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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 31, 2015 — Experimental and theoretical physicists and a polymer scientist have teamed up to use much thinner sheets than before to achieve seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another. Thinner, ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' -- an achievement which at least one textbook ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Building better batteries means understanding the chemistry of acids and bases. Now, scientists found that when a strong acid is mixed with water, the negatively and positively charged parts create ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Good news for those interested in accurately modeling combustion engines, scientists can now discriminate between previously unidentified radicals found in the early stages of the combustion process ... read more

Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Aug. 28, 2015 — A survey shows 'Bicycles May Use Full Lane' signs are better at communicating bicyclists' right to use the ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first nano/micro-textured highly slippery surfaces able to outperform lotus leaf-inspired liquid repellent coatings, particularly in situations where the water is in ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — In all organisms, water's pH has a profound effect. Because the interaction of carbon dioxide and water explains the natural acidity of water and all accompanying reactions, it is considered a ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — With detection limits down to the zeptomolar range (about 600 molecules in a sample), a new technology can analyze the metabolic composition of individual microbial cells, as well as detect the ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Turning carbon dioxide from certain power plants into a more valuable chemical would reduce emissions while creating a revenue return. Scientists have now derived a metal-free catalyst that does the ... read more

Using DNA Origami to Build Nanodevices of the Future

Aug. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a method, using a double layer of lipids, which facilitates the assembly of DNA origami units, bringing us one-step closer to DNA ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal ... read more

Neurobiology: Light-Activated Learning

Aug. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a light-sensitive switch that regulates a protein implicated in the neurobiology of synaptic plasticity. The agent promises to shed new light on the phenomenology of ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Computer scientists studied human mobility in urban areas from the point of view that mobility can be described as random walk with many short steps and fewer extremely long steps. Combining GPS data ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new device which transforms paralysis victims’ breath into words – believed to be the first invention of its kind – has been ... read more

Draw out of the Predicted Interatomic Force

Aug. 28, 2015 — Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers ... read more

New Technique Could Enable Design of Hybrid Glasses and Revolutionize Gas Storage

Aug. 28, 2015 — A new method of manufacturing glass could lead to the production of 'designer glasses' with applications in advanced photonics, whilst also facilitating industrial scale carbon capture and ... read more

Cheaper, Better LED Technology

Aug. 27, 2015 — An engineering professor has developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the ... read more

Way for Eagles and Wind Turbines to Coexist

Aug. 27, 2015 — Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, ... read more

A New Technique to Make Drugs More Soluble

Aug. 27, 2015 — Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn't particularly soluble.  Its rigid, crystalline structures ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — A chemistry professor has uncovered a major development in the study of anions, negatively-charged molecules such as chloride, bromide and nitrate, which have strategic roles within the human body. ... read more

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