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New research shows that light can be trapped longer in small space

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Researchers at the University of Rochester perfected an algorithm that made it possible to catch the light for nanoseconds, which beats up any other experiments in which the light was locked into small space. To produce the algorithm, the scientists used a nanostructure of silicon and created an effective nanocavity to trap the light. In this study, the light was ... Read More »

Sunscreens are not enough to fight skin cancer

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Going out to bathe in the sunlight? Applying a healthy amount of sunscreen? Well, that may not be enough. According to a recently published study, applying only sunscreen  can not protect you from skin cancer.     The lead researchers of the study was comprised of individuals from the United Kingdom’s Manchester Institute Cancer Research, the University of Manchester and ... Read More »

Chinese officials who blamed lead poisoning on pencils, criticized

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In recent news, a Chinese government official reportedly blamed lead poisoning to children’s tendency to chew on pencil edges. As a result, he was heavily criticized for such a statement.     The province of Hunan in China is home to more than 300 children who are found to have high lead levels. The lead levels in their blood are ... Read More »

Number of Californians with cough continues to increase

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Starting the 1st of January until the 10th of June, more than 3, 548 residents from California had suffered from whooping cough. This staggering number far exceeded those reported in the year 2013. With the sudden increase of people affected, health officials deemed it fit to state such a situation an “epidemic.”     Whooping cough is also known as ... Read More »

Sun Earth Explorer-3 returns home

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After spending 36 years in space, the Sun Earth Explorer-3 or ISEE-3 is finally coming home. This spacecraft was launched by NASA in 1978. It helped the scientists to study the so called “solar wind” which was actually a stream of protons and electrons. In 1997, the craft’s flight director Robert W. Farquhar wanted to bring it home but in ... Read More »

June Strawberry Moon

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Nope, it is definitely not a flavor of ice cream or any food. June’s full moon is called the ‘Strawberry Moon.’       You might be wondering why it is called a ‘Strawberry Moon’ when it has a tint of gold and not pink. Based on the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the name was given because the full moon occurs ... Read More »

NASA Reschedules Flying Saucer Launching in Hawaii

NASA was forced to postpone on Friday the launching of its flying saucer due to unfavorable weather conditions. The NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) was set to lift off Friday from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii but the weather was not suitable for launching. It was later scheduled late June. The LDSD was designed to ... Read More »

Dinasaurs Cold Or Warm Blooded Maybe Both

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Were Dinosaurs cold-blooded or warm-blooded animals? Most would say cold-blooded, but were they? When you say Dinosaurs, the mind easly goes to the hollywood dispiction such as Jurassic Park. In reality most dinasaurs do not look as we imagine. Studies now show that these creatures were not cold-blooded as reptiles. With this being said they were not warm-blooded animals either. ... Read More »

Red Fire Ants stick together to save their lives

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The entire living organism tries to save its life when the danger strikes. Red fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) don’t make exception from the rule. A recent study shows these ants save their life during the times when water level gets higher by forming rafts. Scientists said that if they wouldn’t form those rafts, they could not float as their bodies are ... Read More »

The first study over the genome of Eucalyptus grandis

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Scientists from different countries gathered to sequence and analyze the genome of Eucalyptus grandis. Cellulose and hemicellulose represent 80% of the woody biomass in a tree of Eucalyptus. Producers of paper and bio-energy are more eager to use Eucalyptus in their processes. International scientists made a lot of efforts in the last ten years to sequence the genome of eucalypt. According to ... Read More »