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New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level

April 19, 2016 10:32 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Scientists have now developed a miniaturized version of a frequency converter, using technology similar to that used to make computer chips.

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Study on Worm, Mice Fertility Could Lead to 'The Pill' for Men

April 19, 2016 9:45 am | by Emory University | Comments

Someday, if women toast the discovery of male oral contraceptives, they may want to lift a glass to Emory biology professor Steven L'Hernault and his worms.

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Measuring Heat Capacity of Condensed Light

April 19, 2016 9:31 am | by University of Bonn | Comments

Liquid water is a very good heat storage medium – anyone with a Thermos bottle knows that. However, as soon as water boils or freezes, its storage capacity drops precipitously.

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Nanoparticle Acts Like Trojan Horse to Halt Asthma

April 19, 2016 9:23 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

In an entirely new approach to treating asthma and allergies, a biodegradable nanoparticle acts like a Trojan horse, hiding an allergen in a friendly shell, to convince the immune system not to attack it.

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Shining Light on Brain Tumors

April 18, 2016 3:55 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

When operating on cancer, surgeons want to remove tumors and not healthy tissue.

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New Way to Get Electricity from Magnetism

April 18, 2016 3:46 pm | by University of Utah | Comments

Coal, gas, hydroelectric, wind and nuclear plants all use dynamos to convert mechanical force into magnetic-field changes and then electricity.

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Study Backs Pancreas Cell Transplants for Severe Diabetes

April 18, 2016 2:00 pm | by By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Comments

Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. 

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All Ants on Deck

April 18, 2016 1:53 pm | by UC Riverside | Comments

Scientists believe this is the first time memory has been demonstrated in so-called self-assemblages.

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Kangaroos Chew Over Evolutionary Theory

April 18, 2016 10:13 am | by Flinders University | Comments

What if snakes could grow legs, or chickens develop teeth, or humans re-evolve tails like our primate ancestors?  

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Nanomaterial to Drive New Generation of Solar Cells

April 18, 2016 10:08 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Physicists have discovered radical new properties in a nanomaterial that opens new possibilities for highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cells, which could one day harvest heat in the dark and turn it into electricity.  

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Tiger Countries Agree to Preserve Big-Cat Habitats

April 15, 2016 10:00 pm | by By Katy Daigle, Associated Press | Comments

Nations with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

Mothers' Milk & Infant Gut Microbiota—An Ancient Symbiosis

April 15, 2016 3:02 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A team researchers has identified the compound in the milk that supplies nourishment to newborns and has shown that it can be obtained from cow's milk.   

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Graphene-Based Sensor Detects Harmful Air Pollution in the Home

April 15, 2016 2:51 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

Scientists have developed a graphene-based sensor and switch that can detect harmful air pollution in the home with very low power consumption.  

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Generation of Tailored Magnetic Materials

April 15, 2016 8:40 am | by University of Geneva | Comments

Every day, new technologies require more precision in the intrinsic properties of the materials used.

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Deep in the Virtual World: A Newbie's First Brush with VR

April 15, 2016 8:35 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Tech Writer | Comments

The writer discusses her first experience with the revolutionary technology.

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