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Inside the Fiery Furnace

April 13, 2016 1:05 pm | by ESO | Comments

Galaxies, it seems, are sociable animals and they like to gather together in large groups.


New Way to Store Microfluidic Devices for HIV Monitoring in Developing Countries

April 13, 2016 10:22 am | by Florida Atlantic University | Comments

Scientists have developed a novel method to store microfluidic devices for CD4 T cell testing in extreme weather conditions.


STDs, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans into Monogamists

April 13, 2016 10:14 am | by University of Waterloo | Comments

The study shows how events in natural systems—such as the spread of contagious diseases—can strongly influence the development of social norms.


Will Raindrops Stick to a Spider Web's Threads?

April 13, 2016 9:29 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Researchers have developed a model to predict whether a falling droplet will stick to a thin fiber, and how much water residue will remain on the fiber. 


Hawking, Milner Launch ‘StarShot’ Space Exploration Project

April 12, 2016 3:15 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

Today, Milner, accompanied by famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and a panel, announced a $100 million research and engineering program. 


The Fourth Dimension

April 12, 2016 12:57 pm | by Geological Society of America | Comments

Space-borne Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry allows accurate measurements of ground deformation by properly analyzing multi-temporal satellite acquisitions over the region of interest. 


Scientists Uncover What Makes Plants 'Clot'

April 12, 2016 12:29 pm | by University of Delaware | Comments

University of Delaware researchers shone light on what is considered one of the mysteries of plant biology and a fundamental structure essential for plant survival and body formation.


Analysis of Nearly 600K Genomes for Resilience Project

April 12, 2016 12:24 pm | by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Comments

This retrospective study of more than 589,000 genomes was a first step for the Resilience Project.


It’s a Small World

April 12, 2016 12:19 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | Comments

UCSB researchers reveal, to single-cell resolution, the network of circadian neurons that communicate to re-establish synchronization. 


Shining New Light on Diabetes Treatment

April 12, 2016 10:17 am | by University of Birmingham | Comments

Researchers have developed a light-activated tool to show how drugs need to be adapted to combat type 2 diabetes.  


Researchers Create Perfect Nanoscrolls from Graphene's Imperfect Form

April 12, 2016 10:09 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls.


FDA Approves Drug for Tough-to-Treat Type of Leukemia

April 11, 2016 6:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug targeting a subset of leukemia patients with a genetic abnormality that makes the cancer harder to treat. 

An artist's conception of an exoplanet courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech. Courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech

Exoplanet Hunting Technique Refined

April 11, 2016 3:52 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

A refinement of radial velocity allows researchers to reject false positives caused by sunspots and other phenomena.

Findings using new analytic methods challenge classical collapse theories, and the new picture shows a long and gradual process due to both ecological and cultural changes

Climate, Ecological, Cultural Factors Led to Easter Island Collapse

April 11, 2016 3:52 pm | by Greg Watry, Digital Reporter | Comments

The truth, like the megalithic moai statues that decorate the island, has remained enigmatic. But with new analytic methods, scientists are digging for answers.

This unique drug delivery strategy involves the decoration of nanovehicles with enzymes known to break down hyaluronic acid.

Dressed to Kill—A Suit for Tumor-Penetrating Meds

April 11, 2016 1:06 pm | by Drexel University | Comments

Researchers believe that the trick to gaining access to pernicious cellular masses lies in dressing to impress.



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