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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

More Cycling With E-Bikes

May 20, 2015 — Electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often, a new study concludes, adding that the effect is best on women. A new study focused on how people use the electric bike and how the electric ... read more

Fresh Milk, Off the Grid

May 19, 2015 — Milk preservation depends upon refrigeration and boiling, but in developing countries these methods are costly and often impractical due to the sporadic availability of continuous electricity. New ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Nanomaterials commonly used in sunscreens and boat-bottom paints are making sea urchin embryos more vulnerable to toxins, according to a new study. The authors said this could pose a risk to coastal, ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new way to store energy that also offers a solution to a growing environmental ... read more

Revealing Breast Cancer Using Nanoscale Polymers

May 14, 2015 — A biocompatible polymer selectively targets and lights up cancer tumors for a noninvasive imaging system, investigators report. Generating photoacoustic signals requires an ultrafast laser pulse to ... read more

Eenvironmental Risk Assessment of Sub-Seabed Carbon Dioxide Storage

May 15, 2015 — A research project of carbon dioxide in the offshore sea bed is often discussed as a means to reduce further the increase of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The project has developed ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers realize highly confined transport of light energy over long distances using networks of gold ... read more

May 15, 2015 — One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using a new method. Graphene, a material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, has enormous commercial potential but ... read more

May 15, 2015 — A new porous material exhibits high electrical conductivity as a bulk material that is potentially tunable and has unusual temperature dependence, suggesting new fundamental ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Researchers have invented a technique called “CLAIRE” that extends the incredible resolution of electron microscopy to the non-invasive nanoscale imaging of soft matter, including biomolecules, ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Scientists find gold electrodes can serve as catalysts to make black silicon for solar cells. The discovery could streamline the manufacturing ... read more

For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters

May 11, 2015 — Dedicating more land to biofuel production can lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions, which take decades to make up for. A new study shows that geography is a key factor determining how big that ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A new material stays liquid more than 200 degrees F below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ultraviolet ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A new technique promises to overturn the standard workflow in pathologic assessments of tissue by adding molecular information to standard optical imaging. The study relies on computation, instead of ... read more

Ion Pump Gives the Body Its Own Pain Alleviation

May 10, 2015 — A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses in living, ... read more

May 11, 2015 — A moth's eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, ... read more

First Theoretical Proof: Measurement of a Single Nuclear Spin in Biological Samples

May 11, 2015 — Physicists were able to show that the nuclear spins of single molecules can be detected with the help of magnetic particles at room temperature. The researchers describe a novel experimental setup ... read more

May 11, 2015 — A method to separate two rare earth elements -- europium and yttrium -- with UV light instead of with traditional solvents has been revealed by researchers. Their findings offer new opportunities for ... read more

Electronic Security Tag for Protecting Valuable Shipments

May 11, 2015 — An electronic security tag has been developed that can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety in the future. By using a security tag equipped with sensors, the sender and the ... read more

Altering Genes With the Aid of Light

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. Now researchers have found a way to control the process with higher precision, by using ... read more

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