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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Destructive Factors Causing Deterioration of Paints on Buildings Walls

May 27, 2015 — Scientists have investigated how various destructive factors affect painted building walls. According to their report, the external surface of building walls is continuously affected by the natural ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm, experts ... read more

Endless Oscillations, Destined Never to Relax: A Theoretical Study on Quantum Systems

May 27, 2015 — According to classical physics, the universe tends to equilibrium but the same does not apply to quantum systems, which are destined to shift constantly between different configurations without ever ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. Scientists have now developed ... read more

Perfume Researchers Lend Their Noses to Design Less Odorous Latrines

May 27, 2015 — About 2.5 billion people worldwide don't have access to sanitary toilets. Latrines are an option for many of those people, but these facilities' overwhelming odors can deter users, who then ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity -- maintain a flow of electrons -- without any resistance. It can only be found in certain materials, and ... read more

May 27, 2015 — The DNA encoding all life on Earth is made of four building blocks called nucleotides, commonly known as 'letters,' that line up in pairs and twist into a double helix. Now, two groups of ... read more

On-Demand X-Rays at Synchrotron Light Sources

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed an 'X-rays on demand' technique in which ALS users can have access to the X-ray beams they want without affecting beams for other ... read more

Astrophysicist Provides New Fluid Dynamics Insights

May 26, 2015 — New calculations by a theoretical astrophysicist provide tools that open a door to exploring the history of events in astrophysical flows and in plasma fusion ... read more

May 26, 2015 — A unique, high performance foam has been developed that can be used to make safer athletic gear and medical equipment, among other things. The developers anticipate an immediate benefit to the ... read more

May 26, 2015 — We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. Now, researchers have ... read more

Nanotechnology Identifies Brain Tumor Types Through MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' in Animal Studies

May 26, 2015 — A tiny drug-delivery system has been invented that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through 'virtual biopsies' and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. The results ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have now shown that they can assemble DNA nanostructures in a solvent containing no water. They also discovered that adding a small amount of water to their solvent increases the assembly ... read more

May 26, 2015 — NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics -- intelligent handheld ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Portable electronics -- typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials -- are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have reached deep into their bag of tricks to create so-called 'squeezed Schrodinger cats.' These quantum systems could be extremely useful for future ... read more

Monitoring Magnetospheres: Debunking Theory Behind Massive Stars

May 26, 2015 — Students researching magnetic, massive stars, have uncovered questions concerning the behavior of plasma within their ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix ... read more

May 26, 2015 — The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world’s Francis turbines are found in Norwegian ... read more

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