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Gentle Strength for Robots

May 13, 2016 8:58 am | by Max Planck Institute | Comments

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe.


Microwaved Nanoribbons May Bolster Oil, Gas Wells

May 13, 2016 8:50 am | by Rice University | Comments

A small amount of the material could dramatically reinforce drills used to extract these elements. 


Endangered Sumatran Rhino Gives Birth in Indonesia

May 13, 2016 12:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Sumatran rhinoceros has given birth at an Indonesian sanctuary in a success for efforts to save the critically endangered species.


Scientists ID Genes Associated with Educational Attainment

May 12, 2016 2:18 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

A group of more than 200 scientists has conducted one of the largest genetic studies to date.


Unveiling a Dual Screen Smartwatch

May 12, 2016 1:24 pm | by Dartmouth University | Comments

A researcher and his collaborators have unveiled a prototype of a smartwatch with dual touchscreens called Doppio.


Small Blue Galaxy Could Shed New Light on Big Bang

May 12, 2016 1:13 pm | by Indiana University | Comments

A faint blue galaxy about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor could show clues to conditions at the birth of the universe.


How Light is Detected Affects the Atom That Emits It

May 12, 2016 1:09 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

An experiment suggests it might be possible to control atoms entangled with the light they release by manipulating detection.


Breast Cancer Drug Found to Reduce Seizures

May 12, 2016 1:02 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

Findings from an animal study could lead to improved seizure treatment in humans.


Climate Change May Have Contributed to Extinction of Neanderthals

May 12, 2016 12:55 pm | by University of Colorado | Comments

A researcher has found that Neanderthals in Europe showed signs of nutritional stress during periods of extreme cold.


Flawed Nanodiamonds Could Produce Next-Gen Tools for Imaging, Communications

May 12, 2016 10:21 am | by Stanford University | Comments

A team of scientists has found potential roles for diamondoids in improving electron microscope images, assembling materials and printing circuits on computer chips.   


Changing Diet Can Quickly Shift Makeup of Microbiota, Research Says

May 12, 2016 9:48 am | by Harvard University | Comments

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. But new evidence suggests that the same may also be true for the microbes in your gut.


Brain Scans Find Protein a Marker of Alzheimer's Decline

May 11, 2016 4:00 pm | by By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press | Comments

Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer's disease — and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments.


It's Not Just Alberta - Warming Fueled Fires Increase

May 11, 2016 2:10 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | Comments

Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme weather.


Paper Gets 'Smart' with Drawn-on, Stenciled Sensor Tags

May 11, 2016 2:07 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

Engineers found a way to give paper sensing capabilities. 


How Algae Could Save Plants from Themselves

May 11, 2016 2:01 pm | by Carnegie Institute | Comments

Algae may hold the key to feeding the world’s burgeoning population.



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