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Dating the moon-forming impact event with meteorites

April 17, 2015 9:10 am | by University of Arizona | Comments

Through a combination of data analysis and numerical modeling work, researchers have found a record of the ancient Moon-forming giant impact observable in stony meteorites. Their work will appear in the April 2015 issue of the Journal Science. The work was done ...

Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field

April 17, 2015 9:06 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have used the giant telescope Alma to reveal an extremely powerful magnetic field very close to a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy. The results appear in the 17 April 2015 issue of the journal Science....

ORNL researchers contribute to major UN bioenergy and sustainability report

April 17, 2015 9:03 am | by DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory | Comments

A major United Nations report on bioenergy and sustainability released Tuesday concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Two researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed ...

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WikiLeaks creates online archive of hacked Sony documents

April 17, 2015 8:58 am | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Sony's hacking problems aren't over yet. Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online ...

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Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-up

April 17, 2015 8:54 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday ...

Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

April 17, 2015 8:51 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Verizon is giving its customers more control over the channels they pay for as the cacophony of cord cutting reshapes cable TV. Large cable bundles laden with dozens of channels and big price tags have pushed more people into cheaper streaming services like ...

IAU launches Cosmic Light program addressing light pollution

April 16, 2015 2:52 pm | by ESO | Comments

On 20 December 2013, the 68th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). This initiative was the result of a large consortium between UNESCO and ...

Major advance in artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment

April 16, 2015 2:41 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

A potentially game-changing breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis has been achieved with the development of a system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere and then, powered by solar energy, convert that carbon dioxide into ...

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Death of giant galaxies spreads from the core

April 16, 2015 2:38 pm | by ESA/Hubble Information Centre | Comments

Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in "dead" galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that three billion years after the Big Bang, these galaxies still made ...

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An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

April 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) | Comments

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason ...

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Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks

April 16, 2015 2:15 pm | by University of Utah | Comments

The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated, more difficult to detect and more capable of wreaking untold damage on the nation's computer systems. So the U.S. Department of Defense has given a $3 million grant to ...

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OU engineering professors among nation's best 'Young Investigators'

April 16, 2015 2:12 pm | by University of Oklahoma | Comments

Two University of Oklahoma College of Engineering professors in the Advanced Radar Research Center are recipients of the prestigous Young Investigator award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....

Virtual reality may be effective tool for evaluating balance control in glaucoma patients

April 16, 2015 2:08 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use virtual reality technology to develop ...

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Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

April 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by U.S. Army | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Center ...

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Combined effort for structural determination

April 16, 2015 9:12 am | by International Union of Crystallography | Comments

Electron crystallography has begun to be used routinely for solving otherwise intractable structures. When performed in an aberration-corrected microscope and combined with spectroscopic techniques, it can offer unprecedented detail down to sub-angstrom resolution.

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