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NuSTAR’s First Five Years in Space

Click for a full size image Artist’s Concept of NuSTAR Artist’s concept of NuSTAR on orbit. NuSTAR has a 10-m (30′) mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left). ...

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Dangerous bacteria a true survivor

Dr Karrera Djoko Click for a full size image   Dangerous bacteria a true survivor Infectious bacteria E. coli can defend itself and grow in acidic and copper-rich human environments a new University of Queensland study suggests. Dr Karrera Djoko ...

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Microfluidics for the masses

Metafluidics.org, a new MIT open-source website, supplies blueprints for microfluidic parts. Pictured are a few photographs from the website. Courtesy of Metafluidics.org Click for a full size image   Microfluidics for the masses New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip ...

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cicadas

Okanaga rubrovenosa, literally meaning “the red-veined one from Okanaga Valley,” is one of the most prominent cicada species found in the Southwest. (Photo: Charles Hedgcock) Click for a full size image   7 Things You Didn’t Know About Cicadas ‘Tis ...

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Graphene Inspires Promising New Materials

This sapphire substrate plate bearing a thick layer of molybdenum was created by researchers from the University of Southampton. Molybdenum disulfide has many graphene-like properties. JAMES KING-HOLMES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/COSMOS Click for a full size image   Graphene Inspires Promising New ...

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New system allows optical “deep learning”

This futuristic drawing shows programmable nanophotonic processors integrated on a printed circuit board and carrying out deep learning computing. Image: RedCube Inc., and courtesy of the researchers Click for a full size image   New system allows optical “deep learning” ...

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Medicine delivered with microcapsules

  Medicine delivered with microcapsules ‘Oral drug delivery’—i.e. medication in pill form—does not work when it comes to diabetes patients, for example. DTU researchers have come up with a proposal for solving the problem. At the basic research centre IDUN ...

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