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April 15, 2014

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10:28 AM | OpenSciLogs – A Glimpse of the Future of Science Blogging
Guest blog post by Paige Brown, SciLogs.com blogging manager and Ph.D. student in the Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University.  Read more
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10:23 AM | Nanoparticle-delivered local anesthesia
A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles - drawn to the targeted area of the body by magnets - could one day provide a useful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia in patients, suggests an experimental study.
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8:45 AM | Searching for dark particles by spotting low-mass WIMPs interactions
Uno studio recente condotto da Richard Schnee, un professore di fisica della Syracuse University, pubblicato sulla rivista online Symmetry, tenta di far luce sulla natura e origine della materia scura, quella componente […]
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8:18 AM | Topological insulator - a novel optical and microwave-absorbing material
Recently, a new Dirac material - a lattice system where the excitations are described by relativistic Dirac or Weyl equations - namely a topological insulator (TI), entered researchers' sight. TIs possess a small band gap in their bulk state and a gapless metallic state at their edge/surface. A research group working on two-dimensional materials photonicshas now experimentally demonstrated for the first time that TI may be a novel microwave-absorbing material.
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8:00 AM | Plenty of Science Yet to Do
Science Is Running Out Of Things To Discover? [H]aven’t we learned anything from the history of science? The last time someone thought that we knew all there was to know about an area of physics, and all that we could do was simply to make incremental understanding of the area, it was pre-1985 before Mother [...]
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7:54 AM | Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor
Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral ointments and surfaces, for instance.
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7:07 AM | Chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time
The researchers showed that they could load their particles with three drugs commonly used to treat ovarian cancer.
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5:33 AM | Purty Vacant
It goes like this… The Kingswoods Best Punkabilly ever finally on youtube! The Original “Pretty Vacant” for reference, for you young ‘uns…
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12:30 AM | Amazon drought, fire lead to sharp increases in tree mortality
Ongoing deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help […]
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12:29 AM | FDA Says Keep Lilies Away From Your Cats
The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for […]
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12:27 AM | NASA Cassini Images May Reveal Birth of a Saturn Moon
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small […]
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12:19 AM | Events
Grab your calendar, plan ahead — biotech events through June, including the annual BIO Convention.  Read more

April 14, 2014

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9:34 PM | Dog Ownership Benefits Families of Children with Autism
Many families face the decision of whether to get a […]
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9:32 PM | Study says we’re over the hill at 24
It’s a hard pill to swallow, but if you’re over […]
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7:45 PM | Look Up Tonight: The Tetrad Lunar Eclipse Explained
If you're living in North or South America, look toward the sky tonight for a total lunar eclipse. Beginning around 2 AM Eastern Time tonight (technically April 15th), the moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, and the eclipse will peak between 3 and 4 AM Eastern Time.Lunar eclipses (varying from total eclipses to barely noticeable ones) are fairly common — typically two to three occur each year. Tonight's eclipse, however, is just the beginning. After tonight, three subsequent lunar […]
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7:28 PM | A Rare Alignment of Sun, Earth, Moon, Mars—and the Human Spirit
Tonight when you look up at the sky—and I strongly urge you to do so—you can participate in three different kinds of amazing alignments. One will produce a total lunar eclipse, as Earth’s shadow sweeps across the moon. One will produce the best view of Mars in more than 6 years, as the Red Planet […]The post A Rare Alignment of Sun, Earth, Moon, Mars—and the Human Spirit appeared first on Out There.
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6:34 PM | Anasys Licenses ORNL Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Imaging Technology
Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.
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6:28 PM | Nano shake-up: Routine handling can affect nanoscale drug carriers
A common assumption is that once a nanocarrier is created, it maintains its size and shape on the shelf as well as in the body. However, recent work has shown that routine procedures in handling and processing nanocarrier solutions can have a significant influence on the size and shape of these miniscule structures.
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6:17 PM | Affordable High Precision XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage
PI's P-763 XY nanopositioning stage is a new, more affordable addition to PI's wide range of piezo stage positioners.
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6:04 PM | universo.math
Check out a new Spanish language maths magazine
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6:03 PM | Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics
Strain-induced polarization charges in piezoelectric semiconductors can effectively modulate the electronic and optoelectronic processes of charge carriers at the metal-semiconductor interface and p-n junction, which has resulted in both novel fundamental phenomenon and unprecedented device applications. The increasing research interests in the emerging field of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics has opened up opportunities for implementing novel applications such as adaptive human-electronics […]
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5:41 PM | Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work. The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight.
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5:32 PM | Device turns flat surface into spherical antenna
By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does.
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4:14 PM | Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula
The meeting between a Neanderthal and one of the first […]
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4:12 PM | Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids
Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis […]
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3:57 PM | Neuroscientists: Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look […]
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2:00 PM | Phonology and the brain: it’s all in the features.
…and the vision that was planted in my brain still remains, . within the sound of silence. . (Simon and Garfunkel, The sound of silence 1964) […] Read more The post Phonology and the brain: it’s all in the features. appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Sesame Street and brain activity in children Reinforcement learning in the brain The (energetical) cost of having a brain

Mesgarani N., Cheung C., Johnson K. & Chang E.F. (2014). Phonetic Feature Encoding in Human Superior Temporal Gyrus, Science, 343 (6174) 1006-1010. DOI:

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1:58 PM | Laboratory-Grown Vaginas Implanted in Patients
Scientists reported today the first human recipients of laboratory-grown vaginal […]
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1:43 PM | Cosmic slurp: Predicting black hole eating binges
Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs […]
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1:37 PM | Anti-counterfeiting particles
Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting. […]
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