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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Data Storage of the Future: Scientists Crack Secret of Making Stable, Dynamic Skyrmions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Scientists have unlocked the secret to creating stable dynamic skyrmions – the nanoscale magnetic whirls that promise to meet our insatiable appetite for data ... read more

No Proof That 85 Percent of Depression Treatment Apps Accredited by NHS Actually Work

Oct. 13, 2015 — There is no proof that 85 percent of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say ... read more

Not Shaken, Not Stirred: New Molecular Modeling Techniques for Catalysis in Unmixed Systems

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have developed molecular modeling simulations and new theoretical formulations to help understand and optimize catalytic reactions that take place in chemical environments where the ... read more

Computerized Cognitive Training Improves Childhood Cancer Survivors' Attention and Memory

Oct. 12, 2015 — Computer-based cognitive training is as effective as medication for improving working memory and attention in childhood cancer survivors with cognitive deficits, suggests a new ... read more

New Computer Program Predicts Cochlear Implant Success in Hearing-Impaired Children

Oct. 12, 2015 — A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, ... read more

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, will be launched again on Wednesday October 14. The first attempt in 2014 unfortunately failed due to technical ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When scientists began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes for use in electronics or optical devices. Now they believe this technique ... read more

New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and ... read more

Scientists Produce Shortest Electron Bunches Ever by Surfing Plasma Waves

Oct. 9, 2015 — The shortest electron bunches ever produced have emerged in new research. The bunches were produced by focusing a high-power laser pulse into a supersonic helium gas jet. These 'bullets' of ... read more

Researchers Develop Deep-Learning Method for Computers to Predict Daily Activities

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method that teaches computers to 'see' and understand what humans do in a typical day using 40,000 images taken from an ego-centric ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Genomicists have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. The researchers show that a new nanopore sequencer can ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces. Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Physicists have devised a way to use diamonds to identify cancerous tumors before they become life threatening. Their findings reveal how a nanoscale, synthetic version of the precious gem can light ... read more

Electronics Get a Power Boost With the Addition of Simple Material

Oct. 9, 2015 — Materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in building protein gates for artificial nano-vesicles that become transparent only under specific conditions. The gate responds to certain pH values, triggering a reaction ... read more

Purchase Intent Data Research Gives Insights Into What Influences Shoppers

Oct. 9, 2015 — New research includes detailed insights into what influences shoppers – from when they are considering buying to when they purchase – and highlights how much of this journey takes place out of ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — An airport apron bustles with traffic. The tow tractors, tankers and buses moving busily around an aircraft run the risk of colliding. An enhanced positioning system will increase safety and the ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Silicon wafers are the heart of solar cells. However, manufacturing them is not cheap. Over 50 percent of the pure silicon used is machined into dust. A new manufacturing technique puts an end to ... read more

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