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Resources, Vol. 8, Pages 148: “Perugia Upside-Down”: A Multimedia Exhibition in Umbria (Central Italy) for Improving Geoheritage and Geotourism in Urban Areas

Multimedia materials represent a promising approach to the promotion of geoheritage. Despite geology being normally associated with natural environments, new tendencies are noted towards better knowle

Materials, Vol. 12, Pages 2626: Nonlinear Stress-Strain Model for Confined Well Cement

The cement sheath is the key for providing the zonal isolation and integrity of the wellbore. Oil well cement works under confining pressure, so it exhibits strong nonlinear and ductile behavior which

Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 4456: Strengthening of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Elements: Synergy of the Fibres and External Sheet

In structural rehabilitation and strengthening, the structural members are often required to cope with larger design loading due to the upgrading of building services and design standard, while mainta

Hydrology, Vol. 6, Pages 72: Mid-Century Climate Change Impacts on Ouémé River Discharge at Bonou Outlet (Benin)

This work focuses on impacts of climate change on Ouémé River discharge at Bonou outlet based on four global climate models (GCM) over Ouémé catchment from

Cells, Vol. 8, Pages 922: Interplay between Intrinsic and Innate Immunity during HIV Infection

Restriction factors are antiviral components of intrinsic immunity which constitute a first line of defense by blocking different steps of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication cycle. In

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3591: Hybrid Clouds for Data-Intensive, 5G-Enabled IoT Applications: An Overview, Key Issues and Relevant Architecture

Hybrid cloud multi-access edge computing (MEC) deployments have been proposed as efficient means to support Internet of Things (IoT) applications, relying on a plethora of nodes and data. In this pape

JPM, Vol. 9, Pages 41: Case of Early-Onset Parkinson’s Disease in a Heterozygous Mutation Carrier of the ATP7B Gene

In this paper, we report a clinically proven case of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with early onset in a patient who is a heterozygous mutation carrier of ATP7B (the Wilson’s disease ge

IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 4013: Matrisome Properties of Scaffolds Direct Fibroblasts in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) structural properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM) are altered and influence cellular responses through cell-matrix interactions. Scaffolds (decellularized

Marine Drugs, Vol. 17, Pages 477: The Phylum Bryozoa as a Promising Source of Anticancer Drugs

Recent advances in sampling and novel techniques in drug synthesis and isolation have promoted the discovery of anticancer agents from marine organisms to combat this major threat to public health wor

Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 4458: A Systemic Design Method to Approach Future Complex Scenarios and Research Towards Sustainability: A Holistic Diagnosis Tool

This article aims to frame the role of Systemic Design (SD) as an alternative design model for the future of design for sustainability, by defining and assessing a structured process to execute Holist

Foods, Vol. 8, Pages 352: Will Product Packaging Density Affect Pre-Purchase Recognition?

This study analyzed preference and satisfaction according to the weight and size of products in order to understand how the size-weight illusion (SWI) occurs in affect. Perceived weight is known to be

Electronics, Vol. 8, Pages 908: Simulation-Based System-Level Conducted Susceptibility Testing Method and Application to the Evaluation of Conducted-Noise Filters

In this paper, a simulation-based system-level conducted susceptibility (CS) testing method for a wireless power transfer (WPT) system is proposed. The proposed method employs 3-dimensional electromag

IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 4019: Stress-Induced, p53-Mediated Tumor Growth Inhibition of Melanoma by Modulated Electrohyperthermia in Mouse Models without Major Immunogenic Effects

Modulated electrohyperthermia (mEHT), an innovative complementary technique of radio-, chemo-, and targeted oncotherapy modalities, can induce tumor apoptosis and contribute to a secondary immune-medi

Symmetry, Vol. 11, Pages 1060: Refinement Asymptotic Formulas of Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions of a Fourth Order Linear Differential Operator with Transmission Condition and Discontinuous Weight Function

In this paper, we promote the refinement method for estimating asymptotic expression of the fundamental solutions of a fourth order linear differential equation with discontinuous weight function and

IJMS, Vol. 20, Pages 4018: Immobilization of Lipase A from Candida antarctica onto Chitosan-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles

In this communication, lipase A from Candida antarctica (CALA) was immobilized by covalent bonding on magnetic nanoparticles coated with chitosan and activated with glutaraldehyde, labelled CALA-MNP,

Materials, Vol. 12, Pages 2625: Effect of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Improving the Toughness of Reactive Powder Concrete

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have great potential to improve the strength and microstructure of traditional cement-based materials. In this research, different aspect ratios of MWCNTs (F-typ

Metals, Vol. 9, Pages 903: Development of an Analytical Model for the Extraction of Manganese from Marine Nodules

