July 11, 2013

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Cells Battle to the Death to Become Part of the Organism

Cells in the Early Embryo Battle Each Other to Death

New research from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares reveals that cells in the early embryo battle each other to death to become part of the organism. Spanish researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have found that during the early stages of mammalian development, embryonic cells embark on a battle for survival. […]

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July 11, 2013

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Researchers Discover a New Form of Liquid

Supercooled Water Transforms into a New Form of Liquid

Scientists have discovered that “supercooled” water transforms into a new form of liquid, a “liquid-liquid” phase transition that is important for understanding basic processes during cryoprotection. Researchers at the University of Arkansas have identified that water, when chilled to a very low temperature, transforms into a new form of liquid. Through a simulation performed in […]

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July 11, 2013

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Hubble Reveals Actual Visible-Light Color of Exoplanet HD 189733b

Hubble Discovers a Blue Planet HD 189733b

Using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have revealed that the actual visible-light color of exoplanet HD 189733b is deep blue. Astronomers making visible-light observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have deduced the actual color of a planet orbiting another star 63 light-years away. The planet is HD 189733b, one of the closest exoplanets […]

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July 11, 2013

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IBEX Reveals First View of the Solar System’s Tail, The Heliotail

First View of the Solar Systems Tail

In a newly published study, NASA IBEX data reveals the never before seen boundaries of the tail of the heliosphere, the heliotail. NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer has observed and described the solar system’s tail for the first time. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center It has long been assumed that our solar system, like a […]

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July 10, 2013

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Researchers Create 3D Structures Out of Liquid Metal

Researchers Develop 3D Structures with Liquid Metal

In a newly published study, engineers from NC State University detail new techniques for creating 3D structures made of liquid metal. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed three-dimensional (3-D) printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. “It’s difficult to create structures out of liquids, because […]

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July 10, 2013

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UNSW Study Reveals a Simplified Technique to Fabricate Nanocrystals

Scientists Discover a Simplified Technique to Fabricate Nanocrystals

Chemists from the University of New South Wales have demonstrated a simplified technique for fabricating nanocrystals of cerium dioxide. A simplified technique to fabricate nano-crystals of cerium dioxide (CeO2), which have wide-ranging technological and industrial applications, has been “unexpectedly” demonstrated by a UNSW chemist. The UNSW-led study reveals that nano-crystals form naturally when a precursor […]

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July 10, 2013

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Naturally Occurring Nanoparticles Harnessed to Target Disease

Naturally Occurring Nanoparticles Harnessed to Target Disease

New research shows that naturally occurring nanoparticles called exosomes can be coated with an antibody to deliver therapeutic miRNA to targeted cells. Using a novel form of immune-genetic therapy, researchers from Yale School of Medicine and the Jagiellonian University College of Medicine in Poland have successfully inhibited a strong immune allergic inflammatory response in the […]

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July 10, 2013

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Sun’s Loops are Tapered, Wider at the Top and Narrower at the Ends

Research Shows Suns Loops Are Tapered

New research presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division suggests that coronal loops of the Sun are tapered, being wider at the top and narrow and the ends. Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Sun’s outer atmosphere, or corona, has posed an enduring mystery. Why is it so hot? The Sun’s visible […]

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July 10, 2013

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Particles with Mass Experience Different Space-Times

Analyses Suggest Not All Elementary Particles Are Subject to the Same Space Time

Recent analyses from a team of physicists at University of Warsaw suggest that not all elementary particles are subject to the same space-time. Before the Big Bang, space-time as we know it did not exist. So how was it born? The process of creating normal space-time from an earlier state dominated by quantum gravity has […]

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July 10, 2013

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Astronomers Observe the Birth of a Massive Star in the Milky Way

Scientists Observe the Birth of a Massive Star in the Milky Way

Using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array, astronomers observed the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core, revealing in superb detail the filamentary network of dust and gas flowing into the central compact region of the cloud. Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud […]

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July 9, 2013

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A Potential Solution to a 135 Year Old Meteorite Mystery

Scientist Discovers Potential Solution to 135 Year Old Meteorite Mystery

A scientist from the University of Chicago may have discovered the solution to a 135 year old meteorite mystery, revealing that chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in the early solar system. A normally staid University of Chicago scientist has stunned many of his colleagues with his radical solution to a 135-year-old mystery in […]

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July 9, 2013

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Researchers Design a DNA Sequencing Microchip for Detecting Life on Mars

Researchers Design DNA Sequencing Microchip for Detecting Life on Mars

In a step toward analyzing Mars for signs of life, researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital are working on a DNA-sequencing microchip that can survive radiation doses similar to those found on Mars. If there is life on Mars, it’s not too farfetched to believe that such Martian species may share genetic roots […]

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July 9, 2013

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Scientists Discover Six Ultra-Cold Debris Disks without Dust

International Scientists Discover Six Ultra Cold Debris Disks

With the help of the Herschel Space Observatory, an international team of scientists discovered six ultra-cold debris disks, which are missing the characteristic dust that is released when the rocks collide. Planets and asteroids, red giants and brown dwarfs – there are all kinds of objects in our Universe. Debris disks are among them. These […]

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July 9, 2013

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Flexible Sensors May Lead to “Artificial Skin” That Senses Touch, Humidity and Temperature

Flexible Sensor Could Lead to Artificial Skin That Senses

In a newly published study, researchers demonstrate flexible sensors based on monolayer-capped nanoparticles that could allow low-voltage operation, and could provide a platform for multifunctional applications. Using tiny gold particles and a kind of resin, a team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has discovered how to make a new kind of flexible […]

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July 9, 2013

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Baseline Configuration of Ariane 6 Selected

Ariane 6 Configuration

The baseline configuration for Europe’s Ariane 6 launch vehicle has been selected. In November 2012, European Ministers responsible for space, meeting in Naples, Italy, approved the start of preparatory activities for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The objective of Ariane 6 is to maintain guaranteed autonomous access to space for Europe, while minimizing exploitation […]

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July 8, 2013

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Entanglement Enhanced Detection of Single Photons

Detection of Single Photons via Quantum Entanglement

In a newly published study, physicists from the University of Innsbruck detail a technique to detect the scattering of a single photon on a broad optical transition with high sensitivity, using an entangled state to amplify the tiny momentum kick an ion receives upon scattering a photon. A team of quantum physicists in Innsbruck led […]

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July 8, 2013

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Brain Regions Associated With the Successful Spread of Ideas Identified

Brain Regions Associated with the Successful Spread of Ideas Identified

UCLA scientists have identified for the first time the brain regions associated with the successful spread of ideas. How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted? UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward answering these questions, identifying for the first time the brain regions associated […]

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July 8, 2013

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Berkeley Lab Identifies Biomechanical Factor in Malignancies

Biomechanical Factor in Malignancies Identified

In a newly published study, researchers from the Berkeley Lab demonstrated that the malignant activity of a critical cellular protein system can arise from what essentially are protein traffic jams. Evidence is mounting that the development and spread of cancer, long attributed to gene expression and chemical signaling gone awry, involves a biomechanical component as […]

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