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Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran (Update)
PHYS.ORG Iran shut schools around Tehran Sunday and cancelled sporting events as thick smog blanketed the capital despite curbs on road traffic and industrial activity. 9 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Project is a large-scale scientific and educational space project of Lomonosov Moscow State University aimed at studying space... 13 hours
a model of mars like protoplanets shed light on early solar activity A Model of Mars-Like Protoplanets Shed Light on Early Solar Activity
ASTRO WATCH A scientist from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and his colleagues from Austria and Germany... 13 hours
Heavy air pollution shuts schools in Iran
PHYS.ORG Iran shut primary schools in the capital and other parts of the country on Sunday due to choking levels of air pollution. 16 hours
Medical News Today: Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
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ASTRO WATCH The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google’s Christopher Shallue... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH Immense northern storms on Saturn can disturb atmospheric patterns at the planet’s equator, finds the international Cassini mission in a... 1 day
HKBU experts develop new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules
NEWS MEDICAL The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist... 2 days
Scientists use nanoparticles to fight Mucoviscidosis
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat Mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. 2 days
New genetic analysis of candidiasis reveals surprising fungal sex secrets
NEWS MEDICAL Working together with researchers in the Université Paris-Sud in France and University Medical Centre Göttingen in Germany, ICREA Research Professor Toni Gabaldón and his team at the Centre... 2 days
‘Sushi-like’ nanodiscs provide structural snapshots of misfolding proteins
NEWS MEDICAL When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they... 2 days
Researchers exploring whether technology could be key to tackling loneliness
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Lancaster University are exploring whether technology could be the key to tackling the UK's loneliness epidemic by better connecting older adults with their communities. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is... 2 days
Civil engineer patents integrated sensor and algorithm to monitor stiffness in soils
PHYS.ORG Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington and a civil engineering professor, recently... 2 days
Discovery could reduce cost, energy for high-speed Internet connections
PHYS.ORG Breakthrough research from The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Vermont could lead to a dramatic reduction in the cost and energy consumption of high-speed internet connections. 2 days
Genetic instructions from mom set the pattern for embryonic development
PHYS.ORG A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found that zebrafish that failed to inherit specific genetic instructions from... 2 days
Heavy oils and petroleum coke raising vanadium emissions
PHYS.ORG Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth's atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in large part to industry's growing use of heavy... 2 days
How much soil goes down the drain—new data on soil lost due to water
PHYS.ORG According to a new study by the University of Basel, the European Commission - Joint Research Centre and the Centre... 2 days
Error-free into the quantum computer age
PHYS.ORG A study led by physicists at Swansea University in Wales, carried out by an international team of researchers and published in the journal Physical Review X shows that ion-trap technologies available today are suitable for building... 2 days
Higher blood sugar during first trimester of pregnancy increases child's risk of congenital heart defect
NEWS MEDICAL Higher blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do... 2 days
A shoe-box-sized chemical detector
PHYS.ORG A chemical sensor prototype developed at the University of Michigan will be able to detect "single-fingerprint quantities" of substances from a distance of more than 100 feet away, and its developers are working to shrink it to the size of... 2 days
60-Million-Year-Old Meteorite Impact Zone Discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Skye
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of geologists has found 60 million-year-old ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact on... 2 days
Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at University College London have identified a rare gene mutation in an Italian family who have little sensitivity to some forms of pain. Chronic pain caused by... 3 days
Potato blight's chemical attack mechanism explained
PHYS.ORG A team of international researchers headed by scientists from the University of Tübingen has deciphered the workings of a cytolytic toxin, which is produced by some of the world's most devastating crop diseases. The Cytolysin is... 3 days
Indonesian island found to be unusually rich in cave paintings
PHYS.ORG A tiny Indonesian island, previously unexplored by archaeologists, has been found to be unusually rich in ancient cave paintings following a study by researchers from The Australian National... 3 days
More electronic materials opened up with new metal-organic framework
PHYS.ORG More materials for electronic applications could be identified, thanks to the discovery of a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that displays electrical semiconduction with a record high photoresponsivity, by a global... 3 days
Grammar teaching leaves children confused, research shows
PHYS.ORG Children can be left confused and unable to write accurate sentences because of "uncertain" grammar teaching, experts have warned. But confident teachers can enable students to use their grammar knowledge to help them craft... 3 days