Multivariable analytical models provide a descriptive (albeit approximate) mathematical relationship between a set of independent variables and one or more dependent variables. The current work develo

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3585: Comparison of Active Electrode Materials for Non-Contact ECG Measurement

For long-term and more convenience electrocardiograph (ECG) monitoring, an active- electrode-based ECG monitoring system, which can measure ECG through clothes, is proposed in this paper. The hardware

Energies, Vol. 12, Pages 3168: Modeling Future Energy Demand and CO2 Emissions of Passenger Cars in Indonesia at the Provincial Level

The high energy demand and CO2 emissions in the road transport sector in Indonesia are mainly caused by the use of passenger cars. This situation is predicted to continue due to the increase in car ow

Microorganisms, Vol. 7, Pages 269: Exploration of Plant-Microbe Interactions for Sustainable Agriculture in CRISPR Era

Plants and microbes are co-evolved and interact with each other in nature. Plant-associated microbes, often referred to as plant microbiota, are an integral part of plant life. Depending on the health

How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat.

Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago.

Nylon as a building block for transparent electronic devices?

Scientists have solved a four decade long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner

Physiological mechanisms leading to enterovirus opening revealed

Enteroviruses are one of the most common human pathogens leading to high number of acute and chronic infections worldwide. The physiological events leading to successful enterovirus infection are stil

Discovery of anti-opioid pathway offers new route to designing safer pain medications

A team has discovered a biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure. The unexpected discovery offers new ideas for improving the safety of the one of the most effective, and

From the tiny testes of flies, new insight into how genes arise

A common birthplace of new genes, the male testes are a hotspot for biological innovation. Within these organs, scientists have found a trove of virgin genetic sequences -- and a better understanding

Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, study suggests

A new study supports evidence that children with mild asthma can effectively manage the condition by using their two inhalers -- one a steroid and the other a bronchodilator -- when symptoms occur. Th

Researchers refine guidelines for pediatric brain injuries

There are no guidelines on whether a noninvasive method of measuring carbon dioxide from patients' exhalations, known as end-tidal capnography, is as effective as drawing blood through a child's arter

How We Hear Our Own Voice Shapes How We See Ourselves And How Others See Us

At some point in our lives, many of us realize that the way we hear our own voice isn't the way others hear us. This gap has consequences. It shapes how we see ourselves and how others see us.

These Engineers Have Found A Way To Use Sweat For Some Medical Tests

Engineers at the University of California Berkeley have developed a patch that can measure someone's sweat composition and sweat rate at the site of excretion.

Carrie Symonds warns politicians of 'gigantic' climate crisis responsibility

Boris Johnson’s partner makes first solo public appearance since moving into No 10 Boris Johnson’s partner Carrie Symonds said politicians had a “gigantic responsibility to make the right decis

Animal Rebellion activists to blockade UK's biggest meat market

London’s Smithfield Market part of next wave of Extinction Rebellion climate protests Thousands of animal rights and environment activists are planning to blockade Smithfield Market – the largest

A novel cellular process to engulf nano-sized materials

Researchers have discovered a cellular process that allows nanomaterial entry into cells.

Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation.

Neuronal mechanism that is central to human free recall identified

Recently Weizmann Institute scientists succeeded in recording these rapid bursts of activity -- called 'hippocampal ripples' -- in the human brain, and they were able to demonstrate their importance a

Researcher decodes the brain to help patients with mental illnesses

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year. Severe mental illnesses cause the brain to have trouble dealing with cognitively effortful states, like focu

Researchers demonstrate three-dimensional quantum hall effect for the first time

The quantum Hall effect (QHE), which was previously known for two-dimensional (2D) systems, was predicted to be possible for three-dimensional (3D) systems by Bertrand Halperin in 1987: Now it has bee

Tiny GPS backpacks uncover the secret life of desert bats

A new study using miniaturized satellite-based tags revealed that during drier periods desert bats must fly further and longer to fulfill their nightly needs. According to researchers this signals the

How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection

The discovery could one day let doctors prevent the infection by allowing E. coli to pass harmlessly through the body.

Organic dye in zinc oxide interlayer stabilizes and boosts the performance of organic solar cells

Organic solar cells are made of cheap and abundant materials, but their efficiency and stability still lag behind those of silicon-based solar cells. A team of scientists has found a way to enhance th

Deinse Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?

We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles. But is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be — and for the past 35 years — she's been working on unlocking it.

Barbara King: Do Animals Grieve?

In 2018, an orca made headlines when she carried her dead calf on her back for weeks. Barbara King says this was a display of animal grief and explains how this changes our relationship with animals.

