Bridget Cunningham | March 10, 2015
Conserving and restoring art requires a balance between maintaining the quality of the work and respecting the artist’s initial creation. Advancing technologies now offer less invasive ways of analyzing artwork and bringing pieces back to their original condition. Since 2015 is the Year of Light, let’s explore how light can be used to conserve and restore paintings.
Bridget Cunningham | March 3, 2015
In the diagnostics industry, developing devices that enable autonomous testing is an area of focus. One such device that has been available commercially for many years is the lateral flow test. With its easy-to-use format and short turn-around time for results, this device has become a valuable resource in medical diagnostics. See how researchers at the University of Rhode Island have built upon this technology to facilitate the diagnosis of more complex conditions.
Bridget Cunningham | February 6, 2015
Bridget Cunningham | January 19, 2015
The use of 3D structures in the design of pop-up books is a unique tool that fosters engagement in reading. Within the scientific community, researchers have found a use for these same fabrication techniques in the development of new technologies. We discuss these “pop-up” techniques and how they have shifted from libraries to research labs.
Bridget Cunningham | November 7, 2014
Bridget Cunningham | October 28, 2014
Bridget Cunningham | February 11, 2015
The impact of light in various technologies has been evident in the past several years. Recognizing its significance in shaping the future, the UN General Assembly designated the year 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies. We introduce you to a few interesting technologies in which light plays a crucial role.
Bridget Cunningham | January 20, 2015
On this day, 240 years ago, the French physicist and mathematician André-Marie Ampère was born in Lyon, France. Recognized as a founder of electrodynamics — or what is today known as electromagnetism — Ampère helped establish a theory defining the relationship between electricity and magnetism. We continue to celebrate the importance of his discovery in creating the groundwork for future developments in both of these fields.
Bridget Cunningham | January 13, 2015
Could there be a substitute for indoor heating in the future? New research from Stanford University suggests that highly insulating clothing may provide enough heat that we can reduce or even eliminate the need for traditional heating systems. Today, we explore this research as well as other fabrics favorable for staying warm — and cool.
Fanny Littmarck | October 30, 2014
Bridget Cunningham | October 20, 2014
While the earth’s magnetic field typically remains stable, studies have shown that irregular intervals known as geomagnetic reversals have occurred throughout history. Here, we investigate the background behind these flips and how a new study has provided surprising details into the most recent reversal.