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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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