Devastating Banana Fungus Arrives In Colombia, Threatening The Fruit's Future

A fungus that has destroyed banana plantations in Asia is now in Latin America. The disease moves slowly, but there's no cure, and it could mean calamity for the continent's banana industry.

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Endangered bonobo, migrating storks and one of the world’s biggest raptors Continue reading...

Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers

Researchers are using the Catalina Sky Survey's near-Earth object telescopes to locate the optical counterparts to gravitational waves triggered by massive mergers.

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health

Engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It's all part

Numbers count in the genetics of moles and melanomas

Scientists have identified a way to help dermatologists determine a patient's risk of developing melanoma.

'Invisible ink' on antique Nile papyrus revealed by multiple methods

Researchers studied a small piece of papyrus that was excavated on the island of Elephantine on the River Nile a little over 100 years ago. The team used serval methods including non-destructive techn

Czech Republic's historic stud farm - in pictures

The national stud farm, which was established in the 16th century to breed and train ceremonial horses for the Habsburg court, has become a Unesco world heritage site. Located 56 miles east of Prague

These Experimental Shorts Are An 'Exosuit' That Boosts Endurance On The Trail

No ordinary pair of shorts, these were designed by Harvard scientists to work with the wearer's own leg muscles when walking or running, and might make a soldier's heavy loads easier to carry.

In Defense Of Naked Mole Rats And What We Can Learn From Them

Picture a pinkish, hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato. Researchers are studying naked mole rats to figure out what they can learn about longevity and health.

'Lithium' Is A Homage To A Drug — And To The Renegade Side Of Science

By celebrating those who applied the substance as a drug, Walter A. Brown aims to raise awareness — and to demolish what remains of the myth that scientific progress is driven by rigorous dispassion

Museum shrouds endangered wildlife exhibits in mourning veil

Bristol Museum to highlight biodiversity crisis after children demand true stories of exhibits One of Britain’s largest natural history collections is to shroud its exhibits of extinct and endanger

Birdwatch: owl be your baby tonight

Young birds are everywhere, but none of them compare to the brood keeping my teenage son awake It’s baby bird time in the garden. Family groups of pied wagtails periodically launch themselves off o

Game birds subject to 'cruel' conditions, undercover footage shows

As England’s pheasant egg imports double in three years, campaigners condemn lack of laws regulating rearing and breeding for shooting industry Pheasants whose chicks are destined to be shot in the

How the far right in Spain has seized on bullfighting to make its point | Guillem Martínez

A ‘sport’ that went out of fashion after Franco is the axis of a new cultural battle as nationalism seeks to re-establish itselfLast Friday, after a brief prohibition, bullfighting returned to Mal

Walter Chandoha's purrfect cats – in pictures

In 1949, Walter Chandoha adopted a stray kitten in New York. When he began taking pictures of his new pet, Loco, he was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local s

Country diary: collared doves cosy up for a summer fling

Sandy, Bedfordshire: After three mornings, the male’s song changed and the birds began billing instead of cooing At the songless end of summer, a bird was playing trumpet down my chimney. A clatter

Farmers jailed in Australia for smuggling Danish pig semen in shampoo bottles

Two men from GD Pork pleaded guilty in WA to breaching biosecurity laws to gain ‘unfair’ breeding advantage Two pig farmers in Western Australia will be jailed after being convicted of illegally

Black squirrel 'super' species? No, just a darker shade of grey

Black squirrel result of interbreeding between grey and fox squirrels – and they both carry virus In popular myth they are an aggressive new “super” species pushing out the grey squirrel just a

Dogfishing: beware the man who poses with pets on a dating app

That Tinder picture of a nice, caring guy posing with his adorable best friend might not quite be everything it seems Name: Dogfishing. Age: In human years, 20-45. Continue reading...

Is Grass-Fed Beef Really Better For The Planet? Here's The Science

There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.

The number of fake emotional support dogs is exploding – why?

It’s easy to get your pet designated an emotional support animal. But abuse of the system takes a toll on those with genuine needs According to her owner, Nick, 40, Rosie – a 50lb, eight-year-old

Country diary: a curious tern of events

Pagham Harbour, West Sussex: One by one, flock by flock, birds move from the mud and settle on the surrounding banks The cries of gulls and the screeches of terns fill the air. Flocks of migrating wa

Trump Administration Makes Major Changes To Protections For Endangered Species

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.

2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak

Drugs tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo are effective in treating Ebola, scientists say. They have run a study in the midst of a deadly epidemic and in the face of armed assaults on doctors.

