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Sweet! Sugar-Coated Probe Yields Better Acid Test

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When our cells’ acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way—think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them...
11-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From Greenhouse Gas to 3-D Surface-Microporous Graphene

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Tiny dents in the surface of graphene greatly enhances its potential as a supercapacitor. Even better, it can be made from carbon dioxide in a novel approach developed by researchers from Michigan Technological University and Brookhaven National...
7-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

3-D Printing Sweeps Toy Manufacturing Off the Shelves

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People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself (DIY) manufacturing—making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a...
17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Crazy Smart Summer: Girls Build Robots to Help People

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Some middle schoolers spend their summers lounging poolside or visiting grandma. Others spend part of vacation building robots. During the Women in Robotics Summer Youth Program at Michigan Technological University this week, 23 girls will learn to...
18-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Spiky Ferrofluid Thrusters Can Move Satellites

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Once launched into low-Earth orbit, a small satellite needs propulsion. Electrospray uses spiky, needle-like jets of fluid to push spacecraft.
11-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Microbes From Ships May Help Distinguish One Port From Another

Much the way every person has a unique microbial cloud around them, ships might also carry distinct microbial signatures. The key is testing the right waters--the bilge water from the bottoms of ships.
26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Merelaniite Named Mineral of the Year

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Named for the region in Tanzania where it comes from, the International Mineralogical Association has declared merelaniite Mineral of the Year for 2016. An international team of mineral enthusiasts and scientists unraveled the mysterious layers that...
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Still Taking Paris Seriously

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Several social scientists explain why, despite the US exit from the Paris climate agreement, policy analysis reveals states and agencies continue to take climate change seriously.
21-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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