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  • Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology(... continued page 7)
    the University of Pittsburgh to see how DNA loops around a protein that aids in the Feb 11 2016 in Cell Microbiology 1046 0 DNA breaks in nerve cells ancestors cluster in specific genes The genome of developing brain cells harbors 27 clusters or hotspots where its DNA is much more likely to break in some places than others researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine PCMM at Boston Feb 11 2016 in Biotechnology 950 0 By switching bait biologists trick plants bacterial defense into attacking virus Scientists at Indiana University have modified a plant gene that normally fights bacterial infection to confer resistance to a virus Feb 11 2016 in Biotechnology 58 0 First nationwide survey of climate change education How is climate change being taught in American schools Is it being taught at all And how are teachers addressing climate change denial in their classrooms schools and school districts Feb 11 2016 in Social Sciences 470 24 Gravitational waves found black hole models led the way Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein s theory of general relativity in 1916 and now almost exactly 100 years later the faint ripples across space time have been found The advanced Laser Interferometric Gravitational wave Feb 11 2016 in Astronomy 4947 67 100 mllion year old amber preserves oldest animal societies Fighting ants giant solider termites and foraging worker ants recently discovered in 100 million year old amber provide direct evidence for advanced social behavior in ancient ants and termites two groups that are immensely Feb 11 2016 in Archaeology Fossils 194 3 A magical space time ripple that wasn t believed at first The wave that made history snuck up on them David Shoemaker will never forget the date September 14 2015 when he woke up to a message

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    the University of Wisconsin Madison have generated master heart cells primitive progenitors that form the developing Feb 11 2016 in Biotechnology 30 0 True love How transcription factors interact to create a heart Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that three transcription factors proteins that direct gene expression interact with each other and the genome to influence how a heart forms in an embryo Without Feb 11 2016 in Cell Microbiology 10 0 South Africa s Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils Two new hominin fossils have been found in a previously uninvestigated chamber in the Sterkfontein Caves just North West of Johannesburg in South Africa Feb 11 2016 in Archaeology Fossils 18 0 New computer vision algorithm predicts orientation of objects Seen from any angle a horse looks like a horse But it doesn t look the same from every angle Scientists at Disney Research have developed a method to help computer vision systems avoid the confusion associated with changes Feb 11 2016 in Computer Sciences 67 0 Bumpy liquid films could simplify fabrication of microlenses Have you ever noticed that when heated a film of oil in a pan doesn t remain completely flat Instead it forms a wavy pattern that resembles the exterior of an orange These sorts of deformations inspired a group of researchers Feb 11 2016 in Nanophysics 60 0 Silicon chip with integrated laser Light from a nanowire Physicists at the Technical University of Munich TUM have developed a nanolaser a thousand times thinner than a human hair Thanks to an ingenious process the nanowire lasers grow right on a silicon chip making it possible Feb 11 2016 in Nanophysics 51 0 Scientists glimpse Einstein s gravitational waves Update In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy scientists said Thursday they have

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  • Strange alien slime discovered living beneath the Nullarbor Plain
    September 4 2012 Cavers from the cave research unit of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world The cave known as Krubera Voronya is considered the Everest of the caves and is Cave dwelling nettle discovered in China December 28 2012 South West China Myanmar and Northern Vietnam contain one of the oldest exposed outcrops of limestone in the world Within this area are thousands of caves and gorges It is only recently that botanists have sought to explore Recommended for you On Darwin s birthday tomato genetics study sheds light on plant evolution February 12 2016 On Charles Darwin s 207th birthday a new study of evolution in a diverse group of wild tomatoes is shedding light on the importance of genetic variation in plants Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home February 12 2016 Whether it s a jungle hut or a high rise apartment your home is covered in bacteria and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window Jaws may help humans grow new teeth shark study suggests February 12 2016 A new insight into how sharks regenerate their teeth which may pave the way for the development of therapies to help humans with tooth loss has been discovered by scientists at the University of Sheffield Not so incy wincy spider kills snake in Outback duel February 12 2016 A plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn t matter by taking on and beating a much larger venomous snake in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath Gene discovery suggests surprising evolutionary pattern February 12 2016 Cornell researchers have discovered a gene in Drosophila fruit flies that predicts whether an individual fly will be susceptible or resistant to bacterial infection Researchers find that chromatin s complexity can be reduced into a unifying model of gene regulation February 12 2016 Phys org A team of researchers made up of members from the California Institute of Technology Tottori University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has conducted a study that has led to finding that that the material 24 comments 2 5 Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank Display comments newest first Anda 3 6 5 17 Mar 06 2013 Why alien in the title Editors Shootist 3 2 5 19 Mar 06 2013 Why alien in the title Editors Yawn alien adj unlike one s own strange not belonging Do you oxidize ammonia Do you know of anything that lives that oxidizes ammonia VendicarE 2 8 5 19 Mar 06 2013 Rush Limbaugh oxidizes ammonia Lurker2358 3 2 5 5 Mar 06 2013 Maybe these critters could live on Neptune or even Uranus Q Star 3 5 6 Mar 06 2013 Why alien in the title Editors Yawn alien adj unlike one s own strange not belonging Do you oxidize ammonia Do you know of anything that lives that

