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Puget Sound mussels test positive for opioids and antibiotics

Seattle - Washington state scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and opioids in some Puget Sound mussels, adding to the growing evidence that America's opioid addiction problem is getting out of hand.

Zika vaccine could eliminate prenatal infections

According to a new research model, a Zika vaccine is needed. Such a vaccine could, the model suggests, virtually eliminate prenatal infections.

Rare element helps develop high speed electronics

A rare Earth element can provide a better starting material for the development of high-speed electronics, which can be used in communication devices.

Making microwave technology much cheaper and better

Waterloo - A Canadian-led breakthrough with silicon materials could lead to microwave technology becoming far cheaper and to perform better.

Op-Ed: Tropical systems and lava flow as seen by our 'eyes in the sky'

Hundreds of satellites are orbiting the Earth in either polar or geostationary positions. And while we know there are military and telecommunication satellites, perhaps the most important ones are the satellites that monitor the weather and environment.

NOAA investigating why GOES-17 can't keep it cool in space

On March 2, 2018, NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - the GOES-17, and recently, it was working fine. Now, there's a glitch in the system.

Diagnostic connectivity to combat antimicrobial resistance

London - The British government has entered into a partnership with FIND, a global non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development of diagnostic tests for diseases. This is to introduce digital technologies to combat the antimicrobial resistance problem.

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

Tampa - A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

Essential Science: Self-assembly battery charges in seconds

Imagine a battery that has the potential for super-fast charging. Here we’re talking about a matter of seconds. This type of technology to propel mobile devices forwards considerably and address the main frustration: battery power.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

Bejing - China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than human ones

New research will surprise those who think they have a high level of personal hygiene. A microbiological study of the sleeping areas of chimpanzees and human beds has found that, socially, the sleeping areas of chimps are cleaner.

New technique reveals 3D images of cancer cells

A new advance has been made in medical imaging, which displays cancer cells as three-dimensional images in the human body. This includes an optical process to overcome the problem of transparent cells.

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Tampa - Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Autonomous glider flies like an albatross & cruises like boat

Brisbane - Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed robotic glider which can skim along the water's surface, ride the wind like an albatross, and surf the waves like a sailboat.

Renewable industrial chemicals from bioengineered bacteria

Escherichia coli bacteria have been manipulated into converting plants into renewable chemicals. The process of bioengineering can create materials suitable as jet fuel, pantyhose and plastic soda bottles.

World's smallest house made using nanotechnology

Bescat - Scientists have assembled the world’s smallest house by using a combination of robotics and nanotechnology. The micro-house even has a door that a house mite can fit through.

New algorithm predicts life expectancy after heart failure

London - A new algorithm, devised from deep learning, can accurately predicts who is most likely to survive heart failure, and for how long. The platform can also determine whether or not a patient will receive a heart transplant.

Mysterious disease killing world's third largest coral reef

Something is killing Florida's coral. Wide swaths of healthy coral have been turned into ghostly skeletons along the 360-mile long stretch the barrier reef, the third largest of its kind in the world.
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