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October 21, 2014

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1:07 PM | Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake
Study demonstrates that quantum holograms could be a candidate for becoming quantum information memory.
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1:05 PM | Interview: The New Moon
Think you know about the Moon? I did, but then I started reading ‘The New Moon: Water, Exploration, and Future Habitation‘ (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and realized that my... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:04 PM | Diagnostic 'nanodecoder' could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers
The diagnostic 'nanodecoder', which will consist of self-assembled DNA and protein nanostructures, will greatly advance biomarker detection and provide accurate molecular characterisation enabling more detailed evaluation of how diseased tissues respond to therapies.
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12:53 PM | Antibiotics may help Salmonella spread in infected animals
Some people infected with pathogens spread their germs to others […]
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12:51 PM | Designing tomorrow’s air traffic control systems
On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and […]
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12:49 PM | Are Male Brains Wired to Ignore Food for Sex?
Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must […]
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12:48 PM | New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment
Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic […]
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12:46 PM | Memory decline could be next target of hypnotherapy
Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — […]
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12:44 PM | Getting the salt out
The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, […]
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12:10 PM | Our Universe in Color
Today we released six new images from Chandra’s vast data archive. Each one of these astronomical images combines X-rays from Chandra with data from telescopes that detect different types of light such as infrared, radio, and visible light. You may notice that the color maps in this new collection of images are not the same. For example, in the image of PSR B1509-58, X-rays from Chandra are colored blue, while in NGC 4736 the X-rays are gold. Why is this? The answer is that each […]
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12:05 PM | Chandra's Archives Come to Life
Every year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe. Ultimately, these data are stored in the Chandra Data Archive, an electronic repository that provides access to these unique X-ray findings for anyone who would like to explore them. With the passing of Chandra's 15th anniversary in operation on August 26, 1999, the archive continues to grow as each successive year adds to the enormous and invaluable […]
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12:00 PM | Particle Physics in Western Mass.
That’s “Mass” as in Massachusetts, not the stuff associated with the Higgs field… specifically, North Adams, MA, where I’ll be this Saturday night, October 25th, at the Secret Science Club screening of Particle Fever. This will be at the MASS MoCA, tickets here. The Secret Science Club is a regular gathering in New York City…
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11:00 AM | How-To Find Exoplanets...
Source: Planetary Habitable Laboratory
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10:51 AM | Ultra-stretchable silicon for flexible electronics (w/video)
Researchers have demonstrated ultra-stretchability in monolithic single-crystal silicon. The design is based on an all silicon-based network of hexagonal islands connected through spiral springs. The resulting single-spiral structures can be stretched to a ratio more than 1000%, while remaining below a 1.2% strain. Moreover, these network structures have demonstrated area expansions as high as 30 folds in arrays. This method could provide ultra-stretchable and adaptable electronic systems for […]
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4:00 AM | La prima mappa 3D della ‘rete cosmica’ primordiale
Un gruppo di astronomi guidati dai colleghi del Max Planck Institute for Astronomy hanno realizzato la prima mappa tridimensionale dell’Universo distante che risale ad appena 3 miliardi di anni dopo il Big Bang. La mappa, costruita a partire dai dati raccolti con i telescopi del Keck Observatory, si estende per 100 milioni di anni-luce e fornisce preziosi indizi sulle strutture […]
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4:00 AM | Super Stable Garnet Ceramics May Be Ideal For High-Energy Lithium Batteries
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.
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4:00 AM | Puzzling New Behavior Found in High-Temperature Superconductors
Research by an international team led by SLAC and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that becomes superconducting – conducting electricity without any loss – at relatively high temperatures.

October 20, 2014

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11:06 PM | Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning
A new study, which may have implications for approaches to […]
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11:05 PM | Scientists restore hearing in noise-deafened mice, pointing way to new therapies
Scientists have restored the hearing of mice partly deafened by […]
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11:04 PM | Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light
A tug-of-war is revealed in the response of the eye […]
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11:02 PM | Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus  
Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the […]
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10:58 PM | Emory launches Ebola protocols website
Emory Healthcare has launched an external website that will serve […]
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10:00 PM | Network Theory (Part 32)
Okay, today we will look at the ‘black box functor’ for circuits made of resistors. Very roughly, this takes a circuit made of resistors with some inputs and outputs: and puts a ‘black box’ around it: forgetting the internal details of the circuit and remembering only how the it behaves as viewed from outside. As […]
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8:53 PM | Test procedure for PHI V/F preamplifiers
Overview: Most of the older PHI AES systems use a voltage to frequency converter (V/F) to convert the electron multiplier auger signal output from a small current into a frequency so that the computer can count the signal. At the … Continue reading → The post Test procedure for PHI V/F preamplifiers appeared first on RBD TechSpot.
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8:37 PM | Nobel Prize Winners Infographic
In the wake of the Nobel Prize announcements earlier this month, we found this great infographic from our friends at Inside Science detailing the demographics of Nobel Prize winners. Winners for the prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine were included for the infographic.
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8:03 PM | Messier Monday: The Eagle Nebula, M16
With the iconic pillars and fairy inside, this star-forming region in our galactic plane just might be the most spectacular of them all.Continue reading on Medium »
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7:28 PM | Restoring order - A spin Hall effect without all the fuss
Scientists have developed a model for what happens when ultracold atomic spins are trapped in an optical lattice structure with a 'double-valley' feature, where the repeating unit resembles the letter W. This new theory result opens up a novel path for generating what?s known as the spin Hall effect, an important example of spin-transport.
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5:43 PM | A Tale Of Two Comets
Siding Spring and Halley! Is the bright fuzzy object in this image from NASA’s kick-ass-and-take-names Opportunity rover actually Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1)? If so, it would be the first time EVER us humans have captured an image of a comet taken from another world. And that would be pretty damn cool! The image was […]
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4:29 PM | Gardinel’s Real Estate, by M.S. Corley and Orrin Grey
I love “old dark house” stories!  Such stories, which involve a group of people gathered or trapped in a sinister house and subjected to horrors, include haunted house stories but are not limited to stories about ghosts.  I first learned the term “old … Continue reading →
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4:27 PM | Reversible tractor beam could be used to retrieve nanoparticles
Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.
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