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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Study Connects Credit Default Swaps to Mortgage Delinquencies

May 26, 2015 — The first empirical investigation has been released by investigators connecting credit default swaps to mortgage defaults that helped lead to the 2007-2008 financial ... read more

On-Demand X-Rays at Synchrotron Light Sources

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed an 'X-rays on demand' technique in which ALS users can have access to the X-ray beams they want without affecting beams for other ... read more

May 26, 2015 — A unique, high performance foam has been developed that can be used to make safer athletic gear and medical equipment, among other things. The developers anticipate an immediate benefit to the ... read more

May 26, 2015 — We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. Now, researchers have ... read more

Nanotechnology Identifies Brain Tumor Types Through MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' in Animal Studies

May 26, 2015 — A tiny drug-delivery system has been invented that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through 'virtual biopsies' and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. The results ... read more

Neuroscientists Reveals Autism's 'Noisy' Secret: 3-D Simulator Reveals Inner Workings of the Autistic Brain

May 26, 2015 — Strapped into a motion-enabled simulator and wearing 3-D glasses, 36 adolescent volunteers recently experienced what it was like to 'travel' through a field of virtual stars. The ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix ... read more

May 26, 2015 — The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world’s Francis turbines are found in Norwegian ... read more

EU Biofuels Regime Failing to Meet Its Objectives Under Current Regulatory Framework, Experts Say

May 26, 2015 — The European Union regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if carefully tailored and effectively implemented. The ... read more

Keeping Cell Phone Charged by Recycling Wasted Energy Back to Battery

May 26, 2015 — New technology makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge. The patented circuitry converts some of the radio signals emanating from a phone into direct current (DC) ... read more

May 26, 2015 — The thinnest possible linear thread that still retains a diamond-like structure was created by the extreme compression and decompression of the common chemical benzene. The threads may have ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchershave developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Research and science fiction has been fascinated by brain-machine or brain-computer interfaces – BCI for short – since the early 1970s. Quite apart from cyborgs and the game industry, the most ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Drones, say goodbye to pilots. With the goal of achieving autonomous flight of these aerial vehicles, researchers have developed a vision and learning system to control and navigate them without ... read more

Nano-Capsules Designed for Diagnosing Malignant Tumors

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have developed adaptable nano-capsules that can help in the diagnosis of glioblastoma cells -- a highly invasive form of brain ... read more

May 25, 2015 — In a new twist on the use of DNA in nanoscale construction, scientists put synthetic strands of the biological material to work in two ways: They used ropelike configurations of the DNA double helix ... read more

May 25, 2015 — A new technique to create a single-molecule diode has been developed by scientists, and, in doing so, they have developed molecular diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs. This ... read more

Fine-Tuned Molecular Orientation Is Key to More Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

May 25, 2015 — Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could ... read more

Researchers Find the 'Key' to Quantum Network Solution

May 25, 2015 — Scientists have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks. They have developed a protocol to achieve key-rates at metropolitan distances at three ... read more

May 25, 2015 — NGC 6240 lies 400 million light-years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder). This galaxy has an elongated shape with branching wisps, loops and tails. This mess of gas, dust and ... read more

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