Researchers Hope Fiber Optic Cable Will Inform Earthquake Science, Detection [VIDEO] | Humboldt NOW

Fiber optic cable is the backbone of the internet. Currently, the world’s longest fiber optic line is being built between Humboldt County and Singapore to improve worldwide connectivity and local broadband service. >>> Watch a video about the installation of seismic sensors

SIRI-2 to qualify technologies for radiation detection in space – BIOENGINEER.ORG

WASHINGTON – US Naval Research Laboratory scientists launched the second Strontium Iodide Radiation Instrument (SIRI-2) instrument in December 2021 onboard Space Test Program (STP) Sat-6. SIRI-2, a gamma-ray spectrometer, will demonstrate the performance of europium-doped strontium iodide gamma ray detection technology with sufficient active area for Department of Defense (DoD) operational needs. The first SIRI … Read more

The unusual conditions of the first exoplanet detection – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The first ever exoplanets were discovered 30 years ago around a rapidly rotating star, called a pulsar. Now, astronomers have revealed that these planets may be incredibly rare. The new work will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday 12 July) at the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2022) by Iuliana Nițu, a PhD student at the University of … Read more

New antibody detection method for coronavirus that does not require a blood sample – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Tokyo, Japan – Despite significant and stunning advances in vaccine technology, the COVID-19 global pandemic is not over. A key challenge in limiting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is identifying infected individuals. Now, investigators from Japan have developed a new antibody-based method for the rapid and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

Biofinder advances detection of extraterrestrial life – BIOENGINEER.ORG

An innovative scientific instrument, the Compact Color Biofinder, developed by a team of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa researchers, may change the game in the search for signs of extraterrestrial life. An innovative scientific instrument, the Compact Color Biofinder, developed by a team of University of Hawai’i at Mānoa researchers, may change the game in … Read more

Progress on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Inside the body, some seemingly harmless proteins have sinister potential. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, the amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein, which is vital for brain growth, can become tainted and destroy cells, which leads to forgetfulness and memory loss. Proteins are neat little things that can only perform their functions if folded properly. Thus, the … Read more

Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis publishes method for the fast detection of a key antiviral – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Interferons are proteins that constitute an important part of our natural defense systems. These proteins also exhibit a remarkable antiviral activity. The recombinant human interferon α2b (rhIFNα2b) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1986. It has been used ever since as an antiviral agent for the treatment of hepatitis B and … Read more

Early Detection of Arthritis Now Possible Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

A new study finds that utilizing artificial intelligence could allow scientists to detect arthritis earlier. Neural network learns to differentiate between healthy and inflamed bones using finger joints. Researchers have been able to teach artificial intelligence neural networks to distinguish between two different kinds of arthritis and healthy joints. The neural network was able to … Read more

early detection, improved treatments save lives

Credit: CC0 Public Domain More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found in its early stages, it may be easier to treat. NIH-funded scientists are searching for better ways to diagnose, treat, and even prevent breast cancer. Some are studying … Read more

Exposing Liars by Distraction – Science Reveals a New Method of Lie Detection

According to new research, it is easier to spot that someone is lying if the suspect is made to carry out a secondary task while being questioned. According to an experiment, investigators who asked a suspect to carry out an additional, secondary, task while being questioned were more likely to expose liars. A new method … Read more