Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Radiation

Is 5G Bad for Your Health? It’s Complicated, Say Researchers

Countries such as Switzerland, the UK and Germany are already rolling out next generation networks. 5G is projected to be 100 times...
sickle cell disease

NIH Researchers Create New Viral Vector for Improved Gene Therapy in Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new and improved viral vector—a virus-based vehicle that delivers therapeutic genes—for use...
supercomputer

Gordon Bell Finalist Team Tackles Transistors with New Programming Paradigm

Transistors, tiny semiconductor devices that switch electricity on or off, revolutionized the electronics field when they were discovered in 1947. Originally half-inch-high...
Hydropower

DOE Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower and Water Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine...
mono-crystalline silicon

NASA’s Mirror-Making Whiz, William Zhang, Wins Goddard Technology Award

NASA scientist William Zhang wasn’t always a mirror-making whiz. In fact, this year’s IRAD (Internal Research and Development) Innovator of the Year...
Microgap-Cooling Technology

NASA Microgap-Cooling Technology Immune to Gravity Effects and Ready for Spaceflight

A groundbreaking technology that would allow NASA to effectively cool tightly packed instrument electronics and other spaceflight gear is unaffected by weightlessness,...
parasitic disease

Emerging Parasitic Disease Mimics the Symptoms of Visceral Leishmaniasis in People

A new study published this week online in Emerging Infectious Diseases suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may also cause leishmaniasis-like...
Solar Panels

Building Solar Panels in Space Might Be as Easy as Clicking Print

Imagine you just moved to the surface of the Moon. There is plenty of available real estate, and you pick a nice-looking...
Medtronic’s pacemakers

NASA Invention Helps Keep Hearts Beating

NASA’s High-Speed Research program of the 1990s, which yielded this model but no actual aircraft, was an unusual starting point...
Orbital Test Vehicle

X-37B Breaks Record, Lands After 780 Days in Orbit

The Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 successfully landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility Oct. 27, 2019, at 3:51...
Spectrometer

NASA Taps Telecommunications Technology to Develop More Capable, Miniaturized Spectrometer

A technology that has enabled ever-faster delivery of voice and data over the Internet and other telecommunications platforms could play a front-and-center...
dyslexia

Better Understanding Sensory Perception Could Help People with Autism and Dyslexia

During her postdoctoral studies, neuroscientist Katharina von Kriegstein was running experiments to see how hearing and voice recognition activated the brain’s auditory...
climate change

How Does Climate Change Affect Mountainous Watersheds That Give Us Our Water?

The image of huge chunks of ice breaking away from glaciers and ice sheets, then floating out to sea in Earth’s most remote...
wind energy

DOE Awards $28 Million for Wind Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 13 projects to receive a total of $28 million to advance...
2D Material

Living on the Edge: How a 2D Material Got Its Shape

Ever since its discovery in 2004, graphene – an atomically thin material with amazing strength and electrical properties – has inspired scientists around...
supercomputer

Quantum Supremacy Milestone Harnesses ORNL Summit Supercomputer

A joint research team from Google Inc., NASA Ames Research Center, and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated...
time scale

JILA Team Demonstrates Model System for Distribution of More Accurate Time Signals

JILA physicists and collaborators have demonstrated the first next-generation “time scale” — a system that incorporates data from multiple atomic clocks to...
schizophrenia

Gene Regulators Work Together for Oversized Impact on Schizophrenia Risk

Researchers have discovered that gene expression regulators work together to raise an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia-like gene expression changes modeled in...
internet of things

Growing the Internet of Things Into a Safe and Responsible Member of Your Household

Technology is supposed to help us, but sometimes it feels like for every step forward we take two steps back. Like many...
Sounding Rocket Technology

NASA Sounding Rocket Technology Could Enable Simultaneous, Multi-Point Measurements — First-Ever Capability

Wallops engineers plan to test a new avionics technology — called distributed payload communications — that would give scientists a...