Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria from growing on food processing equipment(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering) Many foods produced on an industrial scale include raw ingredients mixed together in enormous stainless steel machines that can be difficult to clean. The University of Toronto research team proposes a simple new solution: trapping a thin layer of cooking oil at the metal surface to fill in microscopic scrapes, cracks and fissures and create a barrier to bacterial attachment. This solution resulted in a 1,000x reduction in bacterial levels inside the industrial machines tested.
NASA's GPM sees another dangerous typhoon threatening Japan(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a rainfall and cloud analysis on powerful Typhoon Jongdari as it moves toward Japan. Jongdari follows another powerful typhoon that made landfall in Japan earlier this year.
Researchers are first to sequence rare bacteria that causes rampant tooth decay(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Little is know about the bacteria Streptococcus sobrinus, which accelerates tooth decay in some people. This will soon change because a team of Illinois Bioengineering researchers led by Assistant Professor Paul Jensen has successfully sequenced the complete genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus.
NASA catches tropical depression 9E at peak before dissipation(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression 9E formed on July 26 and by July 27 the depression had dissipated over 1,200 miles from Hilo, Hawaii. NASA's Terra satellite captured a look at the storm at its peak.
NASA sees the development of Tropical Storm Gilma(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Depression 8E formed on July 26 and strengthened into a tropical storm by 5 a.m. EDT on July 27. At that time the storm was renamed Gilma. NASA's Terra satellite provided forecasters with an early look at the eighth depression as it was developing.
New UCI center to advance the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare(University of California - Irvine) UCI artificial intelligence center will develop, apply deep learning neural networks to diagnostics, disease prediction and therapy planning. Initial research includes developing a system with 97%+ accuracy in near real-time detection of brain bleeds on NCCT. System to be implemented in UCI's comprehensive stroke program.
Luxembourgish researchers predict cell conversion factors(University of Luxembourg) Thanks to a newly developed computational method, Luxembourg researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another. "The method has great potential for regenerative medicine when it comes to replacing cell subpopulations that have been lost in the course of disease, for example," explains Prof. Dr Antonio del Sol, head of the Computational Biology group of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg.
Scientists create 'impossible' materials in simple way(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) Scientists from NUST MISIS and colleagues from the University of Bayreuth, the University of Münster (Germany), the University of Chicago (US), and Linköping University (Sweden) have created nitrides, a material previously considered impossible to obtain. More amazing, they have shown that the material can be obtained using a very simple method of direct synthesis. Articles about the revolutionary research results have been published in Nature Communications and Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
Artificial intelligence can predict your personality ... simply by tracking your eyes(University of South Australia) It's often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, new research reveals that your eyes may also be an indicator of your personality type, simply by the way they move.
X-ray technology reveals never-before-seen matter around black hole(Hiroshima University) In an international collaboration between Japan and Sweden, scientists clarified how gravity affects the shape of matter near the black hole in binary system Cygnus X-1. Their findings, which were published in Nature Astronomy this month, may help scientists further understand the physics of strong gravity and the evolution of black holes and galaxies.