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Chemical Engineering

Cheaper water filtration method

February 15, 2021
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The research opens the door to reduce costs of clean water production

Polymer Technology

Common microbes team up to degrade polymer composites

February 8, 2021
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Research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is shedding new light on how common bacteria can degrade those materials

Nanotechnology

Nanoparticle shows promising results for treating severe allergies

February 8, 2021
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UCLA scientists develop approach that enables immune system to tolerate allergens

Ecology

A ‘ghastly future’ unless extraordinary action is taken soon on sustainability

February 8, 2021
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Global team of scientists, including UCLA’s Daniel Blumstein, points to environmental, population and political challenges

Polymer Technology

Turning plastic bags into adhesives

February 8, 2021
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A new chemical process developed converts polyethylene plastic into a strong and more valuable adhesive

Psychology

The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide

February 8, 2021
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Study confirms the universality of human emotional expression across geographic and cultural boundaries

Astrophysics

Astronomers discover most distant quasar

February 1, 2021
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A team of astronomers observed a luminous quasar 13.03 billion light-years from Earth—the most distant quasar discovered to date

Biotechnology

How one antibody blocks dangerous effects of dengue virus infection

February 1, 2021
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A team of researchers has discovered an antibody that blocks the ability of the dengue virus to cause disease in mice

Psychology

Primate orphans have it tough even before mother dies

February 1, 2021
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Primates born in last 4 years of mom's life have it tough, and so do their children

Computer Technology

Accurate neural network computer vision without the ‘Black Box’

February 1, 2021
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Duke team disentangles neural networks to understand how they see the world

Biochemistry

Decoding our immune response is nothing but a genetic ‘turn off’

February 1, 2021
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A new biological tool to help pinpoint numerous specific RNA “depletion” pathways and associated protein complexes

Genetics

Jawless lamprey takes a bite out of oncogene evolution

January 25, 2021
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A new Yale School of Public Health study has enlisted this unlikely and slimy ally in the fight against cancer

Astrophysics

Possible exoplanet radio emission

January 25, 2021
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Scientists detected radio bursts emanating from the constellation Boötes

Bioengineering

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

January 25, 2021
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A way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun

Material Science

‘Magic’ angle graphene and the creation of unexpected topological quantum states

January 25, 2021
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Holds great potential for revolutionizing electrical engineering, materials science and especially computer science

Astrophysics

Ripples in space-time could provide clues to missing components of the universe

January 25, 2021
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UChicago scientist lays out how LIGO gravitational waves could be scrambled, yielding information

Bioengineering

Early detection of fever with a smart ring

January 18, 2021
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Advance could pave the way for early warning system on COVID-19 and flu using wearables

Biology

Mass extinctions of land-dwelling animals occur in 27-million-year cycle

January 18, 2021
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Researchers find that timing of mass extinctions lines up with asteroid impacts and massive volcanic eruptions

Robotics

The Smellicopter - an obstacle-avoiding drone

January 18, 2021
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An autonomous drone that uses a live antenna from a moth to navigate toward smells