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Nanotechnology designed to speed up the hardening of concrete

Researchers at Tecnalia and the ICMCB-CNRS have recently published the article "Ultra-Fast Supercritical Hydrothermal Synthesis of Tobermorite under Thermodynamically Metastable Conditions" in the prestigious scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.

Rise of the sex robots - video

Advances in computer science and engineering have lifted animatronic lovers from the realms of science fiction to reality; the first models are due to go on sale by the end of the year. Jenny Kleeman meets the men who are making the sex robots, the customers who want to buy them – and the critics who say they are dangerous Continue reading...

Jupiter and the theory of relativity blamed for course changes of celestial bodies

In the case of solar system bodies passing close to the sun, there are two important effects playing a crucial role in the orbital evolution. One of the effects is from the general relativity and the other effect is from Newtonian theory of gravitation.

Novel antibiotic resistance gene in milk

Researchers of the University of Bern have identified a new antibiotic resistance gene in bacteria from dairy cows. This gene confers resistance to all beta-lactam antibiotics including the last generation of cephalosporins used against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Show More Summary

N. Korea watchers on why army's big day has taken a backseat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The North Korean capital's broad, clean avenues were, by the authoritarian nation's usually over-the-top celebratory standards, fairly subdued ahead of Tuesday's 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.

Get free research papers

Some papers are created open but some are more open than others. For many authors, Open Access means open access, there should be no paywalls, no publisher barriers to their paper being found, read, downloaded…used. There are numerous...Show More Summary

Trump to unveil proposal for slashing corporate tax rate to 15%

Donald Trump has long heralded tax cuts, particularly on corporations, as a major component of his economic plan. Donald Trump will unveil a proposal for a major corporate tax cut on Wednesday, involving dramatically cutting corporate tax rates to 15% from 39.6% and ending taxation of corporate profits earned overseas.

Between the lines

39 minutes agoAcademics / Physics : Physics World

Books about asteroids, or the “vermin of the sky” and the science of the atmosphere, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat

The universe through a glass darkly

39 minutes agoAcademics / Physics : Physics World

Dava Sobel's latest book, on the revolutionary work done by female astronomers at Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, is a fascinating read, says Tushna Commissariat

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Latest Novel Imagines Life in an Underwater New York

It’s spring in New York City. At Twenty-sixth and Park, the waves shine in the sunlight, and the breeze is briny with seaweed. Morning commuters are boarding a crosstown vaporetto. Out on the canal, finance guys in speedboats weave between the bigger ships. Show More Summary

Web life: Backyard Worlds: Planet 9

41 minutes agoAcademics / Physics : Physics World

The latest offering from the Zooniverse family, Backyard Worlds asks citizen scientists to hunt for rogue planets in NASA data

So far, Trump is really struggling as a chief executive

As President Trump’s administration reaches its 100-day mark, many will comment on whether his presidency has been successful legislatively. But comparatively few will examine how well Trump has handled an equally important presidential responsibility: managing the executive branch. Show More Summary

Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) is, according to the RSPB website, mainly found in the north and west of the UK, with the greatest concentrations in Wales (I photographed this bird on woody encircled moorland in the Brecon Beacons, Powys, towards the end of April 2017). Show More Summary

Success! Cassini's first pass between Saturn and its rings goes flawlessly

Great news Cassini fans! The NASA spacecraft successfully completed its first pass through the uncharted territory between Saturn and its rings on Wednesday. Hopefully the next 21 orbits through this never-before-explored space will be just as successful. More than 100 members of the Cassini team...

5 Factors That Affect Basicity of Amines

What are the most important factors that affect the basicity of amines? Previously, we’ve seen how to evaluate the basicity of amines by examining the pKa of its conjugate acid (pKaH). (The higher the pKaH, the stronger the base).  But we haven’t yet dug into the key concepts that help us evaluate, for example, why pyridine (pKaH […]

Amazentis announces successful phase 1A/1B study results for urolithin A in healthy elderly subjects

(Burns McClellan) Amazentis, an innovative life sciences company pioneering scientific breakthroughs in nutrition to manage health conditions linked to aging, announced today Phase 1 clinical data on the safety, bioavailability, andShow More Summary

The Inside Scoop on the Chilean Earthquake Swarm

According to locals, Valparaiso's 6.9 isn't worthy of being called an earthquake. -- Read more on

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