Breaking the low-cost, low-power, long-distance data transmission barrier

In Washington, University of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across...

Monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil, nuts and avocados benefit brain function

In Illinois, a new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids – a class of nutrients found in olive oils,...

Cal Poly Strawberry Center joins other researchers to improve strawberry disease resistance

In California, the Cal Poly Strawberry Center, along with a team of scientists in California and Florida, has been awarded a $4.5 million grant...

Soil microbes are big helpers for long term carbon storage

In Illinois, a new approach to better understand the role of soil organic matter in long term carbon storage and its response to changes...

Southern pine beetles move north with increasing temperatures

In New York, a new study shows the southern pine beetle – one of the world’s most aggressive tree-killing insects – could spread through...

Eating walnuts activates the hunger regulator part of your brain

In Massachusetts, a first-of-its-kind brain imaging study showed consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. Packed with...

More leaf wax makes wheat more drought-tolerant

In Texas, researchers found that plants will generate a thicker layer of leaf wax to survive longer stretches of drought. Sarah Feakins, a scientist...

Plant-based chemotherapy complex kills cancer cells

In Washington, D.C., researchers led by Dr. Nicole Steinmetz at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland demonstrated that a complex consisting of tobacco...

Deep learning technique helps humans identify plant species in natural history collections

In Pennsylvania, computer algorithms looking at images of thousands of preserved plants have learned to automatically identify species that have been pressed, dried and...

Tomato juice can taste better by adding tomato essence

In Florida, University of Florida scientists are working on making your tomato juice taste better by extracting tomato essence and then adding it back...

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That’s the pits: Mexican company makes straws from avocado seeds

In Mexico, Biofase is making straws out of avocado pits—a concept poised to gain ground as plastic straw bans proliferate globally. Based in Michoacán, Biofase...

Cali company launches compostable coffee cups

In California, World Centric is producing compostable coffee cups from sugarcane fiber, a byproduct of the sugarcane extraction process. Coffee cups have been a particularly...

Fashion student turns heads with kombucha-based dress

In Scotland, a fashion student has used fermented kombucha tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast to produce clothing. Aurelie Fanton, 23, studies at Edinburgh College of...