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  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

On Beauty, History, and Her Story

by Vatche Sahakian in Schrödinger's Dog

A historical review of the importance of symmetry and Noether's theorem... Read more »

Rubens de Melo Marinho Jr. (2006) Noether's theorem in classical mechanics revisited. info:/

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Copyright vs Medicine: If this topic isn’t covered in your newspaper this weekend, get a new newspaper

by Neurobonkers in Neurobonkers

After thirty years of silence, authors of a standard clinical psychiatric bedside test have issued take down orders of new medical research. Doctors who use copies of the bedside test which will have been printed in some of their oldest medical textbooks are liable to be sued for up to $150,000.... Read more »

Newman, J., & Feldman, R. (2011) Copyright and Open Access at the Bedside. New England Journal of Medicine, 365(26), 2447-2449. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1110652  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Could fracking actually save us water?

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

A new study in Environmental Research Letters indicates that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may save water compared to conventional electricity generation.... Read more »

Bridget R Scanlon, Ian Duncan and Robert C Reedy. (2013) Drought and the water-energy nexus in Texas. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045033  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

New solar architecture provides efficiency competitive with thin film photovoltaics

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

A new solar cell using a lead halide perovskite absorber provides efficiency rivaling thin film photovoltaics due to ultrafast carrier extraction.... Read more »

Arianna Marchioro, Joël Teuscher, Dennis Friedrich, Marinus Kunst, Roel van de Krol, Thomas Moehl, Michael Grätzel . (2014) Unravelling the mechanism of photoinduced charge transfer processes in lead iodide perovskite solar cells. Nature Photonics. DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2013.374  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

A miniature turbine with blades one atom thick

by thisscienceiscrazy in This Science Is Crazy!

Chinese scientists have designed a nano-turbine using carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphene.... Read more »

Li Jingyuan, Lina Zhao, Xingfa Gao, Yuliang Zhao, & Ruhong Zhou. (2014) Rotation Motion of Designed Nano-Turbine. Scientific Reports. DOI:  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Electron-spin clue to solving general anesthesia mystery

by This Science is Crazy! in This Science Is Crazy!

New study on fruit flies suggests general anesthetics can affect electron-spin properties... Read more »

Turin Luca, Skoulakis Efthimios, & Horsfield Andrew. (2014) Electron spin changes during general anesthesia in Drosophila. PNAS, Early edition(N/A). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1404387111  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

2014: The Year in Science

by Viputheshwar Sitaraman in Draw Science

The year in review: innovative discoveries and progress in all different fields of science. [Infographic]... Read more »

Qiu, X., Wong, G., Audet, J., Bello, A., Fernando, L., Alimonti, J., Fausther-Bovendo, H., Wei, H., Aviles, J., Hiatt, E.... (2014) Reversion of advanced Ebola virus disease in nonhuman primates with ZMapp. Nature, 514(7520), 47-53. DOI: 10.1038/nature13777  

Obokata, H., Wakayama, T., Sasai, Y., Kojima, K., Vacanti, M., Niwa, H., Yamato, M., & Vacanti, C. (2014) Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency. Nature, 505(7485), 641-647. DOI: 10.1038/nature12968  

Quintana, E., Barclay, T., Raymond, S., Rowe, J., Bolmont, E., Caldwell, D., Howell, S., Kane, S., Huber, D., Crepp, J.... (2014) An Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone of a Cool Star. Science, 344(6181), 277-280. DOI: 10.1126/science.1249403  

A.K. Geim, & K. S. Novoselov. (2010) The rise and rise of graphene. Nature Nanotechnology, 5(11), 755-755. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.224  

  • November 30, 1999
  • 12:00 AM

Lost in Transportation

by Paco Jariego in Mind the Post

Cities are getting more complex. As they grow, their transportation systems become increasingly large and multimodal. Could those human-constructed environments exceed our cognitive capacity?... Read more »

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