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Meta-Vikings: Runestone Long Thought to Honor Kings Actually Monument to Writing Itself

May 3, 2016 | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Rök Runestone was carved in Sweden in the late 800s. Since it was discovered in the 1940s, interpretations of the writing honed in on supposed references to heroic journeys, battles and warrior-kings. But a new interpretation comes to a different conclusion.


Micro-camera Designed for Life Science Applications

May 3, 2016 4:38 pm | by OmniVision Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Together with Omnivision, FISBA has launched a micro-camera solution for life science applications.

Kits Address Challenges of Protein Bioanalysis

May 3, 2016 4:36 pm | by Waters Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The ProteinWorks Digest Kits from Waters simplify, accelerate and standardize the LCMS quantification of proteins via the surrogate peptide approach.

Spectrophotometers Provide Simplified Water Analysis

May 3, 2016 4:33 pm | by EMD Millipore Corp. | EMD Millipore Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

MilliporeSigma’s new class of spectrophotometers offer simplified, durable and secure analysis of waste water, drinking water beverages and process water.


Captain Cook’s Legendary Ship May be Discovery at Bottom of Newport Harbor

May 3, 2016 4:25 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Captain James Cook's ship, the Endeavour, was used to explore Australia and was last seen during the 1770s when British forces used it to blockade the rebelling colonists in Rhode Island. Now archaeologists believe they are closing in on its final location.

Sea Urchin's Teeth Inspire New Design for Space Exploration Device

May 3, 2016 2:35 pm | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

The sea urchin's intricate mouth and teeth are the model for a claw-like device developed by a team of engineers and marine biologists to sample sediments on other planets, such as Mars.

Experiment Seeks to Make Quantum Physics Visible to Naked Eye

May 3, 2016 2:31 pm | by University of Basel | News | Comments

Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of entanglement directly with the naked eye.

Unmanned Ships on the Horizon

May 3, 2016 2:28 pm | by Associated Press, Julie Watson | News | Comments

It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews. The Pentagon showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel on Monday.

New Group of Caribbean Plants Named After James Bond

May 3, 2016 2:26 pm | by Taylor & Francis | News | Comments

A new subgenus of plants has officially been called Jamesbondia after the notable American ornithologist James Bond, whose name Ian Fleming is known to have used for his eponymous spy series.


Arizona Black Rattlesnake on 'Extinction Trajectory' Due to Drought, Fires

May 3, 2016 2:22 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

DNA from 118 of the Crotalus Cerberus rattlesnakes collected from 1998 to 2005 shows that droughts and fires are killing off the Arizona black rattlesnake in such numbers in the American Southwest that the reptile is on an "extinction trajectory."

What Your Choice of Degree Means for Your Future Earnings

May 3, 2016 2:17 pm | by The Conversation, Francis Green, Professor of Labour Economics and Skills Development, UCL | News | Comments

A new study published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies helps to better understand how new graduates fare when they leave university.

Why Kids Fall Behind in Science

May 3, 2016 2:09 pm | by The Conversation, Paul Morgan, Associate Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University | News | Comments

Globally, the U.S. is at risk of declining economic competitiveness due to its continuing lower levels of educational attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Californian Sudden Oak Death Epidemic is 'Unstoppable'

May 3, 2016 9:52 am | by Univeristy of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research shows the sudden oak death epidemic in California cannot now be stopped, but that its tremendous ecological and economic impacts could have been greatly reduced if control had been started earlier.

Asthma Linked to DNA Damage in Lungs

May 3, 2016 9:45 am | by MIT | News | Comments

House dust mites, which are a major source of allergens in house dust, can cause asthma in adults and children. Researchers have now found that these mites have a greater impact than previously known.

Temperature Control System is Self-supporting Unit

May 3, 2016 9:38 am | by Mokon | Mokon | Product Releases | Comments

Mokon’s Full Range temperature control system combines a circulating water system and an Iceman chiller to provide heating and chilling from a single compact unit.

Gas Detector Features Large Graphics Display

May 3, 2016 9:37 am | by Mil-Ram Technology, Inc. | Mil-Ram Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mil-Ram Technology’s TA 2100 next-generation smart gas detector with large graphics display provides user-friendly data, bar graph, advanced diagnostics and more.


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