Biomaterials with ‘Frankenstein proteins’ help heal tissue
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Biomaterials with ‘Frankenstein proteins’ help heal tissue

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and disordered segments,…

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How many cancer cells it takes to initiate metastatic tumors?
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How many cancer cells it takes to initiate metastatic tumors?

For the first time, researchers have developed a way to determine how many cancer cells it takes to initiate a tumor in another part of the body. The…

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Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise
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Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has a bigger positive impact on bone strength. University of Michigan…

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Number Doubled by Australian Astronomers
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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Number Doubled by Australian Astronomers

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have become a major focus of research in the past decade. In radio astronomy, this phenomenon refers to transient radio pulses coming from distant…

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Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found
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Largest Galaxy Proto-Supercluster Found

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope uncover a cosmic titan lurking in the early Universe A team of astronomers, led by Olga Cucciati of Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica…

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Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination
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Probiotics and antibiotics create a killer combination

In the fight against drug-resistant bacteria, MIT researchers have enlisted the help of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. In a new study, the researchers showed that by delivering a…

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Scientists create synthetic prototissue capable of synchronised beating
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Scientists create synthetic prototissue capable of synchronised beating

The discovery, published in Nature Materials, is the first chemically programmed approach to producing an artificial tissue. The findings, which could have major health applications in the future, could…

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Researchers reveal a new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact
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Researchers reveal a new mechanism for how animal cells stay intact

Almost eight years ago, Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash was looking for a way to watch every cell in an adult living, behaving animal in elaborate detail. He searched the…

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Cheaper Renewable Electricity From Sun’s Heat With New Material, Manufacturing Process
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Cheaper Renewable Electricity From Sun’s Heat With New Material, Manufacturing Process

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for…

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Popular ideas on healthy teeth are marketing, not dental science
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Popular ideas on healthy teeth are marketing, not dental science

Almost as far back as a century ago, scientists regarded oral hygiene products as useless in preventing dental cavities.  The bacteria causing cavities had been documented to dwell…

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New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles
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New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles

One factor holding back the widespread use of eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cells in cars, trucks and other vehicles is the cost of the platinum catalysts that make the…

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This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective
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This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective

Delivering functional genes into cells to replace mutated genes, an approach known as gene therapy, holds potential for treating many types of diseases. The earliest efforts to deliver…

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Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says
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Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that play previously unrecognized roles in…

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Scientists develop atomic-scale ‘simulator’ that acts like an electronic circuit
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Scientists develop atomic-scale ‘simulator’ that acts like an electronic circuit

University of Alberta scientists have developed an atomic machine that acts like an electronic circuit—a breakthrough that could lead to faster, more accurate programs to train neural networks…

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Ultrasonic Array Controller For Ultrasonic Particle Manipulation
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Ultrasonic Array Controller For Ultrasonic Particle Manipulation

Ultrasound Research Group at Neurotechnology introduces Ultrasonic Array Controller for ultrasonic particle manipulation. The controller is a multi-channel, continuous-wave array controller used for driving ultrasonic transducer arrays for…

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In pursuit of the elusive stem cell
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In pursuit of the elusive stem cell

How does the body renew itself? How do cancer cells use the same or similar processes to form tumors and spread throughout the body? How might we use…

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Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form
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Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in…

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Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery
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Cambridge team develops technique to ‘listen’ to a patient’s brain during tumour surgery

Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the operation and reduce the risk of…

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When light, not heat, causes melting
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When light, not heat, causes melting

The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in great detail. Now, a team of researchers has observed that…

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“Invisible Glass” Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize
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“Invisible Glass” Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

The technology, developed at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, was selected from among more than 800 innovative product ideas submitted by scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs in 60…

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Audi uses machine learning software to look for defects in fresh parts of car bodies
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Audi uses machine learning software to look for defects in fresh parts of car bodies

Manufacturing cars is not an easy business. Thousands of different parts go into making a single car and they have to be manufactured to the company’s standards. Audi…

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The fine print: 3-D-printing cells to produce human tissue
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The fine print: 3-D-printing cells to produce human tissue

With today’s technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to…

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Shedding new light on photosynthesis
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Shedding new light on photosynthesis

