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  1. NTU And Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect Of Nanofibres
    8/8/2018

    Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard University, United States.

  2. UT Chemists Discover How Blue Light Speeds Blindness
    8/8/2018

    Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo.

  3. Weight Of Optics For Satellite Observation Of The Earth Reduced By 100 Times
    8/8/2018

    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara National Research University. It describes the work on the creation and use of ultralight diffraction optics for obtaining high-resolution images.

  4. Designer Polymers On Demand
    8/8/2018

    When jewelers create a necklace, they control the order and number of each bead or jewel they use to form a desired pattern.

  5. World Record: Fastest 3D Tomographic Images At BESSY II
    8/8/2018

    An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record.

  6. NIST Shows Laser Ranging Can ‘See’ 3D Objects Melting In Fires
    8/8/2018

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. The method could offer a precise, safe and compact way to measure structures as they collapse in fires.

  7. Researchers Developed Effective MR Coil For Preclinical Studies
    8/8/2018

    Researchers from ITMO University developed and tested an MR coil for high-quality imaging of the whole mouse. Such coils are required for preclinical studies of drugs, as well as for targeted examination of various body systems.

  8. Lining Up Superconductor Behaviors With One Of The World's Strongest Magnets
    8/8/2018

    What happens when really powerful magnets—capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth’s—are applied to materials that have a “super” ability to conduct electricity when chilled by liquid nitrogen? A team of scientists set out to answer this question in one such superconductor made of the elements lanthanum, strontium, copper, and oxygen (LSCO).

  9. Keeping It Cool: The Parker Solar Probe’s High-Performance Heat Shield
    8/8/2018

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, scheduled to launch as soon as Saturday, is destined to eventually skim through the sun’s atmosphere and come within 4 million miles of the solar surface. To put it simply: This spacecraft is going where it’s brutally hot.

  10. Novel Approach To Coherent Control Of A Three-Level Quantum System
    8/8/2018

    For the first time, researchers were able to study quantum interference in a three-level quantum system and thereby control the behavior of individual electron spins.