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Nanoengineers Invent New Biomaterial That More Closely Mimics Human Tissue

Scientists Detect Earth-Equivalent Amount of Water Within the Moon

Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production

Climate Played Big Role in Vikings' Disappearance from Greenland

Researchers Create Nanoscale Waveguide for Future Photonics

Stamping out Low Cost Nanodevices

Ocean Acidification Leaves Clownfish Deaf to Predators

With Global Warming, Arctic Access Will Diminish by Land but Improve by Sea

New Map Reveals Giant Fjords Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Quantum Knowledge Cools Computers: New Understanding of Entropy

Retina Holds the Key to Better Vision in Deaf People

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Quantum Physics First: Physicists Measure Without Distorting

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Scientists Use Super Microscope to Pinpoint Body’s Immunity 'Switch'

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Nanoengineers Invent New Biomaterial That More Closely Mimics Human Tissue
A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn't wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue.

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Scientists Detect Earth-Equivalent Amount of Water Within the Moon
There is water inside the moon so much, in fact, that in some places it rivals the amount of water found within Earth.

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Green and Lean: Secreting Bacteria Eliminate Cost Barriers for Renewable Biofuel Production
A Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University research team has developed a process that removes a key obstacle to producing low-cost, renewable biofuels from bacteria. The team has reprogrammed photosynthetic microbes to secrete high-energy fats, making byproduct recovery and conversion to biofuels easier and potentially more commercially viable.

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Climate Played Big Role in Vikings' Disappearance from Greenland
Greenland's early Viking settlers were subjected to rapidly changing climate. Temperatures plunged several degrees in a span of decades, according to research from Brown University. A reconstruction of 5,600 years of climate history from lakes near the Norse settlement in western Greenland also shows how climate affected the Dorset and Saqqaq cultures. Results appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Researchers Create Nanoscale Waveguide for Future Photonics
The creation of a new quasiparticle called the "hybrid plasmon polariton" may throw open the doors to integrated photonic circuits and optical computing for the 21st century. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated the first true nanoscale waveguides for next generation on-chip optical communication systems.

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Stamping out Low Cost Nanodevices
A simple technique for stamping patterns invisible to the human eye onto a special class of nanomaterials provides a new, cost-effective way to produce novel devices in areas ranging from drug delivery to solar cells.

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Ocean Acidification Leaves Clownfish Deaf to Predators
Baby clownfish use hearing to detect and avoid predator-rich coral reefs during the daytime, but new research from the University of Bristol demonstrates that ocean acidification could threaten this crucial behavior within the next few decades.

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With Global Warming, Arctic Access Will Diminish by Land but Improve by Sea
Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts.

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New Map Reveals Giant Fjords Beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Scientists from the U.S., U.K. and Australia have used ice-penetrating radar to create the first high- resolution topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an immense ice-buried lowland in East Antarctica larger than Texas.

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Quantum Knowledge Cools Computers: New Understanding of Entropy
From a laptop warming a knee to a supercomputer heating a room, the idea that computers generate heat is familiar to everyone. But theoretical physicists have discovered something astonishing: not only do computational processes sometimes generate no heat, under certain conditions they can even have a cooling effect. Behind this finding are fundamental considerations relating to knowledge and a lack of knowledge. The researchers publish their findings in the journal Nature.

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Retina Holds the Key to Better Vision in Deaf People
People who are deaf benefit from better vision due to the fact their retinas develop differently, experts at the University of Sheffield have shown.

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