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how long should a satellite last five years ten years 15 30 How long should a satellite last: five years, ten years, 15, 30?
SPACE NEWS PASADENA, California — Satellite manufacturers and operators attending the Space Tech Expo here offered contrasting views on how long satellites should continue to work... 20 minutes
Controlling catalytic reactions by changing nanosurfaces
PHYS.ORG Change the face of nanoparticles and you'll rule chemistry! Depending on the lighting, the surfaces of appropriately crafted nanoparticles can change their topography. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences... 50 minutes
Could a particle accelerator using laser-driven implosion become a reality?
PHYS.ORG Laser pulse compression technology invented in the late 1980s resulted in high-power, short-pulse laser techniques, enhancing laser intensity 10 million-fold in a quarter of a century. 3 hours
USC researchers develop new portable device for early-stage malaria detection
NEWS MEDICAL According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this... 11 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks... 16 hours
First chip-scale broadband optical system that can sense molecules in the mid-IR
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated, for the first time, a chip-based dual-comb spectrometer in the mid-infrared range, that requires no moving parts and... 17 hours
Fleet of autonomous boats could service cities to reduce road traffic
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a fleet of autonomous boats that offer high maneuverability and precise control. The boats can also be rapidly 3-D printed using a low-cost... 17 hours
Drilling success: Curiosity is collecting Mars rocks
PHYS.ORG Engineers working with NASA's Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the... 19 hours
New portable malaria screening instrument developed
PHYS.ORG According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics... 19 hours
[Research Articles] A rationally designed NRP1-independent superagonist SEMA3A mutant is an effective anticancer agent
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[Perspectives] Cancer metabolism gets physical
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Machine listening for earthquakes: Algorithms pick out hidden signals that could boost geothermal energy production
PHYS.ORG For all that seismologists have learned about earthquakes, new technologies show how much remains to be discovered. 19 hours
Cultivating cannabis
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Pairing AI with optical scanning for real-world product authentication
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Today IBM Research is introducing IBM Crypto Anchor Verifier, a new technology that brings innovations in AI and optical imaging together to help prove the identity and authenticity of objects.... 23 hours
Novel organ-on-chip platform for drug screening
PHYS.ORG Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24), a novel organ-on-chip platform for pharmacological studies with unprecedented signal quality. It... 23 hours
Ergonomic eye-tracking technology for high-quality AR/VR experiences
PHYS.ORG Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technology, will demonstrate today at its Imec Technology Forum in Antwerp (ITF Belgium 2018), a new wireless eye-tracking technology based on electro-oculography (EOG),... 1 day
Porvair Sciences offers wide range of reagent reservoirs for use with automated liquid handling systems
NEWS MEDICAL Available in 96- and 384-well configurations - Porvair Sciences reagent reservoirs are designed for simple integration into any... 1 day
New technology could make prosthetic use more intuitive and reliable
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of... 1 day
Researchers create new modeling framework that takes a zoonotic perspective on Ebola
NEWS MEDICAL Javier Buceta, associate professor of bioengineering, Paolo Bocchini, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and postdoctoral student Graziano Fiorillo of Lehigh University have... 1 day
Tunable diamond string may hold key to quantum memory
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have engineered diamond strings that can be tuned to quiet a qubit's environment and improve memory from tens to several hundred nanoseconds, enough time to do many operations on... 1 day
To find small asteroids that could hit Earth, private foundation embraces small satellites
Science Magazine After abandoning plans for a large space telescope, B612 organization pins hopes on new technologies 2 days
OPERA collaboration presents its final results on neutrino oscillations
PHYS.ORG The OPERA experiment, located at the Gran Sasso Laboratory of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), was designed to conclusively prove that muon-neutrinos can convert to tau-neutrinos, through... 2 days
PanOptica doses first patient in Phase 1/2 dose-ranging clinical trial of PAN-90806
NEWS MEDICAL PanOptica, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmology therapies, today announced that the Company has dosed the first patient in a... 2 days
Current architecture of knowledge generation in healthcare needs change
NEWS MEDICAL ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a special "Spotlight Session" this afternoon entitled, "Reinventing the Future of Knowledge Generation in Healthcare," at its ISPOR 2018... 2 days
Researcher develops nanoparticle-based tags to detect viruses and cancer with high sensitivity
