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Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation

Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural...

Antarctic telescope may have provided the first direct evidence of origins...

Uniquely cold and dry conditions of the atmosphere over Antarctica's polar plateau made the observations possible Researchers with the National Science Foundation-funded BICEP2 Collaboration today...

Social ties influence who wins certain Hollywood movie awards

When it comes to Oscars and some other Hollywood movie awards, who your friends are affects whether you win, according to a new study. "Sociological...

Lawns across America: Is the US becoming one shade of green?

Boston and Baltimore. Miami and Minneapolis. Phoenix and Los Angeles. Fanned across the United States and in locations from coast to prairie to desert, what...

Video: Scientists ‘herd’ cells in new approach to tissue engineering

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction. Researchers at UC Berkeley found...

Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics

A team of MIT researchers has used a novel material that’s just a few atoms thick to create devices that can harness or emit...

Squeezing light into metals: Engineers control conductivity with inkjet printer

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique,...

Supergene allows butterflies to mimic toxic relatives

Female swallowtail butterflies in the genus Papilio are known for sexual dimorphism, traits that make males and females different, and for Batesian mimicry, the...

Possible new diagnostic, treatment approach for aggressive prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolized in cells, findings that...

Newer diabetes drugs cost more, but may not work better

Two newer classes of drugs to treat adult-onset diabetes may be no more effective than the old standby, yet they cost significantly more over...

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