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Cactus-Inspired Skin Gives Electric Cars a Spike

April 29, 2016 8:51 am | by CSIRO Australia | News | Comments

New type of membrane has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.

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Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

April 29, 2016 8:51 am | by Trinity College Dublin | News | Comments

New research suggests that the oldest pieces of rock on Earth – zircon crystals – are likely to have formed in the craters left by violent asteroid impacts.

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Improved Efficiency for Biopharma Manufacturing Workflows

April 28, 2016 6:30 pm | by MilliporeSigma | Product Releases | Comments

MilliporeSigma is launching three Mobius products that deliver improved efficiency and ease of use for biopharmaceutical manufacturing workflows. 

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Scientists Transform Skin Cells into Germ Cells

April 28, 2016 3:01 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

In the United States, between 10 and 15 percent of couples are infertile, according to the Mayo Clinic. Scientists in Spain are working to help them.

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Shape of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize

April 28, 2016 12:31 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding cells.

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Fiber Optic Biosensor-Integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

April 28, 2016 12:25 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

By integrating microfluidic chips with fiber optic biosensors, researchers in China are creating ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to detect glucose levels.

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Ice Loss Accelerating in Greenland's Coastal Glaciers

April 28, 2016 12:15 pm | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

The study sheds light on the relationship between meltwater and subglacial discharge.  

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May Heralds in a Mercury Transit

April 28, 2016 12:05 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

On Monday, May 9, the rare transit of Mercury will be visible to observers with a telescope.

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Hominins May Have Been Food for Carnivores 500K Years Ago

April 28, 2016 11:59 am | by PLOS | News | Comments

Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, according to a study.

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Math Points to 100-Times Faster Mapping of Gene Activity

April 28, 2016 10:10 am | by University of California, San Francisco | News | Comments

Latest research by scientists could accelerate – by 10 to 100-fold – the pace of many efforts to profile gene activity.

Blood Biopsy: Releasing Cancer Cells for Better Analysis

April 28, 2016 10:03 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new device developed could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment.

DARPA Looks to Revolutionize Defense Vehicles of the Future

April 28, 2016 9:39 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to eight organizations that can help aid futuristic ground vehicle research.

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New In-Vacuum Amplifier for Photodiodes

April 28, 2016 8:16 am | by McPherson | McPherson | Product Releases | Comments

The new McPherson 671MX amplifier is a high vacuum compatible, current-to-voltage converting amplifier developed specifically for use with vacuum ultraviolet Silicon photodiodes. 

SpaceX Shooting for Mars in 2018

April 27, 2016 3:48 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Elon Musk is going to Mars in 2018. Well, not Musk personally, but his company SpaceX is set to be the first private company to land on Mars.

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House Panel Approves Bipartisan Drug-Abuse Legislation

April 27, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Alan Fram, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House Judiciary Committee took an election-year swipe Wednesday at the nation's growing drug addiction problem, approving federal grants that would bolster state and local efforts against the abuse of opioid painkillers.

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