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robotic arm
2014-12-17 12:08:20

Engineers from the University of Pittsburgh have successfully developed a system that allowed a woman to maneuver a robotic arm in ten different directions by only using her thought.

Male doctor or anesthetist
2014-12-11 07:07:29

People with depression who have tried many different treatments without success may have one more option in the near future: laughing gas.

abandoned well
2014-12-10 09:20:36

Many abandoned wells have long been forgotten, but a new study from Princeton University has found that these wells are collectively leaking significant amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere.

from sawdust to gasoline
2014-11-29 05:53:58

Sawdust has often been used to soak up spills on a garage floor, but a team of European scientists may have found another way to connect sawdust and automobiles – by using a chemical process to convert the cellulose in sawdust into a gasoline precursor.

milky way dark matter
2014-10-10 04:30:30

A team of Australian astrophysicists has determined that the Milky Way has half as much dark matter as previously thought, according to a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

Pacific Ocean
2014-10-07 05:00:17

Water expands as it gets warmer and climatologists have suspected that warming in the deep ocean may add to rising sea levels around the world. However, a new study has found evidence that the deep ocean is not warming measurably.

Largest-Ever Flying Bird Was Twice The Size Of A Modern Albatross
2014-07-08 08:52:54

By studying the fossilized remains of an ancient great bird, scientists have found what is believed to be the largest flying bird ever discovered, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Socioeconomic Status May Determine A Person's Overall Understanding Of Science
2014-07-07 15:21:20

Socioeconomic status may have an effect on the reading comprehension of science-related information, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Long-Term Climate Factors Led Early Humans To Patchwork Evolution
2014-07-04 11:14:48

In the past, scientists concluded many of man’s defining qualities, such as legs made for walking upright and a large brain, evolved all at once. But according to a new study in the journal Science, shifts in climate caused these qualities to evolve separately.

Astronomers May Have Found Coldest, Faintest White Dwarf Ever
2014-06-23 14:57:23

Using data from three different telescopes, a large international team of astronomers has identified what could be the coldest, faintest while dwarf ever.