Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘Fuzzy’ fibers can take rockets’ heat

Rice University researchers create tough material for next generation of powerful engines HOUSTON –To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibers used to…

Red and Violet Light Reset the Circadian Clock in Algae via Novel Pathway

Nagoya University-led researchers have uncovered novel red- and violet-light-sensitive pathway that helps keep green algae’s sense of day and night in sync with surroundings. Nagoya, Japan – As anyone who…

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back decades has unraveled a longstanding mystery…

Atomic ‘re-packing’ behind metallic glass mystery

A new method uncovers a four-decade mystery about metallic glass that could allow researchers to fine-tune its properties to develop new materials. An international collaboration involving Hokkaido University’s high-voltage electron…

A faster single-pixel camera

New technique greatly reduces the number of exposures necessary for “lensless imaging.” CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Compressed sensing is an exciting new computational technique for extracting large amounts of information from a…

‘KinderMining’: Tackling big data sets by keeping things simple 

With about 100 lines of code, a Morgridge Institute for Research team has unleashed a fast, simple and predictive text-mining tool that may turbocharge big biomedical pursuits such as drug…

Gold standards for nanoparticles

Understanding how small organic ions stabilize gold nanoparticles may allow for better control. Expanding the potential of gold nanoparticles for a range of uses requires methods to stabilize the clusters…

Faster page loads

System allocates data center bandwidth more fairly, so no part of a webpage lags behind others. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A webpage today is often the sum of many different components. A…

Ultrasounds can decrease bone density

Prolonged prenatal ultrasound exposure leads to decreased bone density and strength in young rabbits. Young rabbits exposed to ultrasound during fetal development had weaker thighbones than unexposed rabbits, according to…

Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems

Ubiquitous marine organism has co-evolved with other microbes, promoting more complex ecosystems. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — William Blake may have seen a world in a grain of sand, but for scientists…

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