Typhoon Noul is currently moving west and will veer westnorthwest, then later northwest. It is predicted that the storm will steadily intensify to 125 knots over the next 3 days. The projected trajectory will see Noul pass northeast of the Philippine Islands, whilst veering north towards Taiwan.
The Trace app, developed by University of Washington researchers, turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the 'gift' receives step-by-step walking directions that eventually reveal the hidden shape on a GIS map.
With the threat of multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogens growing, new ideas to treat infections are sorely needed. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences report preliminary success testing an entirely novel approach -- tagging bacteria with a molecular 'homing beacon' that attracts pre-existing antibodies to attack the pathogens.
Berkeley Lab researchers, working at the Advanced Light Source, have discovered topologically protected 1-D electron conducting channels at the domain walls of bilayer graphene that should prove useful for valleytronics.
Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois. The researchers made silicone microspheres with a variety of properties for different applications, including colored, fluorescent and magnetic spheres.
A new technique to create long strands of DNA could make it more economical to assemble DNA nanostructures for applications such as smart drug-delivery systems, according to a McGill University research team.
In a new study, forthcoming in the Journal of Aircraft, Concordia mechanical engineering professor Georgios Vatistas describes a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes off.
Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward that goal with the development of a novel DNA-based GPS. They describe their advance in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.
Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could help doctors diagnose heart attacks with minimal materials and cost. The report on their approach appears in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.
An X-ray study carried out at DESY allows to improve the quality of chocolate. The study offers new insights into the formation of fat bloom, an unwelcome white layer that occasionally forms on chocolate. The team from the Hamburg University of Technology, DESY and the food company Nestlé presents its findings in the journal Applied Materials and Interfaces published by the American Chemical Society.