Trump officials weaken protections for animals near extinction

Changes to how Endangered Species Act is implemented come as world scientists warn biodiversity crisis will put humanity at risk The Trump administration is scaling back the US government’s latitud

In 'The Mosquito,' Humans Face A Predator More Deadly Than The Rest

Timothy C. Winegard has written a well-researched work of narrative nonfiction that offers a history of the world through the role that mosquitoes — and mosquito-borne illnesses — have played in i

Sportsman who bit head off live chicken faces legal action

Animal rights activists say video of Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde is sickening Animal rights campaigners say they will sue a sporting champion for animal cruelty after he was filmed biting t

After a breakdown, birdwatching brought me friendship, escape and a new love of nature

A childhood hobby gave me time to reflect, refocus and find myself again, following years of drug and alcohol abuse A decade ago, aged 22 and off my face on class A drugs and alcohol almost every day

Country diary: swifts band together for 'screaming parties'

Otley, West Yorkshire: Tightly packed formations speed around rooftops and slalom within inches of chimney pots It is a glorious end to a glorious summer’s day; the air is soft-pawed and warm, and

Ostrich on the loose sprints down busy streets in China – video

A runaway ostrich has been captured on video sprinting down busy streets in Yilong in Yunnan province, south-west China. In CCTV footage from 2 August, the ostrich, which stands at more than two metr

The Swaying Power Of Scented Spaces Isn't Always Right Under Our Nose

Can you lift the mood of a public space with a fragrance? Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch talks with NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer about the practice and its effects on mood and behavior.

Scientists Find Out How Leaping Maggots Leap

The scientists captured the acrobatic jumps of a tiny maggot-like creature with high-speed cameras to figure out how it does this trick with no arms, legs, or wings.

What To Feed Locusts

Researchers at Arizona State University are studying locusts in hopes of finding better ways of preventing swarms from destroying crops.

Meet Angelica, Senior Zovargo Educator!

Angelica is a Senior Educator at Zovargo. Watch and discover what her passions are and how she grew into her important role at Zovargo!

Zovargo earns GS Friendship Award

At the 2018 Girl Scouts San Diego Conference, Zovargo was awarded the Friendship Award. Through several letters and nominations, we proudly earned this award. We are honored to have earned this speci

Say NO to Palm Oil

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2856 in San Diego, Ca - with help from GSSD community partner, Zovargo - took on the problem with palm on as their Take Action Project. Watch this video to see what they disc

WILD LIFE: A Moonlight Masquerade KNSD TV 10 9 18 web content

Zovargo is the special guest for the San Diego Museum of Man's event WILD LIFE! Bringing along lots of crawling insects and arachnids for educational encounters, Zovargo is proud to partner with this

Zovargo on Fox 5 San Diego!

Zovargo provided an interactive Reptile Show for the Shoppes at Carlsbad in September 2018. To help promote our special Creature Encounter, we visited Fox 5 to spread the word and preview some of our

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa!

Meet Zovargo Educator, Vanessa! Learn about her background and what her experience has been like as a Zovargo Educator. Everyone on our team has a different story and different experiences - enjoy! S

What is Conservation?

Conservation means many different things to everyone. Hear from our Zovargo partners and friends what conservation means to them and how we can all make a difference to help our world. Schools, Scout

Thank You Doyle Elementary HD

This year was our third time coming out to Doyle Elementary! We had a great time with the whole school and really appreciate these letters! Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday P

Zovargo on San Diego Fox 5 News!

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo on San Diego's KUSI Morning Show

In support of the 10th annual STEM Expo in San Diego, Zovargo provided a preview on live morning TV of all the neat "teacher creatures" that they will have during the Expo Day at Petco Park

Zovargo Gives Back

In January of 2018, Zovargo provided a free animal show for our military community in San Diego, Ca. Nearly 200 people attended and it was an awesome show!

Zovargo in the Community

Zovargo collaborates with many organizations in the San Diego Community to help spread the message about conserving our natural resources and supporting the animals that live on our planet. Working c

STEAM Maker Summer Festival 2017

STEAM Makers across San Diego join together for this festival that occurs at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Zovargo is one STEAM Maker at this festival! Check out all the fun. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conservat

Meet Zovargo's Animal Amassadors

Here's a look at some of our Zovargo Animal Ambassadors that are a super important part of our education programs!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect set

Camp Zovargo Preview!

See some highlights from Camp Zovargo San Diego 2017!Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect settings for a Zovargo animal program. Zovargo: Inspiring, Conse

Maddie Mullins - Zovargo Intern - YouTube

Maddie Mullins tells about her experience during her time with Zovargo. Schools, Scout Meetings, Classroom Programs, and Birthday Parties are all perfect set...

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences - UF/IFAS

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension outreach is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to t


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