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Shields Up! Students devise concept for Star Wars-style deflector shields

Technology for protecting spaceships from laser fire is feasible today, University of Leicester students discovered. The only drawback, so far, is that you won’t be able to see a thing outside.In anticipation of Star Wars Day on 4 May, three fourth-year Physics st

May 05, 2014

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Atomic level look at the telomerase - connection with aging and cancer

Arizona Sate University scientists, together with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, have published yesterday, in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, a first of its kind atomic level look at the enzyme telomerase that may unlock the sec

May 05, 2014

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The next big thing in photovoltaics - taking the lead out of a promising solar cell

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using "bench" chemistry

May 05, 2014

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Magnitude of quake scales with maturity of fault, suggests new study by German scientist

The oldest sections of transform faults, such as the North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ) and the San Andreas Fault, produce the largest earthquakes, putting important limits on the potential seismic hazard for less mature parts of fault zones, according to a new study to

April 30, 2014

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Turmeric ointment heals oral lichen planus in clinical study

Lichen planus can affect the face, the mouth, the hands and feet and practically any other skin surface of the body. It is difficult to treat and the cause is often mysterious. The lesions may continue for years or may periodically emerge – sometimes in different

April 30, 2014

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Graphene not all good - transport of graphene oxide nanoparticles in water

In a first-of-its-kind study of how a super material some think could transform the electronics industry moves in water, researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering found graphene oxide nanoparticles are very mobil

April 29, 2014

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Preserved ancient tundra landscape discovered under the Greenland Ice Sheet

A team of university scientists and a NASA colleague were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below 3.2 km (2 miles) of ice. "We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ic

April 23, 2014

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Inducing rain and lightning with high-energy laser beams

Researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona are developing a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.They are surrounding one bea

April 23, 2014

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Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists using a new way to measure past temperatures.The findings, published the week of A

April 22, 2014

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New study outlines 'Water world' theory of life's origins

A new study from researchers at NASA's JPL, and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's Astrobiology Institute describes how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life. While the scientists had already proposed this hypothesis -- c

April 16, 2014

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The spice that prevents fluoride from destroying your brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising!Fluoride's neurotoxicity h

April 08, 2014

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Supermassive black hole at the center of cosmology

In physical reality there are no black holes. Instead there are intense magnetic field regions that are formed whenever the field strength in plasma becomes much stronger compared with its surroundings. The most intense magnetic field regions are formed at the most

April 05, 2014

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A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

ESA's Sentinel satellite, due for launch on April 3rd, should allow scientists to test this link in greater detail and eventually develop a forecast system for all volcanoes, including those that are remote and inaccessible. Volcano deformation and, in

April 03, 2014

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Vibration may help heal chronic wounds

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the quarter of them who will

April 01, 2014

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Study finds astronauts' hearts become more spherical in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd

March 31, 2014

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Children learn aggressive ways of thinking and behaving from violent video games

According to a new study by Iowa State University researchers, children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older. The effect is the same regardless of age, gender or

March 25, 2014

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Compelling research reveals these 3 techniques to increase your personal power

Most of us have had days when didn't think we'd have the energy to get through it all. On these days, simple feats like walking up a flight of stairs can be a total drag. It's easy to assume if your physical strength and energy isn't up to snuff that

March 23, 2014