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Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 10.12.2015
Lie-detecting software uses real court case data
ANN ARBOR-By studying videos from high-stakes court cases, University of Michigan researchers are building unique lie-detecting software based on real-world data. Their prototype considers both the speaker's words and gestures, and unlike a polygraph, it doesn't need to touch the subject in order to work.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 27.11.2015
Earth's first ecosystems were more complex than previously thought, study finds
Earth’s first ecosystems were more complex than previously thought, study finds
Computer simulations have allowed scientists to work out how a puzzling 555-million-year-old organism with no known modern relatives fed, revealing that some of the first large, complex organisms on Earth formed ecosystems that were much more complex than previously thought. The international team of researchers from Canada, the UK and the USA, including Dr Imran Rahman from the University of Bristol, studied fossils of an extinct organism called Tribrachidium , which lived in the oceans some 555 million years ago.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 27.11.2015
Cholesterol-lowering statins could help tackle breast cancer
Cholesterol-lowering statins could help tackle breast cancer
A new study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests statins could help fight hard-to-treat cancers. The research, published today , reveals that tumours rely heavily on cholesterol for growth. Cholesterol-lowering statins - which are currently prescribed to around 30 million people worldwide, can block this supply - causing it to 'starve' and die.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 13.11.2015
3D printing aids in understanding food enjoyment
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Tasting food relies on food volatiles moving from the back of the mouth to the nasal cavity, but researchers have wondered why airflow doesn't carry them in the other direction, into the lungs. Now a team of engineers, using a 3D printed model of the human airway from nostril to trachea, has determined that the shape of the airway preferentially transfers volatiles to the nasal cavity and allows humans to enjoy the smell of good food.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 11.11.2015
Power up: cockroaches employ a "force boost" to chew through tough materials
New research indicates that cockroaches use a combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibres to give their mandibles a "force boost" that allows them to chew through tough materials.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 10.11.2015
In First Real-World Example, Penn Study Shows Mechanical and Manual CPR Produce Equivalent Survival Rates for Cardiac Arrest Patients
Mechanical CPR, in which a device is used by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers to deliver automated chest compressions during cardiac arrest resuscitation care, is associated with an equivalent survival rate for patients experiencing cardiac arrest outside of the hospital as manual CPR, according to new findings from a team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 28.10.2015
Computer simulations reveal feeding in early animal
Computer simulations reveal feeding in early animal
Scientists have used computer simulations to reconstruct feeding in the common ancestor shared between humans and starfish, which lived over half a billion years ago. The international team of researchers from the UK and Spain, led by Dr Imran Rahman from the University of Bristol, tested competing theories for feeding in a 510-million-year-old fossil using computational fluid dynamics, an engineering tool.

Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering - 22.10.2015
The ductility of magnesium explained
The ductility of magnesium explained
22.10.15 - Zhaoxuan Wu and William Curtin of the Laboratory for Multiscale Mechanics Modeling (LAMMM) have solved the 40-year-old scientific riddle of the low ductility magnesium. Magnesium is the lightest metal found on earth; it is four times lighter than steel and a third lighter than aluminum.

Mechanical Engineering - 20.10.2015
New study explores gender bias in academic hiring
When all else is equal between highly qualified candidates for entry-level faculty positions, professors in academic science overwhelmingly prefer women over men, Cornell researchers previously found in national experiments. But would this pro-female bias be strong enough to elevate slightly less impressive women above more accomplished male candidates?

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 19.10.2015
New Technique Developed by Team Including CMU President Suresh Removes Defects While Keeping Materials Strong
New Technique Developed by Team Including CMU President Suresh Removes Defects While Keeping Materials Strong-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University When designing a new material, whether for an airplane, car, bridge, mobile device, or biological implant, engineers strive to make the material strong and defect-free.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 15.10.2015
Good neighbours turn bad: Helper cells in the brain could hold the clue to Motor Neuron Disease
Helper cells in the brain, which support nerve function, change their behaviour with the progression of Motor Neuron Disease (MND), a new study has found. Researchers at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) discovered the star-shaped cells, called astrocytes, progressively lose the ability to support motor neurons as MND progresses leading to the death of the specialised nerve cells that control our movements.

Mechanical Engineering - Mathematics - 15.10.2015
Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal’s uncanny prey-sensing ability
Harbor seals have an amazingly fine-tuned sense for detecting prey, as marine biologists have noted for years. Even when blindfolded, trained seals are able to chase the precise path of an object that swam by 30 seconds earlier. Scientists have suspected that the seal's laser-like tracking ability is due in part to its antennae-like whiskers.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 25.09.2015
Offshore wind farms could be more risky for gannets than previously thought
Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, research led by the University of Leeds says. It was previously thought that gannets, which breed in the UK between April and September each year, generally flew well below the minimum height of 22 metres above sea level swept by the blades of offshore wind turbines.

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 25.09.2015
Offshore wind farms could be more risky for gannets than previously thought, study shows
Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, research led by the University of Leeds says. It was previously thought that gannets, which breed in the UK between April and September each year, generally flew well below the minimum height of 22 metres above sea level swept by the blades of offshore wind turbines.

Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering - 24.09.2015
NSF Grant to Boost UT Austin Earthquake Engineering Research
NSF Grant to Boost UT Austin Earthquake Engineering Research
AUSTIN, Texas - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin for a $3.8 million grant to support research that aids in the design of buildings and infrastructure that can better withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, storm surges and other natural hazards.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 18.09.2015
3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury
Research could help more than 200,000 people annually who suffer from nerve injuries or disease A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 03.08.2015
UCLA materials scientists take big step toward tougher ductile ceramics
Advance could lead to more durable, higher-performing components for spacecraft technology and tiny mechanical systems Matthew Chin Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electron microscope image of a micrometer-scale carbide pillar carved out of a single crystal using focused ion beams.

Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering - 03.08.2015
New study explores how personalities affect communication, teamwork
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The personality-based communication styles of team members can often determine the success or failure of a team, according to a recent study by Penn State researchers. "This new research shows that understanding the communication styles of team members can help us account for differences in personality and the impact those differences have on team performance," said Gretchen Macht, a postdoctoral scholar in architectural engineering.

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 28.07.2015
Mechanics between Two Worlds
Theoretical Physicists at Freie Universität Berlin Develop New Insights into Interface between Classical and Quantum Worlds Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin in the group of physics professor Jens Eisert developed a novel method for gaining insight into the complex behavior of mechanical systems at the micro and nano scale.

Mechanical Engineering - Physics - 09.07.2015
Why do puddles stop spreading?
When you spill a bit of water onto a tabletop, the puddle spreads - and then stops, leaving a well-defined area of water with a sharp boundary. There's just one problem: The formulas scientists use to describe such a fluid flow say that the water should just keep spreading endlessly. Everyone knows that's not the case - but why?
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