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Article ID: 720696

Gas ‘Waterfalls’ Reveal Infant Planets around Young Star

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

For the first time, astronomers using ALMA have witnessed 3D motions of gas in a planet-forming disk. At three locations in the disk around a young star called HD 163296, gas is flowing like a waterfall into gaps that are most likely caused by planets in formation. These gas flows have long been predicted and would directly influence the chemical composition of planet atmospheres. This research is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.

14-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 720870

In a First, Patient Controls Two Prosthetic Arms with His Thoughts

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Medicine have, for the first time, demonstrated simultaneous control of two of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limbs through a brain-machine interface. The team is also developing strategies for providing sensory feedback for both hands at the same time using neural stimulation.

16-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720843

3-D Printed Coral Could Help Endangered Reefs

University of Delaware

Threats to coral reefs are everywhere—rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fishing and other human activities. But new research from the University of Delaware shows that 3-D printed coral can provide a structural starter kit for reef organisms and can become part of the landscape as fish and coral build their homes around the artificial coral.

16-Oct-2019 10:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 720828

Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's nucleus.

16-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720807

First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.

16-Oct-2019 5:20 AM EDT

Article ID: 720829

UTEP Receives $19M to Study Cancer Affecting Mexican-Americans

University of Texas at El Paso

This grant will provide significant research funds for UTEP cancer scientists to understand better the molecular mechanisms, and possible environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to this multifaceted disease.

16-Oct-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 720791

Piranha fish swap old teeth for new simultaneously

University of Washington

With the help of new technologies, a team led by the University of Washington has confirmed that piranhas lose and regrow all the teeth on one side of their face multiple times throughout their lives. How they do it may help explain why the fish go to such efforts to replace their teeth.

15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 720712

The Syrian Conflict: Consequences of U.S. Withdrawal

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

CFR Conference Call. Steven A. Cook and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discuss the U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria and the Turkish response, including implications for the United States’ Kurdish allies in Syria and the future of the Islamic State.

15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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