Archive: 10/16/2013

3Q: Fiction's role in emotional development

Research published last week in the journal Science found that subjects who read literary fiction, compared to popular fiction or nonfiction, performed better on tests measuring their ability to determine what ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Defining the graphene family tree

There has been an intense research interest in all two-dimensional (2D) forms of carbon since Geim and Novoselov's discovery of graphene in 2004. But as the number of such publications rise, so does the ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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The future of 3-D printing

Experts in 3D printing at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, have helped create a ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Engineering
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Quantum particles find safety in numbers

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have uncovered a novel effect that, in principle, offers a means of stabilizing quantum systems against decoherence. The discovery could represent a major step forward for ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Gold-plated nano-bits find, destroy cancer cells

(Phys.org) —Comparable to nano-scale Navy Seals, Cornell scientists have merged tiny gold and iron oxide particles to work as a team, then added antibody guides to steer the team through the bloodstream toward colorectal ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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The infinitely small tackles counterfeiting

The University of Montreal chemist Richard Martel explores a vast world on a tiny scale. "There are more H2O molecules in a sip of water [≈1024] than there are seconds since the Big Bang [≈1018]," he s ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef

(Phys.org) —An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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New application for drug detection

A joint project between UPM and VincilLab Company has resulted in an application that allows us to automatically analyze drug rapid tests detection by using a mobile phone.

dateOct 16, 2013 in Engineering
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Dude, where's my code?

Compilers are computer programs that translate high-level instructions written in human-readable languages like Java or C into low-level instructions that machines can execute. Most compilers also streamline ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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