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Artificial blood vessels become resistant to thrombosis

August 3, 2015 2:02 pm | by ITMO University | News | Comments

Scientists from ITMO University developed artificial blood vessels that are not susceptible to blood clot formation. The achievement was made possible by a new generation of drug-containing coating applied to the inner surface of the vessel...

Engineering a better 'do: Purdue researchers are learning how

August 3, 2015 2:00 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Using heat to style curly hair poses a nagging problem: applying too much causes permanent damage resulting in limp fibers devoid of natural curve....

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Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

August 3, 2015 1:55 pm | News | Comments

A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks...

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AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount

August 3, 2015 1:53 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago....

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Brain teaser: 3-D printed 'tissue' to help combat disease

August 3, 2015 10:10 am | by ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science | News | Comments

The brain is amazingly complex, with around 86 billion nerve cells. The challenge for researchers to create bench-top brain tissue from which they can learn about how the brain functions, is an extremely difficult one....

Study offers new insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport

August 3, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science | News | Comments

As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, University of Miami (UM) researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The newly published study showed how...

Glaciers melt faster than ever

August 3, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years. Together with its National Correspondents in more than 30 countries, the international service just published...

Nature: Compact optical data transmission

August 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | News | Comments

Compact optical transmission possibilities are of great interest in faster and more energy-efficient data exchange between electronic chips....

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Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

August 3, 2015 9:56 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply....

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

August 3, 2015 9:55 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight...

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Astronaut mementoes: Cowboy boots, prayer beads, lunch box

August 3, 2015 9:53 am | by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

The 14 display cases at Kennedy Space Center contain intensely personal mementoes and other items representing the astronauts who perished in the Challenger and Columbia accidents...

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Israel-British project makes Hebrew texts available online

August 3, 2015 9:52 am | by MIRIAM BERGER, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the oldest surviving Hebrew manuscripts, a bible dating back more than 1,000 years, will soon be available online in a joint project with The British Library in London, the National Library of Israel said Monday...

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Researchers warn of bogus emails offering Windows 10

August 3, 2015 9:51 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Some hackers are exploiting Microsoft's offer of free upgrades to its new Windows 10 operating system. Security researchers are warning about a wave of bogus spam emails with malicious attachments, labeled as if they're legitimate copies of the new program....

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This is what the future of touchscreens looks like

July 31, 2015 3:44 pm | by Sri Peruvemba, Vice President, Cambrios Technologies Corp. | Articles | Comments

Flat and breakable are out. Flexible and durable are in. Every industry experiences it and its endemic in the tech sector. Dot matrix to laser printers, desktops to laptops and tablets in computers, discrete ICs to systems-on-a-chip.....

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Never lose a Sunday to laundry again

July 31, 2015 3:41 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

Do your Sunday afternoons go to die at the laundromat? Washing clothes isn’t the bad part. It’s waiting for them to dry (and maybe the folding part). Not only do dryers eat up your free time, they’re also a huge energy drain. Well, pretty soon, you may be drying your clothes via vibrations, instead of heat...

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