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August 28, 2015

Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Study Finds

Aug. 27, 2015 — Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to ... read more

A New Technique to Make Drugs More Soluble

Aug. 27, 2015 — Before Ibuprofen can relieve your headache, it has to dissolve in your bloodstream. The problem is Ibuprofen, in its native form, isn't particularly soluble.  Its rigid, crystalline structures ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — The historic September 2013 storm that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado's Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds, or even as much as 1,000 years worth of accumulated sediment ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Patients suffering from aneurysms that extend from their chest into their groin may be helped by a new stent graft, thanks to collaborative research. Mechanical engineers fluid flow modeling ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — In mere seconds, a device that can identify and characterize a solid or liquid ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have reported a major advance in understanding the biological chemistry of radioactive metals, opening up new avenues of research into strategies for remedial action in the event of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study has demonstrated a new, efficient way to accelerate positrons, the antimatter opposites of electrons. The method may help boost the energy and shrink the size of future linear particle ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — For more than a decade, gene sequencers have been improving more rapidly than the computers required to make sense of their outputs. Searching for DNA sequences in existing genomic databases can ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New cost-effective material which mimics natural 'extracellular matrix' has allowed scientists to capture previously unseen behavior in individual plant cells, including new shapes and ... read more

Fair Sharing of Flight Delays Among Airlines

Aug. 26, 2015 — A study presents a new method for dealing with delays that, they conclude, keeps system-wide delays virtually constant while distributing delays among airlines more evenly. Specifically, it lets ... read more

Self-Healing Material Could Plug Life-Threatening Holes in Spacecraft

Aug. 26, 2015 — For astronauts living in space with objects zooming around them at 22,000 miles per hour like rogue super-bullets, it's good to have a backup plan. Although shields and fancy maneuvers could ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula's shells and its knots ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on other planets ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers are using high-performance computing to simulate the processes that take place during the first moments of photosynthesis. Using quantum mechanics as the basis, computer scientists, ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed materials based on graphene that can catalyze reactions for the conversion and storage of energy. The technology combines graphene and organometallic compounds in a single ... read more

The Bane of Your Existence: Smartphones and ‘technostress’

Aug. 26, 2015 — If you feel stressed out by your smartphone, it might be down to your personality as well as your phone, a new study ... read more

Dying Star Suffers 'Irregular Heartbeats'

Aug. 26, 2015 — Some dying stars suffer from ‘irregular heartbeats.' The research confirms rapid brightening events in otherwise normal pulsating white dwarfs, which are stars in the final stage of their life ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. A major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or ... read more

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