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 2020-02-28 21:47 

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Unique material could unlock new functionality in semiconductors...

If new and promising semiconductor materials are to make it into our phones, computers, and other increasingly capable electronics, researchers must obtain greater control over how those materials function....

 2020-02-28 21:45 

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Physicists model the supernovae that result from pulsating supergiants like Betelgeuse...

Betelgeuse has been the center of significant media attention lately. The red supergiant is nearing the end of its life, and when a star over 10 times the mass of the Sun dies, it goes out in spectacular fashion. With its brightness recently dipping to th...

 2020-02-28 19:00 

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Hunter-gatherer networks accelerated human evolution...

Humans began developing a complex culture as early as the Stone Age. This development was brought about by social interactions between various groups of hunters and gatherers, a UZH study has now confirmed. The researchers mapped the social networks of pr...

 2020-02-28 18:21 

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Examining ice giants with NASA's Webb telescope...

Far-flung Uranus and Neptune—the ice giants of our solar system—are as mysterious as they are distant. Soon after its launch in 2021, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will change that by unlocking secrets of the atmospheres of both planet...

 2020-02-28 18:17 

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Innovative switching mechanism improves ultrafast control of microlasers...

The all-optical switch is a kind of device that controls light with light, which is the fundamental building block of modern optical communications and information processing. Creating an efficient, ultrafast, and compact all-optical switch has been recog...

 2020-02-28 17:15 

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GPS for chromosomes: Reorganization of the genome during development...

The spatial arrangement of genetic material within the cell nucleus plays an important role in the development of an organism. A research team from the University of Basel, in collaboration with scientists from Harvard University, has developed a method t...

 2020-02-28 17:15 

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Twisted 2-D material gives new insights into strongly correlated 1-D physics...

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg, the RWTH Aachen University (both in Germany) and the Flatiron institute in the U.S. have revealed that the possibilities created by stacking two sheets o...

 2020-02-28 16:21 

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DNA discovery can lead to new types of cancer drugs...

Cells can both survive and multiply under more stress than previously thought, shows research from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences....

 2020-02-28 15:40 

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An iron-clad asteroid...

Itokawa would normally be a fairly average near-Earth asteroid—a rocky mass measuring only a few hundred metres in diameter, which orbits the sun amid countless other celestial bodies and repeatedly crosses the orbit of the Earth. But there is one f...

 2020-02-28 15:17 

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New study reveals what fish are up to under the ice...

Ever wondered how fish spend the winter? Using new technology, researchers from U of T Mississauga have taken a peek beneath the winter ice to reveal surprising new information about aquatic environments in winter....

 2020-02-28 15:00 

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Helical quantum Hall phase in graphene on strontium titanate...

Materials that exhibit topological phases can be classified by their dimensionality, symmetries and topological invariants to form conductive-edge states with peculiar transport and spin properties. For example, the quantum Hall effect can arise in two-di...

 2020-02-28 14:46 

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Study reveals link between income inequality and French kissing...

Income inequality may be linked to how often people French kiss, according to a worldwide study by Abertay University....

 2020-02-28 14:35 

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Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New study sheds light...

Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron—a fundamental particle in the universe—more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over in the univers...

 2020-02-28 14:32 

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Male-killing bugs hold key to butterflies' curious color changes...

It is a spectacular butterfly breed with an intriguing back story—now scientists have revealed how male-killing bacteria are helping to create a dazzling hybrid of the African monarch....

 2020-02-28 14:23 

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Stress-relief substrate helps OLED stretch two-dimensionally...

Highly functional and free-form displays are critical components to complete the technological prowess of wearable electronics, robotics, and human-machine interfaces....

 2020-02-28 14:21 

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Tracking down the mystery of matter...

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have measured a property of the neutron more precisely than ever before. In the process they found out that the elementary particle has a significantly smaller electric dipole moment than was previously assum...

 2020-02-28 14:15 

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Illuminating numerical study on light propagation in nonlinear optical fibers...

More than 99% of our Internet data is carried by optical fibers but with our data demands increasing, we are pushing our existing fiber networks to their limits. One way to increase the capacity of fibers is to transmit signals with a higher power, but th...

 2020-02-28 14:13 

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Scientists design way to use harmless bacteria to detect heavy metals in drinking water...

When it comes to testing drinking water for dangerous contaminants, such as heavy metals like lead or cadmium, continuous testing directly from faucets people drink from is important. Yet, very little of this kind of water testing is done. A team from UC ...

 2020-02-28 14:09 

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Robust solid catalyst provides high yields of esters by continuous flow...

Recalling basic textbook chemistry has enabled RIKEN researchers to develop a better solid catalyst for producing important industrial chemicals known as esters. This advance promises to benefit the manufacture of fuels, pharmaceuticals, resins, paints, a...

 2020-02-28 14:09 

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Massive protostar keeps growing despite ionization heating by ultraviolet light...

A gigantic embryonic star is still getting bigger, even though it propels vast plumes of hot gas away from itself, RIKEN astronomers have found. The discovery could help to solve an enduring mystery about how massive stars grow so large....

 2020-02-28 14:08 

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This beetle got a boost when it partnered up with antifungal bacteria...

Life is tough if you're a beetle....

 2020-02-28 14:04 

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Stable conditions during cell division...

Errors during cell division can trigger the development of cancer. No wonder that this central process is controlled by multiple regulators and guards. Alex Bird's research group at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology has discovered a hit...

 2020-02-28 14:03 

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Ecologically diverse clades dominate the oceans via extinction resistance...

A paper on animal biodiversity pattern by a team of researchers led by the Biology Department at the University of Hawaii at Hilos is featured in the February 28, 2020 issue of the journal Science....

 2020-02-28 11:44 

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Not falling far from tree: Ecologists study seed-to-seedling transitions...

