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Why Can't a Woman Play Tennis Like a Man?

April 29, 2016 2:42 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | Comments

Changing court conditions to address differences in men's and women's play might make women's tennis matches more competitive, according to a new study.


Mechanism Discovered for Plants to Regulate their Flowering in a Warming World

April 29, 2016 2:32 pm | by Monash University | Comments

A new mechanism has been discovered that enables plants to regulate their flowering in response to raised temperatures.

Light-Powered 3D Printer Creates Terahertz Lens

April 29, 2016 2:18 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Scientists have used metamaterials and 3D printing to develop a novel lens that works with terahertz frequencies. 


Cooling Graphene-Based Film Close to Pilot-Scale Production

April 29, 2016 1:09 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Researchers have developed an efficient way of cooling electronics by using functionalized graphene nanoflakes. 


How Scientists Design New Materials

April 29, 2016 8:58 am | by Gregory McColm, University of South Florida, The Conversation | Comments

One of the great technological challenges of this century is to design novel materials to satisfy given specifications.


Gecko-Inspired Tool Used in War Against Dust

April 29, 2016 8:52 am | by Yale University | Comments

Micrometric and sub-micrometric contaminant particles can cause big problems for art conservators.


Researchers Create 1-Step Graphene Patterning Method

April 29, 2016 8:52 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

Graphene is receiving immense scientific and technological interest.


Cactus-Inspired Skin Gives Electric Cars a Spike

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

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


Origin of Earth's Oldest Crystals Revealed

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


Shape of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize

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


Fiber Optic Biosensor-Integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

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

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


Ice Loss Accelerating in Greenland's Coastal Glaciers

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

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


Hominins May Have Been Food for Carnivores 500K Years Ago

April 28, 2016 11:59 am | by PLOS | 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.


Math Points to 100-Times Faster Mapping of Gene Activity

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

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


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