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A Game Changer: Protein Clustering Powered by Supercomputers

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New algorithm lets biologists harness massively parallel supercomputers to make sense of a protein “data deluge.”

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Americans Ramp Up Use of Solar and Wind Energy in 2017

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Americans used more solar and wind energy in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption by the residential and commercial sectors dropped a bit.

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Future Wearable Device Could Tell How We Power Human Movement

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For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action.

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Death of Great Barrier Reef: Environmental Engineer Available

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How Your Brain Learns to Expect Mud Puddles in the Park (and Other Things)

Updated expectations are vital for making decisions Your midbrain encodes the expectation error and relays it to the frontal lobe to revise Dopamine neurons are likely involved in encoding identity errors and new expectations in brain

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Cardiac Arrhythmia, Cardiac Events, Cardiac Arrest, Prediction, Modeling, echo state network, electrical excitation, heart muscle, Dynamics, Chaos, Roland S. Zimmermann, Ulrich Parlitz, Georg August University Gottingen, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Reconstructing What Makes Us Tick

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A major issue that limits modeling to predict cardiac arrhythmia is that it is impossible to measure and monitor all the variables that make our hearts tick, but researchers have now developed an algorithm that uses artificial intelligence to model the electrical excitations in heart muscle. Their work, appearing in Chaos, draws on partial differential equations describing excitable media and echo state networks to cross-predict variables about chaotic electrical wave propagations in cardiac tissue.

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Electron Mobility, wide bandgap semiconductors, bandgap, Electronics, heterostructures, Semiconductor, Gallium Oxide, Electron, Yuewei Zhang, Adam Neal, Zhanbo Xia, Chandan Joishi, Yuanhua Zheng, Sanyam Bajaj, Mark Brenner, Shin Mou, Donald Dorsey, Kelson Chabak, Gregg Jessen, Jinwoo Hwang, Joseph Heremans, Siddarth Rajan, Ohio State University, Air Force Research Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Getting Electrons to Move in a Semiconductor

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In new experiments reported in Applied Physics Letters, researchers have shown that a wide-bandgap semiconductor called gallium oxide can be engineered into nanometer-scale structures that allow electrons to move much faster within the crystal structure. With electrons that move with such ease, Ga2O3 could be a promising material for applications such as high-frequency communication systems and energy-efficient power electronics.

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Butadiene, Linear polyenes, photoisomerization, polyene, Spectroscopy, Quantum Dynamics, Dynamics, Andrey Boguslavskiy, Oliver Schalk, Niklas Gador, William J. Glover, Toshifumi Mori, Thomas Schultz, Michael S. Schuurman, Todd J. Martinez, Albert Stolow, University of Ottawa, Stockholm University, Kristianstad University, NYU Shanghai, Institute for Molecular Science, Ulsan National Institute of Technology, National Research Council of Canada, Stanford University, The Journal Of Chemical Physics

The ‘Missing Link’ in Conducting Molecules, Butadiene -- Solved

Trans 1,3-butadiene, the smallest polyene, has challenged researchers over the past 40 years because of its complex excited-state electronic structure and its ultrafast dynamics. Butadiene remains the “missing link” between ethylene, which has only one double bond, and longer linear polyenes with three or more double bonds. Now, an experimental team has solved trans 1,3-butadiene’s electronic-structural dynamics. The researchers recently reported their findings in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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What Should NASA’s Priorities Be?

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