Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 20, 2016
Study: Patients benefit from one-on-one education prior to joint replacement surgery
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that patients benefit from a one-on-one education session provided by a physical therapist and access to a custom web portal prior to knee or hip replacement surgery.

New material to enhance battery life
An international team of scientists including MSU chemists created a cathode material for li-ion batteries with a very high charge rate -- down to 90 seconds -- retaining more than 75% of an initial capacity.

Scientists have found a way to cheapen a search for effective pesticides
Scientists from MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and MSU (Moscow State University), under the leadership of Yan Ivanenkov, were first to develop a computer model predicting agrochemical activity -- the beneficial influence of simple molecules on the plants.
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