August 8, 2014

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Controlled Synthesis of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Researchers Grow Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

A new study details how researchers from the Max Planck Institute and EMPA succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes with a single predefined structure for the first time. For the first time, researchers at EMPA and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research have succeeded in “growing” single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT) with a single […]

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August 8, 2014

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New Research Reveals Tidal Heating in the Deepest Part of the Lunar Mantle

Study Shows Still Hot Inside the Moon

In a newly published study, scientists reveal that there is an extremely soft layer deep inside the Moon and that heat is effectively generated in the layer by the gravity of the Earth. An international research team, led by Dr. Yuji Harada from Planetary Science Institute, China University of Geosciences, has found that there is […]

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August 8, 2014

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Holey Graphene Framework Boosts the Energy Density of Electrochemical Capacitors

Special Graphene Material Significantly Boosts the Energy Density of Electrochemical Capacitors

Scientists at UCLA have developed a new graphene material that bridges gap between traditional capacitors and batteries, boosting the energy density of electrochemical capacitors and putting them on a par with lead acid batteries. Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA have set the stage for a watershed in mobile energy storage by […]

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August 7, 2014

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Astronomers Discover a Bridge of Atomic Hydrogen Gas 2.6 Million Light Years Long

Astronomers Find a Bridge of Atomic Hydrogen Gas 2.6 Million Light Years Long

Using the William E. Gordon Telescope, astronomers discovered a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away. Astronomers and students have found a bridge of atomic hydrogen gas 2.6 million light years long between galaxies 500 million light years away. They detected the gas using the […]

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August 7, 2014

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Magnetic Stimulation Shifts Abnormal Neural Connections Towards Their Correct Locations

Reprogramming Your Brain to Work Better

A newly published study demonstrated that weak sequential electromagnetic pulses on mice can shift abnormal neural connections towards their correct locations in the brain. Researchers from The University of Western Australia have shown that electromagnetic stimulation can alter brain organisation which may make your brain work better. In results from a study published today in […]

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August 7, 2014

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Rosetta Becomes the First Spacecraft to Rendezvous with a Comet

Rosetta Becomes the First Spacecraft to Rendezvous with a Comet

ESA’s Rosetta became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, making the historic rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6, 2014. After a decade-long journey chasing its target, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta, carrying three NASA instruments, became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. The last of a series of 10 rendezvous […]

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August 7, 2014

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Hubble Discovers Iax Supernova Linked to Potential “Zombie Star”

Hubble Discovers Supernova Star System with Left Behind Surviving Portion of a Dwarf Star

Astronomers used the Hubble Space Telescope to view the light of a star that had lost its outer hydrogen envelope after a Type Iax supernova explosion, revealing its helium core. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has spotted a star system that could have left behind a “zombie star” after an unusually […]

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August 6, 2014

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New ESO Image of Spiral Galaxy Messier 33

New ESO Image of Spiral Galaxy Messier 33

This newly released VLT Survey Telescope image shows spiral galaxy Messier 33, which is located about three million light-years away. The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. This nearby spiral, the second closest large galaxy to our own galaxy, the […]

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August 6, 2014

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Atomic Scale Imaging of Magnetic Structures

Atomic Scale Imaging of Magnetic Structures

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research use atomic scale imaging of magnetic structures to study new aspects of high-temperature superconductivity. Superconductors raise many hopes, especially materials which lose their electrical resistance at quite high temperatures – be it for high-performance medical imaging technologies, the energy transportation or for maglev trains. High-temperature […]

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August 6, 2014

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Construction to Begin on the Thirty Meter Telescope

Construction to Begin on Worlds Most Advanced Telescope

The recent approval of a sublease brings the most advanced and powerful optical telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), one step closer to reality. With the recent approval of a sublease by Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources, initial construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope — destined to be the most advanced and powerful […]

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August 6, 2014

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New Drug Compound Reverses the Brain Deficits of Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

Researchers Reversed the Effects of Alzheimers Disease in Mice

A newly published study reveals a new drug compound that inhibits the negative effects of a protein called STtriatal-Enriched tyrosine Phosphatase and reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer’s disease in an animal model. […]

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August 5, 2014

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Researchers Find Clues to Preventing Weight Gain

Researchers Find Clues to Preventing Weight Gain

A new study from Yale University shows that when the researchers blocked the effects of the nuclear receptor PPARgamma in a small number of brain cells in mice, the animals ate less and became resistant to a high-fat diet. Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor […]

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