Segmenting ultrasound video with a wavelet variational model

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Source: Jiulong Liu, Xiaoqun Zhang, Bin Dong, Zuowei Shen, Lixu Gu. A Wavelet Frame Method with Shape Prior for Ultrasound Video Segmentation. SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, 2016.

An Adorable Dumbo Octopus Stretches Its 'Wings'

discovermagazine.com – Rare footage of a baby Dumbo octopus taking its first swim, no feather required.

Source: Elizabeth K. Shea, Alexander Ziegler, Cornelius Faber, Timothy M. Shank. Dumbo octopod hatchling provides insight into early cirrate life cycle. Current Biology, 2018.

Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon

sciam.com – Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids

Source: Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo, David Vokrouhlicky. The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets. arXiv, 2018.

Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

npr.org – That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island.

Source: Maria Voigt, et al. Global Demand for Natural Resources Eliminated More Than 100,000 Bornean Orangutans. Current Biology, 2018.

Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

nytimes.com – Consumer products like perfume, pesticides and paint can contribute as much to city air pollution as cars.

Source: Brian C. McDonald, et al. Volatile chemical products emerging as largest petrochemical source of urban organic emissions. Science, 2018.

Secrets behind cuttlefish’s camouflage could inspire shape-shifting structures

digitaltrends.com – Researchers have begun to uncover the mysteries of the cuttlefish, having identified the neural circuits that give the creature its incredible shape-shifting abilities.

Source: Neural Control of Dynamic 3-Dimensional Skin Papillae for Cuttlefish Camouflage. iScience, .

'Oumuamua: 'space cigar's' tumble hints at violent past

bbc.com – The 'Oumuamua asteroid from outside our Solar System was involved in a collision, a study finds.

Source: Alan Fitzsimmons, et al. Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua. Nature Astronomy, 2017.

Infrasound microphones could predict volcano eruptions before they strike

digitaltrends.com – Researchers have created low-frequency microphones that could potentially help to predict the eruption of certain volcanoes around the world.

Source: Jeffrey B. Johnson, Leighton M. Watson, Jose L. Palma, Eric M. Dunham, Jacob F. Anderson. Forecasting the eruption of an open-vent volcano using resonant infrasound tones. Geophysical Research Letters, 2018.

That dinosaur-killing asteroid also triggered massive magma releases beneath the ocean, study finds

latimes.com – The asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago appears to have caused huge amounts of magma to spew out of the bottom of the ocean, a new study of seafloor data finds.

Source: Joseph S. Byrnes, Leif Karlstrom. Anomalous K-Pg–aged seafloor attributed to impact-induced mid-ocean ridge magmatism. Science Advances, 2018.

Graphene on Toast Paves Way for Edible Electronics

geek.com – Graphene: It’s what’s for dinner. Scientists at Rice University are testing new ways to embed graphene patterns onto food, fabric, wood, and other objects. Famed for its toughness and conductivity, the basic structural …

Source: Yieu Chyan, et al. Laser-Induced Graphene by Multiple Lasing: Toward Electronics on Cloth, Paper, and Food. ACS Nano, 2018.

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation

nytimes.com – A journal says it’s the first documented case of successful inducement of breast-milk production in a transgender woman.

Source: Tamar Reisman, Zil Goldstein. Case Report: Induced Lactation in a Transgender Woman. Transgender Health, 2018.