Scientists might have Found a Way to Produce a Universal Flu Vaccine
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Scientists might have Found a Way to Produce a Universal Flu Vaccine

Influenza – a viral infection that many people think is barely different from the common cold – is actually caused by a different strain of virus and poses…

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Old and terminally ill people do not want end-of-life care to focus on postponing death
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Old and terminally ill people do not want end-of-life care to focus on postponing death

It is something everyone will have to deal with. Our life has its beginning and it has its ending. It is not fun being aware of that, but…

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Those annoying speed cameras actually help protecting people’s property from criminals
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Those annoying speed cameras actually help protecting people’s property from criminals

Drivers don’t like speed cameras. They are sometimes places in areas where people are more likely to break speeding rules and not in areas that are prone to…

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Death of the dinosaurs: Extreme volcanism played pivotal role in extinction, research shows
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Death of the dinosaurs: Extreme volcanism played pivotal role in extinction, research shows

Not by meteorite alone did the dinosaurs die off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) research scientist Kyle Samperton and colleagues present the most compelling evidence yet that massive…

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NASA is Aboard First Private Moon Landing Attempt
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NASA is Aboard First Private Moon Landing Attempt

The last screw is tightened and a private Moon lander is packed in the fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in…

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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons
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Quantum dots can spit out clone-like photons

In the global quest to develop practical computing and communications devices based on the principles of quantum physics, one potentially useful component has proved elusive: a source of…

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Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life
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Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life

In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be…

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Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time
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Physicists calculate proton’s pressure distribution for first time

The particle’s core withstands pressures higher than those inside a neutron star, according to a new study. Neutron stars are among the densest-known objects in the universe, withstanding…

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Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow
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Dose of vitamin C helps gold nanowires grow

A boost of vitamin C helped Rice University scientists turn small gold nanorods into fine gold nanowires. Common, mild ascorbic acid is the not-so-secret sauce that helped the Rice lab of chemist Eugene Zubarev grow…

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Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies
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Urine Test Detects Organ Transplant Rejection, Could Replace Needle Biopsies

Too often, it’s only after a transplanted organ has sustained serious damage that a biopsy reveals the organ is in rejection. A new screening method using sensor particles…

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