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Discarded electronics mismanaged within Europe equals ~10 times the volume of e-waste exported Saturday August 29th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Terry Collins Assoc) Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive two-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market.The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by a consortium including INTERPOL and the United Nations University.

NASA, NOAA satellites show Erika affecting Hispaniola Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Erika was centered in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead mid-day on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

New 'Tissue Velcro' could help repair damaged hearts Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering) Engineers at the University of Toronto just made assembling functional heart tissue as easy as fastening your shoes. The team has created a biocompatible scaffold that allows sheets of beating heart cells to snap together just like Velcro.

Seeing quantum motion Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(California Institute of Technology) Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Caltech researchers have developed a way to detect -- and manipulate -- this underlying quantum motion.

Suomi NPP satellite sees rapidly intensifying Hurricane Jimena Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific and saw the strongest thunderstorms building up quickly, especially in the northern quadrant of the storm.

NASA sees comma shaped Tropical Storm Kilo Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Kilo looks like a giant comma from space in imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. Kilo continues to strengthen and was affecting Johnston Island as a tropical storm warning continued on Aug. 28.

NASA's GPM sees heavy rain in Hurricane Ignacio Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hurricane Ignacio continued to strengthen as NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite analyzed its rainfall. Ignacio is forecast to move near Hawaii over the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30.

Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(North Carolina State University) Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.

KAIST's mathematician reveals the mechanism for sustaining biological rhythms Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) Jae Kyoung Kim, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at KAIST, has predicted how these biological circuits generate rhythms and control their robustness, utilizing mathematical modeling based on differential equations and stochastic parameter sampling.

Draw out of the predicted interatomic force Friday August 28th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Hiroshima University) Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers developing new materials in the nanotechnology field.








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