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July 24, 2014

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1:57 PM | Astronomers come up dry in search for water on exoplanets
Astronomers surprised by low H20 abundances in hot Jupiter atmospheres […]
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1:55 PM | Schizophrenia’s genetic skyline rising
Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 — NIH-funded […]
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1:54 PM | NASA Voyager Statement About Solar Wind Models
A paper recently published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters […]
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1:53 PM | Researchers create the first model of the DNA ‘replication fork’
Human cells make new copies of their DNA billions of […]
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1:52 PM | Crows smarter Than a First-Grader?
UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as […]
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1:50 PM | Forward osmosis desalination not energy efficient
The two-step process is better suited for other applications In […]
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1:48 PM | Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients
Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus […]
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1:47 PM | New theory turns cancer on its head
A new theory of how cancer works could lead to […]
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1:45 PM | How stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories
When a person experiences a devastating loss or tragic event, […]
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1:44 PM | New combo material may boost computer memory
The discovery of a new material combination that could lead […]
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12:01 PM | Kepler data reveals a frost giant
I’ve been most fascinated lately by studies of planet formation. Every small detail is like that one letter in the crossword you need to fill all the other boxes in, every discovery a cornerstone that holds together a unique piece of the universe. For example, using just the find that the exoplanet Beta Pictoris b has a very short day … Continue reading →
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11:25 AM | Magnetic Pulse Simultation Lives, NaI Detector Still on Life Support: Lab Book 2014_07_24
Lab Book 2014_07_23     Hamilton CarterSummary:The NaI detector still isn't giving good results despite additional efforts to understand its operation and any possible problems.  Tomorrow, the base that provides voltage to the tube will be rebuilt.  The can crusher simulation code has produced its first correct looking current output results.  A pulsed mgnetic field from a can crusher will be used to quiench the superconducting Pb sample in the experiment […]
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8:00 AM | Through Thick and Thin
Making Optical Waveguides Out of Thin Air The filaments are created when pulses from a 10 Hz Ti:sapphire laser collapse the air into a narrow filament, increasing the refractive index of air in the center of the beam. The filaments heat the air as they travel, causing it to expand, and leave behind an air [...]

July 23, 2014

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6:38 PM | The birth of topological spintronics
The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator'. The research team's results show that such a scheme can be 10 times more efficient for controlling magnetic memory or logic than any other combination of materials measured to date.
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6:31 PM | Wide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus
Having a wider face helps men when they negotiate for […]
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6:28 PM | Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories
Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming […]
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6:27 PM | Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury
A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord […]
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6:26 PM | Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes […]
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6:08 PM | University nanotechnology spinout developing revolutionary battery technology
A UCF spinout company is at the forefront of perfecting specialized nanotechnology designed to extend the longevity of batteries and superconductors. Batteries will be lighter, stay charged longer and need to be replaced less frequently - and that's a win for our smart phones and our environment.
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5:08 PM | Finding quake shelters, breaking bad in Punjab, rice-wheat divide & more
Curious Bends is a weekly newsletter about science, tech., data and India. Akshat Rathi and I curate it. You can subscribe to it here. If have feedback, suggestions, or would just generally like to get in touch, just email us. 1. Pesticides may be to blame for some cancers among India’s farmers The green revolution … Continue reading →
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4:55 PM | National Nanotechnology Coordination Office announces 2014 NNI EHS Progress Review webinar
The NNCO is now accepting questions related to the 'Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy'
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4:33 PM | Real-time analysis of human movement
Walking and running are two of the most common movements that humans perform. They are also the basis of not only elite performance, but also injury. In biomechanics we use […]
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4:20 PM | Fifty years of CP violation
via @CERN http://t.co/9Rac42mBVh #CPviolation #CPsymmetry #matter #antimatter The CP violation is a violation of the CP-symmetry, a combination between the charge conjugation symmetry (C) and the parity symmetry (P). CP-symmetry states that the laws of physics should be the same if a particle is interchanged with its antiparticle, and then its spatial coordinates are inverted.The CP violation is discovered in 1964 by Christenson, Cronin, Fitch, and Turlay (Cronin and Fitch awarded the Nobel […]
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4:00 PM | Nessuna concordanza cosmologica con i neutrini ‘massicci’
Secondo il modello standard della fisica fondamentale, è noto che i neutrini, detti anche “particelle fantasma” per il fatto che essi interagiscono a mala pena con la materia, non hanno massa. Nonostante esistano tutta una serie di evidenze sul fatto che la loro massa non sia esattamente zero, essa rimane incerta non essendo stata misurata definitivamente. Si […]
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2:59 PM | Valentis Nanotech Signs MOU to Integrate Technology in Thermoplastics Production
Valentis's technology combines nanocrystalline cellulose, a biodegradable, transparent material made from plant pulp waste, with additional nanoparticles to produce highly improved polymeric films.
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2:55 PM | Groundbreaking nanosensor detects miniscule concentrations of hazardous materials in the air
Security forces worldwide rely on sophisticated equipment, trained personnel, and detection dogs to safeguard airports and other public areas against terrorist attacks. A revolutionary new electronic chip with nano-sized chemical sensors is about to make their job much easier.
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2:12 PM | Are geniuses like Einstein superhuman?
In the fine (?) tradition of headlines like this, the answer is “no”: Einstein was not superhuman. However, no single figure is more associated with the word “genius” in popular culture, and there’s no denying he contributed a great deal to 20th century physics. Therein lies the paradox of dealing with Einstein: as with Richard […]
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2:00 PM | What does a molecular living fossil look like?
The idea of a living fossil is rather intuitive. We think that a kind of organism deserves that denomination if it has been living […] Read more The post What does a molecular living fossil look like? appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Living beings: systems all the way back to their chemical origins Grasshopper mouse mighty powers against evil bark scorpion: a molecular tale Bears and riddles
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1:34 PM | Building up bamboo
MIT researchers study bamboo for engineered building material, similar to […]
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1:30 PM | Australian researchers pioneer a ‘Google street view’ of galaxies
A new home-grown instrument based on bundles of optical fibres […]
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