How To Rejuvenate the Immune System of Elderly People and Reduce Their Risk of Infectious Disease

Senior Woman Beauty Rejuvenation Concept

A new study from University of California, Irvine reveals how to rejuvenate the immune system of elderly people and reduce their risk of infectious disease. Research results identify the reason why older adults are significantly more susceptible to infectious diseases. A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), identifies a … Read more

Open-Source “Unique Building Identifier” Can Help Track and Reduce Energy Use and Emissions

PNNL Unique Building Identifier

PNNL researchers have developed software that uses geographical data to build an open-source grid reference system, providing a precise method to declare a location for structures. The Department of Energy expects this free-to-use system—Unique Building Identifier—will enable programs to better track and reduce energy use and emissions from buildings. Credit: Illustration by Cortland Johnson | … Read more

Damaged Liver Tissue Restored Faster Than Ever With Cellular Regeneration Therapy

Liver Cells Were Partially Reprogrammed Into Younger Cells

Liver cells were partially reprogrammed into younger cells (red) using Yamanaka factors (white). The cell nuclei (blue) and cytoskeletal proteins (green) are also shown. Credit: Salk Institute Salk scientists improve liver regeneration in mice, which could lead to new treatments for liver disease. Mammals can’t typically regenerate organs as efficiently as other vertebrates, such as … Read more

MIT Engineers Develop a Flexible, Paper-Thin Loudspeaker

MIT Engineers Develop a Flexible, Paper-Thin Loudspeaker

MIT researchers have developed an ultrathin loudspeaker that can turn any rigid surface into a high-quality, active audio source. The straightforward fabrication process they introduced can enable the thin-film devices to be produced at scale. Credit: Felice Frankel The flexible, thin-film device has the potential to make any surface into a low-power, high-quality audio source. … Read more

Models of Landscape Formation on Saturn’s Moon Titan Reveal an Earth-Like Alien World

Three Mosaics of Saturn

These three mosaics of Titan were composed with data from Cassini’s visual and infrared mapping spectrometer taken during the last three Titan flybys, on October 28, 2005 (left), December 26, 2005 (middle), and January 15, 2006 (right). In a new study, researchers have shown how Titan’s distinct dunes, plains, and labyrinth terrains could be formed. … Read more

New “Electromagnets” Could Facilitate Development of Fusion and Medical Technologies

Electromagnet Illustration

  Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have designed a new type of magnet that could aid devices ranging from doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks to medical machines that create detailed pictures of the human body. Tokamaks depend on a central electromagnet known as a solenoid to … Read more

A Salty Sanctuary in Baja California Sur

A Salty Sanctuary in Baja California Sur

By Sara E. Pratt, NASA Earth Observatory April 26, 2022 Laguna Ojo de Liebre. March 23, 2022. Laguna Ojo de Liebre, a lagoon on the Baja California Peninsula, is a whale sanctuary and the site of one of the largest saltworks in the world. Laguna Ojo de Liebre on Mexico’s Pacific coast is home to … Read more

New Insight Into “Blobs” Improves Scientists’ Understanding of a Universal Process

Energy Plasma Concept

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have gained insight into a fundamental process found throughout the universe. Scientists have found that the magnetic fields that run through plasma, a charged state of matter made up of free electrons and atomic nuclei, may influence the joining and violent snapping … Read more