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Royal Botanical Gardens: Mixed Report on the World's Plants

May 9, 2016 8:00 pm | by By Gregory Katz, Associated Press | Comments

A report billed as the first comprehensive look at world's plants finds a planet slowly being ravaged by changing land use. 


Marchionne: Self-Driving Cars Could Be On Roads in 5 Years

May 9, 2016 3:24 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an auto company to install self-driving sensors and computers.


Biofeedback Systems Designed to Control Photosynthetic Lighting

May 9, 2016 3:06 pm | by American Society for Horticultural Science | Comments

Controlled-environment agriculture is rapidly becoming an important part of the global food system.


A New Paper-Based Test for the Zika Virus

May 9, 2016 1:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) | Comments

The test can be stored at room temperature and read with a simple electronic reader.


Experts Unveil Submicroscopic Tunable, Optical Amplifier

May 9, 2016 1:26 pm | by Rice University | Comments

It can generate infrared light and boost the output of one light by capturing and converting energy from a second light.


Machine Learning Accelerates Discovery of New Materials

May 9, 2016 1:19 pm | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists found another way to harness artificial intelligence.


How Fasting Helps Fight Fatty Liver Disease

May 9, 2016 9:56 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

German scientists have new information on what happens at the molecular level when we go hungry.


Achieving Zero Resistance in Energy Flow

May 9, 2016 9:37 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) | Comments

There has been a breakthrough towards creating electronic devices with little or no resistance to the flow of electricity to reduce heat output, save energy and extend devise capabilities.


E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children, Study Says

May 9, 2016 2:00 am | by By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press | Comments

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. 


Researchers in 4 States Unite for Rare Wolverine Study

May 7, 2016 8:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals that look like small bears with big claws can be reintroduced to some regions to boost their numbers and see how they might travel between mountain ranges.


Exploring the Landscape of Cell Receptors

May 6, 2016 2:40 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

Ever wonder how caffeine works so marvelously to give you that extra boost you need the night before your final exam?  

How Did Birds Get Their Wings? Bacteria May Provide a Clue

May 6, 2016 2:29 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

New research has used bacteria to show that acquiring duplicate copies of genes can provide a "template" allowing organisms to develop new attributes from redundant copies of existing genes.


Starving Cancer - Key to New Treatments?

May 6, 2016 8:39 am | by Australian National Laboratory | Comments

Attacking a vital supply route for cancer cells could inhibit their growth.


Continental Drift Created Biologically Diverse Coral Reefs

May 6, 2016 8:34 am | by ETH Zurich | Comments

The scientists were able to show that the drift of the continental plates was the likely driving force behind the emergence of new species.


Bee Model Could Be Breakthrough for Robot Development

May 6, 2016 8:27 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

Understanding how bees avoid hitting walls is crucial to this experiment.



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