NEWS MEDICAL How can we detect cancer and viruses with high sensitivity? Physical chemist Laura Fabris-;an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at... 2 days
Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch
PHYS.ORG Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. This then activates a gene... 2 days
Innovative technologies and policies can make agriculture environmentally sustainable
PHYS.ORG Agriculture faces increasing demands for food, feed, fiber, and fuel from a growing population under the looming threat of climate change. Advances in seed technologies, equipment, and crop management offer... 2 days
Biophysicist works toward bio-inspired solar cell
PHYS.ORG Even the best human-engineered solar cell is essentially a clunky dial-up modem compared to the sleek high-speed efficiency of the humble leaf. After all, plants have had about a billion years to perfect the process of... 2 days
Link between tuberculosis and Parkinson's disease discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The findings provide a possible explanation of the cause... 2 days
opera presents its final results on neutrino oscillations OPERA presents its final results on neutrino oscillations
CERN The OPERA experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy (Image: INFN) The OPERA experiment, located at the Gran Sasso... 2 days
A new DNA editing toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis
PHYS.ORG Eric Poliner and a team of MSU scientists in the Farre and Benning labs have released a new genetic engineering toolkit for the alga Nannochloropsis. The alga is of interest... 2 days
First violins imitated human voices: study
PHYS.ORG Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it. 2 days
Ethics of conducting clinical research during public health emergencies
NEWS MEDICAL Following the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine established a committee to assess the clinical trials conducted in Guinea, Sierra Leone... 2 days
What can snakes teach us about engineering friction?
SCIENCE DAILY If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction, just ask a snake. That's the theory driving new research by an expert who is studying snake skin to... 3 days
What can snakes teach us about engineering friction?
PHYS.ORG If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction, just ask a snake. That's the theory driving the research of Hisham Abdel-Aal, Ph.D., an associate teaching professor from... 3 days
Chemists synthesize millions of proteins not found in nature
MIT New technology could lead to development of novel “xenoprotein” drugs against infectious diseases. 3 days
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SPACE NEWS The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com 3 days
Observing cellular activity, one molecule at a time
PHYS.ORG Proteins and molecules assemble and disassemble naturally as part of many essential biological processes. It is very difficult to observe these mechanisms, which are often complex and take place at the nanometer... 3 days
Effective methods for automated design of complex technical objects and systems
PHYS.ORG In almost any field of human activity, people choose optimal options from a great variety of possible alternatives. When designing new devices, products and systems, researchers... 3 days
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SPACE NEWS Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite... 3 days
Unique nanotechnology method to simplify skin disease diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL In a new SLAS Technology auto-commentary, two authors of an article recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering ("Abnormal Scar Identification with Spherical Nucleic Acid Technology" – www.nature.com/articles/s41551-018-0218-x) share more insight into their... 3 days
ABPI expert urges to find new 'blockbuster treatments' for brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 11,500 people are diagnosed with a brain tumor every year in the UK with fewer than 15% surviving beyond 10 years. This week’s announcement from... 3 days
China launches satellite to explore dark side of moon: Xinhua
REUTERS SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China launched a relay satellite early on Monday designed to establish a communication... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH In April 2018, a team composed of scientists and engineers from the Geneva Observatory and ESO were at the La Silla Observatory... 5 days
Clinical trial begins enrollment to test safety of experimental MERS treatments
NEWS MEDICAL Enrollment has begun in an early-stage clinical trial testing the safety of two human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) designed to treat people infected with Middle East respiratory... 5 days
Where GM meets GE
PHYS.ORG Genome edited (GE) crops will be sown in a field this month for the first time in the UK as part of an experimental trial at Rothamsted Research that aims to investigate genetic engineering's efficiency in developing plants to yield... 6 days
Keep the light off: A material with improved mechanical performance in the dark
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers found that zinc sulfide crystals were brittle under normal lighting conditions at room temperature, but highly plastic when deformed in complete... 6 days
Virtual-reality testing ground for drones
