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October 31, 2014

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10:33 AM | A quantum leap in nanoparticle efficiency
New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which will improve the future development of chemical sensors used in chemical and engineering industries.
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10:28 AM | Research on cell biology mystery may reveal root causes of Alzheimer's and other diseases
Researchers discover that a well-known cellular structure orchestrates how vault nanoparticles naturally form in cells.
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10:22 AM | 'Swiss cheese' membrane with adjustable holes
The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by introducing iron within the polymer. Using an electric signal or a chemical reaction, the pore size can be adjusted. The key to this is controlled adding or extracting of electrons to and from iron.
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10:17 AM | Heart-therapy researchers develop nanobullet drug delivery system
Researchers say that by using nanotechnology, they have improved how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice.
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8:30 AM | Understanding springs at the nanoscale: a step towards nanorobots
Inspired by nature's ingenious biological designs, researchers have persistently attempted to mimic these biofunctionalities to bring technological breakthroughs. One of these morphologies - the unique shape of a helical coil - is not only interesting from a scientific standpoint but also pivotal, offering DNA its distinctive properties and propelling flagella in viscous fluids, to name a few. With the advent of personalized medicine on the horizon, researchers are now trying to use tiny […]
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7:00 AM | The seven creepiest science experiments
Some of our favorite scary and disturbing studies
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5:23 AM | Your tweets reveal future iPhone sales
Researchers set new standards for how precisely the sale of a product can be predicted based on what people write in the social media.
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3:05 AM | A (Difficult) Day in the Solar System
After a bad day on the launch pad, some perspective.
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12:30 AM | Orphan drug market to reach $176bn by 2020
New report suggests market will almost double in five years
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12:11 AM | Drones Capture Stunning Killer Whale Footage Tiny flying drones...
Drones Capture Stunning Killer Whale Footage Tiny flying drones have captured unprecedented footage of killer whales off the coast of Canada. By: Live Science Videos.

October 30, 2014

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11:22 PM | Larry Cook and Chiropractic Adjustment Myles once again points...
Larry Cook and Chiropractic Adjustment Myles once again points his skepticle eye at one of Larry Cook’s videos. This time he looks into research that “Doctor” Donald Trepany is quoting about Chiropratic Adjustments preventing SIDS. By: Myles Power.
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10:49 PM | I went elemental for this year’s jack-o-lantern (and greatly...
I went elemental for this year’s jack-o-lantern (and greatly underestimated the difficulty of carving small numbers… what am I, a neurosurgeon?!)
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10:35 PM | I’ll just go ahead and post this screencap before someone...
I’ll just go ahead and post this screencap before someone else does. Just look at that face. A true professional. Click here to find out why I look so awesome and comfortable.  
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10:33 PM | Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue? Minute Physics provides...
Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue? Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute! By: Minute Physics.
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9:44 PM | The Election of 1932 Explained A super quick yet informative...
The Election of 1932 Explained A super quick yet informative overview of the realignment elections of realignment elections, 1932, FDR versus President Herbert Hoover. By: Keith Hughes.
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9:00 PM | How States Stopped Funding Higher Education
The Great Recession was pretty terrible for higher education. In state after state legislatures cut funding for public colleges. The economy has recovered, but the damage is permanent, particularly for poor students. According to this piece at Inside Higher Ed: A new report from the Center for American Progress details -- on a state-by-state basis -- the extent to which recession-driven reductions in public college financing since 2008 have sent tuitions soaring, and how disproportionately […]
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8:54 PM | Adults Often Make Mistakes When Medicating Children A study...
Adults Often Make Mistakes When Medicating Children A study conducted by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that between 2002-2012 700,000 children under the age of 6 were given wrong doses of medication. The hospital offers tips on how to administer medicine to kids. By: Live Science Videos.
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8:40 PM | Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close
Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari about the race.
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8:05 PM | Mutiny on Apollo 7 - It Happened in Space №22 In space,...
Mutiny on Apollo 7 - It Happened in Space №22 In space, there’s not much gravity to help your mucus drain. That fact led to some grumpy astronauts who rebelled against mission control’s orders. More info:http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/near-mutiny-on-apollo-7-cold-stempers-marred-mission-131023.htmhttp://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29252.15 By: Scientific American Space Lab.
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8:00 PM | Smoke without fire: What's the truth on e-cigarettes?
They've been called safe, dangerous, a way to quit smoking – and a way to start. New Scientist sifts through the evidence about e-cigarettes (full text available to subscribers)
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7:56 PM | LightSail Vibration Test Shakes Loose New Problems
LightSail's random vibration test, meant to simulate the stress of an Atlas V rocket launch, shook loose new problems that the team will have to address.
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7:30 PM | White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas
By combining compounds in just the right mixture, researchers have worked out how to produce the olfactory equivalent of white noise
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7:16 PM | Prof. Laurie Glimcher, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science...
Prof. Laurie Glimcher, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2014 Laureate Prof. Laurie Glimcher, L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science North American Laureate relates an anecdote that turns out a good piece of advice - Failure is part of Research. It has to encourage you and not the contrary. By: For Women in Science.
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6:27 PM | Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I In January 2014, Emily...
Into the Bat Caves of Kenya: Pt. I In January 2014, Emily accompanied Curator of Mammals Bruce Patterson on a field expedition into the bat caves of Kenya. They were joined with Field Museum Media Producers Greg Mercer and Emily Ward to document the experience. This is the 1st installment in a 2-part series of highlights from the trip; there’s much more to come! By: The Brain Scoop.
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6:11 PM | Lord of the microrings
Researchers report significant breakthrough in microring laser cavities.
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6:07 PM | Left or right-wing? Brain's disgust response tells all
People sensitive to disgust are more likely to be conservative – so much so that their brain's response to a disgusting image can predict political leaning
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6:00 PM | Earth's blue beauty glimpsed from far side of the moon
China's Chang'e 5-T1 spacecraft captures a stunning image of our planet hanging in space next to the looming moon as it heads back home
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5:38 PM | Monitoring multiple biomarkers at once – Biotech’s...
Monitoring multiple biomarkers at once – Biotech’s future NSF-funded small business Applied Biosensors has created sensors that continuously monitor multiple biomarkers. The core technology has implications for biomedical research, water quality management and metabolic monitoring, among others. Prashant Tathireddy talked about the technology works at the 2014 BIO International Convention. By: National Science Foundation.
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5:36 PM | Spoiler-free guide to the science of Interstellar
With physics grand-master Kip Thorne doing the science, Interstellar promises to be the most fact-packed blockbuster of the year. Time to brush up
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5:31 PM | I just found out it’s National Bat Week! And I’m not...
I just found out it’s National Bat Week! And I’m not talking about the baseball things!To celebrate, why not watch my video all about some of nature’s most wondrous flying creatures? You should also check out the great links below to learn more and see how you can help. Bat populations are in danger around the world, and maybe if we take the time to realize why they’re so amazing and important, we’ll all work harder to protect them.  For more batty […]
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