Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developers, study finds
There's no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study.
Modeling platform shows environmental impact of retrofitted buildings
A new modelling platform can create scenarios designed to show the environmental impact of retrofitted buildings. It also helps calculate the expected reductions in energy consumption and the related costs of refurbishing. ...
Microbial diversity throughout ice sheet melt season
Researchers in the School of Geographical Sciences recently published the first ever study of the effects of snow and wind on the ecology of micro-organisms on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities
By studying survey responses on trust from 110 metropolitan areas from 1973 to 2010, he finds that racial income inequality decreases trust within communities, and that this lack of trust is exacerbated when ...
A tool to improve the sustainability of the transport sector
Transport is responsible for a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, so the European Commission has developed various strategies and directives designed to reduce dependence on oil, and the transport ...
Navy scientists develop prototype for diver life support
Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers the Navy announced March 19.
Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer
Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges ...
Biologist suggests carbon monoxide as an energy source for microbes on Mars
Out-of-wedlock childbearing increasingly common among educated women in Latin America
"Consensual unions," two people living in the same dwelling in a relationship akin to marriage, have been an integral part of family life in Latin America for centuries. In fact, in Latin America, legal marriages ...
Are you afraid of technology? You shouldn't be
Nary a week goes by that doesn't see a new mainstream media story on the dangers of technology use. Just the other day I spotted one talking about how smartphones are making us dumber. ...
How does prison time affect relationships?
A new study highlights the complicated spillover effects of incarceration on the quality of relationships.
Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we are alone
While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on ...
Life scientists streamline cutting-edge technique to edit mosquito genome
Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals.