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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Better Defining the Signals Left by as-Yet-Undefined Dark Matter at the LHC

July 26, 2016 — Physicists still don't exactly know what dark matter is. Indeed, they can only see its effect in the form of gravity. Now, the high energy physics community has developed a set of simplified ... read more

Asymmetrical Magnetic Microbeads Transform Into Micro-Robots

July 26, 2016 — Janus particles are asymmetrical microscopic spheres with both a magnetic and a non-magnetic half. A new study reveals that the dynamics of such assemblies can be predicted by modelling the ... read more

Streetcar Tracks Increase Risk of Bike Crashes

July 26, 2016 — One-third of bike crashes in Toronto's downtown involved the city's streetcar tracks, according to a new study that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to ... read more

July 26, 2016 — Researchers have developed a way to etch very tall, narrow finFETs, a type of transistor that forms a tall semiconductor 'fin' for the current to travel ... read more

Scientists Test Nanoparticle Drug Delivery in Dogs With Osteosarcoma

July 25, 2016 — An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs -- mammals closer in size and biology ... read more

Process Could Make Key Biodegradable Polymer Stronger and Longer-Lasting

July 25, 2016 — The creation of a new polymer morphology in a material called PLA could lead to better medical implants and drug-delivery ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells ... read more

Enhancing Molecular Imaging With Light

July 25, 2016 — A new technology platform is able to image molecules at the nanoscale with ... read more

Bio-Engineered Molecule Shows Promise for Quick Control of Bleeding

July 25, 2016 — Hematology researchers have developed a novel genetically engineered clotting factor that can control bleeding in animal models. If the factor proves effective in humans, it may provide a ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Scientists has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen. The environmentally friendly process generates a 20-fold ... read more

'Watching' Crystal Structure Change in Real Time

July 25, 2016 — Rresearchers have met the long-standing scientific challenge of watching a material change its crystal structure in real ... read more

Building a Moebius Strip of Good Vibrations

July 25, 2016 — Physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening the door to novel forms of control over waves in acoustics, laser optics, and ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Theoretical physicists have analyzed the electronic consequences of creating circuits in two dimensions by simulating the juxtaposition of different atom-thick materials like graphene and hexagonal ... read more

July 25, 2016 — It looks like a bicycle chain, but has just twelve segments about the size of a fist. In each segment there is a motor. This describes pretty much the robot developed by the four bachelor students in ... read more

Self-Healing Textiles Not Only Repair Themselves, but Can Neutralize Chemicals

July 25, 2016 — Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new ... read more

'Exceptional Points' Give Rise to Counterintuitive Physical Effects

July 25, 2016 — No matter whether it is acoustic waves, quantum matter waves or optical waves of a laser -- all kinds of waves can be in different states of oscillation, corresponding to different frequencies. ... read more

July 25, 2016 — Moisture can destroy mortar over time -- for example when cracks form as a result of frost. A team of scientists has found an unusual way to protect mortar from moisture: When the material is being ... read more

A Bioink by Any Other Name: Clarifying Definitions in 3-D Bioprinting

July 25, 2016 — A new article defines key terms associated with bioinks and ... read more

Vast Majority of Guns Recovered by Pittsburgh Police Not in Possession of Legal Owners

July 25, 2016 — Nearly 80 percent of perpetrators carrying a gun recovered by Pittsburgh Police were not the lawful owners, a strong indication that theft and trafficking are significant sources of firearms involved ... read more

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