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    Study helps Californians save electricity—and money—this summer

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Electricity demand fluctuates each day, and consumers who want to unplug during peak times to save money and help the environment now have a new tool at their disposal. Chai Energy, a partner of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, is making real-tim… [...]

    Planetary defense campaign will use real asteroid for the first time

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories For the first time, NASA will use an actual space rock for a tabletop exercise simulating an asteroid impact in a densely populated area. The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, does not pose a threat to Earth, but NASA is using it as a test object for an observ… [...]

    Low Frequency Array Ireland officially launched

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories On 27 July 2017, the newly built Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) station in Ireland will be officially opened. This extends the largest radio telescope in the world, connecting to its central core of antennas in the north of the Netherlands, now forming a … [...]

    AI advances to put greater value on human judgment: U of T experts

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories With the rise of artificial intelligence and concern about its potential impact on jobs, U of T’s Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans and Avi Goldfarb argue that human judgment will become an increasingly valuable skill. [...]

    New precision medicine approach could save patients grappling with life-threatening intestinal infections

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories For years, patients in hospitals and nursing homes have faced an elevated risk of infection and even death due to a bacterium known as Clostridium difficile. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control reported nearly half a million Americans had suffered from this disease—29,000 of those cases resulted in death within a month of diagnosis. [...]

    Stroke survivors and their carers often have poor mental health

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Recent research has shed light on how stroke impacts not only a person’s physical health and well-being, but also their social and mental health. While this may not be surprising, the simultaneous decrease in mental health for their carers may be more … [...]

    Protecting plants from the power of sunlight

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories It’s 11pm. You don’t feel good. Your palms are clammy, your mind is racing, and you just can’t fall asleep. As a precaution, you measure your vitals. Blood pressure is 160/95, worryingly high. You take another measurement ten minutes later: still high. [...]

    Immune cells may be key to better allergy, infection therapies

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell research. [...]

    Ancient biology meets modern ingenuity

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The average person might struggle to get excited about bacterium found in rabbit droppings – but it’s potentially a knight in shining armour for our planet. [...]

    Evidence found of ultralow-velocity zone possibly feeding Icelandic plume

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory in California has found possible evidence of an ultralow-velocity zone (ULVZ) feeding the Icelandic plume. In their paper published in the journal Science, Kaiqing Yuan and Barbara Romanowicz describe using earthquake data to gain a better perspective on the ULVZ and its possible role in the development of Iceland and parts of Norway and Scotland. [...]