High air pollution levels are linked to an increase in the rate of cardiac arrest, according to a study. The research found that an increase in particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns was associated with a more than 10 percent increase in the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and, when faulty, can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.
The use of statistical techniques to interpret chemical information has played a key role in developing a more discriminating model for the forensic analysis of car paint.
Engineering research is promising significant reductions in the energy use of commercial buildings by modeling and predicting temperature changes within a building.
Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space.
University spending on research and development in all fields totaled $65.8 billion in FY 2012. When adjusted for inflation, higher education R&D declined by 1.1 percent in FY 2012.
A researcher hopes to use a unique method– helicopter drone– to track disease progression across wheat fields to eventually help producers make better irrigation decisions.
Observers definitely saw Comet ISON brighten and change in November. If the comet survives perihelion— its closest approach to the sun— it will be visible both before dawn and after sunset this December.
Unseen microbial communities on wine grapes are shaped by the environment and may help improve wine flavor and quality.
Researchers have developed a $500 “nanocamera” that can operate at the speed of light. The three-dimensional camera could be used from medical imaging and collision-avoidance detectors for cars to accuracy improvement of motion tracking and gesture-recognition devices used in gaming.
A Canadian power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and less than a mile from Lake Huron. Unconventionally, citizens near the site support the plan, while those elsewhere in Canada and the U.S., particularly Michigan, which shares the Lake Huron shoreline with Ontario, are voicing loud objections.
A French contraceptive maker says its morning-after pill is ineffective when taken by women who weigh more than 176 pounds.
Researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world’s tiniest soldering iron.
At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society says that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month.
A study found that, for women, a higher body mass index and larger waist circumference are each associated with higher risk of hearing loss, while a higher level of physical activity is associated with lower risk of hearing loss.