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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Speed-Reading Your Microbiome

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have built a microbiome analysis platform called QIIME (pronounced “chime” and short for “Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology”). This software will now be more readily ... read more

Predicting Change in the Alzheimer's Brain

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain ... read more

Social Networks Can Motivate People to Exercise More

Oct. 7, 2015 — The influence of our social networks can be a powerful motivator to encourage more physical activity, say researchers in a new report. What this new study reveals is that these same positive behavior ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new study shows that iron-bearing rocks that formed at the ocean floor 3.2 billion years ago carry unmistakable evidence of oxygen. The only logical source for that oxygen is the earliest known ... read more

How, Mathematically, to Make Something Go Viral on Facebook

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have proposed a strategic approach for information spreading via Facebook using cancer screenings as a health intervention. They use Facebook to identify social clusters and opinion ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Pools of fatty molecules self-assemble around treated water droplets to create a cell-like bioreactor that could offer substantial advantages for carrying out complex synthesis processes, say ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — How long do neutrons live? The answer could change how we think everything from the cosmos to coffee cups. Yet, scientists don’t agree on the neutron longevity. The disagreement is fanned by the ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — In 2014, the Majorana Demonstrator started its search for neutrinoless double beta decay. Observation of this decay would have profound implications for our understanding of physics, including ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Do you remember the 3-D-display from 'Back to the Future 2'? On back to the future day (Oct. 21) these displays may not yet be seen in our streets as the movie predicted, but the basic ... read more

Protein Reactions Identified With Subatomic Resolution

Oct. 6, 2015 — Using subatomic resolution, researchers have gained insights into the dynamic modus operandi of two switch proteins which are responsible for the import of compounds into the nucleus and for cell ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A single-electron transistor is an electrical device that takes advantage of a strange quantum phenomenon called tunneling to transport single electrons across a thin insulator. The device serves as ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — X-ray crystallography reveals the three-dimensional structure of a molecule, especially for therapeutic or biotechnological purposes. For the first time, a study has shown that residual movements ... read more

The Science of Retweets

Oct. 6, 2015 — What's the best time to tweet, to ensure maximum audience engagement? Researchers have demonstrated that an algorithm that takes into account the past activity of each of your followers -- and ... read more

Super Yellow Blends for Light Efficiency

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new study details ultrahigh efficiency, low voltage polymer light emitting diodes (PLEDs) to maximize light output from devices. A blend of two polymers can be used to boost the efficiency of LEDs ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new physical effect has been discovered: Researchers have found a change of electrical resistance in magnetic whirls. Tiny magnetic whirls – so called skyrmions – are being considered as ... read more

Section Speed Control Reduces the Number of Killed, Severely Injured by Half

Oct. 6, 2015 — Section control reduces injury crashes and, even more, the number of killed or severely injured. The results of this study refer to the section of road between the two ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — As the push for thinner and faster electronics continues, a new finding could help inform the design of the next generation of cheaper, more efficient ... read more

Predicting Which Soldiers Will Commit Severe, Violent Crimes

Oct. 6, 2015 — A new report shows that a machine learning model using Department of Defense and Army administrative records was able to identify in advance the 5 percent of US Army soldiers serving from 2004 to ... read more

Physicists Shrink Particle Accelerator

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have built the first prototype of a miniature particle accelerator that uses terahertz radiation instead of radio frequency structures. The terahertz technology holds the promise of ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2015 to Takaaki Kajita Super-Kamiokande Collaboration University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan and Arthur B. ... read more

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