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    catalyst The benefits are two fold The process removes harmful Jan 27 2016 in Materials Science feature 10503 147 Scientists propose high efficiency wireless power transfer system Phys org Currently commercial wireless power transfer is limited mainly to charging pads for phones instead of plugging your phone directly into the wall simply place it on top of a wireless charging pad In the future Jan 26 2016 in General Physics feature 4344 12 Modern day metabolism could have originated in 4 billion year old oceans Phys org A gigantic number of chemical reactions take place inside our bodies every second all synchronizing with each other to produce the energy and chemical compounds that we need to survive Together these reactions Jan 25 2016 in Biochemistry report 2033 3 Researchers attempt to uncover the origins of water s unusual properties Phys org In many ways water behaves very differently than other liquids do and with important consequences It s widely thought that water s unusual properties were essential for the development of life on Earth One Jan 12 2016 in Condensed Matter feature 1835 12 Microgears rotate when pushed by tiny motors Phys org Researchers have designed a new type of microgear that spins when micromotors become lodged into the corners of the gear s teeth The micromotors use the surrounding hydrogen peroxide solution as fuel to propel Jan 11 2016 in Nanophysics report 720 1 One way light beam can be steered in different directions Phys org Over the past few years scientists have demonstrated the phenomenon of one way light in which a light beam propagates in one direction only The materials used to achieve this effect can be thought of as Jan 11 2016 in Optics Photonics feature 1058 2 Musical melodies obey same laws as foraging animals

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    fraction of a second immediately after the Big Bang Dec 23 2015 in General Physics feature 4271 300 Giant enhancement of magnetic effect will benefit spintronics Phys org Researchers have demonstrated that coating a cobalt film in graphene doubles the film s perpendicular magnetic anisotropy PMA so that it reaches a value 20 times higher than that of traditional metallic cobalt platinum Dec 21 2015 in Nanophysics feature 1021 0 Study shows important goal for organic semiconductors is attainable Phys org In organic semiconductor materials there has always been a tradeoff between the ability to emit light and the ability to conduct a charge as measured by the charge carrier mobility Now for the first time Dec 11 2015 in Condensed Matter feature 1303 0 Researchers explain why it s nearly impossible to separate two interleaved phonebooks Phys org Many people are familiar with the friction enigma of two interleaved phonebooks in which all of the pages of two phonebooks are overlapped one by one with the books spines facing outward Trying to separate Dec 09 2015 in General Physics report 1588 8 Physicists investigate unusual form of quantum mechanics Phys org In a new study physicists at Penn State University have for the first time proposed a way to test a little understood form of quantum mechanics called nonassociative quantum mechanics So far all other tests Dec 08 2015 in Quantum Physics feature 8712 2 Magnetic invisibility cloak shields magnets from magnetic fields Phys org Typically when two magnets are brought close together they either attract or repel each other due to interactions between their magnetic fields In a new study researchers have designed a 3D magnetic invisibility Dec 03 2015 in General Physics report 3071 1 Optical metacage blocks light from entering or escaping Phys org Physicists have

