Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 23, 2017
Smart sensors could save lives
3-D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.

Link between income inequality and physical activity for women, but not for men
A recent paper published in the Journal of Public Health finds that women from areas with high income inequality are less likely to meet overall physical activity recommendations than men from the same geographical area.

Shaping up against pathogens
Plants can reprogram their genetic material to mount a defensive response against pathogens, which may have applications for agriculture.

Campaigning on climate science consensus may backfire, warn scholars
Climate change campaigns that focus on correcting public beliefs about scientific consensus are likely to backfire and undermine policy efforts, according to an expert commentary published today in Environmental Communication.

Sports success not necessarily related to specialization
Specializing in one sport early in a child's athletic career is often touted as a way to gain that elusive college scholarship or even go on to the pros.

NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology
A research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology.

Approaching to autonomous controlling swarm of UAVs
Formation control is a key yet fundamental step to the development of fully autonomous swarm control of UAVs.

Sports specialization may lead to more lower extremity injuries
Better education to coaches and parents about the effects of single sport specialization is critical, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
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