September 4, 2014

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New Research Explores Cosmological Simulations of Multicomponent Cold Dark Matter

A New Model for Dark Matter

New breakthrough research on dark matter explores dark matter candidates as quantum flavor-mixed particles and demonstrates that the two-component dark matter model agrees with observational data at all scales. Lawrence — Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious “dark matter” that can’t be perceived by […]

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September 4, 2014

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Consortium to Focus on Developing a New Architecture for the Internet

Consortium to Focus on Developing a New Architecture for the Internet

UCLA will host a consortium of universities and leading technology companies on September 4 and 5 to promote the development and adoption of Named Data Networking (NDN) – an emerging Internet architecture that promises to increase network security, accommodate growing bandwidth requirements and simplify the creation of increasingly sophisticated applications. The consortium is being organized […]

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September 4, 2014

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New Titania-Based Material Shows Promise as Superconductor Insulator

Titania Based Material Shows Promise as New Superconductor Insulator

In a newly published study, a team of researchers at North Carolina State University detail a new titania-based material that shows promise as an insulator for superconductors. Research from North Carolina State University shows that a type of modified titania, or titanium dioxide, holds promise as an electrical insulator for superconducting magnets, allowing heat to […]

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September 4, 2014

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Scientists Discover New Supermassive Dinosaur Species – Dreadnoughtus Schrani

Scientists Discover New Supermassive Dinosaur Species

A team of scientists at Drexel University have unveiled a new supermassive dinosaur species discovered between 2005 and 2009. Weighing in at nearly 65 tons and measuring 85 feet long, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal ever found of calculable mass and one of the most complete skeletons ever found for a dinosaur in […]

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September 4, 2014

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Materials Scientists Reveal the Power of Hidden Patterns

Materials Scientists Explore the Effects of Patterned Surfaces Deep Within Materials

Materials Scientists at MIT have begun to explore the effects of patterned surfaces deep within materials, revealing that control of internal patterns can lead to significant improvements in the performance of the resulting materials. Patterned surfaces are all the rage among researchers seeking to induce surfaces to repel water or adhere to other things, or […]

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September 4, 2014

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Counties With a Higher Number of Dentists Per Capita Have Lower Rates of Obesity

Study Shows Counties With More Dentists Per Capita Have Lower Rates of Obesity

New research from Yale University shows that counties with a higher number of dentists per capita have strikingly lower rates of obesity, finding that counties that had an additional dentist for every 10,000 people had a 1-percentage point lower rate of obesity than the counties without as many dentists. The fight against obesity in the […]

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September 4, 2014

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New Research Reveals How Icy Aquifers on Titan Transform Methane Rainfall

New Study Reveals How Icy Aquifers on Titan Transform Methane Rainfall

A newly published study details how Titan’s methane rainfall interacts with icy materials within underground reservoirs, leading to the formation of reservoirs of propane and ethane that may feed into some rivers and lakes. The NASA and European Space Agency Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the north polar region […]

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September 4, 2014

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Small Asteroid 2014 RC to Pass Near Earth

Small Asteroid Will Pass Close to Earth

This coming Sunday a twenty meter asteroid called 2014 RC will safely pass near Earth at a distance of about 25,000 miles. A small asteroid, designated 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday, September 7, 2014. At the time of closest approach, based on current calculations to be about 2:18 p.m. […]

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September 3, 2014

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Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster Clarifies the Boundaries of Our Galactic Neighborhood

Milky Way is Part of Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster

Astronomers have identified a new galactic supercluster, clarifying the boundaries of our galactic neighborhood and establishing previously unrecognized linkages among various galaxy clusters in the local Universe. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) — among other telescopes — have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly […]

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September 3, 2014

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New Type of CNT Solar Cell is Twice as Efficient as Its Predecessors

New Type of CNT Solar Cell is Twice as Efficient as Past Models

Material scientists from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University have created a new type of carbon nanotubes solar cell that is twice as efficient as its predecessors. Lighter, more flexible, and cheaper than conventional solar-cell materials, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long shown promise for photovoltaics. But research stalled when CNTs proved to be […]

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September 3, 2014

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Scientists Turn Diseased Cells Against Themselves

Scientists Make Diseased Cells Synthesize Their Own Drug

Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have adapted a chemical approach to turn diseased cells into unique manufacturing sites for molecules that could potentially treat a host of conditions in a very selective and precise manner, providing highly specific therapeutics that only act when a disease is present. Jupiter, Florida, September 2, 2014 – In […]

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September 3, 2014

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Chimpanzees Outplay Humans in Brain Games

Chimps Outplay Humans in Brain Games

In a new study chimpanzees outplay humans in a two-player game, suggesting that chimps may have a superior memory and strategy when it comes to recalling their opponent’s choice history. We humans assume we are the smartest of all creations. In a world with over 8.7 million species, only we have the ability to understand […]

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