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    to be constant in time as their name suggests But scientists have questioned Nov 19 2015 in General Physics feature 3749 105 Device can theoretically trap a light bit for an infinite amount of time Phys org Researchers have designed a nanoscale device that under ideal conditions can confine a bit of light that is light with a single precise energy value for an infinite amount of time Although a physically Nov 13 2015 in Quantum Physics feature 4325 9 Harmful effects paradoxically enhance solar cell efficiency Phys org Dissipation and decoherence are typically considered harmful to solar cell efficiency but in a new paper scientists have shown that these effects paradoxically make the exciton lifetime in semiconducting carbon Nov 12 2015 in Nanophysics feature 1344 1 Researchers take two big steps toward quantum computing Phys org Spooky action at a distance Einstein s famous dismissive characterization of quantum entanglement has long been established as a physical phenomenon and researchers are keen to develop practical applications Nov 06 2015 in Quantum Physics report 5725 14 Observed cosmic rays may have come from two million year old supernova Phys org High energy protons nuclei and other particles are constantly showering down on Earth s atmosphere from space but the origins of these cosmic rays is unknown One possibility is that the cosmic rays come from Nov 06 2015 in Astronomy feature 3320 17 Nanographene charge trapping memory could further miniaturize flash Phys org Flash memory the data storage method often used in phones computers and other devices is continually being miniaturized in order to improve device performance In an attempt to reduce the short circuiting Nov 05 2015 in Nanophysics feature 1090 0 Quantum process demonstrates superposition of ordered events Phys org In a quantum superposition a quantum object can be

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    all occupied Demonstrating the counterintuitive nature of infinity he showed that the hotel could still accommodate Oct 21 2015 in Quantum Physics feature 5615 22 Scientists experimentally demonstrate 140 year old prediction A gas in perpetual non equilibrium Phys org In 1876 the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann noticed something surprising about his equations that describe the flow of heat in a gas Usually the colliding gas particles eventually reach a state of thermal Oct 19 2015 in Quantum Physics report 2003 1 Magnetically controlled battery could store energy for power grids Phys org Scientists have built a battery containing a magnetic fluid that can be moved in any direction by applying a magnetic field The magnetically controlled battery concept could be especially useful for flow batteries Oct 19 2015 in Nanophysics feature 1481 6 What is quantum in quantum thermodynamics Phys org A lot of attention has been given to the differences between the quantum and classical worlds For example quantum entanglement superposition and teleportation are purely quantum phenomena with no classical Oct 12 2015 in Quantum Physics feature 3670 15 Water soluble non peptide foldamers with tunable higher order conformations Foldamers are a class of synthetic structures modeled after proteins but are designed to form unique non natural tertiary and quaternary structures Like proteins they are comprised of hydrophobic and hydrophilic subunits Oct 09 2015 in Materials Science report 399 0 Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle Update Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light passing easily through Earth and even your body Oct 06 2015 in General Physics 3683 73 Proposed diamond maser could operate at room temperature Phys org Before there were lasers there were

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    that affect a semiconductor s properties are its band Sep 28 2015 in Condensed Matter feature 1063 1 Golden silver nanoparticle looks and behaves like gold Phys org In an act of nano alchemy scientists have synthesized a silver Ag nanocluster that is virtually identical to a gold Au nanocluster On the outside the silver nanocluster has a golden yellow color and Sep 22 2015 in Nanomaterials feature 3199 5 Delicately opening a band gap in graphene enables high performance transistors Phys org Electrons can move through graphene with almost no resistance a property that gives graphene great potential for replacing silicon in next generation highly efficient electronic devices But currently it s Sep 21 2015 in Nanophysics feature 1494 0 Dark matter hiding in stars may cause observable oscillations Phys org Dark matter has never been seen directly but scientists know that something massive is out there due to its gravitational effects on visible matter One explanation for how such a large amount of mass appears Sep 18 2015 in General Physics feature 2213 75 What s the best way to charge millions of electric vehicles at once Phys org About 350 000 plug in electric vehicles EVs have been sold in the US from 2008 when they first entered the market to mid 2015 Although EVs still represent a small fraction of the country s 250 million Sep 16 2015 in General Physics feature 3122 47 Most precise test of Lorentz symmetry for the photon finds that the speed of light is indeed constant Phys org The laws of physics are the same no matter which direction you re facing or how fast you re moving it s such an intuitive concept that most people probably don t know that it has a name Lorentz symmetry Over Sep

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