Sunday, June 25, 2017

Science

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Excessive diesel emissions are causing premature deaths

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of standing on the wrong side of a bus or long-haul truck as it accelerates past you, you’ll...

Discovery of a thin transparent film could shake up the electronics industry

The race is always on for companies like Samsung and Apple to develop a phone with the largest screen size, is lightweight, and slim. Each year...
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles infecting a human T cell

A CRISPR/Cas9 study just edited out HIV in mice

Biologist Hermann Muller was the first to discover just how much power we have to manipulate the genetic code when, in 1927, he blasted...
CSIC researcher Federica Bertocchini with a specimen of a wax worm

Scientist discovers that the Waxworm can eat plastic

Behold the Waxworm, a caterpillar capable of eating plastic. These creepy crawlies are normally found in beehives where they dine on honey and wax....
coil of small magnets

Researchers use computational models to discover two new magnets

From computers to medical devices, magnets power a wide range of technology that we use everyday. However, rare earth magnets scarce due to their cost...
An octopus under water

Scientists discover cephalopods can recode RNA proteins

Octopuses have a pretty well-earned reputation for their cunning and wit. Some have even reached celebrity status for their antics. Otto the octopus is...
Self healing polymer being stretched

Broken cell phone screens could one day become self healing

A research group lead by Dr. Chao Wang presented their work in developing a self healing polymeric material. On April 4th, Dr. Wang presented their...
california jet stream as seen from space

Changing winds due to climate change are causing more floods and heatwaves

Plenty more withering heatwaves, droughts, and flash floods are all on the forecast thanks to the effects of climate change. We already know rising...
Artificial Sun at the DLR facility in Jülich

Artificial sun built in Germany can make cleaner fuels

The sun never sets in Jülich, Germany now that scientists created the world’s largest artificial sun at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The massive...
enceladus from space

Enceladus’s hidden ocean isn’t buried as deep as we thought

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most interesting geologies in our solar system. Hidden under a...

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