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Toward a secure electrical gridProfessor João Hespanha suggests a way to protect autonomous grids from potentially crippling GPS spoofing attacks.
Fewer injuries in girls' sports when high schools have athletic trainersAvailability of a full-time certified athletic trainer in high school reduces overall and recurrent injury rates in girls who play on the soccer or basketball team, according to a study published in Injury Epidemiology.
New battery could store wind and solar electricity affordably and at room temperatureA new type of flow battery that involves a liquid metal more than doubled the maximum voltage of conventional flow batteries and could lead to affordable storage of renewable power.
Relax, just break itArgonne scientists and their collaborators are helping to answer long-held questions about a technologically important class of materials called relaxor ferroelectrics.
Princeton-UPenn research team finds physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper patternAn international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method for analyzing existing chemical compounds that relies on the mathematical properties like symmetry that govern the repeating patterns seen in everyday wallpaper.
Diabetes during pregnancy may increase baby's heart disease riskGestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the protein's function in fetal cells may improve early detection of disease in children. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Cell Physiology.
Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. Cutting-edge technology and engineering will help it beat the heat.
Plague vaccine bait -- look who's coming to dinnerMorris Animal Foundation-funded researchers suspected and have now confirmed that plague vaccine bait, designed to protect prairie dogs and assist with recovery efforts of the black-footed ferret, is readily consumed by thousands of small rodents each year but with no apparent ill effect. Results were recently published in the journal EcoHealth.
Four World Cup gold medals -- and a babyMarit Bjørgen was a world-class athlete at the top of her career -- and then she decided to have a baby. How did that change her ability to train -- and her performance afterwards?
Learning from 'Little Monsters'By studying deep and shallow water zones of streams and their resident invertebrates, researcher reveals mysteries of fresh water life.