Space & Planetary
Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are no more effective than no intervention at all, according to an analysis of 25 years of research involving over 6,000 university students published by the American Psychological Association.
- Health Psychology
Anxiety disorders and related problems such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are among the most common mental health conditions. At least one in four Canadians will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
- Journal of Anxiety Disorders
- Fonds de recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Researchers at King's College London have found no significant link between eating the evening meal after 8 p.m. and excess weight in children, according to a paper published this month in the British Journal of Nutrition.
- British Journal Of Nutrition
Grocery stores and cafeterias successfully nudge selection of target foods, but can this same strategy be used to encourage food pantry clients to select target healthful foods? In a new study published in the Journal of Public Health, Auburn University and Cornell University researchers found that product placement and packaging had a significant impact on what clients selected in a New York State food pantry.
- Journal of Public Health
- NIH/National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Combining superhydrophobic surfaces with Leidenfrost levitation -- picture a water droplet hovering over a hot surface rather than making physical contact with it -- has been explored extensively for the past decade by researchers hoping to uncover the holy grail of water-repellent surfaces. In a new twist, a group of South Korean researchers report an anomalous water droplet-bouncing phenomenon generated by Leidenfrost levitation on nanotextured surfaces in Applied Physics Letters.
- Applied Physics Letters
A University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures.
- Texas Department of Transportation