Early Feast Clue to Smell of Ancient Earth

UK–(ENEWSPF)–30 April 2013. Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like. The fossils, preserved in Gunflint chert, capture ancient microbes in the act of feasting on a cyanobacterium-like[Read More…]

New Software Could Alleviate Wireless Traffic

ANN ARBOR–(ENEWSPF)–April 11, 2013. The explosive popularity of wireless devices—from WiFi laptops to Bluetooth headsets to ZigBee sensor nodes—is increasingly clogging the airwaves, resulting in dropped calls, wasted bandwidth and botched connections. New software being developed at the University of Michigan works like a stoplight to control the traffic and[Read More…]

Early Warning Signs of Population Collapse

Spatial measurements of population density could reveal when threatened natural populations are in danger of crashing CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –(ENEWSPF)–April 11, 2013.  Many factors — including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply — can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse. Ecologists have long sought ways[Read More…]

3D Printer Can Build Synthetic Tissues

UK–(ENEWSPF)–8 April 2013.  A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated. The new type of material consists of thousands of connected water droplets, encapsulated within lipid films, which can perform some of the functions of the cells[Read More…]

Fact Sheet: BRAIN Initiative

“If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas… Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy… Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s… Now is not the time[Read More…]

How Hard is It to ‘De-anonymize’ Cellphone Sata?

A new formula that characterizes the privacy afforded by large, aggregate data sets may be discouraging, but could help sharpen policy discussion. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(ENEWSPF)–March 28, 2013.  The proliferation of sensor-studded cellphones could lead to a wealth of data with socially useful applications — in urban planning, epidemiology, operations research and[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023