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NASA: Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered by...

Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis by NASA-funded researchers. The...

Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of...

Tiny power generator runs on spit

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E....

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...

Tech products can turn uncool when they become too popular

When does a tech device lose its edge with users? Researchers sought to find out when — and why. In the tech world, coolness takes more than...

How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in...

In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm. But things are different for their Arctic relative, the...

Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University...

Experiments show hypothesis of microtubule steering accurate

Tiny protein motors in cells can steer microtubules in the right direction through branching nerve cell structures, according to Penn State researchers who used...

Study illuminates origin of flowers

A study on Amborella, a plant of remarkable heritage, reveals new information about the origins of flowers on Earth. Amborella hails from an ancient evolutionary...

Related coral species differ in how they survive climate change effects

Ocean waters warming from climate change are placing coral reefs in jeopardy, but a new discovery suggests that two similar-looking coral species differ in...

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