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Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have been pioneering antenna measurement methods for decades, but a new robot may be the ultimate innovation, extending measurements to higher frequencies while characterizing antennas ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — In hopes of limiting the disastrous environmental effects of massive oil spills, materials scientists have teamed up to manufacture and test a new material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study is the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Many human gene variants have evolved specifically to protect older adults against neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases, thus preserving their contributions to society, report ... read more

New Phase of Carbon Discovered: Making Diamonds at Room Temperature

Nov. 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to ... read more

First Outcomes Report from Novel Heart Surgery Registry Shows Excellent Results for TAVR

Nov. 30, 2015 — Four years after its approval in the United States, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to evolve and demonstrate positive outcomes for patients with aortic stenosis, a common ... read more

Physicists Show Skyrmions Can Exist in Ferroelectrics

Nov. 30, 2015 — New theoretical physics research shows that swirling particles known as skyrmions, which have been found in magnetic systems, can also exist in ... read more

Liquid Foam: Plastic, Elastic and Fluid

Nov. 30, 2015 — What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the ... read more

Very Large Volcanic Eruptions Could Lead to Ice Sheet Instability

Nov. 30, 2015 — Massive volcanic eruptions could cause localized warming that might destabilize some of the world's biggest ice sheets, according to new ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are crucial for protecting against bacterial infection in people with compromised immune systems, report investigators. Their work shows that a network of immune cells ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A camera so advanced that it can photograph and film methane in the air around us is now presented by a team of researchers. It can be an important part of the efforts to measure and monitor ... read more

Benefits and Trade-Offs of Low-Carbon Energy

Nov. 30, 2015 — Policymakers, industry and government officials will have to invest US $2.5 trillion for electricity generation over the next 20 years. A new report presents the environmental costs and benefits ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new report warns of the potential for major negative impacts on fish and fish habitat caused by large hydroelectric dams, like that currently under evaluation through the Next Generation Hydro ... read more

Promising New Antimicrobials Could Fight Drug-Resistant MRSA Infection

Nov. 30, 2015 — A novel class of antimicrobials that inhibits the function of a key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the ... read more

Method to Prevent Lethal Bone Marrow Transplant Complication Discovered

Nov. 30, 2015 — Researchers discover method to prevent graft-versus-host disease, a dangerous and common complication of bone marrow ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Using an old 19th century apartment block in Oslo as a case study, researchers are looking for conservation measures for heritage buildings. How can we make them watertight, insulated and protected ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — The lunar space environment is much more active than previously assumed. The solar wind is reflected from the surface and crustal magnetic fields of the moon which has effects on for instance lunar ... read more

Folding Your Genes: New Discovery Sheds Light on Disease Risk

Nov. 30, 2015 — New research has revealed how gaps between genes interact to influence the risk of acquiring diseases such as arthritis and type 1 ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — A new model of pneumatic muscle and an active type of assistive equipment incorporating this pneumatic muscle has been developed. This wearable equipment, called the Unplugged Powered Suit (UPS), ... read more

Threats Against Children During the Separation Process for Women in Abusive Relationships

Nov. 30, 2015 — Mothers who separate from their abusive partners are four times more likely to report threats to take or to harm their children than those who stay in the relationship, a new study has ... read more

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