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How a U.S. Clean Air NGO Caught Volkswagen Cheating

Scientific American - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 16:00
VW’s emissions scandal surprised many, but it had been brewing for a while, says Paul Nieuwenhuis, Co-Director of Cardiff University's Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence

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<i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>House M.D.</i> Science Advisers Tell Hollywood Tales

Scientific American - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 16:00
Tech advisers tell STEM-winders

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Antibacterial Soap Has Poor Killing Power

Scientific American - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 15:30
It does no better than plain soap against 20 strains of bacteria

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Is Sensory Processing Disorder for Real?

Scientific American - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 15:00
A debate rages over whether doctors should recognize this common childhood condition as a distinct disorder

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Lower sperm motility in men exposed to common chemical

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:39
Men with higher exposure to the substance DEHP, a so-called phthalate, have lower sperm motility and may therefore experience more difficulties conceiving children, according to a new study.
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Real-time data for smart electric mobility

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:36
Information is the basis of smart mobility. Information technology can support the car driver in safe, inexpensive, and sustainable driving or organize reliable exchange of information among electric mobility users, cars, charging poles, fleet operators, workshops, and service providers. A new project now presents an electronic system that acquires data in real time and exchanges them across borders of systems in a standardized manner.
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Too big for its boots: Black hole is 30 times expected size

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:36
The central supermassive black hole of a recently discovered galaxy has been found to be far larger than should be possible, according to current theories of galactic evolution. New work shows that the black hole is much more massive than it should be, compared to the mass of the galaxy around it.
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Blacklists protect the rainforest

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:36
Brazil’s public authorities regularly publish “blacklists” of municipalities with high illegal deforestation rates. This environmental policy tool is working: scientists have found that the public shaming strategy reduced Amazon forest loss in the blacklisted districts by 26% per year.
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New Bid to Cut Natural Gas Pollution Falls Short

Scientific American - News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:30
Existing sources of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector must be addressed in order to effectively solve the problem

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New Bid to Cut Natural Gas Pollution Falls Short

Scientific American - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:30
Existing sources of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector must be addressed in order to effectively solve the problem

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Kids with asthma that are exposed to secondhand smoke have twice as many hospitalizations

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:24
The risk for hospitalization doubles for kids with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study. The study strengthens the association that previous studies have shown which links secondhand smoke exposure with increased asthma prevalence, poorer asthma control and increased symptoms.
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Cold snap: Climate cooling and sea-level changes caused crocodilian retreat

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:24
Fluctuating sea levels and global cooling caused a significant decline in the number of crocodilian species over millions of years, according to new research. In the future, the researchers suggest that a warming world caused by global climate change may favour crocodylian diversification again.
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Ticks carrying Lyme disease found in South London parks

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 14:24
Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new research.
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Man walks again after years of paralysis

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 03:39
The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use direct brain control to get a person's legs to walk again.
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A new study predicts a quantum Goldilocks effect

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Thu, 24/09/2015 - 00:22
By studying a system that couples matter and light together, like the universe itself, researchers have now found that crossing a quantum phase transition at intermediate speeds generates the richest, most complex structure. Such structure resembles 'defects' in an otherwise smooth and empty space.
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Sexually Deceptive Orchid Seeks Specialty Pollinator

Scientific American - Wed, 23/09/2015 - 22:20
The grand spider orchid relies on luring in a very specific type of wasp for its survival

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Liquid crystals show potential for detection of neuro-degenerative disease

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Wed, 23/09/2015 - 21:14
Liquid crystals are familiar to most of us as the somewhat humdrum stuff used to make computer displays and TVs. Even for scientists, it has not been easy to find other ways of using them. Now a group of researchers is putting liquid crystals to work in a completely unexpected realm: as detectors for the protein fibers implicated in the development of neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Babies time their smiles to make their moms smile in return

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Wed, 23/09/2015 - 21:14
Why do babies smile when they interact with their parents? Could their smiles have a purpose? A team of computer scientists, roboticists and developmental psychologists confirm what most parents already suspect: when babies smile, they do so with a purpose -- to make the person they interact with smile in return. To verify their findings, researchers programmed a toddler-like robot to behave like the babies they studied and had the robot interact with undergraduate students.
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Drug disarms deadly C. difficile bacteria without destroying healthy gut flora

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Wed, 23/09/2015 - 21:14
Scientists have successfully defeated a dangerous intestinal pathogen, Clostridium difficile, with a drug targeting its toxins rather than its life. C. difficile is responsible for more than 250,000 hospitalizations and 15,000 deaths per year in the United States, costing the country more than $4 billion in health-care expenses, said the study's senior author.
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Team links two human brains for question-and-answer experiment

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News - Wed, 23/09/2015 - 21:13
Researchers used a brain-to-brain interface they developed to allow pairs of participants to play a '20 question' style game by transmitting signals from one brain to another over the Internet. Their experiment is thought to be the first to demonstrate that two brains can be directly linked to allow someone to accurately guess what is on another person's mind.
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