August 12, 2014

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New Model Reveals How Geckos Cling to Objects

New Model Reveals How Geckos Cling to Objects

A new model from scientists at Oregon State University shows how geckos use tiny, branched hairs called “seta” to effortlessly cling to objects like walls. Corvallis, Oregon – Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a model that explains how geckos, as well as spiders and some insects, can run up and down walls, cling […]

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August 12, 2014

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Early Quasars Got a “Super Boost” from Star Clusters

Analysis Shows That Early Quasars Got a Super Boost from Large Reservoirs of Gas

New research form Yale University and the Weizmann Institute shows that early quasars took in a “super boost,” feasting from large reservoirs of gas that were part of early star clusters. The universe’s oldest, brightest beacons may have gorged themselves in the dense, cold, gas flows of the early cosmos — creating a kind of […]

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August 11, 2014

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Scientists Detect a Possible Signal from Dark Matter

Researchers Detect a Possible Sign of Dark Matter

Using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, astrophysicists may have detected an emission line from a form of dark matter, the sterile neutrino, in the spectrum of galaxy clusters. Galaxies are often found in groups or clusters, the largest known aggregations of matter and dark matter. The Milky Way, for example, is a member of […]

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August 11, 2014

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Calcium-Rich Supernovae Formed by Colliding White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars

New Research Shows Loneliest Supernovae Formed by White Dwarfs Crashing into Neutron Stars

A new study from astrophysicists at the University of Warwick reveals that calcium-rich supernovae are likely created by white dwarf stars crashing into neutron stars. A research team led by astronomers and astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that some of the Universe’s loneliest supernovae are likely created by the collisions of white […]

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August 11, 2014

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Psychology and Public Health Experts Claim Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens’ Brains

Researchers Show Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens Brains

Psychology and public health experts claim that that regular cannabis use, which they consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and significant neurocognitive damage to the brains of teenagers and young adults. Washington — Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young […]

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August 11, 2014

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Hubble Views Several Colorful Galaxies

Hubble Views a Host of Colorful Shaped Galaxies

This newly released Hubble image shows several colorful galaxies, the most prominent being the two galaxies on the left: 2MASX J16133219+5103436 at the bottom, and its blue-tinted companion SDSS J161330.18+510335 at the top. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a whole host of colorful and differently shaped galaxies; some bright and nearby, some […]

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August 8, 2014

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Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

New research from theoretical physicists at the Perimeter Institute proposes that our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe. The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have […]

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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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