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A new twist makes for better steel, researchers find

Researchers from Brown University and universities in China have found a simple technique that can strengthen steel without sacrificing ductility. The new technique, described...

Fighting cancer with lasers and nanoballoons that pop

New drug delivery method targets cancer cells -- not the entire body -- and limits chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but...

Protein gives hope that nerves could be repaired after spinal cord...

A new discovery suggests it could one day be possible to chemically reprogram and repair damaged nerves after spinal cord injury or brain trauma. Researchers...

Seeking a ‘parts list’ for the retina

New technique classifies retinal neurons into 15 categories, including some previously unknown types. As we scan a scene, many types of neurons in our retinas...

First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets

Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic...

Tiny cracks may hold the secret to stronger glass

Glass of the future may not be the same brittle material we know. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal have shown how glass can be...

Discovery sheds new light on habitat of early apes

Researchers say definitive evidence has been found of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The findings provide new...

Solar-Induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Produces Electricity Directly from Biomass

Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass...

‘Steak-knife’ teeth reveal ecology of oldest land predators

The first top predators to walk on land were not afraid to bite off more than they could chew, a University of Toronto Mississauga...

Gene knockdown affects aggression in fruit flies

What brings out the beast in a fruit fly? When Dr. Herman Dierick, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine...

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