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June 17, 2018
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President Putin and Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova

President Vladimir Putin met with pilot cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. The President in person congratulated her on the remarkable date – the 55th anniversary of her single-person flight around the Earth aboard the Vostok-6 spaceship, which began on June 16, 1963, and lasted almost three days. Continue Reading →

June 17, 2018
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Proof of randomness builds future of digital security

In an effort to block emerging threats to online security, researchers at Princeton University have developed a method to verify the strength of random number generators that form the basis of most encryption systems. Continue Reading →

June 17, 2018
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With Cost Removed, Women Choose More Effective Contraceptive Methods

Contraception cannot be handled with a one-size fits all approach. Women often try several types of birth control before finding one that works best. A new study at University of Utah Health finds that cost often limits women’s access to the most effective contraceptive methods, like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and subdermal implants. Continue Reading →

June 16, 2018
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Neue Reaktionen des Higgs-Bosons entdeckt

Freiburger Arbeitsgruppe leistet wichtige Beiträge zur Arbeit am Europäischen Forschungszentrum für Elementarteilchenphysik

Die ATLAS-Kollaboration am Europäischen Forschungszentrum für Elementarteilchenphysik CERN in Genf/Schweiz hat die Entdeckung eines neuen Teilchenprozesses verkündet: der gemeinsamen Produktion eines Higgs-Bosons mit zwei Top-Quarks. „Diese Messung ist ein Meilenstein in der Erforschung des Higgs-Mechanismus und der Wechselwirkung der Elementarteilchen mit dem Higgs-Teilchen. Continue Reading →

June 15, 2018
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Studying Gas Mask Filters So People Can Breathe Easier

Berkeley Lab research could lead to applications in agriculture, industry

In research that could lead to better gas mask filters, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been putting the X-ray spotlight on composite materials in respirators used by the military, police, and first responders, and the results have been encouraging. What they are learning not only provides reassuring news about the effectiveness of current filters in protecting people from lethal compounds such as VX and sarin, but they also provide fundamental information that could lead to more advanced gas masks as well as protective gear for civilian applications. Continue Reading →

June 13, 2018
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Auf dem Weg zur Bio-Batterie

Eine kompostierbare Batterie, kostengünstig hergestellt und gleich leistungsfähig wie gängige Lithium-Ionen-Akkus: Was nach der eierlegenden Wollmilchsau klingt, könnte in einigen Jahren Wirklichkeit sein. Der physikalische Chemiker Engelbert Portenkirchner arbeitet daran, eine Batterie zu entwickeln, die auf organischen Materialien und Natrium-Ionen basiert. Continue Reading →

June 12, 2018
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German private insurers join IBM and TK to offer electronic health records to 17.5M clients on the IBM Cloud

DKV, Generali (Central), Signal-Iduna and Techniker Krankenkasse work with IBM to create Smarter Healthcare for Germany

HANNOVER, Germany, June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that three of Germany’s major private health insurance companies have decided to offer their clients an individual electronic health record based on the system developed by IBM Germany and Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), Germany’s largest statutory health insurer. Continue Reading →