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February 5, 2016

Feb. 5, 2016 — Snake locomotion is a source of inspiration for technology: graceful, silent, adaptable and efficient, it can be implemented on devices designed for the most diverse applications, from space ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. The study is an early signal that ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it's not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that ... read more

Senior Doctors Expose 'Scandal' of Pacemaker Battery Life

Feb. 4, 2016 — The battery life of implantable heart monitors must be improved to reduce the need for replacement and the risks this carries for patients, argue two senior doctors in a new ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — It is possible to design and construct interfaces between materials with different structures by making a bridge between them, scientists have ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A process has been uncovered by researchers that uses pressure to deliver chemical probes in a fine-tuned manner into living ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Diabetes patients traditionally monitor their daily blood glucose levels by using a conventional meter which requires blood sampling from the finger tips. The discomfort of pain and risk of infection ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new model helps understand for example defects formed in metal ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — By changing the microstructure in magnesium alloys, researchers have succeeded in improving possibilities for the transport sector to use these materials to decrease the weight of ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists have shown from detailed measurements that in atomically flat areas of a nitrogen-doped graphite surface in the absence of external magnetic fields, Landau levels manifest corresponding to ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Astronomers have revealed the detailed structure of a massive ionized gas outflow streaming from the starburst galaxy NGC 6240. The light-collecting power and high spatial resolution of Subaru ... read more

Chip Enables Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired

Feb. 4, 2016 — A low-power chip for processing 3-D camera data has been developed that could help visually impaired people navigate their environments. The chip consumes only one-thousandth as much power as a ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — By creating and using the first optical attosecond pulse, scientists measured the time it takes electrons inside atoms to respond to the electromagnetic forces of ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new chip has been designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial-intelligence ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Scientists have grown organic crystals that allow creating flexible electronic ... read more

Researchers Urge Caution on Wearable Health Devices

Feb. 3, 2016 — Wearable devices to monitor health are not always reliable or secure according to research. The market for digital devices like smartwatches and fitness bands is growing, with 19 million likely to be ... read more

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new ... read more

New Study Challenges Jupiter's Role as Planetary Shield, Protecting Earth from Comet Impacts

Feb. 3, 2016 — Not only is the 'Jupiter as shield' concept, implying that the planet shields Earth from comet impacts, not true, but perhaps Jupiter's most important role in fostering the development ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers explain anecdotal and conflicting reports as to why some report pain around electromagnetic fields from cell ... read more

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