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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Ethics of Tomorrow? Should Androids Have the Right to Have Children?

July 27, 2015 — Science fiction culture has prospered and gone from being for nerds only in the 1970s and 1980s to becoming part of popular culture in the last two decades. This particularly applies to the TV series ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Those who wish to renovate their houses and make them more energy-efficient often use the well-known yellow to blue thermal images to visually identify weak spots applying infra-red measurements. ... read more

July 24, 2015 — How do catalytic converters work? Scientists have studied the reactions under close-to-reality conditions: With the help of X-rays, they observed the interactions of the nitrogen monoxide pollutant ... read more

Powerful, Efficient Ceramic Fuel Cells Could Enable in-Home Production of Electricity from Natural Gas

July 23, 2015 — The development of affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes is the culmination of five years worth of work, investigators say. The research would enable more ... read more

July 23, 2015 — A new fabrication technique that produces platinum hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls could dramatically reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity in such ... read more

Synthetic Coral Could Remove Toxic Heavy Metals from the Ocean

July 23, 2015 — A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study. The researchers say their new material could provide inspiration for other ... read more

Using Low-Dose Irradiation, Researchers Can Now Edit Human Genes

July 22, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have employed a gene-editing technique involving low-dose irradiation to repair patient cells. This method is 10 times more effective than techniques currently in ... read more

New Molecular Butterflies Help Advance Energy Research

July 22, 2015 — A new family of molecules that physically resemble butterflies is pushing the boundary of new materials research, scientists report. With these precisely designed molecules, the team also plans to ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Hair ice -- a type of ice shaped like fine, silky hairs that resembles white cotton candy -- grows on the rotten branches of certain trees when the weather conditions are just right, usually during ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A test of the Mobile Bridge® Version 4.0 over a real river demonstrated its viability for practical use. During the test, the bridge was set up without any foundation work, and a vehicle could ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs. The researchers were able to add a small ... read more

Economic Slump, Not Natural Gas Boom, Responsible for Drop in CO2 Emissions

July 21, 2015 — The 11 percent decrease in climate change-causing carbon dioxide emissions in the US between 2007 and 2013 was caused by the global financial recession -- not the reduced use of coal, research ... read more

July 21, 2015 — It's not unusual for two drivers to depart from the same location, head out to the same destination, drive more or less the same speed and nevertheless arrive at dramatically different times, ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Organic molecules allow producing printable electronics and solar cells with extraordinary properties. In spintronics, too, molecules open up the unexpected possibility of controlling the magnetism ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Fiber from a semiconducting polymer, developed for solar cells, is an excellent support material for the growth of new human tissue. Researchers have shown that the fiber glows, which makes it ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A new study shows that a 'non-wetting' surface, like those to create non-stick cookware, improves solar cell ... read more

Perovskite Solar Technology Shows Quick Energy Returns

July 20, 2015 — In the solar power research community, a new class of materials called perovskites is causing quite a buzz, as scientists search for technology that has a better 'energy payback time' than ... read more

July 20, 2015 — A 'pill on a string' could help doctors detect esophageal cancer -- cancer of the gullet -- at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A research team has found a way to solve one of the biggest challenges in making metamaterials. Their optical work is a big step towards creating a 'perfect ... read more

July 17, 2015 — The structural properties of brittle materials like rock or ceramic, such as cracking under stress, have long been studied in detail, providing insight into avalanches, earthquakes and landslides. ... read more

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