Daily Archives: April 3, 2022

College football roundtable: Which team will be the biggest surprise

Michigan entered the 2021 season unranked, and the Wolverines ended the season as Big Ten champions and in the College Football Playoff.Iowa State and North Carolina were both top-10 teams in the preseason AP poll, and they finished 7-6 and 6-7, respectively.Which teams will overperform and underperform in 2022? Which conference has the most to…

Decoding a material’s ‘memory’

New research from the University of Pennsylvania published in Nature Physics details the relationship between a disordered material’s individual particle arrangement and how it reacts to external stressors. The study also found that these materials have “memory” that can be used to predict how and when they will flow. The study was led by Larry… Read More »

Which early surprises in 2022 are here to stay in

The first three months of the year are nearly in the books, but which UFC fighters have surprised and stood out most thus far? More importantly, are they here to stay?The heavyweight division looks to be making way for new stars, as Tai Tuivasa survived a rock fight with Derrick Lewis last month to fast-track…

NASA reveals the essential key to spotting extraterrestrial life

NASA’S James Webb Space Telescope will begin looking for methane in an attempt to detect life in deep space. Researchers have found that under certain conditions, methane could be a promising sign of life when found in a rocky exoplanet’s atmosphere — even more so than oxygen. Such conditions include that along with methane, atmospheric… Read More »

Fantasy basketball waiver wire: Top picks for assists

Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters.A willingness to entertain competition for the last few spots on your fantasy hoops roster can prove rewarding. When…

A simple diagnostic tool for gastrointestinal disorders: Inspired by an ancient technology, engineers design a sensor that can measure pressure inside the digestive tract

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the stomach, or constipation. Dysmotility disorders are usually diagnosed with a catheter containing pressure transducers, which can sense contractions of the GI tract.… Read More »

Why did F1 go racing in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — For two consecutive days Formula One cars lapped Jeddah’s Corniche Circuit against the backdrop of a cloud of black smoke on the city’s skyline. The smoke was a result of a missile attack on an oil depot six miles to the east of the track that occurred 20 minutes into the…