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Gulf Oil Spill Begins To Reach Land As BP Struggles To Contain Leak
2014-08-11 06:12:24

When an oil spill occurs, it usually takes scientists and clean-up crews several days to arrive on the scene, making it unclear exactly what happens to the petroleum-based product during the first 24 hours after it hits the water.

2014-05-09 12:24:40

Magnetic devices like hard drives, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), molecular magnets, and quantum computers depend on the manipulation of magnetic properties.

Brain Simulation, Big Data, And A New Computing Paradigm
2014-02-17 04:37:28

Experts from Switzerland are combining experimental data with the core principles of brain organization in order to create a detailed computer model which will allow them to conduct supercomputer-based simulations of the brain’s inner workings.

Amputee Feels Sensory Rich Information In Real-time With Bionic Hand
2014-02-06 10:59:41

Dennis Aabo Sorensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information -- in real-­time -- with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm; Sorensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded

Scientists Identify Harmful Elements Of Persisting Oil After Deepwater Horizon
2014-01-23 09:08:29

Scientists analyzed the composition of eight oil-soaked sand patties that were collected along the Gulf shores from April until November in 2011 after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. They determined and classified the chemical composition of these oil residues, showing that they contain harmful compounds.

Researchers Find Uranium In A Natural Wetland More Mobile Than Previously Assumed
2013-12-18 09:06:00

EPFL researchers studying a natural wetland near a decommissioned uranium mine in Limousin, France, have shown that under certain circumstances the uranium present in the wetland could be more mobile than previously believed

Ten Times More Throughput On Optic Fibers
2013-12-04 12:56:47

EPFL scientists have shown how to achieve a dramatic increase in the capacity of optical fibers; Their simple, innovative solution reduces the amount of space required between the pulses of light that transport data

Researchers Improve Nanopore-based Technology For Detecting DNA Molecules
2013-11-18 08:34:01

If we wanted to count the number of people in a crowd, we could make on the fly estimates, very likely to be imprecise, or we could ask each person to pass through a turnstile.

DNA Brings Life To Materials
2013-06-13 14:54:30

A colloid is a substance spread out evenly inside another substance. Everyday examples include milk, styrofoam, hair sprays, paints, shaving foam, gels and even dust, mud and fog.

Blowing Glass At A Nano Scale
2013-03-25 11:13:39

EPFL researchers are using the electrical properties of a scanning electron microscope to change the size of glass capillary tubes -- Their method has already been patented as it could pave the way to many novel applications


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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