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The Gateses Foot Bill for Polio Vaccine

May 12, 2016 9:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

Bill and Melinda Gates have extended their generosity to the pharmaceutical industry, helping battle polio in developing countries.

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Has China's Coal Use Peaked?

May 11, 2016 1:35 pm | by Valerie J. Karplus, MIT, The Conversation | Comments

As the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, how much coal China is burning is of global interest.

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Gene Therapy to Treat Progressive Vision Loss

May 11, 2016 8:27 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

Scientists have developed a gene therapy that may reverse degenerative eye disease long term.

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SpaceX Rocket Achieves Second Successful Ocean Landing

May 10, 2016 8:58 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

The space exploration company owned by billionaire executive Elon Musk has nailed another landing in the water.

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New Material Can Imitate Youthful Skin

May 9, 2016 3:24 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

An experimental polymer has the potential to change the dermatological field.

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Scientists Detect Wind Around a Black Hole

May 9, 2016 3:24 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

An international team of astrophysicists reported the detection of x-ray winds traveling at a velocity of 3,000 km/sec near the black hole.

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Hammerhead Marine Reptile - First Herbivore of its Kind

May 9, 2016 1:34 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

The species predates other herbivorous, filter-feeding animals by millions of years. 

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Microsoft Designs Pre-Touch in Mobile Devices

May 9, 2016 9:47 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

In today’s age, physical keyboards on smartphones can seem a tad archaic. 

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Market Pulse: Weak Stock Market Bolstered by Strong Auto Sales?

May 9, 2016 9:19 am | by Tim Studt, Contributing Editor | Comments

While the automotive sector of the R&D Index fell slightly last week, there were several announcements that bode well for continued strength in this sector. 

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Researchers Snapshot Bacterial Sensor’s Response to Light

May 6, 2016 2:52 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Scientists have made a giant leap forward in taking snapshots of these ultrafast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. 

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American Company, Luxembourg Partner on Asteroid Mining

May 6, 2016 12:58 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

The two entities have collaborated to further development of technology meant to commercialize space resources.

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The ABCs of 3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues, Organs

May 6, 2016 11:37 am | by Anna Spiewak, Editor | Comments

The technology may be still very new and ambiguous, but it's already making major strides in the medical field.

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Invisible Silk Coating Prevents Fruit Spoilage

May 6, 2016 9:51 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

A special silk protein could help preserve perishable foods.

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Engineers Create Tool That Turns Skin into Touchpads

May 6, 2016 8:57 am | by Ryan Bushey, Digital Editor | Comments

New technology could create a seamless navigation experience for wearable devices with small screens.

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Venomous Mammal Changed Paths Before Dino Extinction

May 5, 2016 2:49 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Academics have successfully sequenced the mitochondrial genome of this rodent-like creature.

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