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Argonne scientists pioneer strategy for creating new materials Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Making something new is never easy. Scientists constantly theorize about new materials, but when the material is manufactured it doesn't always work as expected. To create a new strategy for designing materials, scientists at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory combined two different approaches at two different facilities to synthesize new materials. This new strategy gives faster feedback on what growth schemes are best, thus shortening the timeframe to manufacture ...

Leading Ebola researcher at UTMB says there's an effective treatment for Ebola Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A leading US Ebola researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gone on record stating that a blend of three monoclonal antibodies can completely protect monkeys against a lethal dose of Ebola virus up to five days after infection, at a time when the disease is severe. Thomas Geisbert, professor of microbiology and immunology, has written an editorial for Nature discussing advances in Ebola treatment research.

NASA sees Hurricane Cristobal racing through North Atlantic Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery shows Hurricane Cristobal racing through the North Atlantic on Friday, August 29 while losing its tropical characteristics.

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(McGill University) It is possible to significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers from McGill University and Utrecht University. In a new paper in Nature Geoscience, they outline strategies in six key areas that they believe can be combined in different ways in different parts of the world in order to effectively reduce water stress by 2050.

NASA animation shows Hurricane Marie winding down Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA's GOES-West satellite keeps a continuous eye on the Eastern Pacific and has been covering Hurricane Marie since birth. NASA's GOES Project uses NOAA data and creates animations and did so to show the end of Hurricane Marie.

China's reform of R&D budget management doesn't go far enough Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Nottingham) China's budget management is lagging behind countries which spend similar amounts on research and development, and recent reform has not gone far enough.That is the view of the University of Nottingham's Dr. Cong Cao, whose research is published on Aug. 29, 2014, in the prestigious academic journal, Science.

Mice study shows efficacy of new gene therapy approach for toxin exposures Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) New research led by Charles Shoemaker, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, shows that gene therapy may offer significant advantages in prevention and treatment of botulism exposure over current methods. The findings of the National Institutes of Health funded study appear in the Aug. 29 issue of PLOS ONE.

International experts in oxidation catalysis contribute to Imperial College Press handbook Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(World Scientific) Controlling the oxidation powerful of the catalysts allows scientists either to eliminate extremely toxic compounds or to produce chemical compounds of high-added values. This book provides an extensive overview of all the multiple aspects of this major application of catalysis.

Real tremors, or drug-seeking patient? New app can tell Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Toronto) New University of Toronto smartphone uses data from built-in accelerometer to measure the frequency of alcohol withdrawal tremors.

Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology Friday August 29th, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute) One of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons (electronic circuits). First, it is necessary to create a stream of single photons and control their direction. Researchers around the world have made all sorts of attempts to achieve this, but now scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute have succeeded in creating a steady stream of photons emitted one at a time ...








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