Sensor-equipped footballs could help refs and players

(PhysOrg.com) -- When Dr. Priya Narasimhan moved to Pittsburgh seven years ago, she fell in love with the people, the city, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although the Carnegie Mellon computer engineering professor grew up ...

Earliest evidence of our cave-dwelling human ancestors

A research team led by Professor Michael Chazan, director of the University of Toronto's Archaeology Centre, has discovered the earliest evidence of our cave-dwelling human ancestors at the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa.

'Green' chemicals closer to market

Rice University and Roquette Frères have signed a licensing deal to enable bio-based production of succinic acid, a substance used in plastics, textiles, drugs and solvents and as a food additive.

Keeping canines healthy -- canine teeth, that is

(PhysOrg.com) -- "Dental disease is a serious problem in pets," said Dr. Brenda Mulherin, community practice veterinarian at the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. "Signs of dental abnormalities can ...

NASA Study Links Severe Storm Increases, Global Warming

(PhysOrg.com) -- The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming, according to a study by scientists at NASA's ...

Scientists Develop World's Fastest Graphene Transistor

(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM Researchers today announced that they demonstrated the operation of graphene field-effect transistors at GHz frequencies, and achieved the highest frequencies reported so far using this novel non-silicon ...

How research into 'clocks' in plants could change our lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- From ensuring blooms for Mother’s Day to easing sleep disruption due to jet lag or shiftwork, new research into the ‘clocks’ in plants by a team of University of Glasgow plants scientists could have ...

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