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New strategy to accelerate blood vessel maturation has therapeutic potentials for ischemic diseases
VIB-K.U.Leuven researchers describe a new mechanism to enhance the restoration of the blood flow in ischemic diseases, which are among the leading causes of death worldwide. (2011-10-10)
Built like the Dreamliner: 2013 debut of carbon composite cars
The revolutionary material used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A350 super-jumbo jet, and the military's stealth jet fighter planes is coming down to Earth in a new generation of energy-saving automobiles expected to hit the roads during the next few years. (2011-09-28)
Assessing California earthquake forecasts
Earthquake prediction remains an imperfect science, but the best forecasts are about 10 times more accurate than a random prediction, according to a study published Sept. (2011-09-27)
Continental-scale research project thinks big about water quality
Scientists at Kansas State University and seven other collaborating institutions were recently awarded $3.3 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct a-large scale study of how stream organisms influence water quality across North America. (2011-09-21)
Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier
Imagine a microscopic jet vacuum cleaner, the size of a pen nib that hovers over cell surfaces without ever touching them. (2011-09-20)
World's largest fusion experiment back in operation
After an 18-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of commissioning, the Joint European Torus (JET), the world's largest magnetic fusion device, is ready to start new experiments. (2011-09-07)
Warming streams could be the end for salmon
Warming streams could spell the end of spring-run Chinook salmon in California by the end of the century, according to a study by scientists at UC Davis, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. (2011-09-01)
Hubble movies provide unprecedented view of supersonic jets from young stars
Astronomers have combined two decades of Hubble observations to make unprecedented movies revealing never-before-seen details of the birth pangs of new stars. (2011-08-31)
NASA satellite observes unusually hot July in the Great Plains
Much of the United States sweated through an unusually humid heat wave during July, a month that brought record-breaking temperatures to many areas across the Great Plains. (2011-08-31)
Extreme 2010 Russian fires and Pakistan floods linked meteorologically
Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests. (2011-08-30)
Exotic galaxy reveals tantalizing tale
A galaxy with a unique set of characteristics is helping astronomers understand processes that probably were more common when the Universe was much younger. (2011-08-25)
Researchers detail how a distant black hole devoured a star
Two studies appearing in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth since late March. (2011-08-24)
Newly discovered Icelandic current could change climate picture
If you'd like to cool off fast in hot summer weather, take a dip in a newly discovered ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ). (2011-08-23)
Newly discovered Icelandic current could change North Atlantic climate picture
An international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change in previously unforeseen ways. (2011-08-21)
Everyday clairvoyance: How your brain makes near-future predictions
Every day we make thousands of tiny predictions -- when the bus will arrive, who is knocking on the door, whether the dropped glass will break. (2011-08-17)
AIAA Space 2011 Conference set for Sept. 27-29 in Long Beach
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will hold its SPACE 2011 Conference & Exposition Sept. (2011-08-16)
Researchers discover freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct
Researchers from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources have discovered fresh remains of a freshwater mussel species thought to be extinct in Texas. (2011-08-15)
4 unusual views of the Andromeda Galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy is revealed in unprecedented detail in four archive observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. (2011-07-21)
Grazing management effects on stream pollutants
Research conducted on the water quality of pasture streams suggests that grazing management techniques can have substantial impacts on the levels of stream pollutants. (2011-07-21)
MIT: Inside the innards of a nuclear reactor
MIT's Harry Asada and colleagues develop robots equipped with cameras that may navigate the underground pipes of a nuclear reactor to check for corrosion by propelling themselves with internal networks of valves and pumps. (2011-07-21)
Movement of black holes powers the universe's brightest lights
Research finds that black holes' spin and lateral movement can power bright jets of light known as quasars. (2011-07-20)
Big step forward for SKA
The discovery potential of the future international SKA radio telescope has been glimpsed following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between CSIRO's Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope in Western Australia, and other radio telescopes across Australia and New Zealand. (2011-07-07)
Fewer rain storms across southern Australia
Decreasing autumn and winter rainfall over southern Australia has been attributed to a 50-year decrease in the average intensity of storms in the region -- a trend which is forecast to continue for another 50 years. (2011-07-06)
Sounding rockets study how winds in space drive currents in the upper atmosphere
This July, scientists will launch four rockets from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Va., for a five-minute journey some 100 miles up into the atmosphere. (2011-07-05)
Big hole filled in cloud research
Under certain conditions, private and commercial propeller planes and jet aircraft may induce odd-shaped holes or canals into clouds as they fly through them. (2011-07-01)
E. coli can survive in streambed sediments for months
Studies by US Department of Agriculture scientists have confirmed that the presence of Escherichia coli pathogens in surface waters could result from the pathogen's ability to survive for months in underwater sediments. (2011-07-01)
Aircraft influence the local weather, new study shows
As airplanes fly through the clouds, they often punch holes through the ones that contain supercooled water, or water that has remained in liquid form below its freezing point. (2011-06-30)
GOES satellites see ash still spewing from Chilean volcano
The Puyehue-Cordon volcano in Chile continues to spew ash that is still disrupting travel as far as Australia and New Zealand this week. (2011-06-29)
Tripping the fluid dynamic: The physics of Jackson Pollock
The abstract expressionist paintings of Jackson Pollock reveal that the American artist was an intuitive master of the laws that govern the flow of liquids under gravity, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Boston College and Harvard. (2011-06-29)
Jackson Pollock, artist and physicist?
A quantitative analysis of Pollock's streams, drips, and coils, by Harvard mathematician L. (2011-06-28)
First ARTEMIS spacecraft successfully enters lunar orbit
The first of two ARTEMIS ( (2011-06-28)
Researchers find a keystone nutrient recycler in streams
Researchers from the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that certain neotropical stream ecosystems rely almost entirely on a single fish species known as the banded tetra for the critical nutrient phosphorus. (2011-06-27)
Rogue blood cells may contribute to post-surgery organ damage
A study from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London, sheds new light on why people who experience serious trauma or go through major surgery, can suffer organ damage in parts of the body which are seemingly unconnected to the injury. (2011-06-26)
Ancient species of mayfly had short, tragic life
A tiny mayfly that died 100 million years ago, but was preserved for perpetuity in amber, is helping to shed light on ancient ecosystems. (2011-06-24)
Gamma-ray flash came from star being eaten by massive black hole
A bright flash of gamma rays observed March 28 by the Swift satellite signaled the death of a star falling into a massive black hole, say a team of astronomers led by UC Berkeley's Joshua Bloom. (2011-06-16)
Black hole kills star and blasts 3.8 billion light year beam at Earth
Research led by astronomers at the University of Warwick has confirmed that the flash from one of the biggest and brightest bangs yet recorded by astronomers comes from a massive black hole at the center of a distant galaxy. (2011-06-16)
Hebrew University cave researchers explore stream-filled cavern at entrance to Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have conducted an initial survey of what appears to be an important, ancient water source in a cave that was been discovered during excavation work for a new train station being constructed at the entrance to Jerusalem. (2011-06-14)
Study finds widespread stream biodiversity declines at low levels of urban development
A new study from biology researchers at Baylor University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore has found that there are consistent and widespread declines in stream biodiversity at lower levels of urban development more damaging than what was previously believed. (2011-06-08)
Where will your electrons come from in 2030?
In 2030, when you plug in your toaster, car or smart phone, where will the electricity come from? (2011-06-05)
River mystery solved
The pristine state of unpolluted waterways may be their downfall, according to research results published in a paper this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. (2011-06-03)
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