Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests

Public Release: 22-May-2017   International team of researchers uncovered the system inside cars’ onboard computers University of California – San Diego   IMAGE: An international team of researchers uncovered the code that allowed Volkswagen to cheat US and European emissions tests Credit: iStock An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen…

Bacteria neutralized by smell

We review the recent breakthrough ” Scientists investigate how the sense of smell works in bacteria “. Where researchers hypothesize that bacteria can be rendered harmless through altering their perception of scent. Citation: Mechanism of transmembrane signaling by sensor histidine kinases, Science (2017). DOI: 10.1126/science.aah6345

Space weather events linked to human activity

Public Release: 17-May-2017   NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center EurekAlert! Multimedia … Our Cold War history is now offering scientists a chance to better understand the complex space system that surrounds us. Space weather — which can include changes in Earth’s magnetic environment — are usually triggered by the sun’s activity, but recently declassified data on…

US accuses China of ‘unprofessional’ intercept of radiation sniffing plane | World news | The Guardian

Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the US military described on Thursday as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. “The issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels,” said Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant…

Macular Degeneration reversed through diet ( Animal Study)

We review the study ” Switching to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease, study suggests ” in which a gut–retina axis was discovered and benefited from a LG diet. Citation: Involvement of a gut–retina axis in protection against dietary glycemia-induced age-related macular degeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017; 201702302 DOI:…

3-D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

Public Release: 16-May-2017   Bioprosthetic ovaries produced mouse pups in otherwise infertile mice Northwestern University   Used 3-D printing to create bioprosthetic mouse ovary to restore fertility, boost hormone production Targeted to women who survived childhood cancer, have had treatments that affect hormones and fertility “The holy grail of bioengineering for regenerative medicine” CHICAGO —…

Study: ‘Moral enhancement’ technologies are neither feasible nor wise

Public Release: 16-May-2017 North Carolina State University A recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) finds that “moral enhancement technologies” — which are discussed as ways of improving human behavior – are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research into these technologies.…

Diesel vehicles produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than originally thought

Public Release: 15-May-2017   University of York   A study, published in Nature, has shown that laboratory tests of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles significantly underestimate the real-world emissions by as much as 50 percent. The research, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation and Environmental Health Analytics, LLC., in collaboration with scientists…