June 28, 2013

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Atomic-Scale Structure of Ribosome Could Lead to Better Antibiotics

Scientists Create Atomic Scale Structure of Ribosome

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have imaged the atom-by-atom structure of the ribosome attached to a molecule that controls its motion for the first time, providing a step forward for the development of better antibiotics. The above image may look like a tangle of squiggly lines, but you’re actually looking at a molecular […]

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June 28, 2013

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Cancer Scientists Prove Long-Standing Theory on How Cancer Spreads

Evidence That White Blood Cells Can Fuse with Cancer Cells and Initiate a Tumor

A newly published study shows that white blood cells and a cancer cells can fuse and initiate a tumor, providing the first proof in humans of a long proposed theory. Yale Cancer Center scientists, together with colleagues at the Denver Police Crime Lab and the University of Colorado, have found evidence that a human metastatic […]

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June 28, 2013

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New Fiber Optic Technology Could Boost Internet Bandwidth

New Fiber Optic Technology Could Ease Internet Congestion

New fiber optic technology from researchers at Boston University and the University of Southern California could ease Internet congestion and boost Internet bandwidth. As rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth strains the Internet’s capacity, a team of engineers has devised a new fiber optic technology that promises to increase bandwidth dramatically. The new technology could enable […]

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June 28, 2013

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Planet-Finding Campaign Reveals That Gas-Giant Exoplanets Orbit Close to Their Parent Stars

New Study Reveals That Gas Giant Exoplanets Stay Close to Their Parent Stars

Using data from Gemini Observatory’s Planet-Finding Campaign, several new studies reveal the nature of gas-giant exoplanets, finding that they tend to dwell near their parent stars. Finding extrasolar planets has become so commonplace that it seems astronomers merely have to look up and another world is discovered. However, results from Gemini Observatory’s recently completed Planet-Finding […]

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June 28, 2013

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NASA’s Voyager 1 Explores the Outer Limits of Our Heliosphere

NASAs Voyager 1 Close to Entering Interstellar Space

Now more than 18 billion kilometers away from Earth, NASA’s Voyager 1 is close to entering interstellar space. Using data from the spacecraft’s journey, several new studies provide new insight on the “depletion region” or “magnetic highway” at the outer limits of our heliosphere. Pasadena, California — Data from Voyager 1, now more than 11 […]

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June 27, 2013

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Supercomputer Simulations Reveal the Violent Birth of Neutron Stars

Simulations Reveal the Violent Birth of Neutron Stars

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute used some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world to generate elaborate computer simulations showing the violent birth of neutron stars. A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics conducted the most expensive and most elaborate computer simulations so far to study the formation of […]

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June 27, 2013

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Study Suggest Spiral Galaxies Are Larger Than Previously Thought

Spiral Galaxies Are Larger Than Previously Thought

A newly published study from the University of Colorado suggests that spiral galaxies, like the Milky Way, are larger than previously thought. Let’s all fist bump: Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study by researchers […]

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June 27, 2013

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Chandra Reveals New Details About the Remains of Supernova Remnant G1.9+0.3

Chandra Reveals New Details About the Remains of a Recent Supernova

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered new details about the remains of a supernova that is the most recent, in Earth’s time frame, known to have occurred in the Milky Way. Supernova remnant G1.9+0.3 would have been visible from Earth a little more than a hundred years ago and is located about 28,000 […]

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June 27, 2013

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Astronomers Discover Transiting Planets in Star Cluster NGC 6811

Astronomers Discover Two Planets Smaller than Neptune Orbiting Sun Like Stars

A team of astronomers have discovered two planets (Kepler-66b and Kepler-67b) that are about three-fourths the size of Neptune orbiting Sun-like stars 3,000 light-years from Earth, in the star cluster NGC 6811. Cambridge, Massachusetts – All stars begin their lives in groups. Most stars, including our Sun, are born in small, benign groups that quickly […]

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June 26, 2013

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Scientists Uncover the Mystery of Giant Storms on Saturn

Mystery of the Gigantic Storm on Saturn Resolved

In a newly published study, the Planetary Sciences Group of the University of the Basque Country explain the nature of the giant storms on Saturn. We now understand the nature of the giant storms on Saturn. Through the analysis of images sent from the Cassini space probe belonging to the North American and European space […]

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June 26, 2013

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NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations Program Discovers Ten Thousandth NEO

Ten Thousandth Near Earth Object Discovered in Space

Researchers have now discovered 10,000 near-Earth asteroids and comets, with the 10,000th being a 1,000 foot (300 meters) asteroid called 2013 MZ5. More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on the night of June 18, 2013, by […]

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June 26, 2013

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Researchers Control Water Movement by Varying Surface Stiffness

Yale Scientists Pattern Water Droplets Using Durotaxis

A newly published study details how researchers used a processed called durotaxis to move water droplets. The finding may reveal more about contrast between cell and liquid durotaxis and yield advances in microfluidics, micro-scale fabrication, and the development of effective coatings. Researchers have found a way to drive water droplets along a flat surface without […]

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June 26, 2013

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Uranium Crystals May Lead to Safer Nuclear Fuels

Uranium Crystals May Lead to Future Nuclear Fuels

Idaho State University researchers have created uranium crystals by crushing nuclear fuel pellets and heating them in a furnace. This will allow scientists to be able to examine a single uranium crystal and how heat moves through it, giving them a better understanding of how to create safer fuels for reactors. Pocatello – Mention the […]

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June 25, 2013

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Engineered E. coli Produces Key Precursors of High-Octane Biofuels

Newly Engineered Bacteria May Lead to High Octane Biofuels

A new study from scientists at the Wyss Institute details engineered bacteria that can make key precursors of high-octane biofuels. New lines of engineered bacteria can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could one day replace gasoline, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Department of Systems […]

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June 25, 2013

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Nano-Sensor Identifies Melanoma by Scent

Researchers Identify the Scent of Melanoma

Using a nano-sensor constructed of nano-sized carbon tubes coated with strands of DNA, researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center identified melanoma cells by scent, suggesting that non-invasive odor analysis may be a valuable technique in the detection and early diagnosis of human melanoma. According to new research from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions, […]

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June 25, 2013

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Three Super-Earths Discovered in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star GJ 677C

Three Super Earths Discovered in Gliese 667C

By adding HARPS observations, along with data from several other telescopes, to previous data about Gliese 667C, a team of astronomers discovered that this system has three super-Earths in the habitable zone where liquid water could exist. A team of astronomers has combined new observations of Gliese 667C with existing data from HARPS at ESO’s […]

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June 25, 2013

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CSIRO Detects Raw Materials Used in the Making of the First Stars

Researchers Discover Molecular Gas in the Spiderweb Galaxy

Using the Australia Telescope Compact Array, two new studies detail the discovery of raw materials used in the making of stars. A CSIRO radio telescope has detected the raw material for making the first stars in galaxies that formed when the Universe was just three billion years old — less than a quarter of its […]

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June 24, 2013

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New Concept Improves Gravitational Wave Detectors

New Concept Improves Sensitivity of Gravitational Wave Detectors

Physicists have developed a new concept to improve the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors. Laser interferometers detect tiny distance changes with high precision. Stray light reduces and limits the measurement accuracy of these instruments. Researchers at the Albert Einstein Institute in Hannover have now shown for the first time how to discriminate between measurement signal and […]

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