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September 22, 2017
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Yale researchers co-develop system to produce clean drinking water using solar power

Researchers from Yale and Rice University have developed a system that uses solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable. The system could potentially be used off-grid in remote areas or in domestic settings.

September 20, 2017
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In the Age of Social Media, He’s a New Kind of Scientist

What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree. “Think of it basically like a … Continue reading

September 20, 2017
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Rätselraten um mysteriöses Fossil vorerst beendet

Palaeospondylus ist doch kein Schleimaal Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse der Paläontologin Cathrin Pfaff von der Universität Wien rücken das Verwandtschaftsverhältnis von Palaeospondylus gunni in ein neues Licht. Intensive Forschungsarbeiten an dem nur wenige Millimeter großen Fossil haben gezeigt, dass es sich um … Continue reading

September 17, 2017
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Mit Druck zu neuer Substanz

In einem Hochdruck­experiment haben Innsbrucker Chemiker um Hubert Huppertz den Weg zu einer neuen Substanz­klasse eröffnet. Es ist ihnen erstmals gelungen, ein Borat mit Übergangs­metall­clustern in der Kristall­struktur herzustellen. Die Arbeit schaffte es auf die Titelseite des Fach­magazins Angewandte Chemie.

September 15, 2017
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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

Berkeley Lab framework supports research into lifelike behavior of inanimate objects An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Bitterrezeptoren in Mund und Magen wirken regulierend auf die koffeinbedingte Magensäureausschüttung

Der anregend wirkende Bitterstoff Koffein kann die Freisetzung von Salzsäure im Magen sowohl stimulieren als auch verzögern, je nachdem, ob er Bitterrezeptoren im Magen oder im Mund aktiviert. “Wie unsere Ergebnisse zeigen, spielen Bitterrezeptoren generell eine Rolle bei der Regulation … Continue reading

September 12, 2017
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Joanna Radin on the ‘phenomenon’ of biobanking

When HIV/AIDS became a pandemic, epidemiologists wanted to know where it began. In the 1980s, they found their answer in a freezer filled with blood. This blood had been collected in the 1950s from members of indigenous communities in Africa … Continue reading

September 11, 2017
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Building a Better Alligator: Researchers Develop Advanced Three-Dimensional Models of Bite Data to Study Dinosaurs, Birds, Crocodiles

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The skulls of alligators protect their brains, eyes and sense organs while producing some of the most powerful bite forces in the animal kingdom. The ability to bite hard is critical for crocodilians to eat their food … Continue reading