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  1. DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forests

    10.06 / 18:53 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of Guelph) The Boreal forest is essential to Canada and the world, storing carbon, purifying water and air and regulating climate. But keeping tabs on the health of this vulnerable biome has proven to be a painstaking and time-consuming undertaking - until now.Cutting-edge DNA metabarcoding technology developed by the University of Guelph can help speed up and improve the monitoring process, according to a new study published today in Scientific…
  2. Jim Mellon announces launch of new book juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity

    10.06 / 15:08 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Biogerontology Research Foundation) Biogerontology Research Foundation Trustee Jim Mellon announces the publication of his newest book, Juvenescence: Investing in the Age of Longevity. The book offers a survey of the emerging longevity industry, profiles of longevity companies, investment opportunities in the emerging industry, and aims to chart the major ideas of the field's thought-leaders and to serve as a layman's guide to…
  3. 'Lost chapel' of Westminster Palace revealed in new 3-D model

    10.06 / 15:08 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of York) The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3-D visualization…
  4. Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices

    10.06 / 15:08 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (North Carolina State University) A new study finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency -- or time lag -- inherent in remotely controlling robots or other…
  5. Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation

    10.06 / 14:33 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) Understanding how parasitoids and hosts interact, and how their interactions change with human influence, is critically important to understanding ecosystems. New research by an international team of researchers finds mathematical models can predict complex insect behavioural changes using a simple description of insect…
  6. The World-record 53.3 Tb/s optical switching capacity for data-center networks

    10.06 / 14:33 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)) NICT has successfully demonstrated a world-record for switching capacity of 53.3 Tb/s for short-reach data-center networks. This demonstration makes use of spatial division multiplexing (SDM) over multi-core optical fibers (MCFs) and a newly developed high-speed spatial optical switch system, enabling full…
  7. MTRAC awards spark biomedical innovation at Wayne State University

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Three Wayne State University (WSU) research teams were recently awarded funding from Wayne State's Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program. The goal is to accelerate the translation and commercialization of their innovative biomedical technologies by providing the resources to validate technical and market opportunities. The MTRAC projects will be supported by $1.1 million in awards from the…
  8. UMass Lowell professor steers ethical debate on self-driving cars

    10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org Eurekalert.org - Technology
    (University of Massachusetts Lowell) Should your self-driving car protect you at all costs? Or should it steer you into a ditch to avoid colliding with another vehicle? UMass Lowell Prof. Nicholas Evans has received a National Science Foundation grant to study the ethical dilemmas associated with autonomous vehicles.Those are the kinds of questions that preoccupy Nicholas Evans, a UMass Lowell assistant professor of philosophy who teaches engineering ethics and studies the ethical dilemmas…