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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:17:43 EDT
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a diverse set of images from space. But days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona -- the Sun's outer atmosphere -- would look like during the eclipse, from the ground. In addition to offering a case study to test our predictive abilities, the predictions also enabled some eclipse scientists to choose their study targets in advance.
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:17:40 EDT
MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scans
By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high risk of developing MS before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:17:36 EDT
Detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
A key hurdle for fusion researchers is understanding turbulence, the ripples and eddies that can cause the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions to leak heat and particles and keep fusion from taking place. Comprehending and reducing turbulence will facilitate the development of fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity from power plants around the world.
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:17:33 EDT
A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy
Researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders, and they show the need to better understand the physiology underlying these neural and brain circuit changes.
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:16:23 EDT
Giant sea bass worth more alive as undersea wonders than as commercial catch
An investigation of the different economic values of giant sea bass finds they are worth more alive as undersea wonders than as commercial catch.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:03:36 EDT
Solar research: NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted 15 minutes, with just six minutes of data collection. But in that short time, the cutting-edge instrument found the best evidence to date of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious extreme heating of the Sun's outer atmosphere.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:22:34 EDT
Importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem
A new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:22:27 EDT
Gutters teem with inconspicuous life
Scientists have shown that Parisian street gutters are oases of microscopic life, home to microalgae, fungi, sponges, and mollusks. Grouped into communities, these microorganisms may help clean rainwater and urban waste by decomposing solid debris and pollutants. A deeper understanding of the role and composition of these communities could help elucidate the services rendered by gutter ecosystems. The researchers' findings are the first to reveal the unsuspected biodiversity of microscopic life in Paris city streets.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:22:24 EDT
'Roadmap' to aid osteoporosis treatment development
Scientists have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:21:43 EDT
Genetic clues to spinal stenosis
A new study indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.
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