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    India has designed and constructed a portable college level radio telescope Feb 02 2016 in Astronomy report 2063 1 Study shows winning causes people to be more likely to cheat the next time Phys org A pair of researchers one with Ben Gurion University of the Negev the other The Hebrew University of Jerusalem both in Israel has found via a series of experiments with human volunteers that people who beat Feb 02 2016 in Social Sciences report 833 2 Model suggests Neanderthal extinction occurred due to human cultural superiority Phys org A trio of researchers two with Stanford University in the U S and the third with Meiji University in Japan has created a model that showed that it might be possible that the Neanderthal extinction that occurred Feb 02 2016 in Archaeology Fossils report 2533 55 Coupling two tabletop laser plasma accelerators A step toward ultrapowerful accelerators Laser plasma accelerators LPAs got the nickname tabletop because as shown by the unique BELLA accelerator at the U S Department of Energy s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab they can boost electron Feb 01 2016 in General Physics 2690 1 3 D printing confirms physical model of brain folds The distinctive troughs and crests of the human brain are not present in most animals highly folded brains are seen only in a handful of species including some primates dolphins elephants and pigs In humans folding Feb 01 2016 in General Physics 1327 3 Researchers create first self assembled superconductor Building on nearly two decades worth of research a multidisciplinary team at Cornell has blazed a new trail by creating a self assembled three dimensional gyroidal superconductor Jan 29 2016 in Superconductivity 1757 8 Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it

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    could store 10 times more energy per charge than today s commercial anodes and make high performance batteries a lot Jan 28 2016 in Energy Green Tech 1100 0 Male mice without any Y chromosome genes can father offspring after assisted reproduction The Y chromosome is a symbol of maleness present only in males and encoding genes important for male reproduction But a new study has shown that live mouse progeny can be generated with assisted reproduction using germ Jan 28 2016 in Biotechnology 492 3 Completely new kind of polymer developed Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again Or a polymer that can lift weights contracting and expanding the way muscles do Jan 28 2016 in Polymers 2992 1 Heavy fermions get nuclear boost on way to superconductivity In a surprising find physicists from the United States Germany and China have discovered that nuclear effects help bring about superconductivity in ytterbium dirhodium disilicide YRS one of the most studied materials Jan 28 2016 in Superconductivity 1187 9 You ll never be leaf what makes up this battery Scientists at the University of Maryland have a new recipe for batteries Bake a leaf and add sodium They used a carbonized oak leaf pumped full of sodium as a demonstration battery s negative terminal or anode according Jan 28 2016 in Energy Green Tech 358 0 Reconfigurable origami tubes could find antenna microfluidic uses Origami the ancient art of paper folding may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operation and Jan 28 2016 in Engineering 801 0 The mysterious cataclysmic variable star Mu Centauri Update Phys org Located about 510 light

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    clusters Astronomers had long thought globular clusters formed their millions of stars in bulk at around the same time Jan 27 2016 in Astronomy 1596 18 Let them see you sweat What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration When engineers at the University of California Berkeley say they are going to make you sweat it is all in the name of science Jan 27 2016 in Engineering 369 0 Nano coating makes coaxial cables lighter Common coaxial cables could be made 50 percent lighter with a new nanotube based outer conductor developed by Rice University scientists Jan 27 2016 in Nanomaterials 835 1 Synthetic strategy for enantioselective aldol reactions with fluoroacetate Phys org Fluorine the most electronegative atom on the periodic table has some interesting applications in organic and medicinal chemistry Replacing hydrogen with fluorine can often boost biological activity and carbon fluorine Jan 27 2016 in Materials Science report 718 1 How many ways can you arrange 128 tennis balls Researchers solve an apparently impossible problem Researchers have solved an apparently overwhelming physics problem involving some truly huge numbers In summary the problem asks you to imagine that you have 128 tennis balls and can arrange them in any way you like The Jan 27 2016 in General Physics 1177 9 Team devises easier way to make bijels a complex new form of liquid matter Oil and water famously don t mix but finely dispersing one in the other produces a liquid mixture with many useful properties An emulsion consisting of tiny droplets of one of those liquids immersed in the other is the Jan 27 2016 in Materials Science 806 0 Face value How fertile women spot rivals It is not only animals that rely on physical cues to gauge the fertility of potential rivals for a

