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Oct. 21, 2016 — A fast nanoscale optical transistor has been created using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition. The work opens up new directions in antenna-assisted switches and optical ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — The automotive industry research is strongly focused on technology that enables automated driving. A new sensor system should help increase passenger safety, say ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Transparent plastic optical lenses can be manufactured cheaply and in any shape. However, a downside is that they reflect light just as much as glass does. Researchers are exhibiting a new type of ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

Windsurfing Swans: An Overlooked Phenomenon

Oct. 21, 2016 — It is well-known that birds can fly, swim and walk, but now there is scientific evidence that birds also can windsurf. Researchers report that the Mute swan occasionally uses the wings as sails when ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms through which cryptochrome 2 -- a key photoreceptor that allows plants to respond to blue light -- is switched on and off, allowing plants to remain ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — A new paper explains why plant breeders have found it difficult to produce wheat varieties which combine high yield and good resistance to Septoria, a disease in wheat which can cut yield losses by ... read more

New Nanomedicine Approach Aims to Improve HIV Drug Therapies

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of ... read more

ADHD Symptom Persistence Into Adulthood Estimated

Oct. 20, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — A superomniphobic tape has been created that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. Superomniphobic surfaces are extremely repellent to all liquids, made ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module's descent to the Red Planet's surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth ... read more

Designing the Future Internet

Oct. 20, 2016 — This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. New research is at the forefront of efforts to ... read more

More American Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Could Opt out of Immediate Treatment

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease instead of seeking immediate radiation treatment or ... read more

Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds Study

Oct. 20, 2016 — Researchers show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new ... read more

Do Microbes Control Our Mood?

Oct. 20, 2016 — Our intestine hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria; we call it the gut microbiota, which includes at least 1000 difference species. We get most of our gut microbes soon after birth, although there ... read more

Treatment Approach Used in Cancer Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — New Alzheimer's treatment could be delivered as nasal spray, say scientists. Researchers have developed a novel treatment that could block the development of Alzheimer's disease using ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. Scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing ... read more

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