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Scientists get the drop on the cell's nucleus

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A team of physicists has devised a novel strategy that uses naturally occurring motions inside the human cell nucleus to measure the physical properties of the nucleus and its components....

Drowsy driving as risky as drunken driving

2 weeks ago from UPI

SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 -- Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests.

Almanac: Carbon paper

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

On October 7, 1806, the duplicative stationery that made copies was patented by English inventor Ralph Wedgwood. Mo Rocca reports on the story of carbon paper, which was long ago...

Giving up plastic is not as hard as it sounds, when you have a plan

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Single-use plastic can get really overwhelming, really quickly. That's why a few lifestyle tips that can come in handy when trying to make a change.

Almanac: The invention of carbon paper

2 weeks ago from CBSNews - Science

On October 7, 1806, the duplicative stationery used for making copies was patented by English inventor Ralph Wedgwood

The chemical industry is bracing for a nylon 6,6 shortage

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Misfortune has befallen polymer manufacturers; now users must weigh their options

Seeking to boost oil production, petroleum researchers turn to nanotech

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Scientists and engineers are testing nanomaterials that can track oil stuck below ground and improve yields from wells

Canadian scientists slam male physicist who argued women are less capable in physics

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Canadian scientists and professors are among hundreds that have signed a statement condemning what they call a "fundamentally unsound" presentation by an Italian physicist on gender issues, and they say...

Huge growth in petrochemical production predicted

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Petrochemical production to outpace transportation fuels as primary consumer of hydrocarbon-based raw materials by 2050, International Energy Agency report says

Novel use of NMR sheds light on easy-to-make electropolymerized catalysts

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

In the world of catalytic reactions, polymers created through electropolymerization are attracting renewed attention. A group of researchers recently provided the first detailed characterization of the electrochemical properties of polyaniline...

The universe’s continued existence implies extra dimensions are tiny

2 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

The strictest limits yet on the size of extra dimensions come from the fact that black holes haven't destroyed the universe.

Colts QB Luck shoulders workload at record pace

2 weeks ago from UPI

Andrew Luck's surgically repaired shoulder is getting more of a test than either he or the Indianapolis Colts envisioned.

As Mixon returns, Bengals lose Bernard for 2-4 weeks

2 weeks ago from UPI

Running back Joe Mixon is coming back just in time for the Cincinnati Bengals.

What Are X-Rays?

2 weeks ago from Live Science

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. One of the most common uses of X-rays is for medical imaging. X-rays are also used in treating cancer and in exploring the...

Student insight on the "Future of Nuclear Energy" study

2 weeks ago from MIT Research

Researchers shared findings and recommendations from the new MIT interdisciplinary study, “The Future of Nuclear in a Carbon-Constrained World,” at a series of events and meetings in Washington last week. Study participants from...

Showcasing solutions for land, sea, space — and everywhere in between

2 weeks ago from MIT Research

Aaron Persad hend up a clear cylinder with filled with water. The inconspicuous object had made a trip most people never will experience — orbiting the Earth aboard a space shuttle. “I’m trying to determine how...

Atoms and Brexit

The government says it has a clear plan, but many in the nuclear sector are concerned for the future.

Signatories castigate professor's 'morally reprehensible' talk

Scientists sign a statement condemning an Italian researcher who said physics was "built by men".

'Not right away': Electric cars still have long road ahead

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Under dazzling autumn sunshine in the heart of Paris, Marc Fiot steps out of a new Zoe, Renault's flagship all-electric hatchback, and readily declares it "the future".

Chemists advance ability to control chemical reactions

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Chemists have found a way to select the outcome of chemical reaction by employing an elusive and long-sought factor known as the 'impact parameter' -- the miss-distance by which a...

Three MIT researchers win U.S. Air Force Young Investigator Research Program grants

2 weeks ago from MIT Research

Three MIT researchers, representing the departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), are among 31 scientists and engineers nationwide who have been awarded three-year, $450,000 research...

Novel use of NMR sheds light on easy-to-make electropolymerized catalysts

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In the world of catalytic reactions, polymers created through electropolymerization are attracting renewed attention. A group of Chinese researchers recently provided the first detailed characterization of the electrochemical properties of...

Chemists advance ability to control chemical reactions

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a way to select the outcome of chemical reaction by employing an elusive and long-sought factor known as the 'impact parameter'.

New spheres trick, trap and terminate water contaminant

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Scientists have enhanced micron-sized titanium dioxide particles to trap and destroy BPA, a contaminant in water with health implications. The robust particles can be recharged for reuse in water remediation.

Harvard partners with HUBweek once more

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

For the fourth straight year, Harvard University, The Boston Globe, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are partnering to present HUBweek, an idea festival that will begin on Monday. HUBweek brings...

Protein dynamics: Molecular machines at work

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Researchers have used a special fluorescence-based imaging technique to track the shape changes that occur when pore proteins in the cell membrane export molecules into the extracellular medium.

Look: Escaped wallaby captured safely in Pennsylvania

2 weeks ago from UPI

An escaped wallaby on the loose in Pennsylvania was returned to its owners after it wandered into a resident's garage, police said.

2018 class of MacArthur Fellows includes chemist, life scientists

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Analytical chemist Livia S. Eberlin, biophysical engineer Clifford Brangwynne, and neuroscientist Doris Tsao are among the genius grant recipients this year