Insects: Superfood?
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Insects: Superfood?

Americans may find the thought of eating insects unappetizing, but elsewhere in the world bugs are a dietary staple. A 2013 United Nations report estimates that at least…

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New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2
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New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2

Low-temperature “water gas shift” reaction produces high levels of pure hydrogen for potential applications, including fuel cells Brookhaven Lab chemists Ping Liu and José Rodriguez helped to characterize…

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Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children
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Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children

Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you’re getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain.…

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Witness Cassini’s Finale at Saturn Live from JPL
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Witness Cassini’s Finale at Saturn Live from JPL

Social media users may apply for access to a two-day event culminating in the triumphant end of NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn after nearly 20 years in space.…

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Electronic Multi-card
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Electronic Multi-card

Tech startup BrillianT introduced Fuze an electronic multi-card that can store the digital information of up to 30 other electronic cards on its integrated encrypted chip. Users initially…

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Tiny blood vessels in the brain could be the key in treating vascular dementia
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Tiny blood vessels in the brain could be the key in treating vascular dementia

Researchers from the University of Southampton are to study tiny channels embedded in the walls of blood vessels in the brain to assess their impact on dementia. Dementia…

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Molecular mechanism underlies anxiety, autism
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Molecular mechanism underlies anxiety, autism

A calcium-dependent molecular mechanism discovered in the brain cells of mice by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators may underlie the impaired social interactions and anxiety found in neuropsychiatric disorders…

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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates
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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their…

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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible

The problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles. That conclusion might crop up during divorce proceedings, or describe a diplomatic row. But scientists designing polymers that can…

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Zapping the ground with electricity to create detailed soil maps for farms
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Zapping the ground with electricity to create detailed soil maps for farms

A University at Buffalo professor has devised an ingenious way to more quickly test soil in farm fields to make detailed maps of differing soil types. Those maps…

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Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science
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Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this…

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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease
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Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed antibodies that target the protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and stop their production. The researchers used…

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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal
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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to…

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Older dads have ‘geekier’ sons
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Older dads have ‘geekier’ sons

New King’s College London research suggests that sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically…

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How cells combat chromosome imbalance
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How cells combat chromosome imbalance

Most living cells have a defined number of chromosomes: Human cells, for example, have 23 pairs. As cells divide, they can make errors that lead to a gain…

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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water.…

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Acupuncture could be useful in treating pain in emergency room patients
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Acupuncture could be useful in treating pain in emergency room patients

Alternative medicine is something we learned not to trust through the years. People who practice it are often self-taught, which is not trust-inspiring to say the least. And…

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Scientists developed a cool technology, which can make old trucks more efficient
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Scientists developed a cool technology, which can make old trucks more efficient

Obviously, trucks and buses produce a fair share of harmful emissions. Manufacturers are trying to reduce their fuel consumption and make these large vehicles greener, but it is…

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New McLaren 570S Spider looks like a perfect summer’s supercar, but McLaren doesn’t agree
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New McLaren 570S Spider looks like a perfect summer’s supercar, but McLaren doesn’t agree

Supercars are vehicles of our dreams. Most of us will never get to own or drive one, but no one can stop us from dreaming. The best supercars…

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Oil as energy source for deep-sea creatures
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Oil as energy source for deep-sea creatures

At asphalt volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico that spew oil, gas and tar, mussels and sponges live in symbiosis with bacteria providing them with food. Scientists from the…

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Genes Predict Cancer Patient’s Pain – or Lack of It
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Genes Predict Cancer Patient’s Pain – or Lack of It

Sickness and pain go together. We think of them as a matched pair. Pain signals sickness, sickness causes pain. But this is not always the case. Especially in…

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Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer’s
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Researchers discover what may be earliest stage of Alzheimer’s

Older adults with elevated levels of brain-clogging plaques — but otherwise normal cognition — experience faster mental decline suggestive of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by…

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NuSTAR’s First Five Years in Space
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NuSTAR’s First Five Years in Space

Five years ago, on June 13, 2012, Caltech’s Fiona Harrison, principal investigator of NASA’s NuSTAR mission, watched with her team as their black-hole-spying spacecraft was launched into space…

