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Cicadas get a jump on cleaning (w/ Video)

As cicadas on the East Coast begin emerging from their 17-year slumber, a spritz of dew drops is all they need to keep their wings fresh and clean. Researchers at Duke University and James Cook University in Australia have ...

dateApr 29, 2013 in General Physics
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Fair-weather clouds hold dirty secret

(Phys.org) —Their fluffy appearance is deceiving. Fair-weather clouds have a darker side, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Fair-weather cumulus clouds contain an increasing amount of droplets ...

dateApr 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Fighting bacteria with a new genre of antibodies

In an advance toward coping with bacteria that shrug off existing antibiotics and sterilization methods, scientists are reporting development of a new family of selective antimicrobial agents that do not rely on traditional ...

dateApr 24, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Measuring the seeds of noctilucent clouds

(Phys.org) —A constant stream of space debris flows toward Earth from the rest of the solar system. Large meteors can sometimes survive the intense friction and heat upon entering Earth's atmosphere, but by and large the ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Sonic lasso catches cells

(Phys.org) —Academics have demonstrated for the first time that a "sonic lasso" can be used to grip microscopic objects, such as cells, and move them about.

dateApr 03, 2013 in General Physics
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