Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 02, 2015
Researchers discover two new groups of viruses
Researchers at the University of Bonn and the German Center for Infection Research have discovered two new groups of viruses within the Bunyavirus family in the tropical forest of Ivory Coast.

Hyperbaric hope for fibromyalgia sufferers
Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers at Rice University and institutes in Israel.

Are you taking too much NyQuil? The surprising futility of drug labeling
Any box or bottle of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine lists its active ingredients prominently on the label.

Infant brains develop years faster than we thought
Scientists from the University of Louvain have discovered that a key element of infant brain development occurs years earlier than previously thought.

Nearly one-third of early adulthood depression could be linked to bullying in teenage years
Bullying in teenage years is strongly associated with depression later on in life, suggests new research published in The BMJ this week.

New report: Texas Hispanics, women show largest reductions in rates of uninsured
Hispanics and women in Texas showed the largest percentage of reductions in rates of uninsured since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a new report released today by the Episcopal Health Foundation and Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Satellite imagery shows a weaker Hurricane Andres
Infrared-light imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on June 2 shows a weaker Hurricane Andres.

Hidden costs: Emotion responses to command and control
Creating a conflict with the population that a policy targets can backfire.

Laurel H. Carney awarded the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience
Laurel H. Carney of the University of Rochester, has been awarded the William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience by the Acoustical Society of America.

Is our first line of defense sleeping on the job?
The skin microbiome is considered our first line of defense against pathogens.

Study questions effectiveness of computerized clinical decision support systems
An analysis of the use of computerized clinical decision support systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging found that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders, according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA.

Intelligent bacteria for detecting disease
Research teams from Inserm and CNRS have transformed bacteria into 'secret agents' that can give warning of a disease based solely on the presence of characteristic molecules in the urine or blood.

Dartmouth announces landmark $10 million gifts towards academic clusters on health care and globalization
Dartmouth has announced two landmark gifts that will engage faculty and students in tackling some of the world's greatest challenges and ultimately aim to improve the lives of people across the globe.

It takes a village: Why do consumers participate in wind energy programs?
Why do people participate in programs that benefit the environment, even when there seems to be no direct personal benefit in taking part?

Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene
A new study published in IOP Publishing's journal 2D Materials has proposed using graphene as an alternative coating for catheters to improve the delivery of chemotherapy drugs.

Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale
Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements on the order of nanograms with only a 1 percent margin of error -- potentially enabling the weighing of individual molecules in liquid environments.

Researchers simulate behavior of 'active matter'
From flocks of starlings to schools of fish, nature is full of intricate dynamics that emerge from the collective behavior of individuals.

Scary TV's impact on kids is overstated, say psychologists
The impact of scary TV on children's well-being has been overstated, according to psychologists at the University of Sussex in the UK.

New heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode for high-frequency efficiency
Researchers at Tohoku University and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, have developed a novel ultra-compact heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode.

Birds cry wolf to scare predators
One of Australia's smallest birds has found a cunning way to protect its nest from predators by crying wolf, or rather hawk, and mimicking the warning calls of other birds to scare predators threatening its nest.

Pinholes be gone!
OIST researchers eliminate pesky pinholes in perovskite solar cells.

High-temperature superconductivity in atomically thin films
A research group at Tohoku University has succeeded in fabricating an atomically thin, high-temperature superconductor film with a superconducting transition temperature (Tc) of up to 60 K (-213°C).

Autism struck by surprise
A new study shows that social and sensory overstimulation drives autistic behaviors.

Brain's reaction to certain words could replace passwords
You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer.

Black athletes stereotyped negatively in media compared to white athletes
New research by the University of Missouri School of Journalism has revealed racial stereotyping in the way media portray athletes.

Astronomers discover a young solar system around a nearby star
An international team led by Thayne Currie of the Subaru Telescope and using the Gemini South telescope, has discovered a young planetary system that shares remarkable similarities to our own early solar system.

Many endangered species are back -- but face new struggles
A study of marine mammals finds that several once endangered species, including the humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating their former ranges.

