NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

NASA is investing in technology concepts that include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions. Five of the concepts are from NASA’s Jet Propulsion

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Earth’s Water was Present before Moon-Forming Impact, Research Shows

The high-energy impact about 100 million years after our Solar System formed, resulted in the two colliding planetary objects completely merging to create the Earth-Moon system we have now. An international research team led by an Open University scientist has

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Scientists successfully print glass optics

For the first time, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3-D-printed optical-quality glasses, on par with commercial glass products currently available on the market. In a study published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, LLNL scientists and engineers

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To treat some diseases, researchers are putting immune cells on a diet

About 12 years ago, Gary Glick and his wife noticed something wrong with their son, Jeremy. He seemed to be lagging behind his twin sister, recalls the immunologist and chemical biologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “They

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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: by adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies. Cancer cells (shown here

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Computer searches telescope data for evidence of distant planets

Machine-learning system uses physics principles to augment data from NASA crowdsourcing project. As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which volunteers search telescopic images for evidence of debris

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U.S. Tuberculosis Cases Are The Lowest In Years, But It’s Still A Threat

The treatable and curable disease is on the rise in New York City, and an alarming number of latent cases are lurking. The number of tuberculosis cases is at its lowest point since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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A new publishing approach — retract and replace — is having growing pains

Many journals are adopting a recently developed mechanism for correcting the scientific record known as “retract and replace” — usually employed when the original paper has been affected by honest errors. But if an article is retracted and replaced, can readers

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Writing Support Across Global Research Communities: A Case Study for Public Health

The world’s problems need all the world’s people. As discussed in a recent guest post from Andy Nobes, “New Platform Facilitates International Research Collaboration to Help Solve our Biggest Global Challenges,” it is particularly important to find ways to encourage

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