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New hydronium-ion battery presents opportunity for more sustainable energy storage Monday February 20th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Oregon State University) A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

Switched-on DNA Monday February 20th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Arizona State University) DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.Much like flipping your light switch at home -- only on a scale 1,000 times smaller than a human hair -- an ASU-led team has now developed the first controllable DNA switch to regulate the flow of electricity within a single, atomic-sized molecule.

A new computer model explores how proteins are controlled 'at a distance' Monday February 20th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, which control proteins 'at a distance.'

Pest ant control improved with water-resistant bait Monday February 20th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Entomological Society of America) Pest ants like the red imported fire ant could be controlled more effectively with insecticide baits that can withstand moisture, say researchers with the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). A comparison study soon to be published in Journal of Economic Entomology shows a water-resistant ant bait offers a significant advantage over currently available baits, which break down when wet.

GBSI reports encouraging progress toward improved research reproducibility by year 2020 Sunday February 19th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Global Biological Standards Institute) One year after Global Biological Standards Institute issued its Reproducibility2020 challenge and action plan for the biomedical research community, the organization reports encouraging progress toward the goal to significantly improve the quality of preclinical biological research by year 2020. The Report is the first comprehensive review of community-led action and impact to improve life sciences research reproducibility since the issue became more widely known in 2012, ...

Save the bees? There's an app for that Sunday February 19th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(University of Vermont) A new mobile app can calculate the crop productivity and pollination benefits of supporting endangered bees.

How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines Saturday February 18th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves -- or better yet, when prompted -- is more complicated than it looks. Rashid Bashir and Taher Saif of the University of Illinois will speak on the design and development of walking and swimming bio-bots at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NASA examines Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dineo's rainfall Friday February 17th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA examined the heavy rainfall generated by Tropical Cyclone Dineo as it made landfall in Mozambique and NASA's Terra satellite spotted the storm's remnants over four countries.

Satellite views storm system affecting Southern California Friday February 17th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery captured the beginning of a chain of Eastern Pacific Ocean storms forecast to affect the US West Coast. A close-up satellite view show from Feb. 17 shows a large storm system affecting southern California, while a wider satellite view revealed a second storm system in the Central Pacific Ocean headed toward the east.

New research examines patients' satisfaction with their radiologists Friday February 17th, 2017 05:00:00 AM
(Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) New research reports that most US radiologists receive favorable satisfaction scores from their patients. The study, supported by research grants from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, is published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).

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