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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Bioimaging: A Clear View of the Nervous System

Aug. 22, 2016 — A new and versatile imaging technique enables researchers to trace the trajectories of whole nerve cells and provides extensive insights into the structure of neuronal ... read more

How to Keep the Superhot Plasma Inside Tokamaks from Chirping

Aug. 19, 2016 — Physicists have learned which conditions within fusion plasma make the occurrence of chirping modes more ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — By figuring out how to preserve specimens in the remote locations in which they are found -- locations almost completely opposite those of a controlled laboratory or 21st century urban area -- ... read more

An Unexpected Finding: Rare Iodine Polymer Discovery Is Key to Starch-Iodine Mystery

Aug. 18, 2016 — In the pursuit of a new class of photovoltaic materials, researchers happened upon an entirely different discovery that addresses a centuries-old mystery of chemistry: Why does an iodine solution ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have developed nanoscale display cases that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological ... read more

Using Nature's Recipe to Create Mother of Pearl

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have created a synthetic nacre remarkably similar to the natural material, which is also known as mother of pearl, though their synthetic version forms in weeks instead of months or ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A research team has demonstrated a new carbon-based molecular sieve membrane that could dramatically reduce the energy required to separate a class of hydrocarbon molecules known as alkyl ... read more

Innovative Device Simulates Cataract Replacement Experience

Aug. 18, 2016 — A vision simulator works to help patients test artificial lens designs prior to implantation in the ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology have demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale. The 15-millimeter long soft robot ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Scientists can now manipulate x-ray light using visible light, removing the need for inefficient and expensive optics that other approaches must ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Physicists have an explanation for why certain materials can conduct electricity without resistance at temperatures well above those required by conventional superconductors. Understanding this ... read more

Isotope Research Opens New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

Aug. 17, 2016 — A new study greatly improves scientists' understanding of the element actinium. The insights could support innovation in creating new classes of anticancer ... read more

Curbing the Life-Long Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Aug. 17, 2016 — A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can ... read more

Reducing Gas Flares, Pollution from Oil Production

Aug. 17, 2016 — Last year, dozens of major oil companies and oil-producing nations agreed to end the routine flaring of natural gas from wells by 2030. This burning off of uncaptured methane in addition to simply ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — In infection diseases, membrane fouling, interaction with bacteria, as well as in rapid healing of wounds for example, the way proteins interact with a surface plays an important role. On a surface, ... read more

Biophysics: Stopping the Random Walk

Aug. 17, 2016 — The cell's internal skeleton undergoes constant restructuring. Physicists now show that its associated proteins can be efficiently transported to their sites of action by diffusion -- provided ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Engineers demonstrate in a new study that windows made of transparent wood could provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency than ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — New research from a fluid mechanics team reveals how blood flow dynamics within blood vessels may influence where plaques develop or rupture. The findings could one day help doctors identify weak ... read more

New MRI Technique Sheds Technology's Longtime Limits

Aug. 16, 2016 — Since its emergence in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has given physicians a better look inside tissues, helping to diagnose maladies from brain tumors to internal bleeding to torn ... read more

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