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Nanowires Grown On Graphene Have Surprising Structure
2013-04-24 12:04:44

When a team of University of Illinois engineers set out to grow nanowires of a compound semiconductor on top of a sheet of graphene, they did not expect to discover a new paradigm of epitaxy.

2013-04-22 09:59:09

A new global-scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen – a key nutrient for plants – estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies that did not account for nitrogen.

Microbatteries May Be Small But They Are Big On Power
2013-04-17 14:15:28

Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered by these batteries to jump-start a dead car battery – and then recharge the phone in the blink of an eye.

2013-04-12 13:30:19

Using a miniature electronic device implanted in the brain, scientists have tapped into the internal reward system of mice, prodding neurons to release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure.

2013-04-08 23:00:28

Nursing students from the University of Illinois at Chicago recently attended the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) Annual Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina thanks in-part

2013-03-19 14:14:14

To engineers, it’s a tale as old as time: Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons.

98 Year Old Lipid Researcher Reports On The Dietary Causes Of Heart Disease
2013-02-28 08:49:19

A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart – unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking).

Stem Cells In A Human Parasite Revealed Through Study
2013-02-26 09:31:26

Researchers demonstrated for the first time that S. mansoni harbors adult, non-sexual stem cells that can migrate to various parts of its body and replenish tissues.

2013-02-18 11:10:37

It has been almost 20 years since the first genetically modified foods showed up in produce aisles throughout the United States and the rest of the world, but controversy continues to surround the products and their regulation.


Word of the Day
chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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