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  • Rush hour pollution may be more dangerous than you thinknew
    21 July 2017, 5:53 pm - everyone knows that exposure to pollution during rush hour traffic can be hazardous to your health, but it's even worse than previously thought. in-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be
  • Good fighters are bad runnersnew
    21 July 2017, 5:19 pm - for mice and men, a strength in one area of darwinian fitness may mean a deficiency in another. a look at olympic athletes shows that a wrestler is built much differently than a marathoner. it's long been supposed that strength in fighting, or
  • 3-D scanning with waternew
    21 July 2017, 5:19 pm - an innovative technique has been developed that more completely reconstructs challenging 3-d objects. this new approach to 3-d shape acquisition is based on the well-known fluid displacement discovery by archimedes and turns modeling surface
  • Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motionnew
    21 July 2017, 5:19 pm - a new electrochemical energy harvesting device can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Superluminous supernova marks the death of a star at cosmic high noonnew
    21 July 2017, 4:25 pm - the death of a massive star in a distant galaxy 10 billion years ago created a rare superluminous supernova, one of the most distant ever discovered. the brilliant explosion, more than three times as bright as the 100 billion stars of our milky way
  • Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada's Great Basinnew
    21 July 2017, 3:34 pm - three new species of toads have been discovered living in nevada's great basin in an expansive survey of the 190,000 square mile ancient lake bottom, report investigators. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • In saliva, clues to a 'ghost' species of ancient humannew
    21 July 2017, 3:34 pm - in saliva, scientists have found hints that a 'ghost' species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in sub-saharan africa today. the research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that sexual
  • Scanning the surface of lithium titanatenew
    21 July 2017, 2:55 pm - researchers have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Tough robots making an ImPACTnew
    21 July 2017, 2:46 pm - new and improved rescue robots tough enough to function in extreme and hostile environments were unveiled recently at a demonstration at tohoku university, japan. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Seagrass meadows: Critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the east coast Johor islandsnew
    21 July 2017, 2:45 pm - seagrass meadows in johor harbor have three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs, scientists have found. they also found that the dugong herds there prefer certain types of meadows over others. (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)