Examination of antidepressant use in late pregnancy and newborn respiratory disorder
An analysis of approximately 3.8 million pregnancies finds that use of antidepressants late in pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA.

End game: Sport can ease the transition into retirement
Adjusting to the many changes retirement brings can mean the difference between a positive quality of life and one that struggles under the weight of change.

Douglas study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide
A new study published by the team of Naguib Mechawar, Ph.D., a researcher with the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS) of the Douglas Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île de Montréal) and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, sheds new light on the disruption of astrocytes in depression.

DFG to fund 13 new Collaborative Research Centres
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft has approved the establishment of 13 new Collaborative Research Centres.

Great Barrier Reef marine reserves combat coral disease
A new and significant role for marine reserves on the Great Barrier Reef has been revealed, with researchers finding the reserves reduce the prevalence of coral diseases.

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain's predictive ability
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to outside sensations.

CT angiography links arterial plaque with diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol
Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated 'bad' cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University Bonn stimulate larynx muscles with light
Researchers at the University of Bonn have found a way to stimulate the larynx muscles of mice using light.

Re-inflating balloon after carotid stenting appears to double risk of stroke and death
After reviewing outcomes from thousands of cases, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that patients with blocked neck arteries who undergo carotid stenting to prop open the narrowed blood vessels fare decidedly worse if their surgeons re-inflate a tiny balloon in the vessel after the mesh stent is in place.

National Psoriasis Foundation awards $600,000 in Discovery Grants
The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded eight researchers each a one-year, $75,000 Discovery Grant to support the advancement of psoriatic disease research.

NASA looks at Tropical Storm Blanca's increasing winds, dropping temperatures
Cooling cloud top temperatures and increasing winds are two indications that a tropical cyclone is organizing and strengthening.

'Master controller' behind DNA structure reorganization during senescence identified
Scientists at the Wistar Institute have identified how a specific variant of a key protein complex found in human cells called condensin can reorganize a cell's genetic architecture in such a way as to promote senescence, making it an important facilitator in a cell's anticancer ability.

Henry Cox awarded the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Henry Cox, Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin, has been awarded the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal by the Acoustical Society of America for fundamental and practical contributions to array signal processing, underwater acoustics, and sonar systems engineering.

Study: Teens start misusing ADHD drugs and other stimulants earlier than you might think
Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their high school years, according to new University of Michigan Medical School research.

Maternal use of antidepressants found to pose little risk to newborn
In new findings published in JAMA on June 2, 2015, researchers demonstrate that while the possibility of an increased risk of PPHN associated with maternal use of antidepressants in late pregnancy cannot be entirely excluded, the absolute risk is small and the risk increase, if present, appears more modest than suggested in previous studies.

Oral bacterium possibly associated with systemic disease found in Alabama schoolchildren
Prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases, was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American schoolchildren in a southwest Alabama town, according to research being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

Archaeologists restore early Islamic caliph's palace on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
The Department of Ancient Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is to receive EUR 30,000 through the Cultural Preservation Program of the German Federal Foreign Office to help with the restoration of a caliph's palace on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

McMaster researchers discover key to maintaining muscle strength while we age
By knowing that AMPK is vital for maintaining muscle mass with aging, researchers can now try to adapt exercise regimes and existing drugs to switch on AMPK in muscle more effectively.

Saving money and the environment with 3-D printing
A Northwestern-Argonne team examined the environmental effects of 3-D printing metal aircraft parts and found the method could reduce an airplane's weight by 4 to 7 percent.

Placental malaria research funded by March of Dimes
The March of Dimes Foundation, an American organization that works to improve pregnancy and baby health, has now funded Carlos Penha-Goncalves' laboratory, at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, for their studies on factors and mechanisms involved in placental malaria.

Matthew W. Urban awarded the R. Bruce Lindsay Award by the Acoustical Society of America
Matthew W. Urban, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has been awarded the R.

Endurance athletes should be tested while exercising for potentially fatal heart condition
Some athletes who take part in endurance exercise such as marathon running, endurance triathlons or alpine cycling can develop heartbeat irregularities that can, occasionally, lead to their sudden death.