University of Michigan researchers have developed a powerful microscope that can map how light energy migrates in photosynthetic bacteria on timescales of one-quadrillionth of a second. The microscope…

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Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium’s unusual appetite for gold
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Harvesting solar fuels through a bacterium’s unusual appetite for gold

A bacterium named Moorella thermoacetica won’t work for free. But UC Berkeley researchers have figured out it has an appetite for gold. And in exchange for this special treat,…

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First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank imaging data yields exciting results
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First genetic analysis of brain function and structure using UK Biobank imaging data yields exciting results

The researchers took data from detailed MR images from 10,000 UK Biobank participants, which are freely available from the resource to researchers around the world, to examine thousands…

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Calm the Immune System, Halt Premature Birth
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Calm the Immune System, Halt Premature Birth

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death and disability in the U.S., and costs billions in dollars and heartache every year. Now, University of Connecticut researchers…

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Supercomputer predicts optical properties of complex hybrid materials
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Supercomputer predicts optical properties of complex hybrid materials

Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched by inorganic structures. These types of so-called layered…

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Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth
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Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying crew to the ISS was aborted shortly after launch on Thursday, Oct. 11th when its booster failed. The spacecraft executed an emergency ballistic…

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Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth
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Soyuz Launch Carrying Two Astronauts is Forced to Abort, Landing Safely Back on Earth

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying crew to the ISS was aborted shortly after launch on Thursday, Oct. 11th when its booster failed. The spacecraft executed an emergency ballistic…

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NASA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7
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NASA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7

On Oct. 11, 1968, NASA launched its first crewed Apollo mission, which paved the way for the moon landing less than a year later. Even 50 years later, Apollo 7…

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NASA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7
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NASA Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7

On Oct. 11, 1968, NASA launched its first crewed Apollo mission, which paved the way for the moon landing less than a year later. Even 50 years later, Apollo 7…

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Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions
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Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions

The concept of artificial intelligence may have once been far-fetched, but in 2018, it’s everywhere you look. We invite AI-equipped devices into our homes, into our pockets, and…

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Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions
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Autonomous Vehicles and Construction Sites: Technological Challenges and Possible Solutions

The concept of artificial intelligence may have once been far-fetched, but in 2018, it’s everywhere you look. We invite AI-equipped devices into our homes, into our pockets, and…

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NASA Recycling in Space Challenge
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NASA Recycling in Space Challenge

The aim of this Challenge is to identify receptacle and feeder mechanisms suitable for a microgravity environment that can deliver mission waste to a high temperature reactor that…

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How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape
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How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

In theoretical research that could explain everything from planet formation to outflows from stars, to even the settling of volcanic ash, Caltech researchers have discovered a new mechanism…

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Color-changing contact lens could enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments
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Color-changing contact lens could enhance monitoring of eye disease treatments

For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It’s hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the…

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Young people don’t drink as much as they used to
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Young people don’t drink as much as they used to

You‘ve been told that drinking alcohol is bad for you many times. You‘ve probably seen how it can damage lives and families. And yet it is still entirely…

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Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images
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Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images

Telescopes have come a long way in the past few centuries. From the comparatively modest devices built by astronomers like Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler, telescopes have evolved…

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Chemists closer to making organic molecules for electronics
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Chemists closer to making organic molecules for electronics

With a couple of chemical tweaks, University of Oregon chemists have taken a step forward in efforts to harness organic molecules as a cheaper alternative to traditional silicon-based…

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Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light
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Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light

A newly developed light seeks to reduce degradation of the brain in patents with Alzheimer’s disease. The technology has been approved, a company has been founded, and clinical…

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Chandra Enters Safe Mode; Investigation Underway
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Chandra Enters Safe Mode; Investigation Underway

At approximately 9:55 a.m. EDT on Oct. 10, 2018, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory entered safe mode, in which the observatory is put into a safe configuration, critical hardware…

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App gives dietary advice based on data on DNA and gut bacteria
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App gives dietary advice based on data on DNA and gut bacteria

Personal dietary recommendations based on your genetic data and data about your gut bacteria.This may sound like science fiction to most, but the technology is already available in…

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Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization
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Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as well. These materials could…

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New immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer
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New immunotherapy offers potential cure for advanced pancreatic cancer

