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‘Lost’ 99% of Ocean Microplastics to Be Identified with Dye?

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The smallest microplastics in our oceans – which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful – could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

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Scientists Find Key to Regenerating Blood Vessels

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Florida researchers have identified a signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. The findings, published in Nature Communications, may improve current strategies to improve blood flow in ischemic tissue, such as that found in atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease associated with diabetes.

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New Discovery to Accelerate Development of Salt-Tolerant Grapevines

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A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.

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Solar Cell Discovery Opens a New Window to Powering Tomorrow’s Cities

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Windows that generate electricity may have a clearer path to prominent roles in buildings of the future due to an Argonne-led discovery.

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Pioneers of High-Performance Computing Library Reunite

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The founding developers of the Message Passing Interface reunited for a one-day symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the common language they created to allow highly parallelized and diverse computer processors to communicate.

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How the Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks

A research collaboration including scientists from Berkeley Lab has demonstrated that the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos – particles that only very rarely interact with matter.

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Icebound Detector Reveals How Ghostly Neutrinos Are Stopped Cold

Famously, neutrinos, the nearly massless particles that are a fundamental component of the universe, can zip through a million miles of lead without skipping a beat. Now, in a critical measurement that may one day help predict new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics — the model that seeks to explain the fundamental forces of the universe — an international team of researchers with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory has shown how energized neutrinos can be stopped cold as they pass through the Earth.

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Applied Mathematician Qiang Du Elected an AAAS Fellow

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Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been elected a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his “distinguished contributions to the field of applied and computational mathematics, particularly for theoretical analysis and numerical simulations of mathematical models in various applications.”

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Cybersecurity Expert Not Surprised With Uber Breach

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