Zika virus ‘is about as scary as it gets’

Zika virus ‘is about as scary as it gets’
Health   28 January 2016   Lswn

The Zika virus, unlike other mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, has until now been relatively unknown and unstudied. That is set to...

PULL VERY FAST AND GRAPHENE PAPER GETS BRITTLE

PULL VERY FAST AND GRAPHENE PAPER GETS BRITTLE
Chemistry   19 January 2016   Lswn

Plasticity is the ability of a material to permanently deform when strained. Researchers, thinking about future things like flexible...

SUGAR PINE GENOME IS 10X THE SIZE OF HUMAN GENOME

SUGAR PINE GENOME IS 10X THE SIZE OF HUMAN GENOME
Environment   18 December 2015   Lswn

At 10 times the size of the human genome, the sugar pine genome is the largest ever sequenced for any organism. The findings are expected to...

China is the reason co2 emissions could drop this year

China is the reason co2 emissions could drop this year
Environment   08 December 2015   Lswn

“In 2014, global CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels grew by just 0.6 percent,” says lead author Rob Jackson, a professor of Earth...

DIAGNOSE STROKE IN 10 MINUTES WITH 1 DROP OF BLOOD

DIAGNOSE STROKE IN 10 MINUTES WITH 1 DROP OF BLOOD
Health   02 December 2015   Lswn

Minutes count when treating stroke, but current diagnostics can take as long as three hours, and require careful lab work and skilled...

Perpetual youth for batteries?

Perpetual youth for batteries?
Chemistry   18 November 2015   Technische Universität München

A key issue with lithium ion batteries is aging. It significantly reduces their potential storage capacity.  Image 1 - Dr. Stefan...

AWESOME ‘ACCIDENT’ TURNS STEM CELLS INTO BONE

AWESOME ‘ACCIDENT’ TURNS STEM CELLS INTO BONE
Health   16 November 2015   Lswn

Author:  Mark Derewicz University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical researchers were surprised when they discovered a new way to...

DID SOLAR WINDS CAUSE WATERY MARS TO DRY UP?

DID SOLAR WINDS CAUSE WATERY MARS TO DRY UP?
Astronomy   06 November 2015   Lswn

Using data from NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) mission, researchers determined the rate at which stripping by the...

Complex sugar molecules may be the key to safer chemo

Complex sugar molecules may be the key to safer chemo
Health   02 November 2015   Lswn

Author: David Pye Scientific Director of the Kidscan Childrens Cancer Research Charity, University of Salford. The ability to aim...

We created a new material from orange peel that can clean up mercury pollution

We created a new material from orange peel that can clean up mercury pollution
Environment   19 October 2015   Lswn

Mercury pollution is one of the most insidious problems in our environment. Today my colleagues and I at Flinders University have unveiled a...

Rise of the humans:intelligence amplificat.will make us as smart as the machines

Rise of the humans:intelligence amplificat.will make us as smart as the machines
Technology   13 October 2015   Lswn

In January this year Microsoft announced the HoloLens, a technology based on virtual and augmented reality (AR). Image 1 - Augmented...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry highlights how our bodies can repair our fragile DNA

Nobel Prize in Chemistry highlights how our bodies can repair our fragile DNA
Chemistry   10 October 2015   Lswn

Image 1 - Tomas Lindahl, pictured here in the lab, along with Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Credits:...

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