleep hints at the potential to develop natural and targeted controls against crop-eating insects, new research suggests.