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World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

Monash discovery may help unlock the key to infertility in older women

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
Findings from new research led by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) and University College London may finally resolve, and potentially provide answers, as to why older women have higher incidences of miscarriage and have babies with chromosomal abnormalities.

The Charlie Sheen effect on HIV testing

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
On Nov. 17, 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV-positive on NBC's Today Show. In previous research, scientists found that Sheen's disclosure corresponded with millions of online search queries for HIV prevention and testing. A follow-up study finds it also led to more sales of in-home HIV testing kits.

Gang members, domestic extremists vastly different, says CU Boulder study

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
Domestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new University of Colorado Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time.

Measuring the human impact of weather

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced today world records for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes has broadened its scope from strictly temperature and weather records to address the impacts of specific events.

Cancer prevention & early detection, 2017-2018

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
A new report assess cancer prevention measures in the United States and finds while there have been improvements in some areas, the use of potentially lifesaving measures is suboptimal.

Study estimates number of US women living with metastatic breast cancer

EurekAlert! - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 22:00
A new study shows that the number of women in the United States living with distant metastatic breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease, is growing.

Trees in eastern US head west as climate changes

Nature News - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 15:17

Breaking from the general poleward movement of many species, flowering trees take an unexpected turn.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22001

Lab-grown blood stem cells produced at last

Nature News - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 12:17

Two research teams cook up recipe to make long-sought cells in mice and people.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22000

Flash Physics: Seeing exoplanets near multiple stars, flat immersion lenses, Caltech astrophysicist protest

physicsworld.com - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:39
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

How Trump’s science cuts could hurt states that voted for him

Nature News - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:16

Rural and struggling areas have benefited from funding that is now at risk.

Nature 545 273 doi: 10.1038/545273a

The wooden skyscrapers that could help to cool the planet

Nature News - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 09:16

Large timber buildings are getting safer, stronger and taller. They may also offer a way to slow down global warming.

Nature 545 280 doi: 10.1038/545280a

SESAME synchrotron opens for users

physicsworld.com - Mié, 05/17/2017 - 05:48
Middle East facility overcomes political and funding challenges

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