The new cell-based immunotherapy, which has not yet been tested in humans with pancreatic cancer, led to mice being completely cancer-free, including cancer cells that had already spread…

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How many faces do you recognize? Probably more than you might think
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How many faces do you recognize? Probably more than you might think

You know so many faces. Your family, friends, co-workers, people you used to know, celebrities, TV personalities, athletes – you can recognize so many faces it is quite…

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Scientists discovered that memory brainwaves look the same in sleep and wakefulness
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Scientists discovered that memory brainwaves look the same in sleep and wakefulness

Sleep is very important for your health. It allows your body to heal and your brain to rest. It is the time when memories are getting consolidated and…

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Europe’s Building a Spaceship to Find Planets Beyond our Solar System
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Europe’s Building a Spaceship to Find Planets Beyond our Solar System

With the launch of the TESS space telescope, the world’s eyes will turn to the skies as astronomers, and NASA researchers hunt for exoplanets — planets that exist…

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Audi – the first car manufacturer to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
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Audi – the first car manufacturer to receive a certificate from the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative

Aluminium is an abundant material in industry. It is used for airplane manufacturing, electronics and cars. In fact, aluminium is becoming more and more important for the automotive…

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Largest ever diabetes genetics study uncovers mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes
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Largest ever diabetes genetics study uncovers mechanisms behind type 2 diabetes

A study published in the journal Nature Genetics used genetic data from nearly a million people across Europe and North America to highlight some of the key ways in which…

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Europa is Going to be Tough to Land on due to Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface
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Europa is Going to be Tough to Land on due to Towering Walls of Ice Spikes Across its Surface

Jupiter’s moon Europa has been the subject of fascination ever since the Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2 missions passed through the system back in…

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Testing new drugs with “ALS-on-a-chip”
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Testing new drugs with “ALS-on-a-chip”

There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed in nearly 6,000 people…

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Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air
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Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself. The polymer, which might someday be…

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Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis are Linked
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Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis are Linked

In multiple sclerosis, a defective response of the body’s own immune system leads to brain tissue damage. Gastrointestinal microbiota could play a far greater role in the pathogenesis…

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Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats
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Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats

Car accidents, sports injuries, even too much typing and texting can injure the peripheral nerves, leaving people with numbness, tingling and weakness in their hands, arms or legs.…

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What you can’t see can hurt you
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What you can’t see can hurt you

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners…

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Scientists Present New Clues to Cut Through the Mystery of Titan’s Atmospheric Haze
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Scientists Present New Clues to Cut Through the Mystery of Titan’s Atmospheric Haze

A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a ‘missing link’ in Titan’s one-of-a-kind chemistry. The atmospheric haze of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon (pictured here along Saturn’s…

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What you can’t see can hurt you
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What you can’t see can hurt you

What if you could see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home? Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners…

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Scientists Present New Clues to Cut Through the Mystery of Titan’s Atmospheric Haze
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Scientists Present New Clues to Cut Through the Mystery of Titan’s Atmospheric Haze

A team including Berkeley Lab scientists homes in on a ‘missing link’ in Titan’s one-of-a-kind chemistry. The atmospheric haze of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon (pictured here along Saturn’s…

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Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed
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Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed

NASA is working to resume science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode on Friday, October 5, shortly after 6:00 p.m. EDT. Hubble’s…

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Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed
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Hubble in Safe Mode as Gyro Issues are Diagnosed

NASA is working to resume science operations of the Hubble Space Telescope after the spacecraft entered safe mode on Friday, October 5, shortly after 6:00 p.m. EDT. Hubble’s…

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Painting Cars for Mars
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Painting Cars for Mars

When John Campanella’s friend wanted his beloved Ferrari painted, he knew exactly who to call. After all, Campanella had been painting, pinstriping and even airbrushing flames on to…

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A new path to solving a longstanding fusion challenge
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A new path to solving a longstanding fusion challenge

A class exercise at MIT, aided by industry researchers, has led to an innovative solution to one of the longstanding challenges facing the development of practical fusion power…

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Stamp-sized graphene sheets riddled with holes could be boon for molecular separation
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Stamp-sized graphene sheets riddled with holes could be boon for molecular separation

