Archive for the ‘Rotator’ Category

Army collaboration produces new test station for missile warning system

October 22, 2014 -- Collaboration between the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Army Reprogramming Analysis Team (ARAT) has led to development of a new integrated support station (ISS) for testing software used in the Army's aircraft missile warning systems.

Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

October 15, 2014 -- Researchers have reported the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.

Snakes and snake-like robots show how sidewinders conquer sandy slopes

October 9, 2014 -- Researchers report that sidewinder snakes improve their ability to traverse sandy slopes by simply increasing the amount of their body area in contact with the granular surfaces they’re climbing. The information could help search-and-rescue robots traverse such sandy environments.

Automated imaging system looks underground to help improve crops

October 9, 2014 -- Researchers have developed an automated imaging technique for measuring and analyzing the root systems of mature plants. The work could help plant scientists improve food crops to help meet the needs of a growing world population.

Crowdsourcing could lead to better water in rural India

September 17, 2014 -- A research team from three continents is evaluating a novel environmental crowdsourcing technique for monitoring water quality in India. The technique relies on 53-cent test kits and the nation’s ubiquitous mobile phone service.

One-minute point-of-care anemia test shows promise in new study

September 12, 2014 -- A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease.

Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma

September 7, 2014 -- A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood clotting disorders without the need for transfusions of natural platelets.

Sequencing of five African fishes reveals diverse molecular mechanisms underlying evolution

September 4, 2014 - Researchers have sequenced the genomes and transcriptomes of five species of African cichlid fishes and uncovered a variety of features that enabled the fishes to thrive in new habitats and ecological niches within the Great Lakes of East Africa.

Study Shows Cellular RNA Can Template DNA Repair in Yeast

September 3, 2014 -- Scientists have shown that RNA produced within cells of a common budding yeast can serve as a template for repairing the most devastating DNA damage – a break in both strands of a DNA helix.

Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

August 22, 2014 - Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle.