August 15, 2014

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Hubble Image of the Day – Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Hubble Image of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

First released in 2005, this Hubble image of the day shows barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, California. The Hubble telescope captured a display of starlight, glowing gas, and […]

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August 15, 2014

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene-Based Electronics

New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene Based Devices

New research from the Canadian Light Source gives further insight into graphene-based devices like foldable tablets, wrap-around TVs, and the next generation of electronics. Saskatoon – Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room […]

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August 15, 2014

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Higgs Boson May Explain the Earliest Expansion of the Universe

Higgs Versus the Big Bang

In a newly published study, physicists propose that the Higgs boson, which was recently confirmed to be the origin of mass, may also be responsible for the mode of inflation and shape of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang. Fedor Bezrukov from the RIKEN–BNL Research Center and Mikhail Shaposhnikov from the Swiss Federal Institute […]

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August 15, 2014

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Engineers Develop New Method to Detect Epigenetic Modifications

Identifying Epigenetic Markers Reveals Tumor Weaknesses

Chemical engineers from MIT have developed a new method to detect epigenetic modifications, which could offer a new way to choose the best treatment for individual patients. Scientists have known for decades that cancer can be caused by genetic mutations, but more recently they have discovered that chemical modifications of a gene can also contribute […]

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August 15, 2014

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Study Links 1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Per Year to High Sodium Consumption

Study Links 1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year  to High Sodium Consumption

New research from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University links 1.65 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year to high sodium consumption. More than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 2.0g (2,000 mg) per day, researchers have found in […]

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August 15, 2014

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New Research Shows Plants May Use “Language” to Communicate

Plants May Use Newly Discovered Language to Communicate

New research from Virginia Tech reveals that plants may use a newly discovered molecular language to communicate with each other, opening the door to a new arena of science that explores how plants communicate with each other on a molecular level. A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one […]

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August 15, 2014

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Grains Captured by NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft Are Likely from Interstellar Space

Grains Captured by NASAs Stardust Are Likely Visitors from Interstellar Space

A newly published study reveals that seven tiny grains of dust captured by NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft probably came from outside our solar system, perhaps created in a supernova explosion millions of years ago and altered by eons of exposure to the extremes of space. Berkeley – Since 2006, when NASA’s Stardust spacecraft delivered its aerogel […]

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August 15, 2014

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Astronomers Produce New Milky Way Maps, Should Help Solve Interstellar Material Mystery

New Milky Way Maps May Help Solve Interstellar Material Mystery

An international team of researchers has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way, moving astronomers closer to solving a stubborn interstellar mystery. An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the […]

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August 14, 2014

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Chandra Helps to Determine What Caused Supernova SN2014J to Explode

Chandra Helps Determine What Caused SN2014J to Explode

Scientists are using Chandra data to help determine what caused the Type Ia supernova SN 2014J to explode. New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has provided stringent constraints on the environment around one of the closest supernovas discovered in decades. The Chandra results provide insight into possible cause of the explosion. On January 21, […]

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August 14, 2014

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Max Planck Researchers Discover New Weapon of the Immune System

Scientists Discover New Immune System Weapon

Scientists have identified a previously unknown component of the immune system, discovering that bacterial virulence factors can not only be neutralized by antibodies, but they can also be directly destroyed by them. Max Planck researchers have discovered a completely new way in which the immune system recognizes pathogens. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor has long been […]

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August 14, 2014

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Scientists Discover Method of Using Cost-Effective Biocatalysts in Fuel Cells

Using Cost Effective Biocatalysts in Fuel Cells

Scientists at the Center for Electrochemical Sciences and the Max Planck Institute have discovered a way of using cost-effective biocatalysts in fuel cells, a step forward to using hydrogen to generate electricity. In the future, it could be more economical and environmentally friendly to use hydrogen to generate electricity. Scientists at the Center for Electrochemical […]

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August 14, 2014

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Near-Earth Asteroid 1950 DA Held Together by Cohesive Forces

Researchers Uncover Forces That Hold Asteroid 1950 DA Together

Researchers at the University of Tennessee have discovered that near-Earth asteroid 1950 DA is held together by cohesive forces called van der Waals. Researchers at UT have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids. The team studied near-Earth asteroid 1950 DA and discovered that the body, which […]

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