Science and Technology

  • NASA’s Aqua satellite sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Fakir
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Fakir was southeast of La Reunion Island in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead in space. Visible imagery from Aqua showed that wind shear was affecting Fakir. ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2018-04-23
  • User control and transparency are key to trusting personalized mobile apps
    (Penn State) As concerns about privacy increase for people using mobile apps, users' trust and engagement may hinge on perceptions about how the app uses their data and whether it seeks user input before delivering personalized services, according to researchers. However, their reactions may also depend on how familiar a ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Getting a better look at living cells
    (University of Illinois at Chicago) Nanoscale-level imaging of living cells has become a reality in the past few years using transmission electron microscopy and sealed sample holders that keep cells alive in a liquid environment. But do the high-resolution images obtained using these tools truly reflect the structures and functions ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2018-04-23
  • How Seashells Take Shape
    Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2018-04-19
  • Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?
    Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2018-04-19
  • NYC Mice Are Packed with Pathogens
    Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2018-04-18