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SciTechDaily: Water’s strange molecules

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Top Story:  Scientists are investigating the mysterious behavior of some water molecules.

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SciTechDaily: “New Insights Into the Mysterious Atomic-Level Movement of Water Molecules” plus 11 more


New Insights Into the Mysterious Atomic-Level Movement of Water Molecules

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 10:20 AM PST

Water is all around us and essential for life. Nevertheless, research into its behavior at the atomic level – above all how it interacts with…

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Saving the Northern White Rhino From Extinction

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 09:49 AM PST

In December 2019 the team of scientists and conservationists repeated the egg collection from the northern white rhinos in Kenya and was able to create…

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By Chance, Scientists Develop Ideal Bandage That Promotes Healing and Doesn’t Stick to Wound

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 04:48 AM PST

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick…

The post By Chance, Scientists Develop Ideal Bandage That Promotes Healing and Doesn’t Stick to Wound appeared first on SciTechDaily.

      
Interstellar Thread of Key Piece in the Origin-of-Life Puzzle Revealed by Astronomers

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 03:56 AM PST

ALMA and Rosetta map the journey of phosphorus Phosphorus, present in our DNA and cell membranes, is an essential element for life as we know…

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Recreational Marijuana Users Suffer Impaired Driving – Even When the High Wears Off

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 03:29 AM PST

McLean researchers have discovered that recreational marijuana use affects driving ability even when users are not intoxicated The study, conducted through driving simulation, concluded that…

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50-Year-Old Mechanics Puzzle Solved: Physicists Prove 2D and 3D Liquids Are Fundamentally Different

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 07:06 PM PST

A 50-year-old puzzle in statistical mechanics has been solved by an international team of researchers who have proved that two-dimensional (2D) liquids have fundamentally different…

The post 50-Year-Old Mechanics Puzzle Solved: Physicists Prove 2D and 3D Liquids Are Fundamentally Different appeared first on SciTechDaily.

      
NASA Narrows Down Mars 2020 Rover Names – Here Are the Semifinalists

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 06:48 PM PST

155 students from across the U.S. have been chosen as semifinalists in NASA’s essay contest to name the Mars 2020 rover and see it launch…

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Scientists Explore Hazards of Pushing Lithium-Ion Cells Too Far [Video]

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 06:31 PM PST

Rice engineers find overabundance of intentional defects can cause battery cathodes to fail. Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into…

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LEDs Engineered With Colloidal Quantum Dots Can Function As Lasers

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 06:15 PM PST

Researchers reach a critical milestone on the path to versatile colloidal quantum dot laser diodes by successfully demonstrating a quantum dot LED that also operates…

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Latest NASA Satellite Observations of Australia’s Bushfires Show Smoke Going Round the World

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 04:53 PM PST

NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe…

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Shape Memory Alloys Offer Efficient, Eco-Friendly Cooling Technology

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 12:36 PM PST

Used in refrigeration and HVAC systems around the world, current cooling technology has plateaued in both efficiency and environmental impact. An international research team led…

The post Shape Memory Alloys Offer Efficient, Eco-Friendly Cooling Technology appeared first on SciTechDaily.

      
The Arctic Is Heating Up Faster Than Anywhere Else – Could We Cool the Earth With an Ice-Free Arctic?

Posted: 14 Jan 2020 11:35 AM PST

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we…

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