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May 21, 2015 — Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

May 22, 2015 — A research team has developed a tool that allows a 3D journey in ten sites of geological and palaeontological interest in the Guadalquivir basin (Huelva, Spain). In the virtual tour, developed with ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The same spring rains that lessen producers' concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong--in the field--benefits ... read more

Significant Cost Savings Found in Pediatric Telemedicine Consults

May 21, 2015 — A comprehensive study has been completed to determine whether pediatric telemedicine consultations with rural emergency departments save money compared to telephone ... read more

Emoticons May Signal Better Customer Service ;)

May 21, 2015 — Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to ... read more

Research Community Comes Together to Provide New 'Gold Standard' for Genomic Data Analysis

May 18, 2015 — Although genomic sequencing of tumor genomes is exploding, the mutations identified in a given genome can differ by up to 50 per cent just based on how the data is analyzed. Research teams were asked ... read more

Do CEOs Deserve All the Attention They Get? New Research Provides Answers

May 20, 2015 — Media interest in CEOs has soared to stratospheric heights in recent years, with the likes of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs becoming household names. But do corporate top dogs deserve all that attention? ... read more

Performance Enhancing Sensor Ready for Commercialization

May 20, 2015 — A wearable device will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

How Video Gamers Will Be Able to Play in the Cloud Without Guzzling Gigabytes

May 20, 2015 — Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets ... read more

Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015 — Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study. By comparing student exam records and mobile phone policies from 2001 to 2013, ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Unexpected shapes of mesoscale atoms -- structures built of microdroplets encapsulated within microdroplets -- have now been created. The discovery was possible with a new method for precise control ... read more

Learning About Massive Open Online Courses

May 20, 2015 — Over the past five years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become an important component of modern education disrupting many conventions and opening up a wide range of new approaches and ... read more

New Technology Could Fundamentally Change Future Wireless Communications

May 20, 2015 — New technology is being developed that could fundamentally change radio design and could increase data rates and network capacity, reduce power consumption, create cheaper devices and enable global ... read more

Laser Technology Advances Microchip Production

May 19, 2015 — A new process for cutting silicon wafers could streamline the production of smaller and more powerful microchips for electronic ... read more

'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV

May 19, 2015 — With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human ... read more

A Virtual Twin: Can Virtual Drivers Resembling the User Increase Trust in Smart Cars?

May 19, 2015 — Can the use of a virtual drivers programmed to resemble humans increase the level of trust and acceptance in smart ... read more

Printing 3-D Graphene Structures for Tissue Engineering

May 19, 2015 — Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store ... read more

Differences in Tumor Cell Metabolism Affect Growth, Invasion and Response, Say Researchers

May 19, 2015 — Cells within a tumor are not the same; they may have different genetic mutations and different characteristics during growth and throughout treatment. These differences make treating tumors extremely ... read more

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