Space & Planetary
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a range of applications, from robotics and biotechnology to architecture.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Recent research highlights from three journals of the Ecological Society of America. From Ecological Monographs: the fiery future of Yellowstone, and aerial imagery of grassland soils. From Ecological Applications: seagrass restoration, and changes afoot in U.S. wilderness areas. From Ecology: large herbivores are eating more than just plants, and an explanation for the difference between tropical and temperate fruits.
A material derived from trees could potentially replace liquid electrolytes in next-generation batteries.
Neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, used wireless devices to record the neural activity of freely interacting Egyptian fruit bats, providing researchers with the first glimpse into how the brains of social mammals process complex group interactions.
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A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found no correlation between COVID-19 vaccinations and risk of first-trimester miscarriages, providing further evidence of the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.
- New England Journal of Medicine
At the root of global climate change and the worldwide plastics problem are two related carbon-based fuels -- oil and natural gas. Not only are the two among the key drivers of climate change, they are instrumental in the manufacturing of plastics. As storms intensify and become more frequent, the movement of trash from land to our oceans and, and vice versa, is only going to get worse.