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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

Enhancing Knowledge Crucial to Improving Energy-Saving Behaviors, Study Shows

May 22, 2015 — Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have determined that a tunnel bomb explosion by Syrian rebels was less than 60 tons as claimed by sources. Using seismic stations in Turkey, the scientists created a method to determine ... read more

Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosing Cancer

May 19, 2015 — An ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs, tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumors, has been developed by researchers. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive ... read more

fMRI: New Window Into the Brain

May 18, 2015 — Neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). This imaging technique is used in research to investigate the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Emplacement of carbon dioxide at the Bravo Dome gas field in New Mexico began more than 900,000 years earlier than previously estimated, according to scientists. The study documents the first field ... read more

Designing Microwave Devices from Scratch Using Computer Simulations

May 21, 2015 — For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have devised a way of directly detecting and visualizing biomolecules and their changing association states in solution by measuring their size and charge characteristics while confined in ... read more

Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2015 — High-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumors are ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Most people see defects as flaws. A few researchers, however, see them as opportunities. Twin boundary defects may present an opportunity to improve lithium-ion ... read more

Simulations Predict Flat Liquid

May 21, 2015 — Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A nanoparticle-based therapy has been designed by researchers that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. Targeted specifically to the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles. They are hoping to make a robot that can walk and jump on water ... read more

How Supercooled Water Is Prevented from Turning Into Ice

May 21, 2015 — Calculating the energy barrier that keeps liquid water below zero from immediately turning into ice provides the key to understanding its ability to be compressed as temperature drops. Water behaves ... read more

Development of Gold Nanoparticles That Control Osteogenic Differentiation of Stem Cells

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have successfully developed gold nanoparticles that have functional surfaces and act on osteogenic differentiation of stem ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in developing porous particles (mesoporous particles) consisting solely of phospholipids, a biological component, that are suitable for use as a drug delivery ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have successfully developed a nanoporous gold material with a regular, uniform pore arrangement using polymers as a ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture nanofibers. The new method, dubbed 'magnetospinning,' provides a very simple, scalable and safe means for producing very large ... read more

American Energy Use Up Slightly, Carbon Emissions Almost Unchanged

May 20, 2015 — Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow ... read more

Natural Gas Versus Diesel: Examining the Climate Impacts of Natural Gas Trucks

May 20, 2015 — Some major trucking companies are turning to natural gas to fuel their fleets -- and to earn 'green' credit among customers. But celebrating lower emissions could be premature, according to ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such ... read more

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