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Awaiting Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia 76ers visit Miami Heat

6 days ago from UPI

When the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Miami Heat on Monday night, there will be a pair of interesting trends in play.

Making steps toward improved data storage

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers created the world's most powerful electromagnetic pulses to control a data-storage material's physical form, leading to a potential way to scale down memory devices and revolutionize how computers handle...

Fully identified: The pathway of protons

6 days ago from Science Daily

The question how certain algal enzymes accomplish the high proton transfer rate for hydrogen production had in the past been subject to speculation. Researchers traced the pathway of protons all...

Intense tests reveal elusive, complex form of nitrogen

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have used high pressure and high temperature experiments to recreate an unusually complex form of nitrogen in the lab for the first time.

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles -- such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests -- which could speed the commercial development of devices,...

Cellphone technology developed to detect HIV

6 days ago from Science Daily

Investigators have designed a portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology, with the ability to detect HIV viruses and monitor its management in resource-limited regions.

Innovative experimental scheme can create tailor-made mirror molecules

6 days ago from Science Daily

Exploring the mystery of the molecular handedness in nature, scientists have proposed a new experimental scheme to create custom-made mirror molecules for analysis. The technique can make ordinary molecules spin...

Report: MRI confirms Bryant's Achilles tear

1 week ago from UPI

Wide receiver Dez Bryant did indeed suffer a torn Achilles tendon, ending his season with the New Orleans Saints before it began.

Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new method can greatly extend the life of inexpensive, compact, lightweight metal-air batteries.

France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac for unpaid bills

1 week ago from UPI

Ryanair passengers were unable to board a plane when it was impounded because subsidies were owed to French authorities.

Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton to perform at the CMA Awards

1 week ago from UPI

Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Mavis Staples have joined the lineup of performers for Wednesday's 52nd annual CMA Awards.

Miami Heat, Washington Wizards meet coming off losses

1 week ago from UPI

When the Washington Wizards visit the Miami Heat on Saturday night, it is likely that neither team will be in a good mood.

'Bachelor' mansion, 'Westworld' set burn as celebrities flee wildfires

1 week ago from UPI

California's Woolsey wildfire is tearing through the Agoura Hills mansion where the reality romance shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" were filmed.

Tiny structures' construction, drip by drip

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers explore methods of using carefully controlled droplets as a way to make soft, biomimetic structures. The trick comes in controlling the droplets, which form under competing influences like gravity...

Could Consciousness All Come Down to the Way Things Vibrate?

1 week ago from Live Science

A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called 'hard...

U.S. to end inflight fueling of Saudi aircraft fighting in Yemen

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. is ending its practice of supplying Saudi aircraft with inflight fuel for the war the country is helping wage in neighboring Yemen.

New Orleans Saints WR Dez Bryant might have torn Achilles

1 week ago from UPI

Wide receiver Dez Bryant might have sustained a torn Achilles tendon in his second practice with the New Orleans Saints on Friday.

Transforming carbon dioxide into industrial fuels

1 week ago from Science Daily

One day in the not-too-distant future, the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases...

Powerful method probes small-molecule structures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. But for scientists to understand how the molecules...

Graphene on the way to superconductivity

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the band structure at BESSY II with...

A two-atom quantum duet

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface. The scientists used the magnetism of single atoms, known as spin, as a...

Japanese airborne troops jump from U.S. aircraft onto Japanese soil for first time

1 week ago from UPI

A C-130J Special Operations cargo and transport plane from the U.S. Air Force became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers in Japan.

Luring power off the grid

1 week ago from SciDev

Can local energy systems merge climate and poverty goals? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio.

Unlocking the secrets of metal-insulator transitions

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using an X-ray technique, scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material magnetite is a two-step process.

Do kitchen items shed antimicrobial nanoparticles after use?

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists describe how they simulated knife motion, washing and scratching on bacteria-fighting, nanosilver-infused cutting boards to see if consumer use affects nanoparticle release. The test should help regulatory bodies identify...

Making wind farms more efficient

1 week ago from Science Daily

With energy demands rising, researchers have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy...

Graphene on the way to superconductivity

1 week ago from Physorg

Scientists at HZB have found evidence that double layers of graphene have a property that may let them conduct current completely without resistance. They probed the band structure at BESSY...

A two-atom quantum duet

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) achieved a major breakthrough in shielding the quantum properties of single atoms on a surface....