MIT engineers have found a way to directly “pinprick” microscopic holes into graphene as the material is grown in the lab. With this technique, they have fabricated relatively…

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Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds
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Day-time naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds

The Medical Research Council-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, aimed to understand whether a short period of sleep can help us process unconscious information and how this might affect…

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Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma
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Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma

Congenital mutations of the CDKN2A gene are the strongest known risk factors for inherited skin cancer. Individuals with melanoma who carry mutations in this gene also have poor…

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Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness
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Gene therapy breakthrough in treating rare form of blindness

The trial involved 14 patients receiving a single injection into the back of the eye of a virus containing the missing gene and began in 2011 at the…

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Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine
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Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device…

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Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials
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Study opens route to flexible electronics made from exotic materials

The vast majority of computing devices today are made from silicon, the second most abundant element on Earth, after oxygen. Silicon can be found in various forms in…

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Sealy, world-class 3D printers set to create dissolvable medical implants
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Sealy, world-class 3D printers set to create dissolvable medical implants

The southpaw underwent surgery after tripping and fracturing that elbow in the fifth grade. Surgeons inserted the screws to hold his ulna bone together. The bone healed. The…

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Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to four times worse than feared
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Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to four times worse than feared

Carbon losses caused by El Niño forest fires of 2015 and 2016 could be up to four times greater than thought, according to a study of 6.5 million…

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The robots of the future work together
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The robots of the future work together

Associate Professor Ole Ravn of DTU Electrical Engineering is head of DTU’s research within robot technology. He has worked with robots and autonomous systems for the past 20 years, and…

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Study: Sexes differ when it comes to comfort during and after exercise
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Study: Sexes differ when it comes to comfort during and after exercise

New research from the University at Buffalo has, for the first time, identified differences between men and women in their preferences for maintaining comfort both while exercising and…

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NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space
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NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager…

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Parker Solar Probe Changed the Game Before it Even Launched
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Parker Solar Probe Changed the Game Before it Even Launched

On Oct. 3, 2018, Parker Solar Probe performed the first significant celestial maneuver of its seven-year mission. As the orbits of the spacecraft and Venus converged toward the…

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Comet 67P Rugged Landscape Shown on a New Image
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Comet 67P Rugged Landscape Shown on a New Image

In March of 2004, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft blasted off from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. After ten years, by November of 2014, the…

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Single Atoms Break Carbon’s Strongest Bond
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Single Atoms Break Carbon’s Strongest Bond

Scientists discovered that single atoms of platinum can break the bond between carbon and fluorine, one of the strongest known chemical bonds An international team of scientists including…

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When Is a Nova Not a ‘Nova’? When a White Dwarf and a Brown Dwarf Collide
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When Is a Nova Not a ‘Nova’? When a White Dwarf and a Brown Dwarf Collide

Synopsis: Using ALMA, an international team of astronomers found evidence that a white dwarf (the elderly remains of a Sun-like star) and a brown dwarf (a failed star…

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Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers
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Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers

Quantum computers could solve complex tasks that are beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. However, the quantum states are extremely sensitive to constant interference from their environment. The…

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New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles
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New knowledge on how neurons talk to muscles

The ability to move deliberately is essential to the survival of all animal life, and is based on an interaction between the muscles and the brain. The site…

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Promising new therapy spares muscle loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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Promising new therapy spares muscle loss in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A promising therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) developed by University at Buffalo researchers is moving closer to use in humans. Published in Neuromuscular Disorders, the new UB…

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Why do women and obese passengers suffer the worst car-crash injuries?
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Why do women and obese passengers suffer the worst car-crash injuries?

Until recently, diversity was not a critical priority for highway safety engineers. To be fair, they were dealing with a more fundamental issue: how to convince stakeholders from…

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New extremely distant Solar System object found during hunt for Planet X
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New extremely distant Solar System object found during hunt for Planet X

Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and his colleagues—Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo, and the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen—are once again redefining our Solar System’s edge. They discovered a new…

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Japanese Rovers are Now on the Surface of an Asteroid, Sending Back Amazing Pictures
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Japanese Rovers are Now on the Surface of an Asteroid, Sending Back Amazing Pictures

In December of 2014, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hayabusa2 mission. As the second spacecraft to bear this name, Hayabusa2 was deployed by JAXA to…