Schiff receives NIH Pioneer Award
Steven Schiff, professor of neurosurgery and brush chair professor of engineering in engineering science and mechanics, has received a $4.1 million National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award, for research aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths from neonatal sepsis in developing countries by identifying the roots of infection, from season of birth to home environment.

How a box jellyfish catches fish
The first feeding study of tropical Australia's Irukandji box jellyfish has found that they actively fish.

For a good gut feeling
Stress, an unhealthy diet and also the prolonged use of painkillers do not only upset the stomach, but are also associated with chronic colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.

Researcher will examine puzzle of sex chromosome dosage with new NSF grant
Jamie Walters has just earned a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study gene dosage using butterflies and moths as model species.

Move over Arabidopsis, there's a new model plant in town
Biological nitrogen fixation provides a free way for plants to alter and absorb the nutrient.

Louisiana Tech University contributing to noise safety standards for electric vehicles
The Professional Development and Research Institute on Blindness at Louisiana Tech University is conducting human trials to determine if electric and hybrid electric vehicles traveling at low speeds provide sufficient sound to be safe for pedestrians, especially those who are blind and visually-impaired.

Birds 'cry hawk' to give offspring chance to escape predators
Surprising finding shows that thornbills simulate a 'chorus of alarm' to distract predators by convincing them something scarier is on its way.

Study finds misperceptions about impact of double mastectomy
A survey of women with breast cancer found that nearly half considered having a double mastectomy.

Single 30-day hospital readmission metric fails to reflect changing risk factors
A new study from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that risk factors for readmission change significantly over the course of the 30 days following hospital discharge.

Mass. General team develops transplantable bioengineered forelimb in an animal model
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation.

Study shows helping pregnant moms with depression doesn't help kids
A long-term study of mother-child pairs in Pakistan has found that the children turn out pretty much the same, whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy.

Study explores how past Native-American settlement modified Western New York forests
'Our results contribute to the conversation about how natural or humanized the landscape of America was when Europeans first arrived,' says co-author Steve Tulowiecki.

Reflection in medical education can lead to less burn-out
With physician burnout on the rise it is all the more integral for students to learn ways to engage better with the challenges faced in the medical profession.

Does Agion silver technology work as an antimicrobial?
The antibacterial effectiveness of Agion silver zeolite technology was tested on door handles across the Penn State Erie campus and after four years of sampling, a significant difference was observed between the bacterial populations isolated from silver versus control-coated door handles.

DNDi and 4 pharmaceutical companies announce 'drug discovery booster' experiment
DNDi and four pharmaceutical firms, Eisai Co Ltd., Shionogi & Co Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Ltd., and AstraZeneca plc have announced the start of a ground-breaking initiative to accelerate and cut the cost of early stage drug discovery for two of the world's most neglected diseases, leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Privacy notices online probably don't match your expectations
Consumers often complain that online companies violate their privacy -- but the problem may be with the consumers themselves.

UW researchers scaling up fusion hopes with DOE grant
University of Washington researchers are scaling up a novel plasma confinement device with a new US Department of Energy grant, in hopes of producing a self-sustaining reaction to create fusion energy.

How to weigh the Milky Way
An international team of scientists led by Columbia University researcher Andreas Kupper used streams produced by dissolving globular clusters to measure the weight of our galaxy and determine the location of the sun within the Milky Way.

Why HIV's cloak has a long tail
A small section of the envelope protein, located on its 'tail,' is necessary for the protein to be sorted into viral particles.

Cat got your tongue? New research says 'no'
Cat taste receptors respond in a unique way to bitter compounds compared with human receptors, according to research published in the open-access journal BMC Neuroscience.

Microendoscope could eliminate unneeded biopsies
In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a portable, low-cost, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer.

Teens turn to Internet to cope with health challenges
While most teens tap online sources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex, depression and other issues, a surprising 88 percent said they do not feel comfortable sharing their health concerns with Facebook friends or on other social networking sites, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers.

