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July 3, 2015

Nanospiked Bacteria Are the Brightest Hard X-Ray Emitters

July 2, 2015 — In a scientific breakthrough, researchers have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. They show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the ... read more

July 1, 2015 — When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more "old school" than was previously thought. Certain types of stem cells use microscopic, threadlike nanotubes to ... read more

Clues to Inner Atomic Life from Subtle Light-Emission Shifts

July 1, 2015 — Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods. Atoms absorb and emit light of ... read more

Improving Insulation Materials, Down to Wetting Crossed Fibers

July 1, 2015 — Scientists model the manner in which a liquid wets fibers, gaining useful insights for improving glass wool properties. Sandcastles are a prime example of how adding a small amount of liquid to a ... read more

Controlling Liquids at Micro and Nano Scales

July 1, 2015 — From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behavior of liquids in microscopic ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have successfully produced pairs of spin-entangled electrons and demonstrated, for the first time, that these electrons remain entangled even when they are separated from one another on a ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Mathematicians and physicists have come up with a new approach to calculate cosmic viscosity and the formulation favors the 'Big Rip' scenario for the end of the ... read more

June 30, 2015 — 10 years after graduating, many have found financially solid and meaningful employment in the private sector, according to a new ... read more

Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous Hydrogels

June 30, 2015 — Chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels -- materials that hold great promise for developing 'smart' responsive materials that can be used for ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion ... read more

June 30, 2015 — The amount of water required to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells varies widely across the country, according to the first national-scale analysis and map of hydraulic fracturing water usage ... read more

Chitosan Coated, Chemotherapy Packed Nanoparticles May Target Cancer Stem Cells

June 30, 2015 — Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have come up with a new solution to alleviate the environmental burden of discarded electronics. They have demonstrated the feasibility of making microwave biodegradable thin-film ... read more

June 30, 2015 — A new study of hydrogen storage material magnesium hydride reveals path to better performance, possibly paving way toward better future fuel ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Seeking a better way to identify faulty energy infrastructure before it fails, researchers are using subatomic particles called muons to analyze the thickness of concrete slabs and metal pipes. Their ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets have been developed by researchers. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic ... read more

Pension Funds Are Losing Billions Annually Due to End of Month Trading

June 30, 2015 — Pension funds around the world could be losing out on billions of euros and dollars of the stock market gains they would have made because they are obliged to sell part of their portfolios before the ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Scientists have developed an 'olfactory fingerprint' test that may do more than just identify ... read more

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