Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 19, 2016
Research shows new mechanism that can cause eye inflammation
Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting demonstrates a new way bacteria can cause dramatic morphological changes in human cells.

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs
A study by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath has found that over 90 percent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, significantly more than previously thought.

Ancient rocks yield hard facts on safe storage of greenhouse gas
Natural underground reservoirs of carbon dioxide are giving scientists vital clues how best to store man-made emissions of the greenhouse gas.

Artificial synapse rivals biological ones in energy consumption
POSTECH researchers have succeeded in fabricating an organic nanofiber electronic device that emulates not only the important working principles and energy consumption of biological synapses but also the morphology.

Solar exposure energizes muddy microbes
Research at the ASM Microbe research meeting in Boston presents a sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (sMFC) system for remotely investigating the physiology and ecology of electrically active microbes in submerged field sites.

Clues from science past: Digitalization of analog data reveals past space weather patterns
A Japanese team have digitalized magnetogram recordings taken before direct observations by satellites became available.

Contaminated gloves increase risks of cross-transmission of pathogens
Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.

Fluid flow in weightlessness tested aboard Blue Origin suborbital space flight
An experiment led by LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman was aboard the historic flight by Blue Origin today.
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