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Vanishing da Vinci: Nondestructive way to determine state of degradation of ancient works of art

One of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces drawn in red chalk on paper during the early 1500s and widely believed to be a self portrait is in extremely poor condition Centuries of exposure to humid storage ... - Read More

Proteins 'ring like bells': Quantum mechanics and biochemical reactions

As far back as 1948 Erwin Schrödinger the inventor of modern quantum mechanics published the book What is life In it he suggested that quantum mechanics and coherent ringing might be at the basis of ... - Read More

Quest for the bionic arm: Advancements and challenges

In the past 13 years nearly 2 000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations ... - Read More

Lasers, night-vision technology help improve imaging of hidden lymphatic system

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body This drainage network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling which occasionally happens when disease ... - Read More

Just add water: 3-D silicon shapes fold themselves when wetted by microscopic droplets

Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale Using only a drop of water the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon ... - Read More

Fatty Liver Disease Prevented in Mice

Released 6 3 2014 3 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom Washington University in St Louis more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryJun 4 2014 Studying ... - Read More

Reducing emissions will be primary way to fight climate change, study finds

Forget about positioning giant mirrors in space to reduce the amount of sunlight being trapped in Earth's atmosphere or seeding clouds to reduce the amount of light entering earth's atmosphere Those approaches to climate engineering ... - Read More

Microbes engineered for direct conversion of biomass to fuel

The promise of affordable transportation fuels from biomass a sustainable carbon neutral route to American energy independence has been left perpetually on hold by the economics of the conversion process New research from the University ... - Read More

Solving the puzzle of ice age climates: Southern Ocean and explanation for 'Last Glacial Maximum'

The paleoclimate record for the last ice age a time 21 000 years ago called the Last Glacial Maximum LGM tells of a cold Earth whose northern continents were covered by vast ice sheets Chemical ... - Read More

Decomposing logs show local factors undervalued in climate change predictions

A new Yale led study challenges the long held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions a key piece of information used in formulating climate models ... - Read More

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Graphene Researchers Create "Superheated" Water That Can Corrode Diamonds

Released 3 11 2013 5 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom National University of Singapore more news from this source Mar 11 2013 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore NUS led by Professor ...

Gentle pasteurization of milk – with microwaves
Microwaves, Milk

In the EU funded project MicroMilk European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB have developed a novel method for pasteurization of milk with microwaves The system preserves the valuable components ...

Ultrasound ‘Making Waves’ for Enhancing Biofuel Production

All chefs know that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in ...

Researchers "Fish New Pond" for Antibiotics

Released 10 11 2013 9 35 AM EDTEmbargo expired 10 13 2013 1 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom McMaster University more news from this source Oct 15 2013 Hamilton ON Oct 13 2013 Researchers at McMaster ...

Warming since 1950s partly caused by El Niño
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A natural shift to stronger warm El Niño events in the Pacific Ocean might be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming recorded during the past 50 years according to new research at ...

Geochemistry survey at Chatham Rise reveals absence of modern day greenhouse gas emissions
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Geochemistry analysis conducted by the U S Naval Research Laboratory of fossil sediment injection structures off the New Zealand coast in February and March reveal no presence of modern day expulsions of methane gas a ...

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Observing the random diffusion of missing atoms in graphene

no picImperfections in the regular atomic arrangements in crystals determine many of the properties of a material and their diffusion is behind many microstructural changes in solids However imaging non repeating atomic arrangements is difficult in ... - Read More

Exciton detected in metal for first time: Microscopic quantum mechanical description of how light excites electrons in metals

no picUniversity of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light matter interaction in metals the exciton The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics Humankind has ... - Read More

Transforming hydrogen into safer liquid fuel using atmospheric carbon dioxide

no picHydrogen is often touted as the fuel of the future But because this gas is highly explosive it must be stored and transported under pressure in specialized and expensive containers Hydrogen therefore has issues in ... - Read More

World's best thermometer made from light

no picUniversity of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence Published in the journal Physical Review Letters the researchers from the University's Institute ... - Read More

Tracking animals on videos: Software able to identify and track a specific individual within a group

no picResearchers from the Spanish National Research Council CSIC have developed a software based on the discovery of some algorithms that enable the identification of each individual therefore allowing their tracking within the group Thus the ... - Read More

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Light bending material facilitates the search for new particles

Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish ...

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