Space & Planetary
Researchers have developed the first LiDAR-based augmented reality head-up display for use in vehicles. Tests on a prototype version of the technology suggest that it could improve road safety by 'seeing through' objects to alert of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
- Optics Express
Hazelnut is widely grown for its rich oleic acid content and flavor. However, owing to the unavailability of high-quality genetic resources for hazelnut, crop improvement has remained a significant challenge. A new study published in Horticulture Research presents a high-quality whole genome analysis of Chinese hazelnut, along with identification of several genes underlying economically important traits like oil content and disease resistance. These findings can lead to improvements in hazelnut yield worldwide.
- Horticulture Research
Patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) should be regularly screened for anxiety and depression, according to research presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 Study author Professor Susanne Pedersen of Odense University Hospital, Denmark said: "Most patients adapt well to living with an ICD. For others it completely changes their life, with worries about shocks from the device, body image, and livelihood as some need to change their job."
- EHRA 2021
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say a regulatory protein found in skeletal muscle fiber may play an important role in the body's fight or flight response when encountering stressful situations.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- , NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant "celebrity star," one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust.
Strenuous efforts to prevent in recent decades have brought great benefits, particularly against disease caused by Plasmodium falciparum in countries in Africa and the Americas. But malaria caused by its "stealthier and more resilient cousin", P. vivax, now needs to be confronted with high priority, say Lorenz von Seidlein and Nicholas White of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand in a Perspective. The piece introduces a Collection on the prevention and treatment of P. vivax malaria in PLOS Medicine.
- PLoS Medicine