Imperial Valley News
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Humans, like all social animals, have a fundamental need for contact with others. This deeply ingrained instinct helps us to survive; it’s much easier to find food, shelter, and other necessities with a group than alone. Deprived of human contact, most people become lonely and emotionally distressed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Here’s some incentive to cover your mouth the next time you sneeze: New high-speed videos captured by MIT researchers show that as a person sneezes, they launch a sheet of fluid that balloons, then breaks apart in long filaments that destabilize, and finally disperses as a spray of droplets, similar to paint that is flung through the air.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - A new study co-authored by an MIT professor shows that China’s new efforts to price carbon could lower the country’s carbon dioxide emissions significantly without impeding economic development over the next three decades.
El Centro, California - Yesterday, an Imperial County Jail inmate identified as 20 year old Jonathan Manuel Munoz was found unresponsive in his cell. Immediate medical attention was provided and inmate Munoz was subsequently transported to the El Centro Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Austin, Texas - Individuals in “on-off” dating relationships - relationships involving couples who break up and get back together - are more likely than others to communicate frequently with friends outside the relationship, according to a study from The University of Texas at Austin that provides new insight into such relationships as Americans celebrate Valentine's Day.
Seattle, Washington - Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors - each just one layer of atoms thick and roughly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair - to make a new two-dimensional heterostructure with potential uses in clean energy and optically-active electronics. The team, led by Boeing Distinguished Associate Professor Xiaodong Xu, announced its findings in a paper published February 12 in the journal Science.