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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. ... read more

Medical, Magnetic Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 — Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The potential ... 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

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

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 — 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

EU Biofuels Regime Failing to Meet Its Objectives Under Current Regulatory Framework, Experts Say

May 26, 2015 — The European Union regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if carefully tailored and effectively implemented. The ... read more

May 26, 2015 — The thinnest possible linear thread that still retains a diamond-like structure was created by the extreme compression and decompression of the common chemical benzene. The threads may have ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchershave developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Research and science fiction has been fascinated by brain-machine or brain-computer interfaces – BCI for short – since the early 1970s. Quite apart from cyborgs and the game industry, the most ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Drones, say goodbye to pilots. With the goal of achieving autonomous flight of these aerial vehicles, researchers have developed a vision and learning system to control and navigate them without ... read more

Nano-Capsules Designed for Diagnosing Malignant Tumors

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed adaptable nano-capsules that can help in the diagnosis of glioblastoma cells -- a highly invasive form of brain ... read more

May 25, 2015 — In a new twist on the use of DNA in nanoscale construction, scientists put synthetic strands of the biological material to work in two ways: They used ropelike configurations of the DNA double helix ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new technique to create a single-molecule diode has been developed by scientists, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs. This ... read more

Fine-Tuned Molecular Orientation Is Key to More Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

May 25, 2015 — Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could ... read more

Researchers Find the 'Key' to Quantum Network Solution

May 25, 2015 — Scientists have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks. They have developed a protocol to achieve key-rates at metropolitan distances at three ... read more

Laser Technique for Low-Cost Self-Assembly of Nanostructures

May 25, 2015 — A low-cost technique that holds promise for a range of scientific and technological applications has been developed by scientists. They have combined laser printing and capillary force to build ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new way to generate bright beams of coherent extreme UV radiation using a table-top setup has been developed by scientists. This could be used to produce high resolution images of tiny structures ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Nuclear physicists have used two different methods to measure the proton's electric form factor. But the deeper that they probe inside the proton, the more the results from these two different ... read more

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