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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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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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