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Scientists follow the trail of gut fungi in search for sustainable fuels
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Scientists follow the trail of gut fungi in search for sustainable fuels

Scientists are taking their cues from fungi in the digestive tracts of cows, goats and sheep in the search for new ways to create sustainable fuels and medicines.…

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The Fastest Biometric Engine in the World
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The Fastest Biometric Engine in the World

A new solution for national-scale biometric identification projects is capable of matching 1.2 billion fingerprints per second, 1.2 billion faces per second or 700 million irises per second on a…

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Is Pharmaceutical Pollution Influencing Superbugs?
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Is Pharmaceutical Pollution Influencing Superbugs?

Image credit: makunin via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain Superbugs are a hot topic, with more and more of these antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses mutating and appearing across the…

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E. coli bacteria’s defense secret revealed
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E. coli bacteria’s defense secret revealed

By tagging a cell’s proteins with fluorescent beacons, Cornell researchers have found out how E. coli bacteria defend themselves against antibiotics and other poisons. Probably not good news…

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The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam creates ‘molecular black hole’
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The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam creates ‘molecular black hole’

When the X-rays blast electrons out of one atom, stripping it from the inside out, it steals more from its neighbors – a new insight that could help…

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New form of carbon that’s hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber
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New form of carbon that’s hard as a rock, yet elastic, like rubber

A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination…

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Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion
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Neutrons zero in on the elusive magnetic Majorana fermion

Neutron scattering has revealed in unprecedented detail new insights into the exotic magnetic behavior of a material that, with a fuller understanding, could pave the way for quantum…

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NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples
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NASA Finds Evidence of Diverse Environments in Curiosity Samples

NASA scientists have found a wide diversity of minerals in the initial samples of rocks collected by the Curiosity rover in the lowermost layers of Mount Sharp on…

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NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected
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NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected

A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth’s tropical regions as our planet continues to warm.…

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One of Life’s Building Blocks Found around Infant Sun-like Stars
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One of Life’s Building Blocks Found around Infant Sun-like Stars

Our solar system is teeming with simple carbon-based molecules, the basic building blocks of life. If the conditions are right, these simple molecules can go on to form more…

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Imaging technique shows molecular machinery at work
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Imaging technique shows molecular machinery at work

New imaging methods that allow researchers to track the individual protein molecules on the surface of cells have been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The results offer…

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Retinal cells go with the flow to assess own motion through space
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Retinal cells go with the flow to assess own motion through space

Think of the way that a long flat highway seems to widen out around you from a single point on the horizon, while in the rear-view mirror everything…

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A new limited edition supercar from Porsche – the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever!
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A new limited edition supercar from Porsche – the most powerful 911 Turbo S ever!

While all supercar manufacturers make cars for dreamers and show-offs, Porsche is creating high-quality vehicles for the passionate drivers. Now the German automotive brand is introducing new 2018…

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The first of our kind
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The first of our kind

New finds of fossils and stone tools from the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by one hundred thousand years and…

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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes
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Genes influence ability to read a person’s mind from their eyes

Our DNA influences our ability to read a person’s thoughts and emotions from looking at their eyes, suggests study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Twenty years ago,…

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Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
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Organic compound found in early stages of star formation

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are part of a team that have for the first time detected methyl isocyanate (or CH3NCO) in a solar-type protostar,…

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Complex cocktail of chemicals found in coastal turtles
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Complex cocktail of chemicals found in coastal turtles

Chemicals including heart and gout medications, herbicides, pesticides, metals and industrial chemicals have been found in the blood of Great Barrier Reef turtles. A research team led by…

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Cancer Cells Send Signals Boosting Survival and Drug Resistance in Other Cancer Cells
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Cancer Cells Send Signals Boosting Survival and Drug Resistance in Other Cancer Cells

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance…

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Small Business Manufactures ‘Space Dirt’ for NASA Research
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Small Business Manufactures ‘Space Dirt’ for NASA Research

