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A new femtosecond laser for industry

August 20, 2015 6:00 pm | by Univ. of Warsaw | Comments

A team at the Univ. of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics has created a laser capable of generating ultra-short pulses of light even under extremely difficult external conditions. This unique combination of precision and resilience is due to the fact that the whole process of generating femtosecond laser pulses takes place within a specially selected optical fiber.

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New data from Antarctic detector firms up cosmic neutrino sighting

August 20, 2015 5:00 pm | by Terry Devitt, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through the billions of subatomic particles that zip through its frozen cubic-kilometer-sized detector each year to gather powerful new evidence in support of 2013 observations confirming the existence of cosmic neutrinos.

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New, stable 2-D materials

August 20, 2015 4:00 pm | by Daniel Cochlin, Univ. of Manchester | Comments

Dozens of new 2-D materials similar to graphene are now available, thanks to research from Univ. of Manchester scientists. These 2-D crystals are capable of delivering designer materials with revolutionary new properties. The problem has been that the vast majority of these atomically thin 2-D crystals are unstable in air, so react and decompose before their properties can be determined and their potential applications investigated.

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Grape waste could make competitive biofuel

August 20, 2015 3:00 pm | by Univ. of Adelaide | Comments

The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, Univ. of Adelaide researchers have found. Published in Bioresource Technology, the researchers showed that up to 400 L of bioethanol could be produced by fermentation of a ton of grape marc (the leftover skins, stalks and seeds from wine-making).

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Most complete human brain model to date is a “brain changer”

August 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State Univ. | Comments

Scientists at The Ohio State Univ. have developed a nearly complete human brain in a dish that equals the brain maturity of a five-week-old fetus. The brain organoid, engineered from adult human skin cells, is the most complete human brain model yet developed, said Rene Anand, professor of biological chemistry and pharmacology at Ohio State.

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Language analysis predicts a coming betrayal

August 20, 2015 1:00 pm | by Bill Steele, Cornell Univ. | Comments

Being betrayed is worse than just being attacked. Someone you trusted as a friend and ally suddenly stabs you in the back. According to a team of researchers at Cornell Univ., the Univ. of Maryland and the Univ. of Colorado, there are subtle linguistic clues that predict when a betrayal is coming. Humans are poor at noticing them, but computer analysis can detect them.

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Using nanoscopic pores to investigate protein structure

August 20, 2015 12:00 pm | by Evan Lerner, Univ. of Pennsylvania | Comments

Univ. of Pennsylvania researchers have made strides toward a new method of gene sequencing a strand of DNA’s bases are read as they are threaded through a nanoscopic hole.  In a new study, they have shown that this technique can also be applied to proteins as way to learn more about their structure.

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A new femtosecond laser for industry

August 20, 2015 11:51 am | by Univ. of Warsaw | Comments

A team at the Univ. of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics has created a laser capable of generating ultra-short pulses of light even under extremely difficult external conditions. This unique combination of precision and resilience is due to the fact that the whole process of generating femtosecond laser pulses takes place within a specially selected optical fiber.

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A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity

August 20, 2015 11:00 am | by Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent | Comments

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century. Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity costs at least $200 billion each year in the United States alone, and contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

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Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

August 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Anne Stark, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials don’t necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better than currently used materials. As researchers hunt for materials with the ability to withstand prolonged radiation damage, the use of nanostructured materials has been considered as an enabling technology for future reactor designs and longer-lasting reactor components.

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Engineered hot fat implants reduce weight gain in mice

August 20, 2015 9:00 am | by Sarah Yang, Univ. of California, Berkeley | Comments

Scientists at the Univ. of California, Berkeley have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning “good” fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose levels in mice. The authors of the study, published in Diabetes, said their technique could eventually lead to new approaches to combat obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

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“Quantum dot” technology may help light the future

August 20, 2015 8:00 am | by David Stauth, Oregon State Univ. | Comments

Advances at Oregon State Univ. in manufacturing technology for “quantum dots” may soon lead to a new generation of LED lighting that produces a more user-friendly white light, while using less toxic materials and low-cost manufacturing processes that take advantage of simple microwave heating.

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New approach needed to detect dark matter

August 20, 2015 7:34 am | by Birgitte Svennevig, Univ. of Southern Denmark | Comments

Physicists suggest a new way to look for dark matter: They believe that dark matter particles annihilate into so-called dark radiation when they collide. If true, then we should be able to detect the signals from this radiation. The majority of the mass in the universe remains unknown.

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New model of gas giant planet formation

August 19, 2015 6:00 pm | by Chris Armes, Queen's Univ. | Comments

Queen’s Univ. researcher Martin Duncan has co-authored a study that solves the mystery of how gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed in the early solar system. In a paper published in Nature, the team explains how the cores of gas giants formed through the accumulation of small, centimeter- to meter-sized, “pebbles."

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Algorithm interprets breathing difficulties to aid in medical care

August 19, 2015 5:00 pm | by Matt Shipman, News Services, North Carolina State Univ. | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State Univ. have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what’s happening in the lungs. The research is part of a larger, ongoing project to develop wearable smart medical sensors for monitoring, collecting and interpreting personal health data.

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