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‘Instantly rechargeable’ battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

John Cushman, Purdue University distinguished professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary science and a professor of mathematics, is commercializing a technology that could provide...
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Take a look, and you’ll see, into your imagination

Seeing the imagination. Credit: © ra2 studio / Fotolia Scanning your brain to decode the contents of your mind has been a subject of intense research...
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X-ray pulses create ‘molecular black hole’

The extremely intense X-ray flash knocks so many electrons out of the iodine atom (right) such that it pulls in the electrons of the...
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‘Harder, better, faster, stronger’: Tethered soft exosuit reduces metabolic cost of running

A system of actuation wires attached to the back of the exosuit provides assistive force to the hip joint during running. Credit: The Wyss Institute...
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Outnumbered and on others’ turf, misfits sometimes thrive

Two male sticklebacks of the same age -- one from a stream (top) and one from a lake (bottom) -- are each highly adapted...
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In a cosmic hit-and-run, icy Saturn moon may have flipped

A team of researchers led by Cornell's Radwan Tajeddine examined Cassini data and found evidence that the active south polar region of Enceladus --...
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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

There are epigenetic changes in women consuming tea, but not in men, shows new research. Credit: © Ivan Kruk / Fotolia Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications...
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Making prosthetic limbs feel more natural

MIT researchers are developing a new surgical approach that would allow amputees to receive sensory feedback from their prosthetic limbs and improve their ability...
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Budgerigars can identify spoken sounds without prior exposure to human speech

No experience with human speech is necessary for budgerigars to perceive the difference between 'd' and 't', according to a study published May 31,...
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We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to pull...

Both ominous and hopeful, a new report paints a picture of the value of biodiversity, the threats it faces and the window of opportunity...
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Decoded genome may help Mojave Desert tortoise win race to survive

The Mojave Desert is home to a population of desert tortoises negatively affected by invasive grasses and an upper respiratory disease. ASU life sciences...