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    can find true North without ever needing maintenance or replacement Feb 05 2016 in Engineering 12 0 Featured Last comments Popular Partners Physicists create first photonic Maxwell s demon 13 hours ago 3 MyShake New app turns smartphones into worldwide seismic network 9 hours ago 0 Most precise measurement of reactor antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise 3 hours ago 0 A new form of frozen water Scientists reveal new ice with record low density 3 hours ago 0 Scientists create ultrathin semiconductor heterostructures for new technologies 11 hours ago 0 more More news Other news Innovative alarm protects your bag Leave your bag unattended without running the risk of it being stolen This may become a reality as a unique concept a small high tech alarm developed by Master s students at Lund University could be on the market soon Footsteps could power mobile devices When you re on the go and your smartphone battery is low in the not so distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe Simple origami fold may hold the key to designing pop up furniture medical devices and scientific tools What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper That future is on the horizon thanks to new research by L Mahadevan the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics Organismic and Evolutionary Reconfigurable origami tubes could find antenna microfluidic uses Origami the ancient art of paper folding may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operation and Depositing different materials within a single chip layer could lead to more efficient computers Today computer chips are built by stacking layers of different materials and etching patterns into them MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk s Hyperloop MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co founder Elon Musk s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed Let them see you sweat What new wearable sensors can reveal from perspiration When engineers at the University of California Berkeley say they are going to make you sweat it is all in the name of science Drones do donuts figure eights around obstacles Getting drones to fly around without hitting things is no small task Obstacle detection and motion planning are two of computer science s trickiest challenges because of the complexity involved in creating real time flight Producing electrical power with cardboard tape and a pencil A small device made from everyday materials can generate enough energy to power several diodes This clever discovery by an EPFL postdoctoral student was presented yesterday at a global conference on micro and nano systems Engineers create artificial skin that can send pressure sensation to brain cell Stanford engineers have created a plastic skin that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell Living in the 90s So are underwater wireless networks Like Beanie Babies and Steve Urkel the systems we use to transmit information through water bring to mind the 1990s De icing concrete could improve roadway safety guard against corporate espionage A 200 square foot slab of seemingly ordinary concrete sits just outside the Peter Kiewit Institute as snowflakes begin parachuting toward Omaha on a frigid afternoon in late December Multifab 3D prints a record 10 materials at once no assembly required w Video 3D printing is great assuming that all you need to do is print one material for one purpose and that you re okay with it taking a few tries But the technology is still far behind where it could be in reliably producing Change the shape change the sound Researchers develop algorithm to 3 D print vibrational sounds In creating what looks to be a simple children s musical instrument a xylophone with keys in the shape of zoo animals computer scientists at Columbia Engineering Harvard and MIT have demonstrated that sound can be controlled Printing lightweight flexible and functional materials 3D printing is revolutionizing the production of lightweight structures soft robots and flexible electronics but the technology struggles with complex multimaterial integration Brains vs blizzards Harvard students take on snow removal Winter is bearing down anew and Harvard University students have been engineering new ways to deal with it 3D printing microscopic fish Team demonstrates novel method to build robots with complex shapes functionalities Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish shaped microrobots called microfish that swim around efficiently in liquids A printable flexible lightweight temperature sensor A University of Tokyo research group has developed a flexible lightweight sensor that responds rapidly to tiny thermal changes in the range of human body temperature This sensor is expected to find healthcare and welfare Physicists create first photonic Maxwell s demon Phys org Maxwell s demon a hypothetical being that appears to violate the second law of thermodynamics has been widely studied since it was first proposed in 1867 by James Clerk Maxwell But most of these studies have MyShake New app turns smartphones into worldwide seismic network University of California Berkeley scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network Most precise measurement of reactor antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration who track the production and flavor shifting behavior of electron antineutrinos generated at a nuclear power complex in China have obtained the most precise measurement A new form of frozen water Scientists reveal new ice with record low density Amid the season known for transforming Nebraska into an outdoor ice rink a University of Nebraska Lincoln led research team has predicted a new molecular form of the slippery

