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Wearable Technology Helps Keep Cows Healthy

August 3, 2015 8:55 am | by Inside Science News Service, Brian Owens | News | Comments

Wearable fitness monitors are all the rage among humans right now, but they are also spreading among farm animals. Researchers hope the devices can help keep herds of beef cows healthy.

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NASA to Display Challenger, Columbia for First Time

August 3, 2015 8:44 am | by Associated Press, Marcia Dunn | News | Comments

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts— the first time, in fact, that any Challenger or Columbia remains have been openly displayed.

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President Mandates Steeper-than-expected Power Plant Limits

August 3, 2015 8:30 am | by Associated Press, Josh Lederman | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama's unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and the energy industry.

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Moderate Picky Eating Can Harm Kids' Health

August 3, 2015 7:00 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict and frustrated parents. Although many families see picky eating as a phase, a new study finds moderate and severe picky eating often coincides with serious childhood issues such as depression and anxiety that may need intervention.

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Laughs from Lab: August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015 7:00 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week with a smile on your face. So, here’s a science joke you might like. Q: How can you tell Saturn’s been married multiple times?

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Non-surgical Approach Helps the Paralyzed Voluntarily Move

August 3, 2015 7:00 am | by UCLA | Videos | Comments

In a study, five men who had been completely paralyzed were able to move their legs in a rhythmic motion thanks to a new, noninvasive procedure that stimulates the spinal cord. It is believed to be the first time voluntary leg movements have ever been relearned in completely paralyzed patients without surgery.

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Monitoring Solution is Multiple Systems in One

August 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Edstrom’s Pulse CMC monitors and protects critical research. It provides continuous 24/7 monitoring of temperature, humidity, light, O2, CO2 and more.

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Permeation Tubes Extend Range of Analyte Compounds

August 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Kin-Tek Laboratories, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The KIN-TEK Trace Source 57 Series refillable permeation tubes extend the range of analyte compounds to include light hydrocarbons and other gases with vapor pressures too high for conventional permeation tubes.

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Shoe Covers Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries

August 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kimtech Pure A8 Unitrax Shoe Covers from Kimberly-Clark Professional help prevent slips, trips and falls by providing as much traction and slip resistance as possible.

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Western Blot System Offers Hands-free Operation

August 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s iBind Flex Western System is used for automated western blot processing.

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Platform Provides a Configurable Control Solution

August 2, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MKS Automation Platform from MKS Instruments, Inc. is a modular, scalable and configurable solution for comprehensive control that improves operational and productivity efficiencies.

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This Week @ NASA, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015 2:17 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Closest rocky exoplanet confirmed, Exoplanet found far from its central star and more ...

Researchers Watch Tumor Grow in Real-time

July 31, 2015 2:00 pm | by BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies | News | Comments

The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumor in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics. Now, scientists have visualized and quantified the growth and composition of breast tumors over time in a living animal.

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Teenage Exercise Linked to Lower Mortality Rate Later

July 31, 2015 2:00 pm | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

Women who participated in exercise as adolescents had a reduced risk of death from cancer and all causes in their middle and older ages, a new study found. Understanding the long-term impact of modifiable lifestyle factors such as exercise in adolescence is of critical importance and can have substantial public health implications for disease prevention over the course of life.

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Dig Site is Lousy with Artifacts from Colonial America

July 31, 2015 2:00 pm | by Associated Press, Chris Carola | News | Comments

An archeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago. A team is trying to determine if a low stone wall along the edge of Lake George Battlefield Park and another structure being unearthed nearby were built during the French and Indian War from 1754 to 1763.

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