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July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 — Converting large tracts of the Midwest's marginal farming land to perennial biofuel crops carries with it some key unknowns, including how it could affect the balance of water between rainfall, ... read more

Ion Channel Mechanics Yield Insights Into Optogenetics Experiments

July 6, 2015 — Optogenetics techniques, which allow scientists to map and control nerve cells using light stimulation, are being used to study neural circuits in the brain with unprecedented precision. This ... read more

Producing Biodegradable Plastic Just Got Cheaper, Greener

July 6, 2015 — Biodegradable drinking cups or vegetable wrapping foil: the bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives. And yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space. LUCID, the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity ... read more

Does That 'Green' Plasticizer Make My PVC Flexible Enough for You?

July 6, 2015 — A study of an eco-friendly solvent helping to make PVC plastic more flexible reveals the molecular-level interaction of hydrogen bonds between the two ingredients. What gives plastic objects their ... read more

July 5, 2015 — Comet 67P/Churyumov--Gerasimenko, studied in detail by the European Space Agency Rosetta and Philae spacecraft since September 2014, is a body with distinct and unexpected features. Now two ... read more

July 5, 2015 — A wisp of cosmic radio waves, emitted before our solar system was born, shows that a new radio telescope will be able to detect galaxies other telescopes ... read more

Detecting Eye Diseases Using a Smartphone

July 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the ... read more

Nanomedicine in the Fight Against Thrombotic Diseases

July 6, 2015 — Ischemic heart disease and stroke caused by thrombus formation are responsible for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. Now researchers announce new research that has been covering the use ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than ... read more

July 3, 2015 — An international team has been developing a new experimental technique - the decay-pion spectroscopy of electro-produced hypernuclei since 2011. They have now used this new technique to successfully ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionize the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling ... read more

July 3, 2015 — If you suffer from chronic muscle pain a doctor will likely recommend for you to apply heat to the injury.  But how do you effectively wrap that heat around a joint? Now scientists have come up ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Lithium ion batteries are a huge technological advancement from lead acid batteries which have existed since the late 1850's.  Thanks to their low weight, high energy density and slower loss of ... read more

'Invisible' Protein Structure Explains the Power of Enzymes

July 3, 2015 — A research group has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new ... read more

July 6, 2015 — When aluminum atoms bunch up, porous materials called zeolites lose their ability to convert oil to gasoline. An international team of scientists created the first 3-D atomic map of a zeolite in ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to 'play dough' capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres. ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our ... read more

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