Sunday, April 23, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

courtesy HebrewUniversityofJerusalem - Memory devices like disk drives, flash drives and RAM play an important role in our lives. They are an essential component of our computers, phones, electronic appliances and cars. Yet current memory devices...

courtesy ScienceDaily It is a mystery that has stymied astrophysicists for decades: how do black holes produce so many high-power X-rays? In a new study, astrophysicists from The Johns Hopkins University, NASA and the Rochester Institute...

Anyone who's wandered New York's East Village – or any urban drinking playground – after a busy night knows the stench of urine. Male revelers make impromptu latrines of nearby walls and dumpsters. Convenient,...

Ruairidh McLennan Battleday, University of California, Berkeley and Anna-Katharine Brem, University of Oxford. Extension of our “natural” capacities through science and technology is not a new phenomenon – it has been a key driver of...

A newly published study from scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory demonstrates a general strategy for the creation of heterogeneous nanoparticle superlattices using DNA and carboxylic-based conjugation. Upton, NY — Scientists at the U.S. Department of...

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted? courtesy ScienceDaily UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward answering these questions, identifying for the first time the...

There’s an old cyberpunk story where a character replaces more and more of his body with artificial parts in an effort to become faster, until the limit of his artificial body is how fast...
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An odd mystery continues to niggle in the field of Anti-gravity. Between 1991 and '93, condensed matter physicists Ning Li and Douglas Torr published a series of papers concerning electromagnetic fields and gravity within...

U.S. Army scientists at Redstone Arsenal have prototyped a small, less expensive yet more robust and efficient solar cell using thin layers of Noble metals. The original intent in sandwiching gold and silver with...

When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than previously thought. New research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James...
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New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed nanoparticles that can deliver antiobesity drugs directly to fat tissue. Overweight mice treated with these nanoparticles lost...

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO - Researchers have developed a new design for a cloaking device that overcomes some of the limitations of existing "invisibility cloaks." In a new study, electrical engineers at...