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Recycling, Earth & Environment, Battery, Lithium Batteries, Engineering, Green Energy, Nanotechnology

Making Batteries From Waste Glass Bottles

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phones and laptops.

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Spasticity, Robotics, Wearable Sensors, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Neuromuscular Disorders, muscle stiffness

Sensor-Filled Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Physical Exams

Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could wear to accurately measure muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders.

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NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, 27th birthday, 27th anniversary, galaxy pair, spiral galaxies, NGC 4302, NGC 4298, Wide Field Camera 3

A New Angle on Two Spiral Galaxies for Hubble's 27th Birthday

Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 27th birthday with a striking pair of very different looking spiral galaxies. The edge-on galaxy (left) is called NGC 4302, and the tilted galaxy (right) is called NGC 4298. Although the pinwheel galaxies look quite different because they are angled at different positions on the sky, they are actually quite similar in terms of their structure and contents.

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UF/IFAS Expert: For Earth Day, Save Energy with Small Steps

Wendell Porter, a senior lecturer in the UF/IFAS department of agricultural and biological engineering, offers hints to save energy: Change the temperature on your thermostat by 1 degree. Change the temperature on your hot water tank from 130 to 120. Turn off your home entertainment system overnight and while you’re at work. “Then get addicted to the habits,” Porter said. “It’s all about the money to me.”

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Parenting, Parenting Advice, Children, road crossing, Traffic, pedestrian safety , Child Safety, Psychology, Behavior, Cognition

Why Children Struggle to Safely Cross Busy Streets

Researchers have found children up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments were tested for their road-crossing abilities. Those from 6 to 12 years of age had trouble crossing the street, with accident rates as high as 8 percent with 6-year-olds. Results appear in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, Neurosurgery, Spasticity, selective dorsal rhizotomy

Surgery Helps Young Girl with Cerebral Palsy Walk

Bhoomi was born with cerebral palsy and spasticity, a muscle control disorder that involves tight or stiff muscles and the inability to control those muscles. A spinal surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, has helped Bhoomi continue to make strides.

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As DNA Tests Become More Common, Researchers Rapidly Add Equipment to Keep Up

April 25 is National DNA Day commemorating the day in 1953 when scientists published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. Now, 64 years later, the concept is much more familiar to the average person and researchers are challenged to keep pace with ever-changing technology.

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Prostate Cancer, Yale Cancer Center, hypofractionation

Yale Expert on Trials of Moderate Hypofractionation in Prostate Cancer

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Rock Tour “Text2Give” Supports Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

Rock star drummer Rikki Rockett feels very lucky to be on tour with his band, Poison, this spring. A year ago, he didn’t know if he would survive tongue cancer. But after participating in an immunotherapy clinical trial at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, he was declared cancer-free in July 2016. To give back, Rockett is now asking concert-goers to join him in supporting immunotherapy at Moores Cancer Center.

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tau, Tauopathy, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Antibody Helps Detect Protein Implicated in Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with diseases like Alzheimer’s. Now, researchers have found a way to measure tau in the blood that accurately reflects tau in the brain. The study, in mice and a small group of people, could be the first step towards a non-invasive test for tau.







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