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have developed a new virtual-reality training system for drones that enables a vehicle to 'see' a rich, virtual environment while flying in an empty physical space. The system, which the team has dubbed 'Flight Goggles,' could significantly... 6 days
Autonomous glider can fly like an albatross, cruise like a sailboat
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water's surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a... 6 days
3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater, moves objects
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. The watery creation could lead to soft robots that mimic sea animals like the octopus, which... 6 days
Magnonic interferometer paves way toward energy-efficient information processing devices
PHYS.ORG Researchers have designed an interferometer that works with magnetic quasiparticles called magnons, rather than photons as in conventional interferometers. Although magnon signals have discrete phases that normally cannot be changed... 6 days
Innovative light-delivery technique improves biosensors
SCIENCE DAILY There is a continuing need for practical chip-based sensors that can be used at the point of care to detect cancer and other diseases. An innovative way to inject light into tiny silicon microdisks could help meet this... 6 days
A new system is designed that improves the quality of frozen horse sperm
SCIENCE DAILY The method reduces ice crystals that form during cryopreservation and affect spermatozoon structure. 6 days
New 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater has great potential in biomedical engineering
NEWS MEDICAL Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. 6 days
A soft solution to the hard problem of energy storage
PHYS.ORG It's great in the lab, but will it actually work? That's the million-dollar question perpetually leveled at engineering researchers. For a family of layered nanomaterials, developed and studied... 6 days
Consumers quickly learn what environmentally friendly looks like
PHYS.ORG You can't judge a book by its cover, goes the saying. Yet, that's exactly what people do, according to new research from Stanford mechanical engineer Erin MacDonald and visiting researcher Ping Du.... 6 days
Dutch radio antenna to depart for the moon on Chinese mission
PHYS.ORG On 21 May 2018, the Chinese space agency will launch the relay satellite Chang'e 4 to an orbit behind the Moon. On board will be a... 6 days
Simplifying skin disease diagnosis with topical nanotechnology
PHYS.ORG In a new SLAS Technology auto-commentary, two authors of an article recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering share more insight into their unique method for skin disease diagnosis using NanoFlare nanotechnology. In particular, the... 6 days
China Launching Relay Satellite Toward Moon's Far Side Sunday
SPACE.COM A Chinese spacecraft designed to set up shop just beyond the moon's far side will launch on Sunday (May 20), if all goes according to plan. 6 days
Researchers create a 3D-printed smart gel that walks underwater, moves objects
PHYS.ORG Rutgers University-New Brunswick engineers have created a 3-D-printed smart gel that walks underwater and grabs objects and moves them. 6 days
Researchers develop new technology that will impact design of drug delivery systems
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also... 6 days
Researchers mimic comet moth's silk fibers to make 'air-conditioned' fabric
PHYS.ORG Fabrics made from silkworm fibers have long been treasured for their beautiful luster and refreshing coolness. Columbia Engineering researchers have discovered that fibers produced by the caterpillars of... 6 days
Some water pitchers are much better at removing toxins, shows research
NEWS MEDICAL Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. Scientists from The Ohio State University compared three popular... 6 days
New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have designed a most efficient and stable process for converting climate-warming carbon dioxide into a key chemical building block for plastics -- all powered using renewable electricity. 7 days
US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines
ABC NEWS US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH Two Expedition 55 NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station May 16, 2018, for a 6.5-hour-long spacewalk. They were tasked with rearranging coolant... 7 days
Materials scientists develop new forming technology: Processing glass like a polymer
SCIENCE DAILY Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical... 7 days
Researchers tailor E. coli to convert plants into renewable chemicals
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Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study
PHYS.ORG To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution.... 7 days
New catalyst upgrades greenhouse gas into renewable hydrocarbons
PHYS.ORG A new technology from U of T Engineering is taking a substantial step towards enabling manufacturers to create plastics out of two key ingredients: sunshine and pollution. 7 days
Buyer beware: Some water-filter pitchers much better at toxin removal
PHYS.ORG Water pitchers designed to rid water of harmful contaminants are not created equal, new research has found. 7 days
Innovative light-delivery technique improves biosensors
PHYS.ORG There is a continuing need for practical chip-based sensors that can be used at the point of care to detect cancer and other diseases. An innovative way to inject light into tiny silicon microdisks could help meet this... 7 days
