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In a comforting result, neutrino-antineutrino masses get closer

August 26, 2011 4:00 am | News | Comments

The physics community got a jolt last year when results showed for the first time that neutrinos and their antimatter counterparts, antineutrinos, might be the odd man out in the particle world and have different masses. A result from the MINOS experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory appears to quell concerns raised by a MINOS result in June 2010 and brings neutrino and antineutrino masses more closely in sync.

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Imaging method sheds light on cell growth

August 26, 2011 3:45 am | News | Comments

University of Illinois researchers are giving a light answer to the heavy question of cell growth. The research team developed a new imaging method called spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM) that can measure cell mass using two beams of light.

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Flood prediction software simulates rivers at high speed

August 25, 2011 1:04 pm | News | Comments

Thousands of tributaries at a time, IBM Labs’ new flood predication technology recreates flooding events 100 times faster than real time. The goal of the project is to give forecasters a better way to prepare residents for what has become the United States’ most common natural disaster.

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Agency releases video of hypersonic glider flight

August 25, 2011 12:48 pm | by John Antczak, Associated Press | News | Comments

A video taken by a crewmember on a ship tracking the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Falcon HTV-2 as it began a test run to Mach 20 captures the rocket and vehicle together as a fast-moving contrail, then the HTV-2 as a faint dot zipping away on its own. The flight ended early when the glider plunged into the Pacific Ocean.

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High-pressure Chemical Reactors

August 25, 2011 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Supercritical Fluid Technologies has introduced the HPR series reactors, stirred reactors for high-pressure chemistry. The reactors are designed for researchers who are interested in performing pressurized chemical reactions in their laboratories.

A planet made of diamond

August 25, 2011 12:38 pm | News | Comments

Marvin Ross of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory theorized in 1981 that gas giants like Neptune and Uranus might have cores made of solid diamond. While this remains a theory, astronomers in the UK have found a planet orbiting a pulsar that appears to made largely of a diamond-like material.

Industrial Duty NS Cabinets

August 25, 2011 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lista International Corporation has introduced a new medium industrial duty, shallow depth NS cabinet line. The NS cabinets serve as an affordable workbench pedestal with their convenient size and footprint.

August 17, 2011 Grand Rounds Lecture

August 25, 2011 12:10 pm | by NIH Clinical Center Radio Grand RoundsNIH Clinical Center Radio Grand Rounds | Podcasts | Comments

Safeguarding Sound Science: Avoiding the Common Pitfalls of Clinical Research Misconduct. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/podcast/

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Mapping the brain

August 25, 2011 11:23 am | by Sarah Zhang | News | Comments

The brain of a mouse measures only 1 cubic centimeter in volume. But when neuroscientists at Harvard University’s Center for Brain Science slice it thinly and take high-resolution micrographs of each slice, that tiny brain turns into an exabyte of image data.

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Feds approve key expansion of NM nuclear plant

August 25, 2011 10:03 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Last summer, a uranium enrichment plant in New Mexico became the first major nuclear facility licensed in the United States in 30 years. A federal commission has given it the green light to begin operating more of its massive processing system.

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CC Radio - Episode 66

August 25, 2011 9:11 am | by NIH Clinical Center Radio | Podcasts | Comments

Bioethics Expert Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Transitions to New Opportunities, Keeps CC Connection. For transcripts of this and other NIH Clinical Center podcasts, visit http://www.cc.nih.gov/podcast/

Sensors streamline detection of estrogenic compounds

August 25, 2011 8:14 am | News | Comments

Researchers have engineered new sensors that fluoresce in the presence of compounds that interact with estrogen receptors in human cells. The sensors detect natural or human-made substances that alter estrogenic signaling in the body.

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Probe to uncover mechanisms key to fusion reactor walls

August 25, 2011 8:05 am | News | Comments

A new tool developed by nuclear engineers at Purdue University will be hitched to an experimental fusion reactor at Princeton University to learn precisely what happens when extremely hot plasmas touch and interact with the inner surface of the reactor.

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Dow Kokam, ORNL sign agreement to boost battery performance

August 25, 2011 7:47 am | News | Comments

Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company's capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium ion batteries.

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Jobs: Master inventor, master marketer

August 25, 2011 7:45 am | by Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Leaving the company he co-founding 35 years, Steve Jobs has led Apple to the dizzying heights of being one of the world’s top companies. His success was due in large part to his ability to identify the computer technologies that would do the most for the average consumer and finding a way to make them attractive to the buyer.

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