Deep Space Industries recently delivered 3.5 gallons of dirt to NASA. But this wasn’t ordinary dirt; it was developed to simulate the material found on an asteroid or…

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Human Heart Tissue Grown from Stem Cells Improves Drug Testing
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Human Heart Tissue Grown from Stem Cells Improves Drug Testing

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of…

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Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths
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Researchers image quasiparticles that could lead to faster circuits, higher bandwidths

Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle…

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Trams, partly designed by Peugeot, are linking cities of France and Germany
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Trams, partly designed by Peugeot, are linking cities of France and Germany

Europe is still a wonderful place to live, because you can travel so freely and enjoy biggest achievements of this old civilization. For example, recently a new tram…

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Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea that we live in a void
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Celestial boondocks: Study supports the idea that we live in a void

Cosmologically speaking, the Milky Way and its immediate neighborhood are in the boondocks. In a 2013 observational study, University of Wisconsin–Madison astronomer Amy Barger and her then-student Ryan…

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Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs
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Flares May Threaten Planet Habitability Near Red Dwarfs

Cool dwarf stars are hot targets for exoplanet hunting right now. The discoveries of planets in the habitable zones of the TRAPPIST-1 and LHS 1140 systems, for example,…

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Jackpot! Cosmic Magnifying-Glass Effect Captures Universe’s Brightest Galaxies
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Jackpot! Cosmic Magnifying-Glass Effect Captures Universe’s Brightest Galaxies

Boosted by natural magnifying lenses in space, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured unique close-up views of the universe’s brightest infrared galaxies, which are as much as 10,000…

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X-ray Study Reveals Way to Control Molecular Vibrations that Transmit Heat
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X-ray Study Reveals Way to Control Molecular Vibrations that Transmit Heat

Findings open new pathway for “tuning” materials to ease or insulate against the flow of heat, sound, and other forms of energy Scientists at the U.S. Department of…

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A planet hotter than most stars
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A planet hotter than most stars

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.” With a day-side temperature of 4,600 Kelvin (more than 7,800 degrees…

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New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
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New Transplant Technology Could Benefit Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into persons with type 1…

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Two-part system turns stem cells into whatever you want
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Two-part system turns stem cells into whatever you want

Whether using embryonic or adult stem cells, coercing these master cells to convert to the desired target cell and reproduce flawlessly is difficult. Now an international team of…

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Does your child have a TV in his bedroom? You should consider this
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Does your child have a TV in his bedroom? You should consider this

Nowadays children grow up with a tablet or a smartphone in their hands and no one seems to care. A TV in a child‘s bedroom seems to be…

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Olive oil as cancer prevention? Scientists say maybe
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Olive oil as cancer prevention? Scientists say maybe

There is a common saying that olive oil goes with everything and makes everything taste better. That remains to be proved, but olive oil is a remarkable thing.…

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Forget F-Type’s, Project-7 and XJ220 – Jaguar’s new most extreme road car is ready for launch and it’s a sedan
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Forget F-Type’s, Project-7 and XJ220 – Jaguar’s new most extreme road car is ready for launch and it’s a sedan

Jaguar produced many impressive sports cars through its long history. F-Type SVR is a current big star, but company also had XJ220 supercar, Project 7 limited edition sports…

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First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton
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First Step Taken Toward Epigenetically Modified Cotton

With prices down and weather patterns unpredictable, these are tough times for America’s cotton farmers, but new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas…

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Seeing through materials with visible light
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Seeing through materials with visible light

With yogurt and crushed glass, University of Michigan researchers have taken a step toward using visible light to image inside the body. Their method for focusing light through…

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Hubble “Traps” a Vermin Galaxy
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Hubble “Traps” a Vermin Galaxy

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is famous for its jaw-dropping snapshots of the cosmos. At first glance this Picture of the Week appears to be quite the opposite,…

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Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
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Catching the IMSI-catchers: SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance

Modern cell phones are vulnerable to attacks from rogue cellular transmitters called IMSI-catchers — surveillance devices that can precisely locate mobile phones, eavesdrop on conversations or send spam.…

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Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membrane
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Neutrons provide the first nanoscale look at a living cell membrane

