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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

How to Curb Emissions: Put a Price on Carbon

Sep. 3, 2015 — Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions. While prospects for a ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In an effort to find a better treatment for spinal curvature in children and young people, the EU’s “StimulAIS” project is focused on electrostimulation of muscles. Scientists worked with ... read more

Gas Sensors Sound the Smoldering Fire Alarm

Sep. 3, 2015 — Smoke detectors are everywhere, but still thousands of people die in fires annually. Fire gas detectors, which detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, identify fires at an early stage. Thanks to a ... read more

For 2-D Boron, It's All About That Base

Sep. 2, 2015 — If two-dimensional boron can be made at all, the material's substrate will have a significant impact on its final form, according to ... read more

Making Fuel from Light

Sep. 2, 2015 — Photosynthesis has given life to the planet. While scientists have been studying and mimicking the natural phenomenon in the laboratory for years, understanding how to replicate the chemical process ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — A group of scientists using computer generated simulation have predicted the existence of a new two-dimensional carbon material, a ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The medium is the message. Scientists have now given new meaning to this maxim: An innovative method they have now demonstrated for getting nanoparticles to self-assemble focuses on the medium in ... read more

Blueberry Extract Could Help Fight Gum Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use

Sep. 2, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extract could help prevent dental plaque ... read more

Building Efficiency Software Now Available

Sep. 2, 2015 — A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. The Autotune ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Scientists discovered a material that exhibits an unprecedented mechanism for carbon dioxide capture-and-release with only small shifts in temperature. The material’s structure closely resembles an ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Scientists can now get a high-resolution view of a sample or the details of the first steps in ultra-fast processes, thanks to new ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Researchers have shown that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in <em>Emiliania huxleyi</em>, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Vaccines to protect against an avian influenza pandemic as well as seasonal flu may be mass produced more quickly and efficiently using new ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — A team of scientists have created solar cells that collect higher energy photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — An experiment conducted over six days at a large public garden in Singapore demonstrated self-driving golf carts that ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A 39-year-old man who had had been completely paralyzed for four years was able to voluntarily control his leg muscles and take thousands of steps in a robotic device during five days of training ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — New technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries that often lack the resources to ... read more

Wrist Device Translates Sign Language

Sep. 1, 2015 — A smart device that translates sign language while being worn on the wrist could bridge the communications gap between the deaf and those who don’t know sign language, says a biomedical engineering ... read more

Cost-Effective Catalyst Converts CO2 Into Natural Gas

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new discovery helps not only to make natural gas from CO2 but also to store renewable energy. Chemists show how this process can be implemented in a cost-effective and controllable ... read more

Could Tiny Jellyfish Propulsion Drive Design of New Underwater Craft?

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists have seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan ... read more

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