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Article ID: 696399

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

Northwestern University

• Chameleons change color by controlling the spacing among nanocrystals on their skin • Northwestern’s nanolaser changes color similarly — by controlling the spacing among metal nanoparticles • By stretching and releasing an elastic substrate, the nanoparticles move further apart or closer together to control color

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20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696394

What a Pain: The iPad Neck Plagues Women More

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are the biggest risk factors behind developing "iPad neck," says a UNLV study published this month in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science.

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20-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696310

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

Northwestern University

A lifestyle intervention could fully normalize these four unhealthy behaviors, which put people at risk of developing heart disease and common cancers, including breast, colon and prostate.

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19-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696219

New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event is now at the touch of a button. The Uniformed Services University’s (USU) National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) recently launched “Stop the Bleed,” a free iPhone and Android app designed to teach users how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency – and hopefully save lives.

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18-Jun-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696046

New FREE S&T App Tracks Locations, Vitals, Keeping First Responders Safe

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

(DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) funded the development of the Watchtower mobile application, which – as of February 27, 2018 – is available, free of charge for all public safety users. The app allows users to track and report their location using the GPS already built into a smartphone.

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12-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695932

Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate

University of Colorado Boulder

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.

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11-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695859

Rutgers Physicists Create New Class of 2D Artificial Materials

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

In 1965, a renowned Princeton University physicist theorized that ferroelectric metals could conduct electricity despite not existing in nature. For decades, scientists thought it would be impossible to prove the theory by Philip W. Anderson, who shared the 1977 Nobel Prize in physics. It was like trying to blend fire and water, but a Rutgers-led international team of scientists has verified the theory and their findings are published online in Nature Communications.

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11-Jun-2018 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695698

Consumers Beware: High User ‘Star Ratings’ Don’t Mean A Mobile Medical App Works (B-roll)

Johns Hopkins Medicine

By screening 250 user reviews and comments for a once popular -- but proven inaccurate -- mobile app claiming to change your iPhone into a blood pressure monitor, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that a high “star rating” doesn’t necessarily reflect medical accuracy or value.

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6-Jun-2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695694

RECORDED CALLS BEAT FACEBOOK ADS IN GETTING RESIDENTS TO REQUEST FREE SMOKE ALARM, STUDY SUGGESTS

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found automated phone calls were far more effective than Facebook ads in getting Baltimore City residents to request a smoke alarm through the city’s free installation program.

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6-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695399

Researchers Find Autism Screening App Is Caregiver-Friendly & Produces Reliable Scientific Data

NYU Langone Health

Autism screening app is a novel, parent-friendly, and scalable way to collect scientifically valid data.

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1-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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