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NASA-NOAA Satellite Catches Last Burst of Energy in Tropical Depression 03W

Tropical Depression 03W has dissipated in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, but not without one last show of strength on infrared satellite imagery.

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Trembling Aspen Leaves Could Save Future Mars Rovers

Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be a back-up energy supply that could save and extend the life of future Mars rovers.

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Transparent and Self-Healing Electronic Skin

NUS scientists have taken inspiration from underwater invertebrates like jellyfish to create an electronic skin with similar functionality.

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Depression Screening Does Not Impact Quality of Life after Heart Attack

After suffering a heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain caused by blocked arteries), patients who were systematically screened for depression and referred for treatment when appropriate did not show a significant improvement in quality of life compared with those who received no depression screening, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session.

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Abnormal Heart Rhythm Detected by Smartwatch: What Does It Mean?

Should an abnormal heart rhythm detected by a smartwatch in otherwise healthy young adults be treated?  

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Green Tech Startups See Boost in Patents and Investment When Partnering with Government – Study

Latest research on hundreds of new green technology companies in the US shows the patenting activity of a startup climbs by over 73% on average every time they collaborate with a government agency on “cleantech” development – from next-generation solar cells to new energy storage materials.

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Our Brains May Ripple Before Remembering

A sound, a smell, a word can all flood our minds with memories of past experiences. 

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Climate Change Negatively Affects Waterbirds in the American West

New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.

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Microbes Can Grow on Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide is a fascinating and versatile molecule, important for all living things as well as our environment: It is highly reactive and toxic, it is used as a signaling molecule, it depletes the ozone layer in our planet’s atmosphere and it is the precursor of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). 

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Environmental Degradation Threat to Health, Says UN

Environmental degradation due to factors such as urbanisation, rapid population growth, economic development and transportation, especially in the global south, could have serious consequences on people’s health, warns a UN report.

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