New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at ...

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Crystal-forming microparticles could lead to color-changing tanks and planes

Military vehicles that change color to be dark at night, and camo-green in the daylight ... could such a thing be possible? Well, it's certainly closer to reality, thanks to research being conducted ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Tiny magnetic DNA particles protect olive oil from counterfeiters

Who guarantees that expensive olive oil isn't counterfeit or adulterated? An invisible label, developed by ETH Zurich researchers, could perform this task. The tag consists of tiny magnetic ...

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Video: New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

Scientists accidentally create never-before-seen twisted shapes

23 hours ago from Science Now

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First view of nature-inspired catalyst after ripping hydrogen apart provides insights for better, cheaper fuel cells

( —Like a hungry diner ripping open a dinner roll, a fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view ...

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Cell resiliency surprises scientists

New research shows that cells are more resilient in taking care of their DNA than scientists originally thought. Even when missing critical components, cells can adapt and make copies of their ...

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How to make graphene using a kitchen blender

Graphene's reputation as a miracle material is well established, but scientists may just have added another attribute to the carbon-derivative's Top Trumps hit list: you can also make it using ...

13 hours ago from The Independent

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Study supports safety of antimicrobial peptide-coated contact lenses

Contact lenses coated with an antimicrobial peptide could help to lower the risk of contact lens-related infections, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the ...

5 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Fundamental research in phonon scattering helps scientists design graphene materials for applications

Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material—strong, light, nearly transparent and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat—and ...

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Like a hall of mirrors, nanostructures trap photons inside ultrathin solar cells (w/ Video)

In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting ...

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