Are commercial conflicts of interests justifiable in medical journals?
A group of former senior editors, writing in The BMJ today, criticize a 'seriously flawed and inflammatory attack' by The New England Journal of Medicine on what that journal believes have become overly stringent policies on conflicts of interest.

Global water-pricing practices suggest approaches to managing California water scarcity
As water scarcity and quality issues grow in California and around the world, a new book co-edited by UC Riverside water economist Ariel Dinar and water experts in Spain and Argentina examines the experience of 15 countries where conservation has been achieved through water-pricing incentive systems.

Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months
The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, a new study says.

Weight-loss surgery puts spark back into relationships
Bariatric surgery does not only benefit the health of patients who undergo this weight loss procedure.

2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
The 2015 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine will be awarded to Dr.

Six GM cars take the lead in 2015 Kogod Made in America Auto Index
The Kogod Made in America Auto Index was assembled by Associate Professor Frank DuBois, an expert in global supply chain management, at American University's Kogod School of Business.

How Microprocessor precisely initiates miRNA production
A scientific group from the Center for RNA Research within the Institute for Basic Science and School of Biological Sciences in Seoul National University has reported an insightful molecular mechanism of how Microprocessor, the DROSHA-DGCR8 complex, precisely determines cleavage sites on miRNA-containing primary transcripts allowing faithful initiation of microRNA biogenesis.

Schools failing to address biased student discipline
School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students -- in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the troubling trend, a Michigan State University scholar argues in a new paper.

New study: Gut bacteria cooperate when life gets tough
Researchers of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have discovered with the help of computer models how gut bacteria respond to changes in their environment -- such as a decrease in oxygen levels or nutrient availability.

When the color we see isn't the color we remember
Though people can distinguish among millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic hues.

Why the 'cool factor' won't lure college grads to your city
A new nationwide study reveals that the kind of cities that attract college graduates has changed since the 1990s.

Creators of marshmallow test to receive 1st Golden Goose Award of 2015
For their work over the last 50 years, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, Dr.

Don't overthink it: Trusting first impressions increases sales
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Intermountain Healthcare participating in White House forum on antibiotics
Intermountain Healthcare is one of 150 organizations in the nation that is assisting the White House to help develop national policy to address the growing problem of the overuse of antibiotics.

Alice instrument's ultraviolet close-up provides a surprising discovery about comet's atmosphere
A close-up of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by NASA's ultraviolet instrument surprised scientists by revealing that electrons close to the comet's surface -- not photons from the sun as had been believed -- cause the rapid breakup of water and carbon dioxide molecules spewing from the surface.

UF study shows benefits of multi-tasking on exercise
Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well?

No improvement in cognition with post-menopausal hormones
Menopausal hormone therapy given to recently postmenopausal women in the US for up to four years does not improve cognition, but may have some positive benefits for some mood symptoms, according to a study published by Carey Gleason and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Interpersonal conflict is the strongest predictor of community crime and misconduct
Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and landlord/tenet disputes, see more serious crime according to a new study out today in Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Study: Several popular smart phones fail to reach normal Internet speeds
A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks.

MBARI researchers discover deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vents in Pacific Ocean
In spring 2015, MBARI researchers discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 kilometers (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico.

New research shows positive welfare effects of natural resource extraction in Africa
Ruthless exploitation, environmental disasters and refugees. That is a common narrative of the consequences of the extraction of natural resources in Africa.

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations grant $100,000 to JAX for science teacher program
The Jackson Laboratory will receive $100,000 from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations in support of 'Teaching the Genome Generation,' the Laboratory's innovative teacher professional development education program.

No evidence that smoking drug linked to increased risk of suicide or traffic accidents
There is no strong evidence that the popular smoking cessation drug varenicline is associated with increased risks of suicidal behaviours, criminal offending, transport accidents, traffic-related offences, and psychoses, finds a study in The BMJ this week.

Amount of time New Yorkers spend sitting around far exceeds healthy levels
The Big Apple is one of the most walkable cities in the nation, providing many opportunities for physical activity, and New Yorkers are more likely to exercise regularly than the average US adult.

Neuroimaging findings generally nondiagnostic in kids with sports-related concussions
Researchers examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared normal in 78 percent of cases.