Earwax like ice cores—unlocking the past hidden in whale earplugs
PHYS.ORG Farzaneh Mansouri's future data collectors are cruising around oceans worldwide, following blooms of productivity and accumulating decades of information—all in their earwax. Mansouri, an environmental scientist at Baylor... 3 days
Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication. 3 days
Bicycles reacting to speed for stable cycling
PHYS.ORG A Dutch consortium including the University of Twente developed an electrical bicycle that prevents elderly people from falling. The smart assistive bicycle, called SOFIE, increases stability by via drive-off assistance and by automatically lowering... 3 days
First mathematical network model for the Battle of the Sexes
PHYS.ORG Why is it easier to bridge conflicting interests in one neighbourhood than in another? Social scientists think that the residents' social networks may play an important role in... 3 days
Researcher precisely tracks movements of a single catalyst particle
PHYS.ORG Using fluorescence microscopy, Ph.D. Candidate Frank Hendriks has studied the accessibility, structure and reactivity of individual catalyst particles. His work has resulted in several technological breakthroughs, as well as two... 3 days
Unusual thermal convection in a well-mixed fluid
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University, have recently discovered unusual thermal convection in a uniform mixture of high- and low-viscosity liquids. Kobayashi and Kurita found that concentration fluctuations are enhanced by thermal convection when the... 3 days
Even brain images can be biased
SCIENCE-NEWS Brain scan studies that are drawn from rich and well-educated groups could lead to biased ideas of how our brains develop. 3 days
Brittle stars inspire new generation robots able to adapt to physical damage
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Tohoku University and Hokkaido University have, for the first time, succeeded in developing a robot capable of immediately adapting to unexpected physical... 3 days
Porvair and Suzhou Tianlong Bio to develop epigenetic analysis technologies
NEWS MEDICAL Porvair Sciences are teaming up with Suzhou Tianlong Bio Technology Co Ltd (China), together with Swansea University and Xi'an Jiaotong University in a collaborative project entitled, "Automating &... 3 days
Study provides insights into molecular mechanisms regulating cellular fate of SCCs
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Kanazawa University report in EMBO Reports, 7 December 2017, new molecular mechanisms regulating cellular fate of squamous cell carcinomas. 3 days
Experts call for more action on gambling-related research and treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Scholars from more than 25 universities across the United States have issued a Gambling Call to Action Statement regarding the need for more research on gambling and its... 3 days
Inherited gene variation may be to blame for poor survival of patients with early-onset breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation... 3 days
Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts
NEWS MEDICAL Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. 3 days
Rutgers studies highlight need for salon clients, workers to protect themselves from health risks
NEWS MEDICAL Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and... 3 days
Nutritional scientists call on Canadian government to impose stricter limits on unhealthy foods
NEWS MEDICAL University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children,... 3 days
Fusion gene may be found in cSCC lesions on skin exposed frequently to the sun
NEWS MEDICAL A fusion gene is a single composite gene that is the result of the combination of two formerly... 3 days
Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects
SCIENCE DAILY Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities,... 3 days
Scientists unravel mystery of how immune cells remember infections decades later
NEWS MEDICAL A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later?... 3 days
Valley fever cases see major spike in November, experts say
SCIENCE DAILY An uptick in reported cases of Valley fever indicates a likely sharp increase in infections next year. At the same time, federal clearance for a rapid assay test... 3 days
New high precision machine-learning model could help accelerate drug discovery
NEWS MEDICAL Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick. 3 days
IU scientists discover way to make drug treatment more successful against malaria
NEWS MEDICAL Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug... 3 days
Researchers win NIH grants for Alzheimer's research on Amish resilience and rapid onset
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received two grant awards, in partnership with investigators from other institutions, from... 3 days
Researchers identify previously unknown functions of natural killer cells in the womb
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
Vanderbilt researchers win an R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator
PHYS.ORG A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award for their MultiWell MicroFormulator. 3 days
New antbird species discovered in Peru
PHYS.ORG It was July 10, 2016 when Dan Lane, Fernando Angulo, Jesse Fagan, and I rolled into the coffee-growing town of Flor de Café in north-central Peru. This town lies in the Cordillera Azul—a picturesque series of... 3 days
Loose skin and 'slack volume' protect Hagfish from shark bites
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Chapman University has published new research showing how hagfishes survive an initial attack from predators before they release large volumes of slime to defend themselves. Because the slime... 3 days
Researchers find effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century
