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A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals

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From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance...

Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health

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Scientists at the Salk Institute found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected...

Human genome could contain up to 20 percent fewer genes, researchers reveal

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A new study led by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) reveals that up to 20% of genes classified as coding (those that...

Most land-based ecosystems worldwide risk ‘major transformation’ due to climate change

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Without dramatic reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, most of the planet's land-based ecosystems -- from its forests and grasslands to the deserts and tundra --...

Scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began

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How did life arise on Earth? Rutgers researchers have found among the first and perhaps only hard evidence that simple protein catalysts -- essential...

The swing doctors: Physicist cracks code on material that works as both conductor, insulator

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Quantum materials are a type of odd substance that could be many times more efficient at conducting electricity through our iPhones than the commonly...

Device harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations

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A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers from...

Water worlds could support life: Analysis challenges idea that life requires ‘Earth clone’

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The conditions for life surviving on planets entirely covered in water are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds...

Cracking the problem of mass produced molecular junctions

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Nanogap electrodes, basically pairs of electrodes with a nanometer-sized gap between them, are attracting attention as scaffolds to study, sense, or harness molecules, the...

Scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began

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How did life arise on Earth? Rutgers researchers have found among the first and perhaps only hard evidence that simple protein catalysts—essential for cells,...

Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators

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The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park, according to a new...
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