Monthly Archives: February 2016

New method may find elusive flaws in medical implants and spacecraft

Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at first harmless and often hidden, can start conducting electricity...

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Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma allows for the detection of lung cancer

Metabolic phenotyping of blood plasma by proton nuclear magnetic resonance identified unique metabolic biomarkers specific to lung cancer patients and allowed for the accurate identification of a cohort of patients with early and late-stage lung cancer.

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NASA demonstrates airborne water quality sensor

Monitoring the quality of freshwater supplies is a global concern, especially in thirsty California, where the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watershed serve as a major freshwater source. Now scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pas...

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Americans would pay more to support biodiversity

Most Americans are willing to pay more taxes each year -- in some cases, as much as $35 to $100 more -- to support biodiversity conservation in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a national survey. Respondents' willingness to help support the proposed ex...

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On-demand liquid nitrogen generator

The Asynt CryoSyn is a unique on-demand generator (available in 10, 20, 40, 60 & 120L capacity models) which generates liquid nitrogen and nitrogen gas for industrial, medical, food and agricultural, biological and general laboratory applications.

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NASA, partner space agencies measure forests in Gabon

A contingent of NASA airborne instruments and scientists on the ground, including some from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, has joined colleagues from space agencies in Gabon and Europe this month to study the dense African trop...

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NASA data used to track groundwater in Pakistan

Pakistan's water managers are looking to NASA satellites to help them more effectively monitor and manage that precious resource, thanks to a partnership with engineers and hydrologists at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Chronic conditions rise in older people

The number of older people in England living with more than one chronic condition could have risen by 10 percent in the last decade putting increasing pressure on the NHS, new research has suggested.

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Three ‘twisted’ photons in three dimensions

Researchers have achieved a new milestone in quantum physics: they were able to entangle three particles of light in a high-dimensional quantum property related to the 'twist' of their wavefront structure.

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Air data can be used to reconstruct radiological releases

New research demonstrates that experts can use data from air sampling technology to not only detect radiological releases, but to accurately quantify the magnitude and source of the release. This has applications for nuclear plant safety, as well as na...

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