Device Detects Zika in Saliva. Anxiety over the Zika virus is growing as the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro get underway. To better diagnose and track the disease, scientists are now reporting in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry a new $2 test that in the lab can accurately detect low levels of the virus in […]

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New Technology To Destroy Cancer Cells. Physicists from The University of Texas at Arlington are leading a multidisciplinary project with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in […]

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Advancements in Hydrogen Storage & Solar Photovoltaics. One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon […]

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Scanning From A Distance Using Electomagnetic Radiation. Security at airports and public places has never been higher. Travellers know that to leave your bag alone at an airport is to invite attention from the police or security agents. At the vert least you will be detained and at worst your luggage may be quarentined and […]

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A new form of light? Really? New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

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Just when you thought the impacts of climate change could get any worse now a relic from the cold war is resurfacing. Camp Century, a U.S. military base built within the Greenland Ice Sheet in 1959, doubled as a top-secret site for testing the feasibility of deploying nuclear missiles from the Arctic during the Cold […]

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New Research Into How We May Be Able To Regrow Human Limbs. What if we could regrow limbs and other body parts to replace ones that have been severed or damaged? Maybe just becuase it has become old? This is not just the realm of SciFi but it smacks of powers we only attribute to […]

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Why We Wake Up Stiff. It seems like the older that I get, the stiffer I wake up in the morning. It seems that I am not alone with this burden and that new research has revealed why it is so. Now if they could just make it go away.

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Learning About Efficient Combustion Technology From Fire Tornados. It is a fact of chemistry and physics, that combustion of fossil fuels produces CO2. That is true for all types of fuels and all types of combustion technology. Depending on how efficient that combustion is  (meaning how closly the ration of fuel to oxygen is), there […]

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or other mobile device.

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