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Ambient plant illumination could light the way for greener buildings

Buildings of the future may be lit by collections of glowing plants and designed around an infrastructure of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil...

Train your brain to eat less sugar

More than half of American adults consume excess added sugars, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Major dietary guidelines recommend...

Food system improvements could make it easier to eat healthier

A science advisory from the American Heart Association describes system-wide innovations to the U.S. food system that are sustainable and have the potential to...

New battery takes a licking and keeps on storing

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made an energy storage device that can withstand a hammer striking it more than 40 times. The...

New way to ‘see’ objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars

The laser sensors currently used to detect 3D objects in the paths of autonomous cars are bulky, ugly, expensive, energy-inefficient – and highly accurate. These...

Our brains may ripple before remembering

A sound, a smell, a word can all flood our minds with memories of past experiences. In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at...

Computer-designed vaccine elicits potent antibodies to RSV

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus has been designed in an international research effort. RSV is second only to malaria as...

Scientists show actin in action

Actin is the second most abundant protein on earth, and scientists have extensively detailed the chemistry that enables it to string together into filaments...

Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to...

Cerebral palsy: studying baby steps could lead to better treatments

Understanding the progression from the stepping reflex to independent walking could help find new therapies for children with cerebral palsy (CP) – a movement...

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