Why are there so many species of plants? Why do some plants thrive, while others don't?...

 2020-02-28 10:00 

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New platform for engineering ribosomes to 'cook new cuisines'...

Synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University have developed a system that can rapidly create cell-free ribosomes in a test tube, then select the ribosome that can perform a certain function....

 2020-02-28 08:40 

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How do zebrafish get their stripes? New data analysis tool could provide an answer...

The iconic stripes of zebrafish are a classic example of natural self-organization. As zebrafish embryos develop, three types of pigment cells move around the skin, eventually jostling into positions that form body-length yellow and blue stripes....

 2020-02-28 08:39 

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Astronomy student discovers 17 new planets, including Earth-sized world...

University of British Columbia astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA's Kepler mission....

 2020-02-28 08:36 

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Children who read books daily score higher in school tests, vast new study states...

What children choose to read outside school directly influences their academic performance, according to a major new study led by the University of Malaga and UCL, and published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education....

 2020-02-27 21:32 

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Polymers get caught up in love-hate chemistry of oil and water...

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee achieved a rare look at the inner workings of polymer self-assembly at an oil-water interface to advance materials for neuromorphic computing and bio-inspired technologies....

 2020-02-27 21:20 

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Sugar-poor diets wreak havoc on bumblebee queens' health...

Without enough sugar in their diets, bumblebee queens can experience difficulty reproducing and shorter lifespans....

 2020-02-27 19:00 

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Discovery of expanding pectin nanofilaments that manipulate plant cell shapes...

Scientists have discovered new filamentous structures within plant cell walls that influence cell growth and help build complex three-dimensional cell shapes....

 2020-02-27 17:43 

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New technique could streamline drug design...

Researchers have developed a process that could sharply reduce the work involved in computational protein design, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

 2020-02-27 17:43 

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Naked mole rats migrate above ground with no help from the moon...

A full moon conjures an image of a person transforming into a werewolf—a mythical story of moonlight explaining the unexplainable. While werewolves may only exist in the movies, unusual animal and human behaviors noticed under a full moon are real. ...

 2020-02-27 17:04 

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Astronomers detect biggest explosion in the history of the Universe...

Scientists studying a distant galaxy cluster have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the Universe since the Big Bang....

 2020-02-27 16:10 

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Bifunctional nanobodies protect against botulinum neurotoxins including Botox...

A new study reveals potential for developing novel antibody-based antitoxins against botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), including the most commonly used, yet most toxic one, Botox....

 2020-02-27 16:04 

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Monogamous female sea turtles? Yes, thanks to sperm storage...

Like most other species, male sea turtles will mate with any female sea turtle they can. However, when it comes to female sea turtles and mate selection, it's a little more complex. Sea turtles are known to have multiple mates, yet there is no consens...

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Metals could be the link to new antibiotics...

Compounds containing metals could hold the key to the next generation of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of global antibiotic resistance....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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A molecular atlas of skin cells...

Skin is protective against physical injury, radiation and microbes, and at the same time, produces hair and facilitates perspiration. Details of how skin cells manage such disparate tasks have so far remained elusive. Now, researchers at Karolinska Instit...

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Early worm lost lower limbs for tube-dwelling lifestyle...

Scientists have discovered the earliest known example of an animal evolving to lose body parts it no longer needed....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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SNIPRs take aim at disease-related mutations...

A typo appearing in the draft of a novel is no great calamity. Nature, however, is often less forgiving of errors. A change in just one letter of the genetic code can have catastrophic consequences for human health....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Most amphibians can glow in the dark, scientists report...

Glowing amphibians may be far more common than thought, scientists reported Thursday, suggesting that the ability may help them locate each other in low light....

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Anthropogenic seed dispersal: Rethinking the origins of plant domestication...

The plants consumed for food have changed drastically in the 10,000 years since humans began practicing agriculture, but hominids have been intensively interacting with the plants and animals around them since before the dawn of our species. As humans bec...

 2020-02-27 16:00 

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Scientists show how caloric restriction prevents negative effects of aging in cells...

If you want to enhance your immune system, reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases, and live longer—eat less food. That's the conclusion of a new study by scientists from the US and China that ...

 2020-02-27 15:31 

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Rare lizard fossil preserved in amber...

The tiny forefoot of a lizard of the genus Anolis was trapped in amber about 15 to 20 million years ago. Every detail of this rare fossil is visible under the microscope. But the seemingly very good condition is deceptive: The bone is largely decomposed a...

 2020-02-27 15:23 

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Quantum researchers able to split one photon into three...

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo report the first occurrence of directly splitting one photon into three....

 2020-02-27 15:20 

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Rejuvenating metallic glass to prevent fracturing...

A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Cambridge has found a way to rejuvenate metallic glass to prevent it from fracturing. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group outlines their process and pro...

 2020-02-27 15:14 

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There are two distinct red panda species, according to DNA analysis...

A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found that two varieties of red panda actually comprise two different species. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes the genetic study they undertook of t...

 2020-02-27 15:14 

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Reviewing recent developments in the electrolysis of saline water...

Solar-powered technology, such as photovoltaics (PVs), could address some of the environmental challenges of our times, enabling the sustainable production of electrical energy in many geographical areas, including arid or desert regions. Many arid region...

 2020-02-27 15:13 

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Oil separation made easier with 2-D material membrane...

University of Manchester researchers have made a leap forward in overcoming one of the biggest problems in membrane technology- membrane fouling....

 2020-02-27 15:00 

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Researchers combine advanced spectroscopy technique with video-rate imaging...

For the first time, researchers have used an advanced analytical technique known as dual-comb spectroscopy to rapidly acquire extremely detailed hyperspectral images. By acquiring a full spectrum of information for each pixel in a scene with high sensitiv...

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