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Alzheimber's Disease, Neurochemistry

Researchers Focus on Cell Membranes to Develop Alzheimer's Treatments

Thin parts of the cell membranes of neurons turn out to be particularly vulnerable to a protein that collects in the brain of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

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NSLS-II, Fungus, Plants

Investigating the Benefits of Cooperation

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Tiny strands of fungi weave through the roots of an estimated nine out of 10 plants on Earth, an underground symbiosis in which the plant gives the fungus pre-made sugars and the fungus sends the plant basic nutrients in return. Scientists are interested in enhancing this mechanism as a way to help plants grow on nutrient-poor lands.

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Materials, phase transitions, emergent phenomena

Researchers Discover a New Type of Memory Effect in Transition Metal Oxides

A new kind of memory effect discovered in two Transition Metal Oxides could carry important repercussions on technology and security. The multi-state nature of the memory effect, whereby more than one piece of information can coexist in the same space, could be harnessed for memory technology. And while deleted computer data can be recovered, at least partially, by talented hackers, the "erase-upon-reading" property of this system could make an invaluable contribution to security technologies.

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Concrete, Sustainability, sustainable concrete, alkali-silica reaction, chlorides, Durable, explanation and exploration, silica fume, sulphates

Sustainable Development - Durability of a Structural Lightweight Concrete with Expanded Glass and Silica Fume

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As the single most widely used construction material in the world, concrete is of substantial interest in relation to sustainable development. There are many environmental consequences induced by the consumption of raw materials but also interesting opportunities of recycling waste materials that can improve its sustainability.

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Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center Receives $360,000 NSF Grant for ‘Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ Program

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FAU’s SNMREC is focused on advancing science and technology to recover energy from the oceans’ renewable resources with special emphasis on those resources available to the southeastern U.S., initially focusing on ocean currents and thermal resources.

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Predictability, Randomness, Deterministic, Deterministic Chaos, soil tilling, stick-slip dynamics, normalized deterministic nonlinear prediction (NDNP), Kenshi Sakai, Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Pedro Andrade-Sanchez, Nina Sviridova, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, University of California, Davis, Meiji University, University Of Arizona

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Non-breeders, University of Vienna, Social Groups, Ravens, Cognitive Skills, Thomas Bugnyar, Cognitive Biology, Intelligence, scientific reports

Ravens: Non-Breeders Live in Highly Dynamic Social Groups

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Ravens have impressive cognitive skills when interacting with conspecifics – comparable to many primates, whose social intelligence has been related to their life in groups. An international collaboration of researchers led by Thomas Bugnyar, Professor at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, could uncover for the first time the group dynamics of non-breeding ravens. The results help to understand the evolution of intelligence in this species and were published in the scientific journal "Scientific Reports".

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Iowa State Engineers Dive Into Big Data to Develop Better System to Manage Traffic Incidents

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Iowa State traffic researchers are developing technology that will take the huge amounts of data collected by the Iowa Department of Transportation, sort through it all and identify problems. The goal is early detection of traffic incidents and better traffic management.

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Space, space dust, Stardust, Milky Way, Astrophysics, Astronomy, red shift, dark energy spectroscopic instrument, DESI, Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, Apogee, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Pan-STARRS, 3-D

New Study Maps Space Dust in 3-D

A new Berkeley Lab-led study provides detailed 3-D views of space dust in the Milky Way, which could help us understand the properties of this dust and how it affects views of distant objects.







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