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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.

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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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A New System for Color Vision?

April 15, 2016 8:35 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century.

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Using Methane Rather Than Flaring It

April 15, 2016 8:34 am | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol.

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New Tests for Choosing Right Hep C Drug Could Save Money

April 14, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Comments

New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs. 

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Brain Mapping Tool 20 Times More Powerful than Previous Version

April 14, 2016 12:34 pm | by Salk Institute | Comments

This tool improves upon a technique called rabies virus tracing, which was originally developed in the Callaway lab at Salk and is commonly used to map neural connections.

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Team Revs Up Connected-Vehicle Technology

April 14, 2016 12:26 pm | by University of Arizona College of Engineering | Comments

For all their anti-theft, fuel efficiency and satellite radio features, even the priciest new cars still travel on roads using decades-old traffic management technology.

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Nanotubes Assemble! Introducing 'Teslaphoresis'

April 14, 2016 12:20 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call "Teslaphoresis."

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Coding & Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

April 14, 2016 12:15 pm | by Duke University | Comments

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. 

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Team Bolsters Theory that Sexual Reproduction Protects Against Threats

April 14, 2016 10:07 am | by University of Iowa | Comments

Leave it to evolutionary biologists to name a theory from a line in Alice in Wonderland.

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