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Next edition of HealthCare.gov is unveiled

October 9, 2014 9:08 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | Comments

The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge. Officials also said that HealthCare.gov won't display premiums for 2015....

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Scientists identify method of eradicating harmful impacts from manufacturing process

October 9, 2014 9:03 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The human and environmental dangers posed by a widely used manufacturing technique could be almost eradicated thanks to research led by Plymouth University. Fibre-reinforced polymer matrix composites are painted or sprayed onto products to provide....

Smallest world record has 'endless possibilities' for bio-nanotechnology

October 9, 2014 8:58 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists from the University of Leeds have taken a crucial step forward in bio-nanotechnology, a field that uses biology to develop new tools for science, technology and medicine. The new study, published in print today in the journal ...

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Country's economy plays role in Internet file-sharing patterns

October 9, 2014 8:54 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Peer-to-peer file sharing of movies, television shows, music, books and other files over the Internet has grown rapidly worldwide as an alternative approach for people to get the digital content they want -- often illicitly. But, unlike the users of Amazon ...

NuSTAR discovers impossibly bright dead star

October 9, 2014 8:50 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Astronomers working with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), led by Caltech's Fiona Harrison, have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole ...

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Online intervention tool for physician trainees may improve care of substance users

October 9, 2014 8:45 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Online learning interventions and small group debriefings can improve medical residents' attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders, and may result in improved care for these patients, according to a new study....

Of bio-hairpins and polymer-spaghetti

October 9, 2014 8:39 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Jülich, Germany – When a basically sturdy material becomes soft and spongy, one usually suspects that it has been damaged in some way. But this is not always the case, especially when it comes to complex fluids and biological cells. By looking at ...

Smartphone understands hand gestures

October 9, 2014 8:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

It does seem slightly odd at first: you hold the phone in one hand, and move the other in the air above its built-in camera making gestures that resemble sign language. Sometimes you move your index finger to the left, sometimes to the right....

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Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality

October 9, 2014 8:26 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional activities....

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

October 9, 2014 8:25 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Carbon capture is a process by which waste carbon dioxide (CO2) released by factories and power plants is collected and stored away, in order to reduce global carbon emissions. There are two major ways of carbon capture today, one using powder-like ...

Assuring good nutrition for astronauts

October 8, 2014 5:36 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Maintaining the nutritional value of astronauts' food in space over long periods without refrigeration is a challenge, particularly for the essential vitamins. Now University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists Hang Xiao and colleagues have received a three-year....

Stanford's GCEP awards $10.5 million for research on renewable energy

October 8, 2014 2:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University has awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects designed to advance a broad range of renewable energy technologies. The funding will be shared by six Stanford research teams....

Radio telescopes unravel mystery of nova gamma rays

October 8, 2014 2:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Highly-detailed radio-telescope images have pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions....

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Hungry black hole eats faster than thought possible

October 8, 2014 1:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star 10 times faster than previously thought possible. The black hole—known as P13—lies on the outskirts of the galaxy NGC7793 about 12 million light years from Earth....

Astronomers see right into heart of exploding star

October 8, 2014 1:50 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

An international team of astronomers has been able to see into the heart of an exploding star, by combining data from telescopes that are hundreds or even thousands of kilometres apart. Their results are published at 18:00 hours on Oct 8 2014....

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