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Vascular composites enable dynamic structural materials
Taking their cue from biological circulatory systems, University of Illinois researchers have developed vascularized structural composites, creating materials that are lightweight and strong with potential for self-healing, ...
Scientists design nano-sized drug transporter to fight disease
Scientists seeking to improve cancer treatments have created a tiny drug transporter that maximizes its ability to silence damaging genes by finding the equivalent of an expressway into a target cell.
Pentagon shutting down TroopTube
The US military is surrendering to YouTube. Less than three years after its launch, the Pentagon is shutting down TroopTube, a video-sharing site set up for US soldiers and their families.
Sugars can do it too: Protein-like oligomerization of carbohydrates
(PhysOrg.com) -- In order for enzymes and other proteins in our bodies to work correctly, it is often necessary for multiple protein units to gather together into a larger structure. Chains of sugar molecules ...
Testing fumigant films that keep the air clean
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers have found a way to help growers minimize emissions of fumigants used as soil treatments.
Spare the rod and develop the child
Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification ...
Habitat loss imperils monarch butterflies
If you see a monarch butterfly lighting in your backyard this year, take an extra moment to enjoy it.
More Americans watching online video: survey
More Americans are watching online video amid greater access to broadband and improved mobile networks, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
Models show Coho salmon at risk in US urbanizing watersheds
For a decade researchers in Seattle have worked to solve the mystery of why adult coho salmon are dying prematurely in urban streams when they return from the ocean to mate and spawn. In a study published in Integrated En ...
A new way to measure the expansion of the universe
A PhD student from The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth has produced one of the most accurate measurements ever made of how fast the Universe is expanding.
Microsoft paper proposes using 'cloud' servers to heat homes
Video: Festo's Smartbird robot featured at TED conference
War of words: A look at media and for-profit colleges
Views on the role of for-profit colleges have been varied, opposing and very public. This debate had played out primarily in the media, and those sentiments were researched and analyzed in SAGE Open's "All-Out War: A Case ...