A research team from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has performed the first-ever direct nanoscale examination of a living cell membrane. In doing so, it…

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Chemical “dance” of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels
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Chemical “dance” of cobalt catalysis could pave way to solar fuels

By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the boundless energy of the sun to make a clean fuel.…

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Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis
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Scientists Design Molecular System for Artificial Photosynthesis

System is designed to mimic key functions of the photosynthetic center in green plants to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored by hydrogen fuel Photosynthesis in green…

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Biggest ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxy
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Biggest ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxy

Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations…

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Cold virus, stem cells tested to destroy deadly brain cancer
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Cold virus, stem cells tested to destroy deadly brain cancer

A first-of-a-kind neural stem cell therapy that works with a common cold virus to seek out and attack a lethal and aggressive brain cancer is being tested at…

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Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles
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Researchers engineer shape-shifting noodles

“Don’t play with your food” is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the…

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BMW is ready to launch an offensive in a rather niche market segment – M8 is coming
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BMW is ready to launch an offensive in a rather niche market segment – M8 is coming

Some pieces of the car market seem to be so niche that only a couple of manufacturers have a go at it. For example, how many large GT…

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Coffee is not as bad as we are lead to believe – it may actually help preventing cancer
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Coffee is not as bad as we are lead to believe – it may actually help preventing cancer

People love coffee. It helps us waking up and becomes a treat after a long working day. However, many believe that coffee is really bad for our health.…

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Easi-CRISPR a breakthrough in genome engineering
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Easi-CRISPR a breakthrough in genome engineering

A study published May 17 in the journal Genome Biology shows how highly popular, custom genetically engineered animal models are easily generated using a new, patent-pending technology called…

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Gravitational waves detected for third time
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Gravitational waves detected for third time

An international team of scientists including 21 researchers from The University of Western Australia has detected gravitational waves for the third time in history, following their world-first discovery…

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Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake
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Curiosity Peels Back Layers on Ancient Martian Lake

A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another, according to a comprehensive look at findings…

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LIGO’s second run detects another merger of black holes
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LIGO’s second run detects another merger of black holes

Some 3 billion light years away in space, two black holes merged into one with a mass about 48 times that of the sun. It happened in the…

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Revealed: New step in plant mastermind hormone’s pathway
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Revealed: New step in plant mastermind hormone’s pathway

Plants are stationary. This means that the way they grow must be highly internally regulated to use the surrounding resources in the most-advantageous way possible. Just imagine if…

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NASA to Launch First-Ever Neutron-Star Mission
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NASA to Launch First-Ever Neutron-Star Mission

“The nature of matter under these conditions is a decades-old unsolved problem,” Gendreau said. “Theory has advanced a host of models to describe the physics governing the interiors…

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A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation
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A noninvasive method for deep brain stimulation

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep…

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UVA-built instrument plays key role in maping of lava lake on Jupiter moon
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UVA-built instrument plays key role in maping of lava lake on Jupiter moon

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers used an infrared camera designed and built by University of Virginia astronomers…

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Exploring elusive high-energy particles in an unusual metal
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Exploring elusive high-energy particles in an unusual metal

Mid-infrared wavelengths of light are invisible to the eye but can be useful for a number of technologies, including night vision, thermal sensing, and environmental monitoring. Now, a…

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What a locust’s nose taught engineers about monkeys’ ears
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What a locust’s nose taught engineers about monkeys’ ears

Is there an opposite for the smell of a rose? Is silence simply the absence of sound? The results of a recent study by a team of biomedical…

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Mystery of electric fish genus solved, new species identified
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Mystery of electric fish genus solved, new species identified

Solving a 140-year old taxonomic puzzle, Cornell researchers have identified and described a new species of electric fish from the Ogooué River in Gabon, Africa. The new species,…

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Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural
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Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

A new surgical technique devised by MIT researchers could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs. Through coordination of the patient’s prosthetic limb, existing nerves,…

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Researchers design AI system to assess pain levels in sheep
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Researchers design AI system to assess pain levels in sheep

An artificial intelligence system designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is able to detect pain levels in sheep, which could aid in early diagnosis and treatment…

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Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over
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Cassini Finds Saturn Moon May Have Tipped Over

Saturn’s icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past, according to recent research from NASA’s Cassini mission. Researchers with the mission found evidence that…

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Fossil skeleton confirms earliest primates were tree dwellers
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Fossil skeleton confirms earliest primates were tree dwellers

Earth’s earliest primates dwelled in treetops, not on the ground, according to an analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico — the oldest-known primate skeleton.…

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Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?
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Drone vs. truck deliveries: Which create less carbon pollution?

