Improved planning for the evacuation of buildings

A simulation software from Siemens can analyze people's behavior in emergency situations. The software known as "Crowd Control" calculates how individuals or crowds will behave and move in emergencies. The program allows ...

Five synthetic materials with the power to change the world

The New York World's Fair of 1939-40 was one of the greatest expos the world had ever seen. Visitors to Flushing Meadow Park in Queens were invited to see the "world of tomorrow" giving them a first glimpse of wonders such ...

Creating high-resolution full-color moving holograms in 3-D

Three-dimensional (3D) movies, which require viewers to wear stereoscopic glasses, have become very popular in recent years. However, the 3D effect produced by the glasses cannot provide perfect depth cues. Furthermore, it ...

Economic mobility is an illusory American dream

Americans blithely buy in to a socio-economic system of increasingly vast financial inequity because we believe – despite evidence to the contrary – that everyone still has the opportunity to succeed, new studies by two ...

Preventing build-up of toxic fouling films on medical devices

A 'one-step' coating that blocks protein growth and kills surface-bound bacteria on silicone may significantly reduce infections from medical devices such as catheters, finds a study led by A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering ...

Progress toward the understanding of the galactic structure

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias are studying the evolution and formation of hundreds of close galaxies and have just published new scientific images.

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