PHYS.ORG Nature lovers beware, environmental models used by researchers at the University of New Hampshire are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the... 3 days
National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery
PHYS.ORG The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of a 32-tesla magnet—33 percent... 3 days
Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children's self-regulation skills
SCIENCE DAILY Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children's self-regulation and early academic skills, a researcher has found. 3 days
Bioluminescent worm found to have iron superpowers
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, the marine invertebrate Chaetopterus sp., that resides in... 3 days
Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later
PHYS.ORG A perplexing question in immunology has been, how do immune cells remember an infection or a vaccination so that they can spring into action decades later? Research led by scientists at the... 3 days
Researchers identify way to weaken malaria parasites against popular drug treatment
PHYS.ORG Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have identified a way to block the ability of parasites that cause malaria to shield themselves against drug treatments in... 3 days
Bosses who 'phone snub' their employees risk losing trust, engagement
PHYS.ORG Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research from Baylor... 3 days
Drug discovery could accelerate hugely with machine learning
PHYS.ORG Drug discovery could be significantly accelerated thanks to a new high precision machine-learning model, developed by an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick. 3 days
Toxic chemicals in salons, lack of education lead to adverse health effects
SCIENCE DAILY Clients who frequent hair and nail salons exhibit more skin and fungal diseases than those who visit less often and nail salon technicians are... 3 days
Researchers identify a pair of receptors essential to male-female plant communications
PHYS.ORG Two groups of plant molecular biologists, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Peking University, China, have long studied how pollen tubes and pistils, the male... 3 days
New catalyst meets challenge of cleaning exhaust from modern engines
PHYS.ORG As cars become more fuel efficient, less heat is wasted in the exhaust, which makes it harder to clean up the pollutants being emitted. Researchers at Washington State... 3 days
Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects
PHYS.ORG Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities,... 3 days
Discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own
PHYS.ORG The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue... 3 days
Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows
SCIENCE DAILY Nearly one in three 12th-graders report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device,... 3 days
'Outshone Everything in the Universe': Scientist Talks Gravitational Waves in NYC
SPACE.COM A dedicated scientist engaged an audience of college students and local leaders in New York on the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy. 3 days
Sugary-drink warning labels may help decrease obesity and overweight prevalence
NEWS MEDICAL Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of... 3 days
Researchers develop new method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL A METHOD for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis has been developed by a University of Huddersfield research team. 3 days
‘Man Flu’ is Real, New Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM The phenomenon of ‘man flu’ — a cold or similar minor ailment experienced by a man who is thought to be exaggerating... 3 days
Research highlights need for new approach to crippling horse disease
PHYS.ORG A new review 'Paradigm shifts in understanding equine laminitis' published in The Veterinary Journal, demonstrates how University of Liverpool led research has changed the way we think about... 3 days
Tracing a plant's steps: Following seed dispersal using chloroplast DNA
PHYS.ORG Plants spread their seeds across the landscape to colonize new areas, but it's difficult and expensive for biologists to trace their movements. Now, researchers at Portland State University... 3 days
The impact of naming winter storms
PHYS.ORG Adam Rainear '16 MA is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with an undergraduate degree in meteorology who served as a research assistant in the Office... 3 days
Geologists report new discoveries about Kansas, Oklahoma earthquakes
PHYS.ORG As concern rises about earthquakes induced by human activity like oil exploration, geologists at the University of Kansas report a new understanding about recent earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma. This breakthrough may... 4 days
Solid start in the quest for an elusive particle
PHYS.ORG A collaboration of Belgian, French and British scientists, including researchers from Imperial College London, have developed a technology to detect a new kind of elementary particle: the sterile neutrino. The... 4 days
Social housing found to provide the same emotional and practical benefits as home ownership
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Birmingham and VIVID Housing Association has found for the first time a link between... 4 days
Genetic mutation explains the origin of some human organs
PHYS.ORG A neutral genetic mutation—a fluke in the evolutionary process that had no apparent biological purpose—that appeared over 700 million years ago in biological evolution could help explain the origin of... 4 days
Visitor patterns and emerging activities in national parks revealed by social media posts
PHYS.ORG Social media data provide a reliable information to support decision making in national parks. Researchers from the Digital Geography at the University... 4 days
A new way to deliver mRNA genomes: Nucleocapsids with evolutionary properties
