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Spherical tokamaks to create and contain future fusion power
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:44:00 -0400 - WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Physicists at the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory hope compact, spherical tokamaks will create and contain fusion energy in the near future.

Marine scientists listen to the sounds coral reefs
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:33:59 -0400 - WOODS HOLE, Mass., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- For the first time, researchers are recording both particle motion and pressure waves produced by coral reefs using a hydrophone and accelerometer.

SpaceX Dragon returns with much anticipated cargo
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:58:39 -0400 - LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned safely to Earth on Friday, splashing down in the Pacific. In tow are several important scientific samples and test results.

Scientists test upper limits of electron speed
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:46:40 -0400 - ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A new study suggests electrons can be influenced by extremely fast electronic speeds, including petahertz fields.

Seismometers detect 'weather bomb' on other side of the Earth
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:11:13 -0400 - TOKYO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- In a new study, scientists report vibrations picked up by seismometers in Japan were produced by a "weather bomb" off the coast of Greenland.

Microplastics found deep in the middle of the ocean
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:23:24 -0400 - SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Scientists have found microplastics throughout the first 1,000 meters -- or half-mile -- of the North Atlantic's water column.

The key to a lobster's jellyfish consumption: Well-wrapped feces
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:04:03 -0400 - HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- To better understand how lobsters safely consume jellyfish, researchers at Japan's Hiroshima University took a closer look at the shellfish's feces.

Amphetamine pollution disrupts urban stream ecology: Study
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:02:36 -0400 - MILLBROOK, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- New research shows amphetamine levels can become high enough in some urban streams to alter the base of the food chain.

Memory activation, exposure help alleviate arachnophobia
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08:38 -0400 - UPPSALA, Sweden, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- By preceding exposure therapy with memory activation, researchers were able to help arachnophobia patients conquer their fear of spiders.

Study: Only larger stars boast gas-rich disks
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:41:19 -0400 - MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Recent observations made by Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, ALMA, suggest larger stars host significant carbon monoxide gas reservoirs.

New insights into mysterious summer jet stream
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:05:45 -0400 - MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The jet stream's movements are at least 35 percent predictable, driven by factors like sea surface temperatures, solar variability and Arctic sea ice coverage.

Tiny graphene balloons can withstand tremendous pressures
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:22:58 -0400 - MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Tiny bubbles made of graphene, the famed one-atom-thick material, can withstand tremendous pressures.

Story of how meat was raised can alter tasting experience
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:12:49 -0400 - BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- In a recent study, taste testers preferred meat they thought was humanely cared for and processed over samples they believed to be sourced from inhumane farms.

Friends become foes when environments become 'benign'
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:42:30 -0400 - BOSTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- New research suggests mutualistic relationships are highly dependent on the environment. And like the environment, the relationships aren't permanent.

Cosmic overcrowding constrains star formation, even in the early universe
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:46 -0400 - RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- New observations offer astronomers the earliest-yet look at how clusters influence galactic evolution and slow the star formation process.

Astronomers find second Earth just 4.25 light-years away
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:56:17 -0400 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Astronomers have confirmed an Earth-like exoplanet orbits our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, just 4.25 light-years away.

Plants are adapting to rising CO2 rates
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:14:30 -0400 - SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- New analysis of molecular signatures suggests plants are adapting the higher rates of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Smart window coating could keep cars cool in the sun
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:12:51 -0400 - SINGAPORE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A nanoparticle coating allows the passage of visible light but blocks 90 percent of the heat carried by the sun's rays.

Study: China losing fewer honey bees than United States
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:34:35 -0400 - BEIJING, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- According to a new survey, beekeepers in China are losing fewer honey bees each winter than their peers in the West.

Study reveals genetic history of the cultivated strawberry
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:41:17 -0400 - DURHAM, N.H., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- It took four years, but researchers at the University of New Hampshire have finally finished mapping the genetic history of the cultivated strawberry.

Scientists develop nanofur material to soak up oil
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:03:11 -0400 - KARLSRUHE, Germany, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A team of researchers in Germany have developed a new water-resistant nanofur material capable of soaking up oil with impressive efficiency.

Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:53:59 -0400 - NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- New research suggests haze plays a surprisingly large role in encouraging China's urban heat island effect.

Cave bear paid the ultimate price for being a picky eater
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:33:54 -0400 - TüBINGEN, Germany, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- New research suggests the inflexibility of the cave bear's herbivorous diet led to its extinction at the beginning of the last ice age.

Extinct mini marsupial lion named for Sir David Attenborough
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:52:58 -0400 - SYDNEY, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of New South Wales have decided to name a new species of marsupial lion after Sir David Attenborough, the world-famous naturalist.

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