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Heated pavement technology tested at Des moines International Airport

Iowa State engineers don't need a plow to clear snow from the heated test slabs they installed at the Des Moines International Airport. Credit: Halil...
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Bad cold? If you’re lonely, it may feel worse

A Rice University-led study showed people who feel lonely are likely to report more severe symptoms from the common cold. Credit: Illustration by Valentina Gonzalez/Rice...
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Finding faces in a crowd: Context is key when looking for small things in...

An automated face detection method developed at Carnegie Mellon University enables computers to recognize faces in images at a variety of scales, including tiny...
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Aging: Cell coordination breakdown

A new EMBL-EBI study reveals that aging causes cell coordination breakdown. Credit: Spencer Phillips, The European Bioinformatics Institute Researchers from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), University...
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Brain’s ‘GPS’ does a lot more than just navigate

Rats were trained to depress a lever and then release it when the sound reached a certain frequency. Credit: Illustration by Julia Kuhl The part of...
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Triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery

This guided drug delivery system targets solid tumors. Credit: UAB These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in a single entity....
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NIH funding helps generate private-sector patents

In a study of 365,000 NIH grants — nearly every NIH grant awarded for 27 years — researchers found that 31 percent produce articles...
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Fluctuation in the concentration of calcium ions contributes to brain shape

These are thelial cells undergoing a shape change in Xenopus laevis embryo. Credit: Makoto Suzuki The first step in shaping the brain is that the neural...
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Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment

Blind tadpoles with eyes grafted onto their tails were able to process visual information after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug. Credit: Allen...
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Mosquitoes wing it: New research shows how

Culex mosquitoes exhibit unusual aerodynamic mechanisms. Streamlines (red) show a vortex along the trailing edge that gives the insects a boost in lift force. Credit:...