Mobile coupons can increase revenue both during and after a promotion(Binghamton University) New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that mobile coupons can affect both short- and long-term sales goals, and that targeting customers with the right type of mobile coupon can boost revenue.
Researchers discover natural product that could lead to new class of commercial herbicide(UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) A team of UCLA engineers and scientists discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years, an important outcome as weeds continue to develop resistance to current herbicide regimens.
NTU Singapore partners the CEA to develop innovative e-waste recycling technologies(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is partnering the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to develop innovative and energy-efficient solutions in the recycling and recovery of resources from electrical and electronic waste (e-waste).
Improving cancer treatment with 3D modeling of drug resistance(University of Akron) Researchers will model response of colon cancer cells to anticancer drugs using 3D cultures. By exploring specific mechanisms of a cancer cell's feedback signaling that renders tumors non-responsive, they can design treatment strategies that effectively block tumor growth with significantly reduced toxicity to normal cells.
NASA finds fragmented remnants of Beryl, located west of Bermuda(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The remnants of former Tropical Storm Beryl are being battered by upper level winds, and that's fragmenting them even more. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean and found some of those scattered thunderstorms were strong.
Keeping kidney stones at bay during space flights(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Ultrasonic repositioning of kidney stones will be tested in emergency department patients at UW Medicine as part of the development of a new medical technology for NASA. Astronauts are prone to kidney stones during space missions. The hope is that pushing stones with an ultrasound tractor beam would offer pain relief and avoid medical complications of urinary backups for astronauts affected in space.
Strengthening US manufacturing using advanced robotics(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has awarded $1.4 million in project funding to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of its first round of funding to strengthen US manufacturing.
CNRS' first overseas subsidiary: [email protected], Singapore(CNRS) The CNRS will be setting up [email protected], its first overseas subsidiary, in Singapore. Its objective will be to manage Franco-Singaporean research activities as part of the Singaporean ecosystem. An agreement to establish [email protected] was formalized on July 13, 2018.
Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved.
Nano-kirigami: 'Paper-cut' provides model for 3D intelligent nanofabrication(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Dr. LI Jiafang, from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has recently formed an international team to apply kirigami techniques to advanced 3D nanofabrication.