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the University of Washington has created microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material that they call synthetic nucleocapsids. The team hopes the... 4 days
Building hurricane-proof roofs
PHYS.ORG An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a hurricane. 4 days
Researchers Create Nanobionic Light-Emitting Plants
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists from the University of California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found a way to infuse plants with the luminescence... 4 days
Scientists combine high-pressure research with NMR spectroscopy
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers at the University of Bayreuth and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in experiments analysing material samples under very high... 4 days
Protein environment makes catalyst efficient for hydrogen production
PHYS.ORG The interaction of protein shell and active centre in hydrogen-producing enzymes is crucial for the efficiency of biocatalysts. A team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion... 4 days
New material lowers energy consumption associated with ethylene production
PHYS.ORG ExxonMobil and Polytechnic University of Valencia's ITQ researchers are developing a zeolite to separate ethylene using 25 percent less energy than with current methods. 4 days
Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice University and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the... 4 days
Bee-mimicking clearwing moth buzzes back to life after 130 years
PHYS.ORG An entomologist from the University of Gdansk in Poland has rediscovered a striking blue-and-white species of clearwing moth known only from a single faded and damaged museum specimen... 4 days
New book examines what religious Americans think about science
PHYS.ORG What do religious Americans really think about science? A new book from Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and West Virginia University (WVU) sociologist Christopher Scheitle explores and debunks widespread... 4 days
Uber reduces ambulance usage in major cities, economists find
PHYS.ORG The advent of Uber in cities across the country has reduced per capita ambulance volume by at least 7 percent as low-risk patients likely opt to avoid the more expensive... 4 days
Researchers study impact of space radiation on bone and muscle health
PHYS.ORG New research by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering Foundation Professor at the VCU School of Engineering,... 4 days
Loyola Medicine otolaryngologist corrects sleep apnea symptoms with ENT procedure
NEWS MEDICAL For Jason Johnson, nights were anything but restful. The 16-year-old high school student would often wake up with difficulty breathing. 4 days
Discovery clears way for human body to work as robust communication network for electronic devices
PHYS.ORG A group of Purdue University researchers have discovered a new way to use the human body as a... 4 days
Radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with life-threatening heart rhythm
NEWS MEDICAL Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation... 4 days
Fully screen-printed monoPoly silicon solar cell technology
PHYS.ORG The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has reached a new cell efficiency milestone in the development of its low-cost screen-printed bifacial monoPoly silicon solar cell... 4 days
New sorghum cultivars can produce thousands of gallons of ethanol
PHYS.ORG Sweet sorghum is not just for breakfast anymore. Although sorghum is a source for table syrup, scientists see a future in which we convert sorghum to biofuel, rather... 4 days
New flood risk identified by FIU researcher
PHYS.ORG As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, according to Florida International University research. 4 days
New discovery finds starving white dwarfs are binge eaters
PHYS.ORG University of Canterbury astrophysicist Dr Simone Scaringi has made an unexpected and exciting new discovery related to the way white dwarfs grow in space. 4 days
Bacterial control mechanism for adjusting to changing conditions
PHYS.ORG A fundamental prerequisite for life on earth is the ability of living organisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of California... 4 days
Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
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Loose skin and 'slack volume' protect Hagfish from shark bites
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Plankton swim against the current
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Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new nanoelectromechanical devices
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Experiments show Neolithic Thames beater could be used to kill a person
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What's physics after the Higgs boson?
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Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound
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Making interaction with AI systems more natural with textual grounding
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Reducing discrimination in AI with new methodology
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How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?
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Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
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Biodiversity surprises at bubbly deep-sea cold seeps along Cascadia fault
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Exploring fluid dynamics in virtual reality
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Student-led protests for inclusive campuses are more likely at selective universities
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Engineers refine method to instruct robots to collaborate through demonstration
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