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October 16, 2014

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5:50 AM | New molecular probe tracks cellular forces
Method could advance biology and spur new approaches to disease.
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4:00 AM | ORNL Research Reveals Unique Capabilities of 3-D Printing
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes.
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4:00 AM | Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries
Supercomputer simulations at Berkeley Lab provide a path to better designs.
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1:43 AM | The E-cat: cold fusion or scientific fraud?
What the “independent tests” really teach us, if we’re willing to look carefully.Continue reading on Medium »

October 15, 2014

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9:21 PM | Heroes don’t deliberate before they act
People who risk their lives to save strangers do so […]
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9:18 PM | Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly
Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about […]
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9:17 PM | Un sorriso
Soddisfazioni: quando torni a casa con il sorriso di un ragazzo che, nonostante la tarda sera, sorride per essere riuscito a trovare mcm ed MCD. Tutto il resto e' un contorno di cui forse potremmo anche fare a meno.
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8:55 PM | Podcast Repost: Game of Thrones Weather
For this week's podcast, we've dug up an old podcast that we published last year (originally published July 24, 2013). For those that missed it, the podcast covered the physics behind a world like Westeros: the setting for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones. Westeros has highly variable seasons that come at differing times, most notably the impending winter (it's coming!). We spoke with an astrophysicist to see if there could be exoplanets that exhibit similar seasons to this fictional world. […]
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8:28 PM | Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines
Nanomedicines consisting of nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery to specific tissues and cells offer new solutions for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Understanding the interdependency of physiochemical properties of nanomedicines, in correlation to their biological responses and functions, is crucial for their further development of as cancer-fighters.
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7:55 PM | Wordless Wednesday: Critters
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4:14 PM | The world's thinnest generator - piezoelectricity observed in atomically thin MoS2
First experimental observation of piezoelectricity in an atomically thin material could lead to wearable devices.
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4:01 PM | Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet
First “ice giant” planet found in another solar system Our […]
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3:56 PM | Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment
ot grapes? UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant […]
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3:55 PM | Obesity accelerates aging of the liver
Using a recently developed biomarker of aging known as an […]
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3:54 PM | Early childhood neglect associated with altered brain structure, ADHD
Under the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, thousands of Romanian […]
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3:52 PM | Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime
Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that […]
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3:49 PM | Rise of the Machines
It’s already happening: Machines, spurred by massive gains in processing […]
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3:48 PM | Study proves biodiversity buffers disease
When a community is biodiverse with many different species, the […]
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3:47 PM | House fly genome reveals expanded immune system
Scientists have sequenced the house fly genome for the first […]
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3:42 PM | European Commission opens the gate towards the implementation of Nanomedicine Translation Hub
A major step in implementing the ETPN Translation Hub has been reached, with three European projects entering the finalisation stage of their EU Grant Agreements.
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3:16 PM | Rosetta’s Landing Site Confirmed!
European Space Agency Gives Thumbs-Up On Landing Site J A few days after releasing the above image taken by the Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander of target comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (Image Credit: Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA), the European Space Agency (ESA) today announced a confirmation of landing Site J in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a […]
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2:50 PM | Northern lights 14./15.10.2014
Last night there was a wonderful display of northern lights that was observed all over Finland! I was observing this natural display in Kuusamo, Northeastern Finland. It’s already winter here in Kuusamo, we have about 5 cm of snow on the ground and temperature was 10 degrees below zero! So the weathe was a bit […]
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2:00 PM | How many mutually touching cylinders can be arranged in 3D?
An old problem, restated by Martin Gardner in 1959, asked if six cigarettes that can be placed so that each touches the other. Gardner […] Read more The post How many mutually touching cylinders can be arranged in 3D? appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. No related posts.
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1:11 PM | Cloud-sculpting star cluster NGC 6823
Image credit and copyright: Donald P. Waid (Waid Observatory) courtesy Astronomy Picture of the Day Star cluster NGC 6823 is slowly turning gas clouds into stars. The center of the open cluster, visible on the upper left, formed only about two million years ago and is dominated in brightness by a host of bright young […]
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11:30 AM | Diaspora Denouement...
Alder Koten InstituteFrom the beginning of the month, I quote the post Mes de la Herencia Hispana:"The irony: in a country of immigrants, we're becoming "tribal"; somehow E pluribus unum: out of many, one - has lost its original Latin origins and just become a slogan printed on our money - if we ever bother to look at it."'Self-deportation' and repatriation as some have suggested would be a logistical and political nightmare that the global economy would immediately reject us as incompetent and […]
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11:15 AM | Inventor Benjamin Valles...
Source: LinkedInHometown: Chihuahua, Mexico Link to patents: here System and method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor bodyPatent number: 7077022Abstract: The end portion of the insulation sheath of a cable is formed into a grommet to promote better mechanical bonding with a vehicle sensor housing that is overmolded onto the cable.Type: GrantFiled: March 3, 2004Issued: July 18, 2006Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.Inventor: Benjamin Valles Embed for some
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11:12 AM | L’ultima ‘rapida’ inversione del campo magnetico terrestre
Cosa succederebbe se, un giorno, ci accorgessimo che l’ago della bussola punta a Sud invece che a Nord? In realtà, non è poi così tanto strano come può sembrare perchè il campo magnetico terrestre si è invertito più volte nel corso della storia del nostro pianeta. Il campo magnetico di dipolo, analogo a quello di una […]
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11:00 AM | Z Machine and Nuclear Fusion...
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIESScientists are reporting a significant advance in the quest to develop an alternative approach to nuclear fusion. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, using the lab’s Z machine, a colossal electric pulse generator capable of producing currents of tens of millions of amperes, say they have detected significant numbers of neutrons—byproducts of fusion reactions—coming from the experiment. This, they say, demonstrates […]
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10:47 AM | Scientists map key moment in sssembly of DNA-splitting molecular machine
Crucial steps and surprising structures revealed in the genesis of the enzyme that divides the DNA double helix during cell replication.
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10:21 AM | Nanoparticle-based photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo
Novel nanoparticles advance potential clinical application for photodynamic therapy.
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