Public safety officers know that their profession could draw them into the line of fire at any moment, as it did recently for six officers wounded in a shooting standoff in Philadelphia.
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed a new approach to couple quantized gauge fields to ultracold matter. The method might be the basis for a versatile platform to tackle problems ranging from condensed-matter to high-energy physics.
The shape-shifting bristle worm has the unique ability to extend its jaw outside of its mouth and ensnare surprised prey. The metal coordination chemistry that makes this natural wonder possible can also be the key to creating new materials for use in sensors, healthcare applications, and much more.
A study analyzing data from almost 30,000 nurses shows that the effects of physical activity throughout life are cumulative.
A researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington has found that blood vessels within bone marrow may progressively convert into bone with advancing age.
Researchers at the UW have used machine learning to develop a new system that can monitor factory and warehouse workers and tell them how ergonomic their jobs are in real time.
Satisfaction with your home can depend on its size compared to your neighbors' homes, according to new Iowa State University research. Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, found that people are more likely to be dissatisfied with their house if it is smaller than their neighbors'.
When will we see significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? A new study finds that some changes are noticeable already, while others will take up to a century.
Three decades of research on Alzheimer's disease have not produced major treatment advances for patients, says Steven Clarke, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry. He and UCLA colleagues report new insights that may lead to progress in fighting the devastating disease. They discovered beta amyloid has a specific amino acid that can form a kink, like a kink in a garden hose, creating a harmful molecular zipper and leading to the death of neurons.
A University of California, Irvine-led study has found that online brain game exercises can enable people in their 70s and even 80s to multitask cognitively as well as individuals 50 years their junior. This is an increasingly valuable skill, given today's daily information onslaught, which can divide attention and be particularly taxing for older adults.