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UTMB develops new online tool for nurses

April 2, 2015 2:26 pm | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Comments

As tremendous advances are made in medicine, practitioners have new tools, but they also have more information to absorb and incorporate to provide evidence-based patient care: integrating best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient's perspectives.

Black holes don't erase information, scientists say

April 2, 2015 2:02 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, and it's lost forever. That's what some physicists have argued for years: That black holes are ...

Hubble finds ghosts of quasars past

April 2, 2015 11:51 am | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | Comments

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a set of enigmatic quasar ghosts -- ethereal green objects which mark the graves of these objects that flickered to life and then faded. The eight unusual looped structures orbit their host galaxies and glow in ...

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Battery energy storage project shows promise for electricity network

April 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Griffith University | Comments

With rising electricity prices one of the biggest issues facing households, Griffith University (Australia) research into energy storage and supply holds the promise of cheaper, better quality power for the low voltage (LV) electricity distribution network. According to the research ...

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Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon

April 2, 2015 11:44 am | by Aalto University | Comments

Researchers of Aalto University in Finland and the German University of Marburg have collaborated in the study of the movement of charges over interfaces of semiconductor materials. The group noticed a new kind of transport phenomenon for charges. In the phenomenon ...

Drop the bounce test: A common battery test often bounces off target

April 2, 2015 10:18 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | Comments

Don't throw away those bouncing batteries. Researchers at Princeton University have found that common test of bouncing a household battery is not actually an effective way to check a battery's charge....

Chief of naval research talks naval STEM workforce at upcoming expo

April 2, 2015 10:05 am | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

Students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., will have an opportunity to engage in all things STEM -- short for science, technology, engineering and math -- at the Naval STEM Exposition, held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on April 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Nanoscale speed bump could regulate plasmons for high-speed data flow

April 2, 2015 9:57 am | Comments

The name sounds like something Marvin the Martian might have built, but the "nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulator" is not a doomsday device. Developed by a team of government and university researchers, including physicists from the National Institute ...

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Dish's Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month

April 2, 2015 9:23 am | by TALI ARBEL, AP Business Writer | Comments

HBO lovers have one more way to watch "Game of Thrones." If you subscribe to Dish's $20-a-month Internet TV service, Sling TV, you can order HBO for an extra $15 each month. That's the same price as the new HBO Now Internet service. For the moment, you can order ...

Cooling massive objects to the quantum ground state

April 1, 2015 5:26 pm | by Science China Press | Comments

Cooling of macroscopic and mesoscopic objects to the quantum ground states are of great interests not only for fundamental study of quantum theory but also for the broad applications in quantum information processing and high-precision metrology. However, the cooling limit ...

Quantum teleportation on a chip

April 1, 2015 4:25 pm | by University of Bristol | Comments

The core circuits of quantum teleportation, which generate and detect quantum entanglement, have been successfully integrated into a photonic chip by an international team of scientists from the universities of Bristol, Tokyo, Southampton and NTT Device Technology Laboratories.

Where no smartphone has gone before

April 1, 2015 4:14 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet tasks, scientific ...

Femto-snapshots of reaction kinetics

April 1, 2015 3:36 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Comments

Using quantum chemical calculations, they were successful in interpreting the data and obtaining a detailed picture of the intermediates and reaction kinetics. The work, which has now been published in Nature, could prove helpful in developing ...

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Springing ahead of nature: Device increases walking efficiency

April 1, 2015 2:10 pm | by North Carolina State University | Comments

It's taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better 'gas mileage' using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their ankles. The device puts an extra spring ...

Light-powered gyroscope is world's smallest

April 1, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A pair of light waves - one zipping clockwise the other counterclockwise around a microscopic track - may hold the key to creating the world's smallest gyroscope: one a fraction of the width of a human hair. By bringing this essential technology down to an entirely new scale, a team ...

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