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US Concerns about Biosecurity Could Hamper Collaborations in Viral Research

October 24, 2012

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U.S. Federal health agencies have started to tighten security surrounding the research on deadly pathogens. The move is to enhance public safety, but some fear that this might hamper research. Earlier this month, US health agencies added SARS to the list of select agents that pose a sever threat to public health and safety. The […]

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Graphene Center Laboratory is State of the Art “Nano-Factory”

May 2, 2012

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Nano-factory to provide great things for graphene science

Graphene is an amazing material offering high strength, transparency and flexibility with excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, all from a single layer of carbon atoms. To further understand and research all the possibilities of graphene, the Graphene Center Laboratory was opened at the University of Bath On May 1st. Forty times stronger than steel and […]

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First Volume of the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia

March 29, 2012

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Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia

Authored by leading scientists at top institutions, the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE) is a resource that joins deeply detailed cancer genome data with predictors of drug response, information that could lead to refinements in cancer clinical trials and future treatments. The goal of cancer treatment is to match the right drug to the right […]

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NASA Requests $17.7 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2013

February 14, 2012

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NASA Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Briefing

NASA has requested a $17.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2013 which includes $4 billion for space operations, $4 billion for exploration activities in the Human Exploration Operations mission directorate, including close-out of the Space Shuttle Program, and funding for the International Space Station, $4.9 billion for science, $669 million for space technology and $552 […]

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Juno Spacecraft Completes First Trajectory Correction Maneuver

February 3, 2012

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NASA's Juno spacecraft

The solar-powered Juno spacecraft that was launched in 2011 to improve our understanding of Jupiter’s formation and evolution just completed the mission’s first trajectory correction maneuver. NASA scientists confirmed that the burn went very smoothly and is the first of several planned rocket firings that will keep Juno on course to rendezvous with Jupiter in […]

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Researchers Use Window on Live Mouse to View Spinal Cord Trauma

January 26, 2012

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Spinal Cord Imagery

Cornell researchers are using exploratory surgeries on mice to further their understanding of spinal cord injuries. By surgically implanting a window with a transparent panel over a live mouse’s exposed cord, the researchers are able to study how nerves and other cells respond after trauma. To study spinal cord injuries, researchers have had to conduct […]

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RPCI Facility Begins Research Study of a Dendritic Cell Vaccine

January 25, 2012

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Dendritic Cell

A ground breaking dendritic cell vaccine study is underway at the Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Researchers at RCPI began a phase 1 clinical research study of the NY-ESO-1dendritic cell vaccine. This is the first facility in the world using an FDA approved process in a government-regulated study. The hope is that […]

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NASA Satellite Image Shows La Niña Peaking in Intensity

January 18, 2012

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image of sea surface heights in the Pacific Ocean from NASA’s Jason-2 satellite

The recent NASA satellite image shows that La Niña is peaking in intensity, increasing the odds that the southern and southwestern United States will remain dry as the Pacific Northwest has a stormy winter and spring. The image from NASA’s Jason-2 satellite is based on ten days of data and shows that Pacific sea surface […]

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New Algorithm Faster Than Fourier Transform

January 18, 2012

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new algorithm faster than fourier transform

MIT researchers discovered a new algorithm that is faster than the Fourier transform. This new algorithm is based on two key ideas: divide a signal into narrower slices of bandwidth and identify the most heavily weighted frequency in that slice. By doing this, they are able to increase the speed by tenfold in certain circumstances. […]

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Researchers Predict Stable Structures of Ice in the 1-5 Terapascal Pressure Range

January 17, 2012

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Stable Structures of Ice in the 1-5 Terapascal Pressure Range

A group of renowned researchers combined their interests in the high-pressure studies of water, condensed matter physics, and the discovery of new chemistries to predict stable structures of ice in the 1-5 terapascal pressure range. Although their calculations will be hard to demonstrate, since these pressures are higher than anything that can be created in […]

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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft Changes Trajectory

January 12, 2012

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NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Spacecraft

It took a three-hour series of thruster-engine firings for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft to pull off the maneuver to refine its flight path while on its journey to Mars. Once there, the rover Curiosity will explore a region inside Gale Crater to see if it holds clues about whether life existed on Mars. PASADENA, […]

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Research for High Pressure Materials for DoD Underway

January 10, 2012

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Research for High Pressure Materials for DoD Underway

The DoD needs stronger, lighter, and more resilient materials that can be used in any number of applications from armor, to lighter weights which allow for faster propulsion. DARPA’s Extended Solids program is currently doing research to establish a means to synthesize these materials and they hope to identify the process that will allow them […]

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Milky Way Galaxy Mosaic of Images from WISE

January 10, 2012

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Milky Way galaxy Mosaic of Images from WISE

NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has mapped the entire sky twice with infrared light giving us a large mosaic image that showcases a vast section of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers can study the WISE image to see several star-forming clouds and evidence for triggered star formation. PASADENA, Calif. — A new, large mosaic […]

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MATLAB Crunches Hepatitis C Virus Data

January 9, 2012

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MATLAB Crunches Hepatitis C Virus Data

The Cornell CAC has recently received an award for excellence in the field of high performance computing. The award was given to them from the International Data Corporation for their work with MATLAB computations, which allowed the CDC to better understand the amino-acid variations contained in the hepatitis C virus. ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell […]

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