Nano World: Nano for artificial kidneys

Nanotechnological filters could lead to wearable or implantable artificial kidneys, experts told UPI's Nano World. Animal studies for artificial-kidney prototypes should begin one or two years from now, and clinical trials ...

Neurobiologists uncover evidence of a 'memory code'

By examining how sounds are registered during the process of learning, UC Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a neural coding mechanism that the brain relies upon to register the intensity of memories based on the importance ...

Study: Ice belt encircled Mars' equator

ESA's Mars Express space probe that entered orbit at the end of 2003 may have found evidence of a band of ice that once spanned the Martian equator.

Xbox goes on tour

"Game Live on Xbox," the video-game tour, has begun hitting college campuses. Over the next two months the tour, which is also presented by Mountain Dew, is expected to reach some 50,000 videogame enthusiasts at 25 universities.

Huge Solar Flare Spotted

Scientists are currently tracking a very large flare that occurred on the Sun around 1:40 pm EDT (17:40 UT). The current estimate of the size of the explosion is X-17; that would place the flare as the fifth largest ever ...

Material May Demonstrate Long-Sought 'Liquid' Magnetic State

A novel material that may demonstrate a highly unusual "liquid" magnetic state at extremely low temperatures has been discovered by a team of Japanese and U.S. researchers, according to research published in the Sept. 9 issue ...

Closing In On Quantum Chemistry

Researchers in the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have simulated the process by which a quantum computer could calculate to high precision an important ...

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