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Hybrid Nanowires And A Crystal Wedding In The Nanocosmos
Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. They say the new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units, can be accommodated on a single chip in the future.  Nano-optoelectronics are considered ...
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Has Voyager 1 Really Left The Solar System?
Where does the solar system end and interstellar space begin? There are no 'Now Leaving...' signs so it's somewhat subjective. If you think the argument over Pluto was confusing, you'll be intrigued that the argument over the solar system takes that to a whole new level.Two years ago, it was announced ...
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An Easier Way To Create Photonic Crystals
Highly purified crystals that split light with uncanny precision are key parts of high-powered lenses, specialized optics and, potentially, computers that manipulate light instead of electricity. Producing these crystals often involves etching them with a precise beam of electrons and can be difficult ...
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J1023 And A 'Transformer' Pulsar
In June of 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed - the pulsar radio beacon vanished and the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light.A binary consists of two stars orbiting ...
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Climate Change And Soil Respiration
The planet's soil releases about 60 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is far more than that released by burning fossil fuels. This soil respiration and the enormous release of carbon is balanced by carbon coming into the soil system from falling leaves and other plant ...
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The Live Volcano Of Jeju Island
In Jeju, a place emerging as a world-famous vacation spot with natural tourism resources, a recent study revealed a volcanic eruption occurred on the island. The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) indicated that there are the traces that indicated that a recent volcanic ...
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Virtual Steak: Beef Is 10X More Environmentally Costly Than Other Meat, Says Study
Easy metrics like 'it takes a gallon of gas to make a pound of beef' or 'it takes 140 liters of water to make a cup of coffee' get mainstream media because they are outrageous. They are outrageous because they are completely wrong.What is the 'real' cost of eating beef? Are the other animal or ...
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Natural Fluctuation: Global Warming 'Pause' Since 1998 Explained
Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy. In a new paper, Lovejoy concludes ...
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Valley Fever: The Increased Dangers Of Desert Dust
The rapid rise in valley fever cases in the arid southwest has become a serious health concern, as human habitation has pushed further into desert areas where the soil spores are widespread. Currently, Valley Fever affects an estimated 150,000 people a year, with most cases occurring in Arizona ...
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Mammoth And Mastodon Weren't So Nomadic
Mammoths and mastodons, the famously fuzzy relatives of elephants that lived in the American midwest, weren't as nomadic as previously believed – or Cincinnati was just a great place to be at the end of the last ice age. A study led by Brooke Crowley, an assistant professor of geology and anthropology ...
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100 Locations In Human Genome Associated With Schizophrenia
Researchers have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date. The findings point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia ...
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Less Random Fitness: A Refined Biological Evolution Model
Models for the evolution of life are now being developed to try and clarify the long term dynamics of an evolving system of species. Specifically, a recent model proposed by Petri Kärenlampi from the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu accounts for species interactions with various degrees ...
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Ketamine, The Emergency Room Wonder Drug
Ketamine has been used by emergency departments for analgesia, sedation and amnesia for rapid, life-saving intubation in critically ill patients but decades-old studies suggested it raised intracranial pressure.  A systematic review of 10 recent studies comparing ketamine to sufentanil ...
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Occurs Much Earlier Than Assumed
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries but it is questionable whether it can continue to be defined as a disease in people in their 50s and beyond. Investigations to determine the incidence of age-related macular ...
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Utilizing Fat's Healing Properties In Heart Disease
Too much dietary fat is bad for the heart, everyone knows that by now, but not all fats are equal. The right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, and a paper in The Journal of Experimental Medicine shows how it works.Unlike saturated fats discussed in popular media, unsaturated dietary fatty acids ...
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A Genetic Cause Of Common Breast Tumors
A team of researchers made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of fibroadenoma, one of the most common breast tumors diagnosed in women. Led by Professors Teh Bin Tean, Patrick Tan, Tan Puay Hoon and Steve Rozen, the team used advanced DNA sequencing technologies to identify ...
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You Don't Stop Learning To Read In 4th Grade - Study
Teaching remains more art than science and a popular conjecture that has caught the attention of the education business has been that fourth grade is when students stop learning to read and start reading to learn.  People love to swap terms around that way. But is it accurate?A new  ...
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Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA
They say money can't buy happiness. Can genetics?Some people seem to be happy no matter what. If you visit many places in Africa, even when the existence may seem hard to Europeans or Americans, a lot of people are quite happy.The key could be genetics say....economists.Why not economists? We let ...
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Shape Program: Less Weight, Less Depression With New Intervention
It's a common trope among Hollywood celebrities; media is alarmed at weight gain, celebrity says they are proud of their body, they feel better than ever, people clap, celebrity appears two months later and lost 25 lbs. and is on magazine covers with diet tips and talking about how much better ...
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California Cellphone Ban Hasn't Decreased Accidents
California is the home of bans in the United States, everything from Happy Meals to golf courses and goldfish have come under fire.Sometimes the bans pass, and it is always cheered as 'leadership' when that happens. Social authoritarians in other states then mimic it. But ban success can't always ...
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Multi-Bit MRAM May Be Better Than Flash Memory
Magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is intriguing because of demand for fast, low-cost, nonvolatile, low-consumption, secure memory devices. MRAM relies on manipulating the magnetization of materials for data storage rather than electronic charges, boasts all of these advantages as an emerging ...
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92 Percent Of People Eat What They Put On Their Plates
There is a lot of concern about food waste and it may be due to leftovers that never get used but it probably isn't the bulk of Americans - 92 percent of people eat everything. Obviously that can be bad for people in other ways if people put a lot on their plate."If you put it on your plate, it's ...
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African-American Homeownership Became More Risky In The 1990s
In the 1990s, it was claimed that minorities were less likely to get home mortgages 30 years after anti-discrimination laws were added to specify housing, so policies were instituted requiring justification when people were denied a home loan. As a result of widespread loan liberalization, everyone ...
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Human Platelets Generated Using Bioreactor
Scientists have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro.  According to the researchers, more than 2.17 million platelet units from donors are transfused yearly in the United States to treat patients undergoing chemotherapy ...
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