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Rediscovering Venus to find faraway earthsRediscovering Venus to find faraway earths

Archaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariotArchaeologists discover bronze remains of Iron Age chariot

Researchers resolve the Karakoram glacier anomaly, a cold case of climate scienceResearchers resolve the Karakoram glacier anomaly, a cold case of climate science

Fish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fishFish tale: New study evaluates antibiotic content in farm-raised fish

New 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiencyNew 3-D display technology promises greater energy efficiency

Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiberResearchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

Structure of an iron-transport protein revealedStructure of an iron-transport protein revealed

First step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagusFirst step: From human cells to tissue-engineered esophagus

Magnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny waysMagnetic mirrors enable new technologies by reflecting light in uncanny ways

Lift weights, improve your memoryLift weights, improve your memory

Spiders: Survival of the fittest groupSpiders: Survival of the fittest group

Autophagy helps fast track stem cell activationAutophagy helps fast track stem cell activation

Myelin vital for learning new practical skillsMyelin vital for learning new practical skills

More physical activity improved school performanceMore physical activity improved school performance

Engineering new vehicle powertrainsEngineering new vehicle powertrains

Around the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red foxAround the world in 400,000 years: The journey of the red fox

Active aging is much more than exerciseActive aging is much more than exercise

Study: New device can slow, reverse heart failureStudy: New device can slow, reverse heart failure

Are the world's religions ready for ET?Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intoleranceGut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

Recreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networksRecreating the stripe patterns found in animals by engineering synthetic gene networks

Laying the groundwork for data-driven scienceLaying the groundwork for data-driven science

Hold on, tiger momHold on, tiger mom

Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologiesNature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Missing piece found to help solve concussion puzzleMissing piece found to help solve concussion puzzle

Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'Biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control'

Geography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economyGeography matters: Model predicts how local 'shocks' influence U.S. economy

Identified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonationIdentified for the first time what kind of explosive has been used after the detonation

Copied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithmsCopied from nature: Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms

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Chemists gain edge in next-gen energy (11/23/2014)

Chemists gain edge in next-gen energyRice University scientists create a flexible film with the ability to catalyze the production of hydrogen or be used for energy storage. ...> Full Article


Putting batteries in a kidsafe coat of armor (11/23/2014)

A Brigham and Women's Hospital led team has developed a simple 'coat of armor' to encase small batteries, rendering them harmless if they are ever swallowed. ...> Full Article


Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiber (11/22/2014)

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiberUsually, light waves do not interact with each other. Coupling of photons with other photons is only possible with the help of special materials and very intense light. Scientists in Vienna have now created the strongest possible coupling of only two photons -- an important achievement for quantum optics. ...> Full Article


Why We are made of 'star stuff' (11/22/2014)

Why We are made of 'star stuff'As Carl Sagan famously said, 'We are made of star stuff.' It's a mind-boggling thought, but what exactly did he mean? Watch our latest Reactions episode to find out how many of the atoms that make up you and everything else were forged in the nuclear cores of stars billions of years ago. ...> Full Article


Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products (11/21/2014)

Active, biodegradable packaging for oily productsThe BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products. ...> Full Article


Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market (11/20/2014)

Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer marketLower-cost 3D printers for the consumer market offer only a limited selection of plastic materials, while industrial additive manufacturing machines can print parts made of high-performance metals. The application of a novel process called Selective Inhibition Sintering in a consumer-priced metal AM machine is described in an article in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. ...> Full Article


Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics? (11/19/2014)

Your next pair of spandex pants could be made out of corn -- or, more precisely, from dextrose derived from corn. This option is part of a new wave, albeit a small one, of consumer goods that are being produced from plants rather than petroleum-based materials. But a complete transition to a biobased economy won't be easy, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. ...> Full Article


ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials (11/18/2014)

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materialsFor much the same reason LCD televisions offer eye-popping performance, a thermomagnetic processing method can advance the performance of polymers. ...> Full Article


'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling (11/17/2014)

'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and coolingIf you've gone for a spin in a luxury car and felt your back being warmed or cooled by a seat-based climate control system, then you've likely experienced the benefits of a class of materials called thermoelectrics. Thermoelectric materials convert heat into electricity, and vice versa, and have many advantages over traditional heating and cooling systems. Recently, researchers have observed that the performance of some thermoelectric materials can be improved by combining different solid phases. ...> Full Article


Li-ion batteries contain toxic halogens, but environmentally friendly alternatives exist (11/16/2014)

Physics researchers at VCU have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries -- commonly found in consumer electronic devices -- are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens. ...> Full Article


Thermodiffusion in weightlessness (11/16/2014)

Thermodiffusion, also called the Soret effect, is a mechanism by which an imposed temperature difference establishes a concentration difference within a mixture. Two studies by Belgian scientists from the Free University of Brussels, recently published in EPJE, provide a better understanding of such effects. They build on recent experimental results from the Influence Vibration on Diffusion in Liquids research project performed on the International Space Station under microgravity to avoid motion in the liquids. ...> Full Article


Watching the hidden life of materials (11/15/2014)

Watching the hidden life of materialsResearchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the 'smart material' vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal -- in a timeframe a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye.This marks the first time experiments have been able to distinguish changes in a material's atomic-lattice structure from the relocation of the electrons in such a blazingly fast process. ...> Full Article


A GPS from the chemistry set (11/15/2014)

A GPS from the chemistry setEmpa scientists teamed up with colleagues from Hungary, Japan and Scotland to develop a chemical 'processor' that reliably shows the fastest way through a City maze. As the method is basically faster than a satnav system, it could be useful in transport planning and logistics in the future, for instance, as the scientists report in the journal Langmuir. ...> Full Article


Getting the salt out (11/14/2014)

A new study shows effective way to desalinate water from fracked wells. ...> Full Article


Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection (11/13/2014)

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collectionWhen studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University and NIST captures information about both temperature and crystal structure during extremely fast reactions in thin-film materials. ...> Full Article

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Chemists gain edge in next-gen energyChemists gain edge in next-gen energy

Putting batteries in a kidsafe coat of armor

Two photons strongly coupled by glass fiberTwo photons strongly coupled by glass fiber

Why We are made of 'star stuff'Why We are made of 'star stuff'

Active, biodegradable packaging for oily productsActive, biodegradable packaging for oily products

Novel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer marketNovel 3D printing process enables metal additive manufacturing for consumer market

Can plants edge out petroleum as raw material for textiles and plastics?

ORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materialsORNL thermomagnetic processing method provides path to new materials

'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling'Reverse engineering' materials for more efficient heating and cooling

Li-ion batteries contain toxic halogens, but environmentally friendly alternatives exist

Thermodiffusion in weightlessness

Watching the hidden life of materialsWatching the hidden life of materials

A GPS from the chemistry setA GPS from the chemistry set

Getting the salt out

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collectionStrengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection



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