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Nano-forests to reveal secrets of cells Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Lund University) Vertical nanowires could be used for detailed studies of what happens on the surface of cells. The findings are important for pharmaceuticals research, among other applications. A group of researchers from Lund University in Sweden have managed to make artificial cell membranes form across a large number of vertical nanowires, known as a 'nano-forest'.

Researchers awarded $1.5 million to develop software to process solar astronomy data on larger scale Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Georgia State University) Researchers in Georgia State University's new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.

Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Northwestern University) In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now Northwestern University scientists have figured out an elegant way to stop a molecule from tumbling so that its potential for new applications, such as quantum computing, can be harnessed: shine a single laser on a trapped molecule and it instantly cools to the temperature of outer space, stopping the rotation of the molecule.

Ride-sharing could cut cabs' road time by 30 percent Monday September 1st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Analysis suggests ride-sharing could cut taxis' road time by 30 percent.

Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents Monday September 1st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(McGill University) Sharing regular family meals with children may help protect them from the effects of cyberbullying, according to a study by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Because family meal times represent social support and exchanges in the home that benefit adolescents' well-being, Elgar suggests that this family contact and communication can also reduce some of the distressing effects of cyberbullying.

Nature's tiny engineers Monday September 1st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Corals control their environment, stirring up water eddies to bring nutrients.

Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles Monday September 1st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Washington University in St. Louis) A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lan Yang, Ph.D., the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering, and their collaborators at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time. The researchers say the sensor could potentially detect much smaller particles, viruses and small molecules.

A new way to diagnose malaria Sunday August 31st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A research team from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology has developed a technique that can detect malarial parasite's waste in infected blood cells.

Scientists develop 'electronic nose' for rapid detection of C. diff infection Sunday August 31st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of Leicester) Research from the University of Leicester sniffs out the smell of disease in feces.

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds Sunday August 31st, 2014 04:00:00 AM
(University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center) Early, fast, turbulent mixing of gas within giant molecular clouds -- the birthplaces of stars -- means all stars formed from a single cloud bear the same unique chemical 'tag' or 'DNA fingerprint,' write astrophysicists at University of California, Santa Cruz, reporting on the results of computational simulations in the journal Nature, published online on Aug. 31, 2014. Could such chemical tags help astronomers identify our own Sun's long-lost ...

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