Processing glass like a polymer
PHYS.ORG Pure quartz glass is highly transparent and resistant to thermal, physical, and chemical impacts. These are optimum prerequisites for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. For efficient, high-quality machining, however, adequate processes are lacking. Scientists of... 7 days
On This Day In Space! May 17, 1974: NASA Launches 1st Synchronous Meteorological Satellite
SPACE.COM On May 17, 1974, NASA launched the first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite, SMS-1, the first satellite designed to monitor meteorological conditions... 1 week
Lunar Palace 1: China's One-Year Mock Moon Mission in Pictures
SPACE.COM In May 2018, China wrapped up a yearlong mission inside "Lunar Palace 1," a Beijing facility designed to help the nation prepare to but boots on the moon.... 1 week
GP-write has big goals for synthetic genomes
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Zero-waste palm oil industry on the horizon with new technology
PHYS.ORG Engineers at the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable energy from its... 1 week
SP Scientific offers versatile Genesis lyophilizer for research, development or small-scale applications
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AstraZeneca collaborates with Emulate to integrate Organs-on-Chips technology into drug development labs
NEWS MEDICAL Emulate, Inc. has formed a collaborative partnership with AstraZeneca’s Innovative Medicines and Early Development Biotech Unit to embed its Organs-on-Chips technology within the laboratories... 1 week
Researchers transplant retinal sheets derived from human embryonic stem cells in retinal degeneration mouse models
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers affiliated with the Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT have developed new mouse models of retinal degeneration that... 1 week
New mode of proton therapy for lung cancer developed by Beaumont shows promising results
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China launches first rocket designed by a private company
REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday,... 1 week
Novel therapy inhibits complement to preserve neurons and reduce inflammation after stroke
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers report that, after ischemic stroke, the complement system identifies stressed but salvageable neurons for removal by microglial phagocytosis. To preserve these neurons, the... 1 week
150 Years Ago, a President Could Be Impeached for Firing a Cabinet Member
HISTORY The Tenure of Office Act was designed to rein in Andrew Johnson—but it sparked a years-long debate on executive power. 1 week
[Focus] The broad socioeconomic benefits of vaccination
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Senate Democrats push to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules
PHYS.ORG The Senate is poised to approve legislation designed to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's effort to deregulate the internet. 1 week
British cybersecurity expert heads to court in malware case
PHYS.ORG A British cybersecurity expert accused of creating and distributing malware designed to steal banking passwords is headed to court for a hearing on what evidence may be used in the... 1 week
Moving away from plastics: The case of solid body wash
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Emulate partners with AstraZeneca to accelerate development of Organs-on-Chips technology
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New device for quick and accurate detection of lead
PHYS.ORG A research team from the Department of Chemistry of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in drinking water. The DNA-based... 1 week
Radical closed-wing aircraft design could see greener skies take flight
PHYS.ORG Aviation is one of the most environmentally harmful forms of transportation, accounting for 3% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. But new aircraft designs inspired by the work... 1 week
Scientists develop integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed an integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases... 1 week
Flowing cells in a wavy microchannel for effective size-based cell sorting
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a precise microscale manipulation method by rapidly flowing cell suspensions through a specially designed microchannel. This novel microfluidic device enables high-throughput sized-based cell... 1 week
Thoreau's 'Walden' gets new life as a video game
PHYS.ORG A team at the University of Southern California's Game Innovation Lab has adapted Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" into a video game. 1 week
New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Engineers have created a soft robot that does not rely on a motor to propel itself through the water. 1 week
The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off
SCIENCE DAILY Engineers have created RoboFly, the first wireless flying robotic insect. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam. 1 week
Carnivorous plants: How the waterwheel plant snaps
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists and civil engineers have analyzed the rapid movement of the snap-trap with which the carnivorous plant catches its prey. 1 week
Pairing AI with optical scanning for real-world product authentication
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