Soap bar skin scanner for detection of early melanoma

Many scanners look inside the body, but none examine our whole skin because the ripples and folds of flesh need to be unfolded for camera access. The current approach assumes no cooperation from the person being examined, except to lie or stand... continue reading

Carbon concentrations in phytoliths and carbon sequestration in soil

In recent years there has been much work on the possibility that carbon could be sequestered in phytoliths and contribute to solving global warming.1,... continue reading

What do humans strive for, generally? A universal description of humans’ motivation to act.

When one considers a general and universal description of humans’ motivation to act, probably reproduction, or biological fitness, comes to mind (Darwin, 1859). However, there is an abundance of residual behaviour, across humans’ life domains... continue reading

Searching for "Tabby's Star" Analogs in Stripe 82

"Tabby's Star" is an anomalous F star with repeated short-term variability, and a steady 3% dimming over 4-years. The star spent... continue reading

Linking authorship and reviewing activity in science publishing

Everybody wants to publish, but peers for review are increasingly hard to find. Online systems that help journal editors handle submissions indicate how many invitations for review a person accepted or declined. Linking this information... continue reading

Algorithms learning for large scale facilities

A large scale facility can be described as an object producing, as an output, datasets D_i, that scientists analyse to obtain results R_i. The ideal data analysis trajectory for an experiment is thus D_i-->R-i-->P_i, where P_i denotes the... continue reading

The NASA K2 Mission has yet to observe an analog of Tabby's Star

Tabby's Star is a main sequence F-class star (KIC 8462852) observed by the NASA Kepler spacecraft to undergo significant aperiodic dimming activity across a four year baseline. The light curve was noted... continue reading

Heated volumetric extrusion mechanism with co-axial Auger and Moineau pumps for 3D printing from plastic pellets

The higher cost and lower availability of the thermoplastic filaments -compared to pellets- make FDM 3D printers underutilized in developing countries.
We designed a solution to use easily sourced plastic pellets with precise volumetric control... continue reading

Diabetes screening using home blood glucose meter testing during the Dawn Phenomenon period

The Dawn Phenomenon (DP) was first noted in diabetics as an unexpected increase in blood glucose beginning during sleep early in the morning1. The glucose is derived from increased hepatic... continue reading

Handgrip strength and semen quality

Handgrip strength (HGS) is a significant predictor of health and vitality in both men and women, with higher HGS being associated with lower rates of disability, morbidity, mortality, and even dementia... continue reading

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