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    your home is covered in bacteria and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window 3 hours ago in Cell Microbiology 69 0 Jaws may help humans grow new teeth shark study suggests 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 3 hours ago in Biotechnology 4 0 Using stories to teach human values to artificial agents The rapid pace of artificial intelligence AI has raised fears about whether robots could act unethically or soon choose to harm humans Some are calling for bans on robotics research others are calling for more research 3 hours ago in Robotics 14 0 New experimental test detects signs of Lyme disease near time of infection When it comes to early diagnosis of Lyme disease the insidious tick borne illness that afflicts about 300 000 Americans annually finding the proverbial needle in the haystack might be a far easier challenge until now 3 hours ago in Analytical Chemistry 9 0 Caught in the act Astronomers find a rare supernova impostor in a nearby galaxy Breanna Binder a University of Washington postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Astronomy and lecturer in the School of STEM at UW Bothell spends her days pondering X rays 3 hours ago in Astronomy 11 1 On Darwin s birthday tomato genetics study sheds light on plant evolution 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 9 hours ago in Evolution 572 0 New nanotechnology detects biomarkers of cancer Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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    blue light to induce copper catalyzed C N cross couplings In their paper published in the journal Science the 14 hours ago in Materials Science report 31 0 Catastrophic failure of ice age dam changed ocean circulation and climate The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast South American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research co authored by a PhD student 14 hours ago in Earth Sciences 27 5 When black holes meet inside the cataclysms that cause gravitational waves It has long been predicted that when two black holes merge they ought to give out a staggering amount of energy in the form of gravitational waves 14 hours ago in Astronomy 115 46 New imaging system uses an open ended bundle of optical fibers no lenses protective housing needed Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a new imaging device that consists of a loose bundle of optical fibers with no need for lenses or a protective housing 15 hours ago in Optics Photonics 17 0 The origin of a species A study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University has uncovered the key role played by a single gene in how groups of animals diverge to form new species The study published today 15 hours ago in Biotechnology 90 0 Einstein s waves a 100 year odyssey When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago he had no computer no internet no printer ballpoint pens and pocket calculators did not exist and few homes had telephones 15 hours ago in General Physics 2112 3 Saturn and Enceladus produce the same amount of plasma The first evidence that Saturn

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    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 17 hours ago in Plants Animals 102 2 Scientists use common glass to optimize graphene s electronic properties Graphene the two dimensional powerhouse packs extreme durability electrical conductivity and transparency into a one atom thick sheet of carbon Despite being heralded as a breakthrough wonder material graphene has 17 hours ago in Nanomaterials 66 0 Engineers develop new flat ultralight lens that could change how cameras are designed Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin 18 hours ago in Optics Photonics 2087 2 Farewell Philae Earth says goodbye to comet probe Update 2 Scientists gave up Friday trying to contact robot lab Philae stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest 18 hours ago in Space Exploration 79 2 South Africa revives extinct zebra subspecies In a spectacular valley less than two hours drive north of Cape Town a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century 19 hours ago in Plants Animals 797 0 Uber agrees to 28 5 mn settlement over safety claims Uber said Thursday it has agreed to pay 28 5 million to settle a pair of lawsuits challenging its promises on driver safety checks 19 hours ago in Business 168 2 Parched Earth soaks up water slowing sea level rise study As glaciers melt due to climate change the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland slowing sea level rise NASA experts said Thursday Feb 11 2016 in Earth Sciences 1078 11 1 2

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    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 alerting him that an underground detector had spotted a 1 3 billion year old ripple Feb 11 2016 in General Physics 273 17 New strategy results in custom designer proteins for sensing a variety of molecules Biosensors are powerful tools in synthetic biology for engineering metabolic pathways or controlling synthetic and native genetic circuits in bacteria Scientists have had difficulty developing a method to engineer designer Feb 11 2016 in Biotechnology 11 0 Breaking cell barriers with retractable protein nanoneedles The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes

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