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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

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

Radio Telescope: Source of Mystery Signals at the Dish

May 25, 2015 — Everyone likes solving a mystery, and the hunt for the source of strange signals detected by Australia's Parkes radio telescope is a classic. Although how "aliens" became involved in ... read more

May 22, 2015 — Researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking a major milestone in ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists for the first time have precisely measured a protein's natural "knee-jerk" reaction to the breaking of a chemical bond -- a quaking motion that propagated through the ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components so that the material could ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, a 34-year-old paralyzed man is the first person in the world to have a ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A remote galaxy shining brightly with infrared light equal to more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The galaxy, ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Astronomers have spent decades trying to determine the oddball behavior of an aging star nicknamed "Nasty 1" residing in our Milky Way galaxy. Looking at the star using NASA's Hubble ... read more

Emoticons May Signal Better Customer Service ;)

May 21, 2015 — Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to ... read more

Simulations Predict Flat Liquid

May 21, 2015 — Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The 'sailing' stones of Death Valley in California are famous for apparently moving by themselves, with the phenomenon not being exclusive to this North American desert but also occurring ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Researchers have developed an electrode consisting of a single-atom-thick layer of carbon to help make more durable artificial muscles. They are hoping to make a robot that can walk and jump on water ... read more

With One False Tweet, Computer-Based Hack Crash Led to Real Panic

May 20, 2015 — A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, ... read more

Is There Life out There? Distant Moons May Provide the Answer

May 20, 2015 — Researchers who have modeled planetary systems far beyond our own solar system have found that massive moons larger than Mars might be the best bet in the search for life beyond ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Astronomers have caught a greedy galaxy gobbling on its neighbors and leaving crumbs of evidence about its dietary ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have captured the early death throes of supernovae for the first time and found that the universe's benchmark explosions are much more varied than expected.The scientists used the ... read more

How Video Gamers Will Be Able to Play in the Cloud Without Guzzling Gigabytes

May 20, 2015 — Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Type Ia supernovae, one of the most dazzling phenomena in the universe, are produced when small dense stars called white dwarfs explode with ferocious intensity. At their peak, these supernovae can ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers take control of light emission using paired 2-D materials. They say this has the potential to lead to new kinds of light detection, thermal-management systems, and high-resolution imaging ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The rapid evolution of gadgets has brought us an impressive array of 'smart' products from phones to tablets, and now watches and glasses. But they still haven't broken free from their ... read more

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