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The brain consumes half of a child's energy -- and that could matter for weight gain
In a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 'A hypothesis linking the energy demand of the brain to obesity risk,' co-authors Christopher Kuzawa of Northwestern University and Clancy Blair of New York University School of Medicine, propose that variation in the energy needs of brain development across kids -- in terms of the timing, intensity and duration of energy use -- could influence patterns of energy expenditure and weight gain. (2019-06-17)
Development of durable MTJ under harsh environment for STT-MRAM at 1Xnm technology node
Researchers at Tohoku University have announced the development of a new magnetic tunnel junction, by which the team has demonstrated an extended retention time for digital information without an increase of the active power consumption. (2019-06-14)
Can we still have fun if the UK goes carbon neutral?
Will Britain going carbon neutral mean no more fun? Experts from the University of Surrey have urged local policy makers to put in place infrastructure that will enable people to enjoy recreation and leisure while keeping their carbon footprint down. (2019-06-14)
Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg
The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas. (2019-06-13)
Empirical energy consumption model quantifies Bitcoin's carbon footprint
Researchers have conducted the first analysis of Bitcoin power consumption based on empirical data from IPO filings and localization of IP addresses. (2019-06-12)
Increasing red meat consumption linked with higher risk of premature death
People who increased their daily servings of red meat over an eight-year period were more likely to die during the subsequent eight years compared to people who did not increase their red meat consumption, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. (2019-06-12)
Increasing red meat intake linked with heightened risk of death
Increasing red meat intake, particularly processed red meat, is associated with a heightened risk of death, suggests a large US study published in The BMJ today. (2019-06-12)
The new technology will significantly enhance energy harvest from PV modules
The whole world is inevitably moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. (2019-06-11)
New pathogens in beef and cow's milk products: More research required
In February 2019, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) presented findings on new infection pathogens that go by the name of 'Bovine Milk and Meat Factors' (BMMF). (2019-06-11)
New energy-efficient algorithm keeps UAV swarms helping longer
A new energy-efficient data routing algorithm could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying longer, report an international team of researchers this month in the journal Chaos. (2019-06-11)
Clarifying the economic value of adjusting the power consumption
The economic value of demand response that adjusts the power consumption has not been clarified. (2019-06-10)
Light energy and biomass can be converted to diesel fuel and hydrogen
A research group led by Professor WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a method to produce diesel fuel and hydrogen by exploiting light energy (solar energy or artificial light energy) and biomass-derived feedstocks. (2019-06-10)
Do policies targeting sugary drinks pay off?
Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. (2019-06-09)
Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. (2019-06-08)
What is the world drinking? Study reveals global intake of major beverages
The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited. (2019-06-08)
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to consumption of vitamins, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. (2019-06-05)
Augmenting microgrid technology: A new way for reliable power
A group of American and Chinese researchers has designed and tested a microgrid system that is both robust and reliable -- and therefore capable of delivering energy safely and without interruptions. (2019-06-05)
Microgrids can help maximize efficiency of renewable energy consumption
A group of Italian researchers has developed a method that enables more efficient use of energy by smart homes that are connected to a microgrid -- a web of individualized units that are connected to one another and one common energy source. (2019-06-05)
Safe consumption spaces would be welcomed by high-risk opioid users
A large majority of people who use heroin and fentanyl would be willing to use safe consumption spaces where they could obtain sterile syringes and have medical support in case of overdose, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2019-06-05)
All human endurance activities share a common metabolic ceiling
In one of the first attempts to quantify the limits of human energy expenditure over time, researchers using data on athletes who competed in global endurance events report that human energy expenditure could not be sustained above 2.5 times the rate of metabolism at rest. (2019-06-05)
Study: Cholesterol in eggs tied to cardiac disease, death
The risk of heart disease and death increases with the number of eggs an individual consumes, according to a UMass Lowell nutrition expert who has studied the issue. (2019-06-04)
Tuning the topological insulator Sb2Te3: Just add iron
Iron-doping of the topological insulator Sb2Te3 results in useful electronic and magnetic properties, quantified in a recent FLEET study at the University of Wollongong. (2019-06-03)
Ultrafast metal-ion batteries based on new organic cathode material have been developed
Researchers from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, IPCP RAS and D.I. (2019-06-03)
Diets of Latinos and blacks have greatest environmental impact per dollar spent on food
Despite spending less than white households on food overall, black and Latino households have more impact on the environment per dollar spent on food than white households, according to a new study published in Environmental Engineering Science. (2019-06-03)
Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered
Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are, so to say, a computer manufacturer's 'Lego bricks': electronic components that can be employed in a very flexible way. (2019-05-31)
Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes
Three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart's electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink. (2019-05-29)
Chimpanzees catch and eat crabs
Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. (2019-05-29)
New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks
Two large European studies published by The BMJ today find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ('ultra-processed') foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. (2019-05-29)
Ultra-cold lithium atoms shedding light on superfluid formation
A new study resolves a long-standing debate about what happens at the microscopic level when matter transitions into a superconducting or superfluid state. (2019-05-28)
Societal values and perceptions shape energy production and use as much as new technology
Societal values and perceptions have shaped the energy landscape as much as the technologies that drive its production and consumption, a new paper from an Oregon State University researcher suggests. (2019-05-28)
100% renewables doesn't equal zero-carbon energy, and the difference is growing
While 160 companies around the world have committed to use '100% renewable energy,' that does not mean '100% carbon-free energy.' The difference will grow as power grids become less reliant on fossil power, according to a new Stanford study. (2019-05-23)
Efficient, stable thermoelectric module based on high-performance liquid-like materials
Based on high-performance liquid-like materials, scientists from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics and Northwestern University innovatively fabricated a Cu2Se/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 thermoelectric module with eight n-type Ni/Ti/Yb0.3Co4Sb12 legs and eight p-type Ni/Mo/Cu2Se legs. (2019-05-23)
Gas vs. electric? Fuel choice affects efforts to achieve low-energy and low-impact homes
If you want to make your home as energy-efficient and green as possible, should you use gas or electric for your heating and cooling needs? (2019-05-23)
Passive radiative cooling in delignified wood material
A newly engineered, wood-based material successfully reflects heat, or infrared radiation, and could cut the energy costs associated with cooling buildings by up to 50%, according to a modeling analysis of its application in 16 US cities. (2019-05-23)
Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of ammonia
Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed. (2019-05-22)
Big energy savings for tiny machines
In a ground-breaking study, a team led by Simon Fraser University physics professor David Sivak demonstrates for the first time a strategy for manipulating the trillions of tiny molecular nanomachines inside us that work to keep us alive, to maximize efficiency and conserve energy. (2019-05-22)
Soy foods linked to fewer fractures in younger breast cancer survivors
A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, is the first study to find that diets high in soy foods are associated with a decreased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures in pre-menopausal breast cancer survivors. (2019-05-21)
New Finnish study: Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. (2019-05-20)
Pyrrolizidine alkaloid levels in dried and deep-frozen spices and herbs too high
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are natural constituents detected all over the world in more than 350 plant species and suspected to occur in more than 6,000. (2019-05-20)
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy
DGIST agreed on Energy Research Cooperation with CNR-ITAE in Italy. (2019-05-16)
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