Delivering packages with drones can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in certain circumstances as compared to truck deliveries, a new study from University of Washington  transportation engineers finds. A…

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New computer hand model to improve finger joint surgery
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New computer hand model to improve finger joint surgery

Clinicians and researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering study into the use of computer-generated hand models to help improve the success of joint surgery for patients with…

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The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies
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The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, successfully recovered…

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Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment
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Chemical array draws out malignant cells to guide individualized cancer treatment

Melanoma is a particularly difficult cancer to treat once it has metastasized, spreading throughout the body. University of Illinois researchers are using chemistry to find the deadly, elusive…

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Stem cells yield nature’s blueprint for body’s vasculature
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Stem cells yield nature’s blueprint for body’s vasculature

In the average adult human, there are an estimated 100,000 miles of capillaries, veins and arteries — the plumbing that carries life-sustaining blood to every part of the…

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Physicists Discover Why Drying Liquid Crystal Drops Leave Unusual ‘Coffee Rings’
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Physicists Discover Why Drying Liquid Crystal Drops Leave Unusual ‘Coffee Rings’

In previous papers, University of Pennsylvania physicists investigated the “coffee ring effect,” the ring-shaped stain of particles left after drops of coffee evaporate. In one paper, they learned…

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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds
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Light emitting quantum dots could ease synthesis of novel compounds

At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light being used to mediate chemical reactions. Now “photoredox catalysis” has become…

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A GPS neuron? Scientists begin to understand how people navigate their ways through everyday commute
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A GPS neuron? Scientists begin to understand how people navigate their ways through everyday commute

Have you ever wondered how we manage to navigate ourselves in places we really have no memory of? It seems as if we have some sense of direction,…

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NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno
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NASA Drone Traffic Management Tests Take Off in Reno

NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated…

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DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane
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DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane

Agency partners with Boeing to build and fly an experimental vehicle for aircraft-like access to space DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for…

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Bacteria with multicolor vision
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Bacteria with multicolor vision

MIT researchers have engineered bacteria with “multicolor vision” — E. coli that recognize red, green, or blue (RGB) light and, in response to each color, express different genes…

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World’s most sensitive dark matter detector releases first results
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World’s most sensitive dark matter detector releases first results

Scientists behind XENON1T, the largest dark matter experiment of its kind ever built, are encouraged by early results, describing them as the best so far in the search…

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Drinking more coffee could reduce liver cancer risk, suggests study
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Drinking more coffee could reduce liver cancer risk, suggests study

Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southampton. Researchers…

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Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built
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Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built

Grabbing the awkwardly shaped items that people pick up in their day-to-day lives is a slippery task for robots. Irregularly shaped items such as shoes, spray bottles, open…

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Pioneering new methods for designing magnetism
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Pioneering new methods for designing magnetism

University of Tokyo researchers have proposed and successfully demonstrated a new concept for artificially controlling the preferred orientation, or easy axes, of magnetization in ferromagnetic thin films through…

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Heavy Particles Get Caught Up in the Flow
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Heavy Particles Get Caught Up in the Flow

First results from new precision particle detector designed to reveal detailed properties of subatomic “soup” that mimics the early universe UPTON, NY—By teasing out signatures of particles that…

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Liquid-crystal and bacterial living materials organize and move in their own way
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Liquid-crystal and bacterial living materials organize and move in their own way

Smart glass, transitional lenses and mood rings are not the only things made of liquid crystals; mucus, slug slime and cell membranes also contain them. Now, a team…

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Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes
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Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer. The group developed…

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