Pocket change: When does corporate gratitude backfire
Not too long ago, Microsoft mailed loyal Xbox customers an e-card encoded with twenty-five cents' worth of Microsoft points.

Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery
A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a higher chance of struggling in class following their surgery.

An inexpensive rival to graphene aerogels
A team of researchers in China set out to design a cheaper material with properties similar to a graphene aerogel -- in terms of its conductivity, as well as a lightweight, anticorrosive, porous structure.

Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged recovery.

How the tuberculosis bacterium tricks the immune system
Scientists at EPFL have discovered how the tuberculosis bacterium can trick the patient's immune cells to lower their defenses.

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2015
This tip sheet contains suitability mapping, safer landings, Rooftop A/C retrofit, and clothes dryers that could use vibrations instead of heat.

Scientists discover a protein that silences the biological clock
A new study led by UC Santa Cruz researchers has found that a protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the biological clock that drives the daily ('circadian') rhythms of cells throughout the body.

Unplanned purchases: Why does that Snickers bar looks better the longer you shop?
You go to the grocery store to buy a pound of ground beef and a can of tomato sauce.

The invisible key to methane hydrates
Canadian researchers are studying the role that methane nanobubbles might play in the formation and dissociation of natural gas hydrates, a currently untapped source of natural gas and a chief energy source in the United States.

Childhood trauma gets under the skin
Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London and the NIHR Maudsley BRC.

Genome-editing proteins seek and find with a slide and a hop
Searching a whole genome for one particular sequence is like trying to fish a specific piece from the box of a billion-piece puzzle.

Kids' altruism linked with better physiological regulation, less family wealth
Children as young as four years old may reap better health from altruistic giving, a behavior that tends to be less common among kids from high-income families, according to new research on the nature and nurture of altruism published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Chemists weigh intact virus mixture with mass spectrometer
Carnegie Mellon University chemists, led by Mark Bier, have separated and weighed virus particles using mass spectrometry.

Immunity enzyme defends against tuberculosis infection, study by UTSW scientists shows
A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified how an enzyme involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterial pathogen that infects millions of people worldwide and causes about 1.5 million deaths annually.

Trees are source for high-capacity, soft and elastic batteries
A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US.

Use of CDS tools leads to small reduction in inappropriate advanced imaging studies
The increasing use of advanced medical imaging such as MRI and CT is often cited as a key driver of increasing medical costs.

Compensatory rehabilitation limits motor recovery after stroke
Relying on the better-functioning side of the body after a stroke can cause brain changes that hinder rehabilitation of the impaired side, according to an animal study published June 3 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Coupled human and natural systems explain change on the Mongolian Plateau
Using well-established metrics of social, economic, and ecosystem functions, researchers have achieved a holistic view of coupled human and natural systems on the Mongolian Plateau.

Multifaceted intervention associated with modest decrease in surgical site infections
Implementation of a pre-surgical intervention that included screening for the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, treating patients who were positive for this bacteria, and the administration of antibiotics based on these culture results was associated with a modest reduction in S. aureus surgical site infections, according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA.

Toothbrush contamination in communal bathrooms
Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic organisms.

A major advance in mastering the extraordinary properties of an emerging semiconductor
A team of researchers from Universite de Montreal, Polytechnique Montreal and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in France is the first to succeed in preventing two-dimensional layers of black phosphorus from oxidating.

Eyes sealed shut: Seamless closure of surgical incisions
Prof. Abraham Katzir of Tel Aviv University has spent much of his career honing his pioneering technique called 'laser welding,' which heats incisions in a precisely controlled manner for optimal wound closure.

UAlberta research helps youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts
A program created in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is helping strengthen the mental health of students in Red Deer Public Schools.

'Climate-change skeptics are more ambivalent than we thought'
Some 2,000 Norwegians have been asked about what they think when they hear or read the words 'climate change.' There were no pre-set answers or 'choose the statement that best describes your view' options.

QLEDs meet wearable devices
The scientific team, from the Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University, has developed an ultra-thin wearable quantum dot light emitting diodes.
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.