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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Aug. 26, 2015 — Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New cost-effective material which mimics natural 'extracellular matrix' has allowed scientists to capture previously unseen behavior in individual plant cells, including new shapes and ... read more

Fair Sharing of Flight Delays Among Airlines

Aug. 26, 2015 — A study presents a new method for dealing with delays that, they conclude, keeps system-wide delays virtually constant while distributing delays among airlines more evenly. Specifically, it lets ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed materials based on graphene that can catalyze reactions for the conversion and storage of energy. The technology combines graphene and organometallic compounds in a single ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. A major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3-D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots -- called microfish -- that swim ... read more

Chocolate Physics: How Modeling Could Improve 'Mouthfeel'

Aug. 25, 2015 — Lecithin plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods. It's never been clear how this ingredient works on a molecular level, and confectioners have relied on ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer's molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers in Japan successfully developed single-crystal phosphors that use a blue LD (laser diode) as an excitation light source, are suitable for ultra-bright, high-power white lighting, and have ... read more

Biophysicists Take Small Step in Quest for 'Robot Scientist'

Aug. 25, 2015 — Biophysicists have taken another small step forward in the quest for an automated method to infer models describing a system's dynamics -- a so-called robot ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Quantum physics tell us that even massive particles can behave like waves, as if they could be in several places at once. This phenomenon is typically proven in the diffraction of a matter wave at a ... read more

Drones Used to Track Wildlife

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers combined the power of two computational programs to determine the atomic structure of the abiological molecule cyanostar. This breakthrough will allow researchers to investigate the ... read more

California Levees' Vulnerability

Aug. 25, 2015 — With the ongoing extreme drought in California posing a threat to the state’s levee systems, there is an urgent need to invest in research regarding the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-molecule level. Water molecules exist in two forms ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — A research team has shown that at extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in atoms of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Inspired by the limitations of biomimetic glues in wet environments, scientists have invented a glue that will harden when a voltage is applied to it. This opens a plethora of commercially promising ... read more

Flood Damage After Hurricane Katrina Could Have Been Prevented, Experts Say

Aug. 24, 2015 — A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers using a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have combined semiconducting nanowires with select microbes to create a system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen ... read more

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