Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 25, 2017
Scratch test -- wound healing disrupted by smoke but not by Vype e-cigarette vapor
A new laboratory study reveals that cigarette smoke completely prevented wound healing at concentrations over 20 percent in a wound healing assay, whereas e-cigarette vapor had no effect, even at 100 percent concentration and double the amount of nicotine relative to smoke.

Seeing with your ears
Paris' Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics '17 Boston.

Exploring the potential of human echolocation
People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings.

Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery
The blood-brain barrier protects the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood but also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and diseases.

The friendly honk
Sound permeates the human experience and gets our attention, sometimes traumatically so.

Using body noise to improve cancer detection
In passive elastography, the elasticity of tissue is measured using the body's own propagation of shear waves, which enables more effective imaging deeper inside the body in an even more noninvasive way than traditional elastography and may be used for cancer detection.

Lending plants a hand to survive drought
A research team led by the Australian National University has found a new way to help plants better survive drought by enhancing their natural ability to preserve water.
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