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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015 — In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team of scientists used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall ... read more

Timber and Construction: A Well-Matched Couple

July 7, 2015 — For the last 10 years, scientists have been conducting research into building structures and materials (concrete, steel and timber). According to their latest piece of research, timber is a very ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivaled precision. The ultrahigh-resolution images provide information on the distribution of ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A team has carried out the first detailed study of how magnetic and geometric ordering mutually influence one another in crystalline samples of spinel. To achieve this, the group synthesized a series ... read more

July 7, 2015 — With the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider, now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy, comes an enormous increase in the volume of data physicists must sift through to ... read more

Normal Headphone Use Unlikely to Interfere With Settings of Programmable Shunt Valves

July 7, 2015 — Three magnetically programmable shunt valves have been examined to see if the magnetic field emissions of headphones can cause unintentional changes in shunt valve settings. Based on their findings, ... read more

Faster Detection of Hidden Objects by Terahertz Sensor

July 6, 2015 — A new type of sensor, that is much faster than competing technologies used to detect and identify hidden objects, has been developed by ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy allows direct insight into the building block of modern magnetic ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment's notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space. LUCID, the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the ... read more

Does That 'Green' Plasticizer Make My PVC Flexible Enough for You?

July 6, 2015 — A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Coronal mass ejections (CME), billion-ton solar plasma eruptions moving towards Earth at up to 2500 kilometers per second, can cause extensive and expensive disruption by damaging power, satellite ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Engineers, imagers and anatomists are helping Art historians to try to understand how the two mysterious Renaissance bronzes were made and why they look the way they do by making accurate replicas of ... read more

Stronger Action Needed to Transform UK's Energy System

July 5, 2015 — An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to new ... read more

Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases

July 6, 2015 — Ischemic heart disease and stroke caused by thrombus formation are responsible for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Now researchers announce new research that has been covering the use ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than ... read more

July 3, 2015 — An international team has been developing a new experimental technique - the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionize the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling ... read more

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