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Squid protein could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics (and no squid was harmed...

The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional plastic, finds a review...

Drug ‘librarian’ discovers new compound that may thwart common surgery complication

In a strategic search, Johns Hopkins scientists created and screened a library of 45,000 new compounds containing chemical elements of widely used immune system...

Lobster’s underbelly is as tough as industrial rubber

Flip a lobster on its back, and you’ll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane...

Firefly-inspired surfaces improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs

A new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills, according to Penn State researchers who suggest that...

How do we conserve and restore computer-based art in a changing technological environment?

Software- and computer-based works of art are fragile--not unlike their canvas counterparts--as their underlying technologies such as operating systems and programming languages change rapidly,...

Data Visualization Tool Shows Carbon Footprint of Everyday Products

A Columbia researcher affiliated with the Data Science Institute and the Earth Institute has created a data-visualization tool that shows the carbon footprints of hundreds of consumer products....

Study uses neural networks to define Dada

To make a Dadaist poem, artist Tristan Tzara once said, cut out each word of a newspaper article. Put the words into a bag...

Built to last 90 days, Mars rover Opportunity ends mission after 15 years

The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13...

No-touch sensor measures vital signs of small animals

Measuring the vital signs of small conscious animals with feathers, fur or scales is no easy task, but Cornell researchers have come up with...

Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

By zeroing in on humans’ gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian...

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