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'Salvation's' EmDrive: The Engine That Might Break Physical Laws
SPACE.COM Last night (July 19) in the fictional television show "Salvation," where an asteroid will slam into the Earth in six months, engineers talked about the EmDrive — an experimental engine... 1 day
Possible melted fuel seen for first time at Fukushima plant
PHYS.ORG An underwater robot has captured images of lava-like lumps inside a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, spotting for the first time what is believed to... 11 hours
'Atomic Fingerprinting' Tech Could End Counterfeit Goods
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A find in Australia hints at very early human exit from Africa
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Reduced oxygen nanocrystalline materials show improved performance
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found that reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline materials may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures, a promising enhancement that could lead to better biosensors, faster... 4 days
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Martian Moon Phobos
SCI-NEWS.COM When the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Mars near opposition on May 12, 2016, Phobos — the larger and inner of the... 13 hours
Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen
PHYS.ORG German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto... 11 hours
Tailored semiconductors for high-harmonic optoelectronics
Science Magazine The advent of high-harmonic generation in gases 30 years ago set the foundation for attosecond science and facilitated ultrafast spectroscopy in atoms, molecules, and solids. We explore high-harmonic generation in the solid state by means of nanostructured and... 1 day
2nd Half of 160-Day Mars Mission Simulation Begins in Canadian Arctic
SPACE.COM The second half of the ambitious, months-long Mars 160 simulation mission is now underway. Six crewmembers have arrived at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS), an... 3 days
How Realistic Is the Science in the CBS Show 'Salvation'?
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Ecological underpinnings of rural poverty
SCIENCE DAILY A first-of-its-kind effort to examine the ecological drivers of rural poverty combines economic, ecological and epidemiological models. The lessons learned could inform interventions to lift people out of poverty. 6 days
In the next 30 years, we’ll make four times more plastic waste than we ever have
Science Magazine And we won’t be doing a very good job recycling it 2 days
Epigenetics between the generations: We inherit more than just genes
SCIENCE DAILY We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role in regulating... 4 days
Developing software for cell and gene therapy supply chain tracking
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Evidence of the Higgs particle's decay in quarks
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found strong evidence that, among other things, the Higgs particle decays into quarks. The researchers analyzed data sets that were recorded in 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector at... 2 days
NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat
PHYS.ORG NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience. 2 days
Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?
NPR According to research, between 10 and 40% of kids who intend to go to college at high school graduation don't show up in the fall. This phenomenon, known as "summer melt," has puzzled universities. 4 days
Why we need a new type of SETI instrument
PHYS.ORG Imagine this scenario: On a world orbiting a neighboring star, a society more advanced than our own has used large telescopes to survey all the planets within a few hundred... 3 days
Reduced oxygen nanocrystalline materials show improved performance
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline materials may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures, a promising enhancement that could lead to better biosensors, faster jet engines, and greater capacity... 4 days
a new search for extrasolar planets from the arecibo observatory A New Search for Extrasolar Planets from the Arecibo Observatory
ASTRO WATCH The National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory and the Planetary Habitability Laboratory of the University of Puerto... 6 days
WATCH: Man loses 70 pounds in less than 6 months to win $1 million
ABC NEWS After a professional poker player was bet $1 million that he could not reduce his body fat percentage to just... 12 hours
Pacemaker Data to Be Used as Trial Evidence: What Could It Show?
LIVE SCIENCE A judge in Ohio recently ruled that the data from the pacemaker of a man accused of arson could be used at his trial,... 4 days
'We Don't Planet' Episode 12: Type 1a Supernovae
SPACE.COM Type 1a supernovae — the "standard candles" of the universe — occur when two stars are born together but go through their life stages at different times. Learn all about these star explosions in the 12th episode of... 1 week
Computers using linguistic clues to deduce photo content
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Disney Research and the University of California, Davis have found that the way a person describes the content of a photo can provide important clues for computer vision programs to... 9 hours
An organic-inorganic perovskite ferroelectric with large piezoelectric response
Science Magazine Molecular piezoelectrics are highly desirable for their easy and environment-friendly processing, light weight, low processing temperature, and mechanical flexibility. However, although 136 years have passed since the discovery in 1880 of the... 1 day
Evidence of the Higgs particle's decay in quarks
PHYS.ORG As part of the ATLAS collaboration, the Freiburg research group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Jakobs and Dr. Christian Weiser has contributed to finding strong evidence that, among other things, the Higgs... 2 days
Researchers show how hematopoietic stem cells detect and react to infections
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide - that... 1 day
The Science of Cooking Oils: Which Are Really the Healthiest?
LIVE SCIENCE There are lot of options for cooking oils these days. But which are really the healthiest? We talked to nutrition experts and took a deep look at what's... 7 hours
Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip
PHYS.ORG A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for emissions-free... 6 days
Distinct properties of the triplet pair state from singlet fission
Science Magazine Singlet fission, the conversion of a singlet exciton (S1) to two triplets (2 x T1), may increase the solar energy conversion efficiency beyond the Shockley-Queisser limit. This process... 1 week
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