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Molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation discovered

May 12, 2015 6:12 pm | by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | Comments

A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how ...


Ants' movements hide mathematical patterns

May 12, 2015 6:07 pm | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | Comments

When ants go exploring in search of food they end up choosing collective routes that fit statistical distributions of probability. This has been demonstrated by a team of mathematicians after analysing the trails of ...

Probing the secrets of the universe inside a metal box

May 12, 2015 4:35 pm | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

The Standard Model of particle physics, sometimes called "The Theory of Almost Everything," is the best set of equations to date that describes the universe's fundamental particles and how they ...


Artificial photosynthesis: New, stable photocathode with great potential

May 12, 2015 4:32 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Comments

Many of us are familiar with electrolytic splitting of water from their school days: if you hold two electrodes into an aqueous electrolyte and apply a sufficient voltage, gas bubbles of hydrogen and oxygen are formed. If this ...

Robots will build Google's new headquarters

May 12, 2015 4:20 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief, WDD, @JMooneyWDD | Comments

Google's new headquarters in beautiful Mountain View, California, may take longer than expected, but is in no part due to the robot-crane hybrids they'll be using to assist in building.


Political talk on Facebook mirrors political talk offline

May 12, 2015 4:14 pm | by University of Kansas | Comments

Political discussions conducted on social networking sites like Facebook mirror traditional offline discussions and don't provide a window into previously untapped participants in the political process, according to ...

Astrophysicists prepare weather forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

May 12, 2015 3:51 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

"Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon." While this might describe a typical late-summer day in many places on Earth, it may also apply to planets outside ...

A glance at digital elements being embraced by stores

May 12, 2015 3:47 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer | Comments

Retailers are testing high-tech elements in stores, from virtual dressing to interactive shelves. Here are three trends that shoppers will see this year:


Online Common Core testing lays bare tech divide in schools

May 12, 2015 3:44 pm | by CHRISTINE ARMARIO and SALLY HO, Associated Press | Comments

Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom.

Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan

May 12, 2015 3:40 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | Comments

Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her. Imahata, 31, has been using a wheelchair to get around for seven years after a serious ...

Verizon buying AOL for $4.4 billion

May 12, 2015 3:37 pm | by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer | Comments

After selling millions of Americans their mobile phones, Verizon now wants to capture their eyeballs, too. As its phone business slows down, the nation's largest wireless carrier is making a $4.4 billion bet that ...

Samsung announces new push into Internet-connected gadgets

May 12, 2015 3:34 pm | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial products and other Internet-connected gadgets - whether those gadgets are made by Samsung or its competitors.

Self-driving cars getting in accidents on public roads

May 12, 2015 3:23 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Comments

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.


High-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration

May 12, 2015 10:02 am | by University of Illinois | Comments

By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic devices.

Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

May 12, 2015 8:39 am | by University of Exeter | Comments

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene. An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter, have pioneered a new ...


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