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SMiLE-seq: A new technique speeds up genetics Monday January 16th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Scientists at EPFL have developed a technique that can be a game-changer for genetics by making the characterization of DNA-binding proteins much faster, more accurate, and efficient.

Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting Monday January 16th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Princeton University, Engineering School) Researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves.

Nanoscale view of energy storage Monday January 16th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Stanford University) Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step toward building a better battery.

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia Monday January 16th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site in an article published online on Jan. 16, 2017, by the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. Data from c-Fos assays and in vivo hemodynamic imaging reveal how individually miniscule microinfarcts might collectively contribute to broader brain dysfunction ...

Theory lends transparency to how glass breaks Monday January 16th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Rice University) Rice University scientists explain how and why shear bands form in metallic glasses and make them more prone to break.

China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility Sunday January 15th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 15 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in the VUV region.

E-waste in East and Southeast Asia jumps 63 percent in 5 years Sunday January 15th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Terry Collins Assoc) Volumes of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both volume and per capita measures, new UN research shows.Driven by rising incomes and high demand for new gadgets and appliances, e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analyzed increased 63 percent on average and weighed 12.3 million tons, 2.4 times the weight of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Seeing the quantum future... literally Saturday January 14th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(University of Sydney) Sydney scientists have demonstrated the ability to 'see' the future of quantum systems and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. Although applications of quantum-enabled technologies are compelling, quantum physicists had previously been stymied by the most significant obstacle to building reliable quantum technologies -- 'decoherence' or the randomization of quantum ...

NASA's Terra Satellite sees a spark of life in former Tropical Depression 01W's remnants Friday January 13th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Terra satellite recently analyzed the remnant low pressure area previously known as Tropical Depression 01W in infrared light as it showed a spark of new activity.

Researchers develop environmentally friendly soy air filter Friday January 13th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Washington State University) A new soy-based air filter developed by WSU engineering researchers can capture toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which often escape other types of filters.

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