Drive-by heat mapping

Technology that can scan large areas to find which buildings are leaking heat and wasting energy. The latest news from MIT is regarding Essess bringing “drive-by” innovations to energy efficiency in homes and businesses. Over the past few years, Essess Inc. has deployed cars mounted with imaging sensors to drive around the U.S. creating heat maps that show which homes aren’t sealed properly, wasting energy and their owners’ money. The startup deploys cars with thermal-imaging rooftop rigs tha...
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2015 Nobel Prize In Chemistry awarded for mapping how cells repair damaged DNA.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 has been awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” The three scientists outlined chemical pathways that cells in living things, including human beings, use to repair damaged DNA. "Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments," the academy said. The organization tweeted graphics explaining the scientists'...
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Unique brain ‘Fingerprint’ offers new method of identification.

Neurologists at Yale University have discovered that it is possible to identify an individual's unique identity by mapping brain activity. Unlike a fingerprint, which is based on the physical structure of a finger or thumb, a brain profile is based on brain activity, which is similarly unique. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, used data obtained through functional MRI (fMRI) scans to build an individual's connectivity profile. Neuroscientists have found that they can...
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