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Good night Kepler. NASA Planet Hunter is Almost out of Fuel, and has Gone Into Sleep Mode
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Good night Kepler. NASA Planet Hunter is Almost out of Fuel, and has Gone Into Sleep Mode

The Kepler mission is coming to an end. The planet-hunting spacecraft that transformed our understanding of exoplanets and other solar systems is almost out of fuel. What little…

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Lunar Lander Proposal Unveiled by Lockheed Martin
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Lunar Lander Proposal Unveiled by Lockheed Martin

In the coming decades, NASA has ambitious plans to send astronauts back to the Moon and conduct the first crewed mission to Mars. In order to accomplish these…

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Flowing Salt Water Over This Super-Hydrophobic Surface Can Generate Electricity
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Flowing Salt Water Over This Super-Hydrophobic Surface Can Generate Electricity

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a super-hydrophobic surface that can be used to generate electrical voltage. When salt water flows over this specially…

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Gaia Sees Stars Out in Deep Space, Flying Between Galaxies
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Gaia Sees Stars Out in Deep Space, Flying Between Galaxies

In December of 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia mission. Since that time, this space observatory has been busy observing over 1 billion astronomical objects…

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New bio-inspired dynamic materials transform themselves
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New bio-inspired dynamic materials transform themselves

Scientists have been searching for ways to develop materials that are as dynamic as living things, with the ability to change shape, move and change properties reversibly. Now,…

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Ghost objects in the sky
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Ghost objects in the sky

Astronomers typically study objects that are visible night after night or explode suddenly, like supernovas, but Casey Law is scouring vast amounts of data in search of bright…

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Fungal infections in humans may be treated with compounds from herbicides
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Fungal infections in humans may be treated with compounds from herbicides

Herbicides are chemical compounds used to control unwanted plants. Usually these chemicals are called weedkillers, because they essentially kill weeds in farms. Herbicides are poisonous for plants but…

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Tales from 141,430 and one genomes
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Tales from 141,430 and one genomes

Analysis of the world’s largest set of genome data from pregnant women, totaling 141,431 expectant mothers from across China, has uncovered unsuspected associations between genes and birth outcomes,…

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A step towards biological warfare with insects?
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A step towards biological warfare with insects?

Owing to present-day armed conflicts, the general public is well aware of the terrifying effects of chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the effects of biological weapons have largely disappeared from…

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Breaktrough in snake envenoming
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Breaktrough in snake envenoming

Researchers from DTU, Cambridge, and Costa Rica have cracked the code to produce experimental snakebite antivenoms based on human antibodies. Antivenoms based on human antibodies have the potential…

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Young cancer survivors struggle to imagine their life in the future
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Young cancer survivors struggle to imagine their life in the future

Surviving cancer is a huge achievement and a relief. It opens up a future of possibilities, it changes your perspective to life and can be motivating. However, many…

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New fuel cell concept brings biological design to better electricity generation
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New fuel cell concept brings biological design to better electricity generation

Fuel cells have long been viewed as a promising power source. These devices, invented in the 1830s, generate electricity directly from chemicals, such as hydrogen and oxygen, and…

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Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn
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Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn

New research emerging from the final orbits of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft represents a huge leap forward in our understanding of the Saturn system — especially the mysterious, never-before-explored…

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Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch ‘Brains’
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Curiosity Rover to Temporarily Switch ‘Brains’

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week commanded the agency’s Curiosity rover to switch to its second computer. The switch will enable engineers to…

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‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space
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‘Spacesuits’ protect microbes destined to live in space

Just as spacesuits help astronauts survive in inhospitable environments, newly developed “spacesuits” for bacteria allow them to survive in environments that would otherwise kill them. University of California,…

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Scientists develop mouse ‘embryo-like structures’ with organisation along body’s major axes
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Scientists develop mouse ‘embryo-like structures’ with organisation along body’s major axes

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed an artificial mouse embryo-like structure capable of forming the three major axes of the body. The technique,…

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Giraffes inherit their spots from their mothers
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Giraffes inherit their spots from their mothers

Giraffes are huge. They are 5-6 meters tall and weigh 800 kg. It is difficult to hide when your head is so much above everyone else. However, giraffes…

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