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A New System for Color Vision?

April 15, 2016 8:35 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

The swirling skies of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night illustrate a mystery that has eluded biologists for more than a century.


Using Methane Rather Than Flaring It

April 15, 2016 8:34 am | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol.


New Tests for Choosing Right Hep C Drug Could Save Money

April 14, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Comments

New tests designed to help doctors pick the right hepatitis C medicine for patients could mean faster cures and lower costs. 


Brain Mapping Tool 20 Times More Powerful than Previous Version

April 14, 2016 12:34 pm | by Salk Institute | Comments

This tool improves upon a technique called rabies virus tracing, which was originally developed in the Callaway lab at Salk and is commonly used to map neural connections.


Team Revs Up Connected-Vehicle Technology

April 14, 2016 12:26 pm | by University of Arizona College of Engineering | Comments

For all their anti-theft, fuel efficiency and satellite radio features, even the priciest new cars still travel on roads using decades-old traffic management technology.


Nanotubes Assemble! Introducing 'Teslaphoresis'

April 14, 2016 12:20 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Scientists have discovered that the strong force field emitted by a Tesla coil causes carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires, a phenomenon they call "Teslaphoresis."


Coding & Computers Help Spot Methane, Explosives

April 14, 2016 12:15 pm | by Duke University | Comments

A modern twist on an old technology could soon help detect rogue methane leaks, hidden explosives and much more. 


Team Bolsters Theory that Sexual Reproduction Protects Against Threats

April 14, 2016 10:07 am | by University of Iowa | Comments

Leave it to evolutionary biologists to name a theory from a line in Alice in Wonderland.


New Laser Gets to the Heart of Imaging

April 14, 2016 10:01 am | by Yale University | Comments

Yale scientists have developed a laser imaging system with the versatility to look at both the structure of biological tissue and the dynamic activity.


Robots Could Get 'Touchy' with Self-Powered Smart Skin

April 14, 2016 9:55 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge, until now.


Students Design Toyota Concept Vehicle for Generation Z

April 14, 2016 9:40 am | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Guess what Generation Z-yers are most interested in when it comes to their vehicle?


Scientists: Greenland Ice Sheet's Melting Freakishly Early

April 13, 2016 6:00 pm | by By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press | Comments

Greenland's massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say. 


Are Humans the New Supercomputer?

April 13, 2016 2:07 pm | by Aarhus University | Comments

Today there is an on-going battle between man and machine.


City Moths Avoid the Light

April 13, 2016 1:18 pm | by University of Basel | Comments

Some insects are attracted by light while others shy away from it.


Islands Facing a Dry Future

April 13, 2016 1:10 pm | by University of Colorado | Comments

Island nations could be forgiven for feeling slighted.



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