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Unhealthy Ozone Days Could Increase in Coming Decades

April 21, 2016 10:52 am | by American Geophysical Union | Comments

If emission rates continue unchecked, regions of the United States could experience this many days per year of unhealthy ozone levels by 2050, according to a new study.

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Algorithm for Robot Teams Handles Moving Obstacles

April 21, 2016 10:45 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | Comments

Researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles.

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Pressing the Simplest Element to Exotic Quantum States

April 21, 2016 9:38 am | by Harvard University | Comments

A team of researchers report the discovery of two novel quantum phase transitions that significantly depart from the behavior of pure hydrogen or deuterium.

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Scientists Blend Metals to Obtain Alloys Better than Gold

April 21, 2016 9:30 am | by University of Maryland | Comments

Two scientists have investigated how the alloying processes of the noble metals affect their optical response to identify combinations that enhance or inhibit the absorption of light.  

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Orca Tagging Stops after Dead Whale Found with Fragments

April 20, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Phuong Le, Associated Press | Comments

Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal fin.

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NRL Reveals Novel Uniform Coating Process of p-ALD

April 20, 2016 1:43 pm | by Naval Research Laboratory | Comments

Applications for this research demonstrate implications for use in materials like abrasion-resistant paints.

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Physicists Build 'Electronic Synapses' for Neural Networks

April 20, 2016 1:38 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Comments

These synapses could potentially be used in fundamentally new computing systems. 

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Team Builds First Quantum Cascade Laser on Silicon

April 20, 2016 1:31 pm | by Optical Society of America | Comments

The advance may have applications that span from chemical bond spectroscopy and gas sensing, to astronomy and free-space communications.

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Making Electronics Out of Coal?

April 20, 2016 9:25 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | Comments

Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. 

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Sushi Alert: Grim Outlook for Bluefin Tuna

April 20, 2016 2:00 am | by By Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Comments

The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. 

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NASA's 3-Satellite View of Tropical Cyclone Fantala

April 19, 2016 12:30 pm | by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

Three NASA satellites provided data on powerful Tropical Cyclone Fantala as it lingered north of Madagascar in the Southern Indian Ocean. 

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Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

April 19, 2016 10:59 am | by American Academy of Neurology | Comments

The American Academy of Neurology has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache. 

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Study Provides Structural Basis for Development of New Antibiotic

April 19, 2016 10:47 am | by Duke University | Comments

Researchers have discovered the structure of a well-established target for antibiotic development.

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New Nanodevice Shifts Light's Color at Single-Photon Level

April 19, 2016 10:32 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Scientists have now developed a miniaturized version of a frequency converter, using technology similar to that used to make computer chips.

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Study on Worm, Mice Fertility Could Lead to 'The Pill' for Men

April 19, 2016 9:45 am | by Emory University | Comments

Someday, if women toast the discovery of male oral contraceptives, they may want to lift a glass to Emory biology professor Steven L'Hernault and his worms.

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