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Mind reading: Spatial patterns of brain activity decode what people taste

March 13, 2015 10:18 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam and the Charité University Hospital in Berlin have revealed how taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain. Kathrin Ohla, the lead researcher on the team, said ...

Hospital ratings on social media appear to reflect quality of care

March 13, 2015 10:16 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Social media has become an important way for institutions to communicate - both sending messages and receiving feedback - with clients and with the general public. Hospitals and other health care organizations use social media for a variety of purposes, but there has been ...

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Frozen highly charged ions for highest precision spectroscopy

March 13, 2015 10:12 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig and the University of Aarhus in Denmark demonstrated for the first time Coulomb crystallization ...

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Magnetic brain stimulation

March 13, 2015 10:09 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles -- a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety ...

Lawrence Livermore deploys world's highest peak-power laser diode arrays

March 13, 2015 10:07 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed and commissioned the highest peak power laser diode arrays in the world, representing total peak power of 3.2 megawatts (MW). The diode arrays are a key component ...

Engineers create chameleon-like artificial 'skin' that shifts color on demand

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. This new material-of-many-colors offers intriguing possibilities....

3-D printer for small molecules opens access to customized chemistry

March 13, 2015 10:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have simplified the chemical synthesis of small molecules, eliminating a major bottleneck that limits the exploration of a class of compounds offering tremendous potential for medicine and technology....

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Army Vice Chief of Staff encourages network modernization during visit

March 13, 2015 10:02 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said....

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NASA's Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter's largest moon

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface....

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Solar system's largest moon may have ocean lurking below

March 13, 2015 9:57 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | Comments

The largest moon in the solar system harbors a salty ocean beneath its icy shell, the latest member to join a growing club of watery moons, NASA said Thursday. "The solar system is now looking like a pretty soggy place," said Jim Green ...

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High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery

March 13, 2015 9:48 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Mixed Ti-Nb oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) is one of the negative electrode materials for large scale Li-ion battery with high safety because the potential (= 1.6 V vs. Li/Li+) for Li storage of TNO should avoid possible Li plating or formation of Li dendrites and the short circuit ...

At odds with Google, US seeks new rule on computer access

March 13, 2015 9:41 am | by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The Justice Department is at odds with Google and privacy groups over the government's push to make it easier to locate and hack into computers in criminal investigations, a simmering conflict with constitutional and policy implications. Federal prosecutors say better tools ...

NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

March 13, 2015 2:01 am | by NASA | Comments

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection....

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Computer scientists from Saarland University simplify parallel programming

March 12, 2015 11:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Modern software takes computational speed for granted. But modern microprocessors can only speed up by increasing the number of cores. To take full advantage of multiple cores, software developers have to arrange their code in such a way that it is executable in parallel....

Research aboard space station could help those dealing with prolonged inactivity

March 12, 2015 11:32 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Have you ever noticed after lying in bed sick for a few days that standing upright took you a moment to regain your balance? Or perhaps you have an aging grandparent who spends more time lying in bed than standing and you had to help them up because they have not ...

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